The Good: Inexpensive, vivid colors.
The Bad: Plastic smell, poor insulator.
The Bottom Line: The Value Bottle is functional, but its value stems more from its visibility than its durability.
Design (5/10): (top)
The Value Bottle (20 oz.) is constructed slightly better than “dollar store” type water bottles. If it’s for kids at camp, that’s no big deal. But for serious athletes, you’re going to run into a problem in terms of keeping the water fresh (away from the plastic taste) and providing enough liquid to make it worthwhile. Also, the Value Bottle is poorly insulated, so if you put ice cold water in there, you’d better wear a glove to hold it if you don’t want to freeze. This poor insulation also insures that your drink won’t stay as ice cold as it might in a Freezer Bar Bottle.
Features (5.5/10): (top)
The vivid colors are sure to draw plenty of attention to your logo. Available with blue, yellow, or red bottles with black, blue, red, or green lids (mix and match), you can match school colors, company logos or just about anything else. Christmas promotion? Try red and green. Play for the hornets? Black and yellow is your best bet. The sport lid makes opening and closing the item easy and doesn’t leak, even when the bottle is filled and shaken upside down.
Price (6.8/10): (top)
Again, the biggest draw of the Value Bottle is the incredible price. With rush delivery available, you can even wait until the second to last minute before ordering (but not the last last).
It sounds lame, but it’s true: the Value Bottle is a really great value if promotion is your goal. For serious athletes or long term equipment needs, we do recommend a polycarbonate bottle, but the Value Bottle is more than apt to take care of casual marketing situations.
Published by Jana Tropper
Date of Publication: Sept. 24, 2007
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