The Vapur Element Water Bottle truly is an “anti-bottle”. It’s a bottle without being a bottle. It’s sleek, compact, and great to use. It takes away your excuses for not carrying a bottle with you. Vapur gave me a bottle to test and here’s what I thought.
Vapur Element Water Bottle Features
- Sizes: .7L & 1L
- SuperCap – Tough Seal. Easy Open
- Durable 3-ply construction
- Antimicrobial lining
- Dishwasher safe
- BPA Free
- Made in the USA
- Price: $11.99 (.7L) & $13.99 (1L)
Vapur Element Water Bottle Review
The most striking feature of the Vapur Element Water Bottle is how it folds down. This is the “anti-bottle” element (no pun intended). I think the biggest complaint people have with carrying a typical bottle is they are too bulky and a pain to carry. The Element folds down super small. It’s small enough to easily fit into a jacket pocket, daypack, or in a purse. It weighs next to nothing when empty.
The biggest excuse is no longer valid.
My first thought when I first saw the Element was “that’s going to be a pain to clean”. I didn’t realize that the cap unscrews and the inside is easily scrubbed with a bottle brush. It is dishwasher safe too if you want to go that route. My second concern was the cap accidentally being opened. The cap fits tightly and in most cases shouldn’t come open. If you throw it in your pack with a bunch of other stuff you’ll be tempting the fates. Just be smart.
Vapur threw on a plastic carabiner to help with portability. Clip it to the outside of your pack, climbing harness, or if you want to be super cool, your belt loops. I’m not a fan of clipping it when it’s full, but when it’s empty it’s a good option. The biner folds down around the lid when not in use.
My next concern was with leakage. With 3-ply construction the Element is durable. You’d really have to work hard to randomly puncture it. It can also withstand freezing.
Lastly, and it threw me for a loop, I actually had people tell me how cool the bottle was. It is cool but to receive compliments was unexpected. Just don’t buy the bottle thinking it will make people like you or notice you. That’s what the convertible is for.
You no longer have any excuses to not carry a reusable water (anti)bottle.