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      18.02.2014 22:38
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      nice little bottle that I would recommend

      I tend to go through bottles quite quickly, as I have had some sistema bottles in the past, but after a while I find the spout tends to get quite dirty and clogged (mainly because I use it for juice as opposed to water!) and no amount of cleaning can really get in the nooks and crannies of it. I have had this bottle for a while now, but with the new year and all, it always seems a good idea to try and dig this out and "hit the gym".

      This one I bought in Sports Direct a while ago, probably at about £3.99 but I have seen it now costs in the region of near to a fiver which is a bit expensive, so you are probably paying more for the name as opposed to the quality of the bottle. It comes in a variety of different colours, pink, blue, green, black, grey etc but being the girly girl that I am I had opted for my purchase in pink.

      The bottle is really practical, a tall, round cylindrical shape, with matt black, easy grip panels along the side of the plastic bottle which makes it really easy to hold and grip which is good for exercising with some sweaty palms! It is a decent capacity, as it can hold 600ml of liquid, and so this is quite good for me as I tend to drink quite a bit and it makes the refreshing beverage inside (cheeky me it's usually NOT water) last longer.

      The bottle has a sports type lid which is basically a protruding spout, which you grip your teeth on to release it and the liquid comes out with some sucking action. If the spout is not closed properly it does spill so it is worth keeping in mind to ensure this feature is secure before popping in your bag, as I have had an occasion when it spilt once, and I certainly was not happy!

      The shape of this is tall and cylinder with towards the lid feeling rubberised and with grip so its pretty none slip and like I stated earlier...functional.

      I use this for the odd occasion I gather the energy to go to the gym and sometimes even to work, if it's the nearest bottle and I am in a rush. It is very durable, easy to clean, and has a good variety of colours for everyone so I certainly would recommend this bottle.

      I've loved using it, and it has lasted long so despite some of the inflated prices I have seen knocking around, hunt around and buy it cheap as possible (normally Sports Direct) so I am still willing to give this bottle 5 stars!

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      28.01.2014 09:43
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      An essential addition to my fitness routine

      I bought this Nike sports water bottle from JJB about eighteen months ago and paid £5 which you can still get them for now from the majority of sports shops although the retail price is £6.99. I bought the pale pink one but they also come in other colours including dark pink, black, blue, red and they also do it in clear so you can see exactly how much water is in there rather than having to shake it or take the top off.

      It is made of a strong plastic and the design is quite unusual in that it angles at the top which allows you to drink from it at a more comfortable angle than having to tip it up completely. The grip is great as it is made from rubber with tiny bumps so even if your hands are a bit sweaty you feel as though you have a good hold of it and I have never experienced it slipping out of my hands. It has the Nike logo on the bottom of the grip which is in the same colour as the bottle. There is a curved section about a third of the way down the bottle which is where it starts to angle over and this is just the right position for your thumb to hold it when using.

      The lid is black and it slopes down slightly towards the curve and the middle is the same colour as the bottle. It is a sports lid which means that it is a one way action whereby the water comes through only when you squeeze the sides of the bottle or you suck on the nozzle so shouldn't leak in your bag or if it is turned upside down. This has not happened to me but I would think that if you had it at the bottom of a bag with heavy items in it this could activate the water release but I have not experienced this. The lid simply screws on and off and the hole is plenty big enough to fill easily. You don't really have to squeeze it very hard for the water to start to come out but I would think that if you suffer from arthritis or any other joint trouble you may find this a bit more difficult.

      It holds 600ml of water which I find is plenty as I don't like to drink too much when I am exercising. You can put the bottle in the dishwasher but I will just usually wash it out using a long handled washing up brush and a bit of washing up liquid which seems to work fine. I use this bottle when exercising, cycling and I also take it to yoga and Pilates as it is so easy to just pick up and squeeze without having to unscrew a lid which you can drop onto the floor easily. It is well made and has shown no signs of wear and I am sure that it will last me for a lot more years and activities. I recommend this useful bottle and the variety of colours make it suitable for everyone.

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      05.08.2013 10:12
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      A sports bottle well-worth investing in for its ease of use during exercise

      As a keen 'gym-goer', I wish I would have invested in one of these Nike sports bottles a little sooner. As far as a sports bottle can, this one ticks all the boxes. It's simple yet fabulous to use and for both men and women. What makes this sports bottle so great is the sleek and fitting design in keeping with the ease of use and functionality as a sports bottle as opposed to any other bottle.

