I use the Pura Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle With Silicone Straw & Sleeve, Aqua (Plastic Free, BPA Free, NonToxic Certified) for my toddler son. A friend who also uses them mentioned that they make an adult bottle, too. I was curious so I got it from Amazon but mistakenly purchased the Pura Sport Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle with Additional Matching Silicone Top and Replacement Sleeve, 22 ounce, Aqua with the, I think, altogether unnecessary additional top and sleeve. (You can purchase a top and a sleeve separately on Amazon, or directly on the Pura website (where you’ll be charged shipping) if you need either.)
I already have the New H2GO Force Stainless Steel 17 oz. Double Wall Vacuum Thermal Bottle Thermos, which I love, but I felt like there isn’t big enough. There isn’t enough water for me to make it through a movie theater run. I decided to give this bottle a shot.
I was familiar with the Pura Big Mouth Silicone Sport Top (Plastic Free, Nontoxic Certified, BPA Free), because Pura sent me one for free to try on my son’s bottle. The Pura bottle feels lighter than the H2GO. I expected it to be much heavier than it feels. It’s super lightweight. It also doesn’t leak and there are no weird tastes from the silicone. I chose to get this version instead of the Pura 28 OZ / 850 ML Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Silicone Sport Flip Cap & Sleeve, Aqua (Plastic Free, Nontoxic Certified, BPA Free) because it has the double-wall vacuum insulation I really liked in the H2GO bottle though I feel that liquids stay cooler longer in the H2GO because it promises to keep your beverages cool or warm for up to 12 hours whereas the Pura only works up to 24 hours WITH ICE and 8 hours (sad!) without.
I have owned many, many stainless steel bottles. I was a big fan of the various sizes and caps of the Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Poly Loop Cap (27-Ounce, Ocean Blue) but I stopped using them because their original Klean Kanteen Poly Sports 2.0 Cap would chirp embarrassingly while I drank. But the Klean Kanteen Loop Cap (Black) fits 12oz/18oz/27oz/40oz/64oz didn’t offer the seamless integration the Pura sport top does. With the Pura, there’s nothing to take off or screw off, it’s just something to slide open and close effortlessly. I have issues with my motor skills and I drop a lot of things but that sport cap and the lid are one piece that aren’t going to fall off and slide under the seat of the person in front of me at a plane or a movie theater.
For now, I am using the Pura pretty much exclusively except when I’m out longer and want my liquids to stay cooler and I take my H2GO.