The Good: Inexpensive and available in white, allowing logo to take center stage.
The Bad: Has a plastic smell that’s not overwhelming but significant enough to mention.
The Bottom Line: Overall, the Classic Straw Sport Bottle is a good item for bulk distribution and high retention, but it’s not particularly unique.
Design (6.5/10): (top)
The design is competent and familiar but not remarkable in any way. When filled to 75% capacity and turned straight upside down (lid facing down), there was some leaking, but it wasn’t a complete mess. After liquid sits in the custom Classic Straw Sport Bottle, there is condensation on the outside, and the temperature of the liquid is easily felt through the plastic construction. Also, there is still a plastic smell, but the taste of the liquid does not change. The outside plastic is durable and can withstand normal use scratching and wear and tear.
Features (6.3/10): (top)
Available in white with four different lid colors (black, red, orange, reflex blue), you can mix and match to provide maximum customization to accompany your logo. While the white provides a good background for any logo, it’s also blends in with other similar promotional products.
Price (6.7/10): (top)
While the personalized Classic Straw Sport Bottle doesn’t really revolutionize the promotional products industry, it’s hard to beat the price. Considering that the Classic Straw Sport Bottle can be used at the promotional event (marathon, outdoor festival, corporate picnic) and will be kept, we consider the Classic Straw Sport Bottle a high retention item. However, for personal or athletic use, a polycarbonate bottle like the PolyClean Auto Bottle (24 Oz.) is higher quality.
If long lasting quality is much more important than how much you spend, something like the customized PolyClean Auto Bottle (24 Oz.) would better serve as a standout high retention item. However, for primarily promotional purposes, a wide audience or a tight budget, the Classic Straw Sport Bottle is a classic standby that will be appealing to all ages.
Published by Jana Tropper
Date of Publication: Aug. 21, 2007
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