      *Design*

      The bottle is designed to fit your hand perfectly, which makes it easy to hold especially during exercise if carrying it with you. In addition, the grip provided is substantial to prevent dropping the bottle. Despite this, I still manage to drop mine all the time in the gym as my muscles are trembling from the weights lifted!

      Available in a range of colours, this bottle is ideal for men and women. The bottle features two colours - one is the black grip, which remains throughout the bottles. The secondary colour personalises the bottle somewhat and can be any of the following: blue, clear, green, obsidian, red, pink, vivid pink. All of the colours have a matte effect. Also, the clear bottle is translucent so that you can visually estimate when a refill is required!

      The grip is made of a rubbery material with little bumps on it to provide the best grip. The Nike logo displays at the bottom of this grip, so you can walk around proudly with your Nike logo on show. The main part of the bottle is shaped in such a way for an ideal single handgrip. The rubber grip curves in so that you can grasp the bottle with all your fingers.

      Moving onto the lid, the design remains simple but very functional. A screw on lid fits on the top of the bottle, which has both the primary and secondary colours on it. The lid is very easy to screw on and off. When exposed, there is a decent size hole to fill up your bottle from any tap or another bottle. The top of the bottle has a little nozzle from which you drink. This works really well - more on that later!

      *Usability*

      This bottle makes a great sports bottle for several reasons:

      1. The curved design and grip enables easy handling
      2. The 'sports lid' for efficient hydration during exercise
      3. Excellent quality and durability

      I have already talked enough about the design and grip. However, in addition to this is a slightly tilted cap on the bottle. This makes it easy to squeeze some drink into your mouth without the need to fully flip the bottle upside down. It is the simple additions like this, which add to the bottle and make it efficient to use when exercising.

      The sports lid encompasses a handy mechanism for re-hydrating yourself. I find this very useful in intense exercise, where the last thing I would want is to screw off a cap or something similar when dying for a drink. The sports lid features a one-way system where your drink will be released through changes in pressure. Therefore you can either suck on the nozzle or simply squeeze the bottle to release the drink. This has several implications:

      1. Minimal effort to re-hydrate whilst exercising
      2. Fast way to moisten your mouth with a squeeze of drink without interrupting exercise too much
      3. Your drink will not leak unless the bottle is squeezed under pressure
      4. Squeezing the bottle may prove harder for people with poor grip/hand strength

      Concerning point 3, this is perhaps one of the only flaws in the bottle design. The ease of squeezing the bottle could be better, but I think this would be at the cost of its durability. The reasonably thick plastic bottle adds to its durability, and I feel this is important, as the bottle will then last many years. A combination of gravity, sucking and squeezing the bottle will be certain to re-hydrate you however!

      At first I was unsure if I could trust the sports lid in case it leaked. However I was pleasantly surprised by its ability to prevent leaking after using the bottle a few times. This means you can chuck the bottle in a gym bag and happily go to the gym without having to worry it may leak - as long as the lid is screwed on properly.

      Lastly, the bottle is of a good size yet light at the same time. It holds a 592ml capacity, which is excellent without compromising its weight much due to the light materials used. Overall, this is a very efficient sports bottle to be used - it can be grabbed quickly and you can efficiently hydrate yourself in seconds between and even during exercise.

      *Durability*

      This bottle is extremely durable, which makes a great selling point. The materials used are light yet strong. There is nothing on the bottle that falls off or is damaged easily - it's simply the main container and lid. I have dropped my bottle many times - both inside and outside, and it has not been damaged whatsoever. I can envisage myself using this bottle for many years to come!

      *Cleaning*

      The Nike sports bottle is easy to clean and can be done manually or in the dishwasher. It is difficult to get a sponge in the bottle, so you may need a washing up brush instead. I tend to stick some washing up liquid in the bottle, add hot water, put the cap on and give it a shake - this cleans it pretty well without having to scrub. The downside to this bottle in terms of hygiene is that if it falls on the ground, the cap may touch the ground and it is then dirty. Therefore the efficient design brings compromise to the drinking nozzle as it has no protection from dirt. Saying that, I have dropped my bottle all over the place many times and drunk from it but not got ill!

