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Handy Travel Accessory
Boots Pump Travel Bottle
Member Name: Idiotic_Table
Boots Pump Travel Bottle
Advantages: Makes travelling easier, strong and secure.
Disadvantages: Not that easy to pump.
Weīre 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 thatīs difficult to buy abroad. Even if you can purchase a replacement once youīre 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 Iīve got several which I use for travelling. Theyīre made of a lightweight, clear plastic with a solid screw-on lid and a pump-action top. Theyīre well under the limit for this kind of thing on planes, so you wonīt 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 ...
Itīs 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 itīs not too difficult and youīll be able to manage it with a little patience and trail and error. When the topīs screwed back on, it feels very secure and Iīve never had any problems with spillages or leaking.
If I had one criticism of this product, it would be that the pump action isnīt really that strong - when the bottleīs filled with whatever product youīve put in it, you have to pump it several times to get a small amount out, and itīs not as easy or efficient as youīd 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 itīs still so good to be able to take whatever I want that I donīt really mind.
Overall then, I would definitely reccommend this product, as I think itīs 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.
Summary: A great idea.
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