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Boots Pump Travel Bottle

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Brand: Boots / Type: Travel bottle and dispenser ideal for shampoos, shower gels etc.

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      17.08.2011 01:39
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      Handy for short trips.

      I have six miniature travel bottles from Boots, including two pump travel bottles. I find these bottles are really handy, particularly for shorter vacations where it really isn't necessary to take a whole bottle of shampoo or body oil - and so having these miniature bottles saves on space and does not impinge so much on your weight allowance. In addition to this, as they only contain 100ml of any solution, it means they do meet current airline fluid restrictions where you can carry this in your hand luggage without any problem. So basically, what I do before traveling somewhere is siphon off a little shampoo, body oil, moisuriser etc. into these bottles and then take these with me.

      The bottles are small and lightweight - and as I said contain a maximum of 100ml of fluid. The plastic is clear and so you can see how much of a solution you have in the bottle. In order to fill the bottle, you simply remove the plastic screw top lid and then pour in the solution you want to put into the bottle (this bottle works best for substances about the consistency of shampoo) - and then you screw the top back on. The screw top is secure and does not leak. The top has a pump action spray attached to it and so the solution is removed from the bottle by pressing down on the pump. The pump works fairly well....but it is not perfect - and it doesn't seem to work well with solutions that are too thick or too thin. I do find from time to time that the pump gets stuck down - but once I pull it back up and pump it a few times, it tends to start working again. I don't think the pump action works as well as it does on the pump action bottles of products - but they also not reusable. They clean will with water and detergent and so can then be reused many times.

      1 bottle cost me 89p from Boots - which is a very good price. I also have bought other travel bottles in the same series which are probably better than the pump action bottle.

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        19.06.2011 21:32
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        Nice for a little bit of facewash

        I got a selection of these bottle for when I go backpacking along long distance trails in the back of beyond. Wild camping means that not only are we carrying our accommodation and food but all our accessories also. Travel light is really crucial.

        These little bottle were nice and cheap and so it did not matter if they broke on the first time. I got them for 99p each but I have a feeling they were on offer.

        There are other shapes and sizes of bottles but I chose the smallest and this pump asction one along with t few others.

        They only hold a small amount of liquid but just enough face wash for a week away. The top twists off and then it can be willed from there. Be care ful though, the neck is very narror and so thick liquids are really hard to get in without it running down the edges and going all over the place!

        Once you have sucessfully put the liquid in the bottle the pump action lid can be replaced and once pumped a few times it ready to use. Turning it slightly one way will lock it but be carefull as it unlocks easily and you may find the contents all over your bag!

        Putting it in a little sandwhich bag prevents this!

        This is a good little bottle and cheap so you dont need to worry about making use out of it again and again.

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        21.11.2010 13:00
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        A great idea.

        We´re all pretty used to the nuisances of carrying liquids (or not) on planes nowadays, but we still need to take certain things, especially creams, lotions and the like. However, as our original bottles or containers are inevitably much more than the maximum 100ml specified and allowed on planes, this can be a real problem, especially if you use something that´s difficult to buy abroad. Even if you can purchase a replacement once you´re there, you often have to leave it when it comes it coming back, which just seems like a massive waste of money.

        These mini pump bottles from Boots are a great idea, and I´ve got several which I use for travelling. They´re made of a lightweight, clear plastic with a solid screw-on lid and a pump-action top. They´re well under the limit for this kind of thing on planes, so you won´t have any problems carrying them in your hand luggage, and they can be used to store all sorts of things; lotions, creams, shampoos and conditioners, shower gels ...

        It´s very easy to use this product, as you simply remove the top and fill it with whatever you want to put in it. This is a little bit fiddly, as the bottle is small and so is the gap that you have to fill it up through, but it´s not too difficult and you´ll be able to manage it with a little patience and trail and error. When the top´s screwed back on, it feels very secure and I´ve never had any problems with spillages or leaking.

        If I had one criticism of this product, it would be that the pump action isn´t really that strong - when the bottle´s filled with whatever product you´ve put in it, you have to pump it several times to get a small amount out, and it´s not as easy or efficient as you´d like it to be. Because of this, I usually end up removing the top and just squeezing out the amount I want. This is a shame, but it´s still so good to be able to take whatever I want that I don´t really mind.

        Overall then, I would definitely reccommend this product, as I think it´s a great idea that makes the difficulty of travelling so much easier, and means you can take your most important things with you on holiday. Each small bottle is just over a pound, which I think is good value, as they can be re-used.

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        19.11.2010 16:49
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        Handy little things

        I bought one of these bottles in Boots as when I saw it a million different ways that I could use immediately came into my mind. It wasn't at all expensive, priced at £1.45 (which gives 4 points on the advantage card) so I decided to buy a few.

        The bottle is made from plastic and is just a very small, transparent bottle. The lid is white and is one that you push down to get whats inside to come out. The idea of it this item is very simple really, but it does come in extremely useful. When you go on holiday you can use this for storing things in like your shampoo, or your shower gel, or your handwash, or any liquid really, if you don't want to carry big bottles as they might take up too much space in your suitcase. This is convenient for fitting in bags etc because it is so small.

        Now and again I like putting olive oil on my skin, but as you can imagine, tipping olive oil out from a big glass bottle every time I want to use it just isn't very convenient. So my solution is putting some olive oil in one of these pump bottles. It is much more practical.

        If you have a lot of these bottles with all different things in then the only disadvantage is getting them all mixed up, thats why I think it would be better if Boots did these in different colours, or with labels attached to them that you can write on to say what is inside. As I had to go out and buy labels separately.

        Overall I think this is an extremely handy little bottle pump and I would definitely recommend it. It's a simple thing but it comes in really useful and it isn't pricey whatsoever.

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