      *Price & Availability*

      When shopping around, you may notice that this sports bottle is priced considerably higher than others at around £4.99. You may find it reduced, at which point I'd recommend you grab one for sure! It is available to buy from many sports shops online in addition to Amazon and eBay. You can easily buy it offline in shops such as Sports Direct, JD Sports and Argos.

      *Summary*

      The Nike sports bottle was clearly thought through before it was manufactured. The Contoured rubber grip alongside the sports lid and asymmetrical design make it efficient to use whilst exercising. This is a quality sports bottle with a good anti-leak mechanism and decent capacity. Although priced higher than other sports bottles, I am glad I bought this and can see myself using it for many years to come. Available in a wide range of colours, I would certainly recommend one of these for all fitness enthusiasts out there.

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      21.07.2013 22:03
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      A great sports bottle.

      Now I know a water bottle is usually as good as the next water bottle! But this is a good water bottle!! Not only is it one of the best, slickest looking water bottles on the market (if you really care how they look) it is designed very well to function whilst doing sport or exercise or to use even if you aren't.

      The bottle comes in a variety of colour such as pink as pictured, blue, silver, black, red, white.... colours for men, women whether old or young. All come with the black grippy sections. These DO make a different to you when you are running or doing exercise holding the bottle. The plastic would be fairly slippy especially with sweaty hands so the black grip really does help.

      As well as the grips the bottle is very ergonomically designed to fit in the hand, it's contoured in all the right areas and more oval than round without being too large to aid holding bottle. The bottle is designed to function using one hand which is again handy (excuse the pun!) when exercising. This may sound like I'm banging on about something unimportant, but you don't realise until you've used a terribly designed bottle! I've had one since I was in school and it has never been too big for my hands!

      The fact that the bottle has no fiddly lid has huge pros but also some cons. The advantages of such are that whilst exercising you don't have to fiddle about getting the lid off and then back on whilst running or cycling etc. This means you can just drink when you need to without any fuss. The one was valve also provides that there will be no splashing or leaking whilst drinking or exercising.

      The disadvantages of such a design is evident when you put it in a bag, if the bag has other heavier goods in then it can lean on the bottle, causing it to squeeze and leak out over the bag if full of liquid. I fell foul to this a couple of times at school back in the day, however I haven't had any issues whilst using it for gym purposes.

      Another nifty trick to the bottle is the way in which the valve works. If you have water in the bottle the valve can hand out a nice spray of water if slightly squeezed, brilliant to cool yourself down on those hot days! Not a purpose built use but a nice extra none the less. (This is also great fun doing it in team mates faces!!)

      These bottles come in at about £5 from most good sports shops, a great price for a great bottle from Nike. It holds 600ml which is a decent amount for taking on a longer bout of exercise or for a day out.

      Definitely worth the purchase and would recommend as a great water bottle. It gets a 4 stars from me, misses out on the 5 for the slight issue I have had. But the quality of the use of the bottle more than make sup for this.

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      18.07.2013 03:43
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      A really useful sports bottle, worth the extra cash

      When I saw this in Sports Direct, I thought I'd treat myself to a better quality and better looking water bottle than I already had. This is available to buy in sports shops, department stores and off the internet from a range of websites from specific sports websites to Amazon. It is made by Nike so it's quite popular and widely available since Nike is such a huge, well known brand.

      I bought mine for £4.99, the label says RRP £6.99 but it's available for around £5 on most of the websites I have looked on for it. Mine is a very, very bright pink, I'd probably call it a hot pink. It isn't anything like the pale pink one in the picture, this is very vivid and eye-catching. I absolutely love the look of it, the black details stand out against the bright pink and it is a very striking look. I think this is a very good looking water bottle, it looks sporty and sleek. I especially like it in the bright colours like my bright pink one. It's available in a lot of different colours, I have seen red, yellow, black, pale pink, blue, translucent white, orange and lime green. They all have the same black rubber grip and black detail on the cap. I think this looks great against the bright colours, the contrast gives it a striking look.

      So, what sets this apart from Poundland water bottles? I'd probably be the first one to say you're just paying for the logo but this really does have some great features. It's very sturdy and you can feel and see the quality of this bottle when you compare it to a cheap water bottle, it seems like it's built to last.

