Product Type: Nike Fitness
Newest Review: ... damaged whatsoever. I can envisage myself using this bottle for many years to come! *Cleaning* The Nike sports bottle is easy to clean... more
If The Cap Fits....
Nike Sports Water Bottle
Member Name: T4imbo3107
Nike Sports Water Bottle
Advantages: Contoured and easy to grip.... just the right size.
Disadvantages: Prioces vary.
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.
Summary: A ggod sports accessory.