      This bottle holds 600ml which I think is probably the right balance between being small and light enough to carry around without it getting in the way, and holding enough water to make it worth using and to stay hydrated.

      Also I have owned a few 'sports bottles' which were actually just water bottles, nothing sporty about them. I definitely understand why this is called a sports bottle and I will explain the reasons why it is built for sports and not just to simply hold water. Firstly, the rubber grip means it won't slip out of your hand even if they're sweaty, it also means you're a lot less likely to drop it when you're running, walking etc. If you tip this bottle upside down, no water will spill out, you need to squeeze it gently to drink from it or to squirt any water out. This is very useful because nobody wants to waste their water when they're exercising or out and about. You don't need to take a lid off to drink from this, it has a spout which means you can drink water one handed while you're moving. I think this bottle is designed with exercise in mind. The benefits of this bottle which I mentioned mean that you don't need to stop to mess around with a bottle, it's just very convenient and simple.

      The opening of the bottle is quite wide, making it easy to fill with water and easy to clean. The lid is pretty simple, without loads of fiddly parts to clean between which also makes it easier to clean. The plastic doesn't absorb the smells of your drink which is just great! I've had to throw drinks bottles away in the past because of this!

      I would recommend this to anyone who drinks water while out of the house really, whether you're someone who works out in the gym or walks the dogs, I think this is really handy and I do think it's worth the extra money if you think it will be useful to you. Also, it is built to last whereas some get damaged or the lid breaks.

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        30.06.2013 17:08
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        A great buy and a trustworthy purchase from NIke

        When it comes to water bottles I actually own a few of them. A couple I use regularly for the gym and for cycling, others I'm yet to get rid of cos of them dripping or the lids flying off....its not as easy as one would think to get a decent water bottle!

        This one I bought in JJB Sports and I paid a fiver for it though I have seen this retail for as much as £7.00. My water bottle comes in the very fetching and feminine colours of bright pink and black with the black tick to let us know that its a Nike product (some call it a swoosh apparently!) to one side of it. This is available in lots of different colour options including black and grey, blue, clear and black, red and black and so on and the range gets bigger in colour choices every time I see them so they are a popular water bottle!

        In terms of design I love this bottle and it really is fully functional with no issues at all. It is made of lightweight but robust plastic it holds 600ml of cold liquid (it doesn't have to be water of course!) and it is easy to fill with water and the likes as the lid simply twists onand off and to drink out of it has a sports lid which is basically a protruding piece of plastic (in my case thats bright pink against the otherwise black plastic lid!) and you can pull it up and down gently with your teeth or fingers.

        The shape of this is tall and cylinder with towards the lid feeling rubberised and with grip so its pretty none slip and like I stated earlier...functional.

        I use this one the most for my gym sessions. It looks nice, it fits well into the holders on exercise bikes and cross trainers and the likes and holds plenty of liquid without dripping or leaking. Its easy to fill and easy to rinse out. I have no where on my bike to put this but in my rucksack on my bike but at least it doesn't leak!

        I really do recommend this, I think its a really great buy with a colour option to suit most people I'm sure!

        Available from all good sports shops and online from sites such as Amazon.com

        This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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          19.11.2012 21:49
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          Great product :)

          I'm a nurse and travel quite a lot to get to work, so I don't get much time to sit down for a drink of water or a bottle of juice. For months I searched for a reliable sports bottle that was comfortable to drink from, didn't leak or spill all over my bag when walking (this has happened on numerous occasions with other drinks bottles) and didn't leave that stale water smell inside the bottle.

          I popped into Greaves in Glasgow, not really optimistic to be honest as it's quite expensive in there, to look for a good, sturdy drinks bottle to use at my work. After walking up and down I came across the Nike drinks bottle for £5. I was impressed with the squeezing activity of the bottle which ensures no leaks or spills from the bottle until squeezed and it's an attractive shape and size. For such a great product I snapped it up for £5 and bought another for my boyfriend!

          When I first started using the bottle I was really impressed with how reliable it is, the handle shaped into the bottle made usage comfortable and easy. To drink from the bottle, there is like a 1 way system out of the bottle.. you can squeeze water out but there is no way of anything getting back in! One of the things about this bottle though is that it doesn't hold very much, only 600ml which means I was refilling it up to 3/4 times a day if I've been doing a lot of walking or running around on the ward.

          I would recommend this bottle to the sports conscious or a busybody, it's comfortable to use, convenient and a nice, stylish design. I'm not sure of the average pricing of the product, I picked mine up for £5 a Greaves which is quite an expensive store anyway so it may be picked up elsewhere for cheaper!

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          20.02.2012 21:36
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          A great sports bottle

          Although you may think that plastic drinks bottles are much of a muchness, some are far better than others - one such example is the impressive Nike Sports Water Bottle which currently retails at 6.99 from amazon.co.uk.

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          I should point out that I don't have the pink version of the bottle (as seen in dooyoo's picture) - instead I opted for the rather more manly black variety. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with pink as a colour, but I imagine I would be in for some teasing if I had turned up to the squash courts with such a female-orientated hue. As well as the black and pink versions, i've also seen this particular bottle in red and clear, and both of these options cost the same amount.

          In terms of its capacity the bottle will hold 600ml, which is just about right for my personal consumption whilst at the gym. The lid screws securely into place, and I've found that the bottle won't leak (even when upside down in a bag) - as long as you don't fill it up right to the top. The bottle also passes the shake test, which is good news for joggers who are rarely able to keep their fluids wobble free.

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          The bottle features a rubberised grip section, which allows a firm hold when you've got sweaty hands, and the sides of the product are slightly squeezy so water can be 'persuaded' into your mouth. Most importantly for me, the plastic that the bottle is made from doesn't seem to absorb the smell of the previous liquids you've had inside it (as some of the cheaper plastics do) - so each time you fill it up, your chosen drink will taste as it's supposed to

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          Overall, the Nike Sports water bottle performs well on all counts; it is a little more expensive that some of the non-branded bottles on the market, but I would argue that it's worth the added cost.

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          09.02.2012 23:13
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          Well-designed bottle but quite pricey

          Sports drinks are big business these days. However, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to work out that with a little squash, some salt and some water you can make you own for a fraction of the price. Water bottles like this one from Nike are ideal for this purpose and with its 600ml capacity you can carry a lot more liquid than conventional sports drink bottles. A variety of eye-catching colours are available- mine is a kind of 'electric blue'.

          However, one could make the same argument about sports bottles themselves. If I was being very cynical indeed I would imagine that Nike asked themselves- 'How can we take a bog standard bottle and charge a fiver for it?'. The answer is with a rubberised grip and a special drinking spout not too unlike what you might put in your hamster's cage. I've used bottles for running plenty of times (I've since weaned myself off drinking on the run) and I can honestly say that I've never felt the need for an easy-to-grip surface. Even a run-of-the-mill 49p sports drink from Sainsbury's has a vaguely ergonomic shape so you shouldn't have this problem. In addition, doesn't the extra weight of a full 600ml bottle offset the benefit of an easy grip surface?

          I must admit I prefer the valve-style spout to the 'pop out' system employed by a lot of sports bottles. I'm not sure that this warrants the £5/6 price tag however, and it could be that you're simply paying for the silly little swoosh on the side (apologies to Mr Nike if you're reading this- console yourself in the fact that you make a lot of other good sports equipment). In truth, if I'm buying a bottle to run with I'll buy a specialist running bottle as it's designed for this purpose. If I'm using a sports bottle in the gym, I definitely wouldn't drink while on a treadmill or exercise bike. Why not just wait until you're finished to grab a drink? By that logic I might as well just drink from a plastic cup...

          So, well done to Nike for designing a nice bottle but overall, well done for getting a good markup for providing an object that is mundane and one could argue, unnecessary.

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          26.01.2012 10:56
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          A good looking well made water bottle

          My gym was actually giving these Nike water bottles away as an incentive for signing up for a membership. I ended up only taking a trial membership preferring to exercise in the comfort of my own home but the bottle has been with me for a long time now.

          The bottle is really good quality and has lasted me for a few years now with absolutely no signs of leaking or cracking. It is made from a really hard plastic and has rubber panelling on the sides so that it is easy to hold even if your hands are sweaty.

          Filling the bottle is easy and the opening is large enough to just stick the bottle under the tap to fill it up. When the lid is screwed back on it does give it a really tight seal and you don't need to worry about the water leaking out.

          The main advantage to this bottle as far as I am concerned is the fact that you can just drink from it without worrying about removing a lid as it has a spout coming out of the top which has a stop flow system meaning that it only releases water when you tip the bottle upside down and suck of the spout or squeeze the sides of the bottle. It is really good and saves loads of time not having to stop whatever you are doing to have to faff around with a lid. The stop flow system also works really well in stopping the spout from accidentally just releasing a barrage of water.

          My bottle is red but I remember when I picked it there were several other colours to choose from. I really like the look of it and to be honest it always makes me feel more sporty when I am (trying) to run or out walking.

          You can buy these water bottles pretty much anywhere that sells sports equipment and I have seen them from £6.99 to about £5. We have pretty good tasting tap water so it seems a shame to waste so much money on buying bottled water when you can just use this instead and it will end up saving you an absolute fortune.

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          A great cheap bottle to keep you nice and hydrated while you work out!

          If you've taken up a New Years resolution to get fit, then you're going to have stay hydrated while working out. I've had this bottle for a year or so now and I use it for going to the gym and for hockey training. I have a blue version, but there are plenty of colours to choose from. The bottle is a mixture of plastic and rubber, which means that you can grip it very easily either when you're running or if your hands are sweaty.

          The bottle holds 600ml, which is more than a standard bottle of water, but I probably would have preferred something that holds 750ml to 1 litre. The cap screws off to fill up, and you can drink from it like a cup or use the cap, which has a sports top. This allows you to drink or squirt the water into your mouth if you're running around.

          The bottle is also very robust, it often gets kicked around at hockey or dropped on the floor. It's also often chucked at the bottom of my sports bag, so all in all this is a very good water bottle. I'm very impressed with it, it's also not a very expensive bottle to buy, I think mine was only a couple of pounds.

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            11.01.2012 10:52
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            Essential

            I purchased a Nike Sports Water Bottle when I took up running, and wanted a fairly inexpensive and smart bottle for use in organised running events and training.

            The RRP for the Nike bottle seems to be from £4.99 - £6.99 but I must admit I managed to purchase mine from a Sports Direct outlet for £3.99 in the sales which is an excellent price, especially for a branded sports item such as this.

            The bottle is available in a number of colours all with a black element, so pink and black, blue and black, and so on. Mine is yellow, because I tend to lose things! The side panel which is black, has a white Nike 'swoosh' tick logo on the side. It looks smart.

            It's easy to hold, too, with a handy notch just under the head of the bottle which I find that your thumb just fits into. It makes it easy to carry when you are running and easy to use on the go, meaning it can't slip out of your hand. It has a decent grip to it, and the nozzle itself whilst being non spill and easy to transport in your kit bag, is very easy to drink from, dispensing enough water to hydrate you with no drips, but not so secure as to cause you annoyance having to really suck at it to get anything out.

            Another good aspect of the Nike Sports Water Bottle is that it is dishwasher safe, I like to wash my bottle out to make sure it is hygenic and I put it in the dishwasher once a week. It's about nine months old now and still as good as new.

            I'd highly reccommend the Nike Sports Water Bottle, it looks smart, it's much nicer to hold than cheaper basic plastic bottles and it's built to last. Overall I can only give it 5/5, it is an essential piece of kit for anyone who engages in sports and is ideal for all. Even at a fiver, it's well worth the money.

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            A ggod sports accessory.

            So the time of year is slowly approaching that gives us all the opportunity to start with a clean slate and regain our fitness, or in my case increase the levels I have strained to get to over the last year. Losing a little weight has made a difference to me in terms of a leisure perspective and so the exercises that I do down the gym are far more varied than before. For example for increasing my stamina I tend to go for as long as I can on the cross-trainer. At present I am up to 19 minutes in one hit and to do that I need the occasional slurp of fluids. I back off from using the communal water fountain on the grounds of hygiene and so tend to take my own supply with me, which led me to buy a Nike water bottle.

            I like the design of this bottle as it has grooved grips made from soft rubber on both sides that allow a tight grip and so therefore eliminates the slippage element when using this when exercising. The bottle is made from plastic and as such the design is flexible enough for it to be squeezed. On the rare occasions that I do take bottled water with me I tend to choose the sports cap that means the central part of the cap itself has to be raised from the locked down position to allow the bottle to be squeezed to drop fluids into your mouth. This is catered for in the bottle anyway as the bottle has a sports cap as standard. This is much better than the flip lid design and a lot less painful for your lips and gums as well. Filling up is easy as the sports lid simply screws on and off so it goes straight under the tap, the lid itself fixes extremely tightly in place, so not allowing the liquid inside to drip out.

            The bottle isn't a bad size at all to use and allows storage of 600ml, okay that doesn't seem that much at all, but this is larger than a standard Evian bottle and enough to keep going at least till the end of a work out. The size is also perfect for fitting into a cage on a bike, I tend to have a couple of these attached to the bike frame itself on a ride. Again the use of this is simple as the "squeeziness" factor means that there is no mucking about at all and it's a simple case of picking it up and using straight away without the need to pull over and stop which doesn't impact performance at all. I was thinking if the bottle size was increased to 1000ml in size, that would totally ruin the whole thing and means the usefulness of the object is less by the terms that it will heavier and larger in size and therefore it wouldn't be a viable object to have as a training accessory.

            I have to admit that it's hard writing this review as I am speaking about a bottle, it works in the terms that you fill it up and empty it then do that again. On that side it delivers, the seals are tight and I have had mine for just over three months and its still good condition, even though it has acquired some scratch marks over time. My previous bottles were also Nike as well and they lasted ages till I dropped it on concrete and the bottle itself cracked, however I have found this to be a one off situation as the bottle are pretty resilient to damage and can take stress pretty well. I admit I do train heavy and sometimes I don't feel I deliver I tend to throw the bottle either at a wall or floor, this was where I broke the bottle in the first place, but given the design changes of the design with the flexibility and changes over the course of the evolution of the design means the bottles tend to last longer and when unwanted the bottle can easily be re-cycled. They are safe to place in a dishwasher and I have found that they do need to be rinsed thoroughly as the taste of fairy liquid doesn't really agree with me and so highly recommend they are cleaned thoroughly. As they are so cheap they can be replaced quite easily and they do come in a range of colours as well.

            If you pay over £5 for this then you are simply paying for the Nike symbol, I paid £2.49 at Sports Direct and was very happy with what I purchased.

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              08.12.2011 20:12

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              A faultless sports bottle

              The Nike fitness bottle is great. I bought the black and grey design but there are plenty to choose from with variety ranging from blue to yellow.

              The bottle is made of plastic making it very versatile with rubber outing. The rubber outing is perfect for sports men and women and gym goers. It allows an easy grip on the bottle even with sweaty or clammy hands. I often carry the bottle whilst on a jog without the fear of dropping it.

              I also take the bottle football training with me. It is continuously getting hit with balls, kicked and thrown all over the place. Despite this the bottle absorbs all kinds of forces and remains in its original shape.

              When drinking from the bottom there is a pull up lid. You can suck from this and also squeeze liquid into you mouth. You can also screw the top off completely and drink like a cup. The lid is a softer plastic and does not pose any danger to your gums or teeth.

              The bottle holds 600 ml and is perfect for use in exercise.

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              27.11.2011 17:45

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              Better than most sports bottles

              WHAT IS IT?

              A refillable water bottle for sports or general drinking.

              IS IT ANY GOOD?

              This is one of the best plastic water bottles I've used. It cost £3.99 and has saved me a fortune in bottled water since then. Mine is pale blue and black  but there were several colours available, all have the black panel though as this is a rubber and placed to enable a good grip on the bottle even while you're exercising and have sweaty hands. This rubber works well, I was surprised at how good a grip I can get on this bottle as the rubber is very smooth but it works and that's all that matters while you're exercising.

              The bottle holds 600ml of water or juice and this is enough for a standard exercise session, the twist off cap reveals a large hole for filling and the pull up sports cap is at a slight angle for ease of drinking while on the go. The bottle is very sturdy and has never ever leaked either while I'm using it or when it's been stored in my bag, it looks brand new despite months of regular use and although not dishwasher safe is easy to wash by hand.

              The drinking spout is comfortable to drink from, it is made of a smooth plastic that feels soft against my lips and never threatens to break my front teeth while running as some cheaper bottles do. You can also pull the spout up using your teeth as it is such a smooth and simple action that there is never that feeling of loosening your teeth while doing this.

              5 Dooyoo Stars.

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