What’s the best way to prep for your First Week of Classes? Hydrating. With water. Especially in the Durham heat–that peculiar mixture of painful mugginess and beautiful sun– you are absolutely required to stay hydrated. However, dragging around a warm Nalgene slash constantly buying plastic bottles is not the ideal path to take. I’d much rather a sustainable investment that consistently performs. Namely, I am really feeling the upswing of the S’well bottle trend.
I’ve spent a few days using my 17 oz S’well bottle, and it holds true to its advertised promises: My liquids stay cool for 24 hours, and hot for 12 hours. The air tight cap, coupled with the stainless steel bottle, is ideal for extreme conditions. Over the weekend, while taking a VERY hot, outdoor yoga class with the incomparable Kate Novack, I was so pleased to find my water ice cold. (I was dripping sweat, and my body is still feeling the burn of that relentless flow.)
I bought my S’well bottle at the best boutique in Niantic, Grace. Grace is my type of store, selling Slant, Pinch Provisions, Rifle Paper and Sugarboo Designs furniture and decor. My favorite part about the store is their masterful visual merchandising– arranging everything by color, it’s like walking into the perfect, beachy closet.
Although $35 seems like a hefty price for a water bottle, I’m certain that the purchase will prove worthwhile. (Opposed to running through several plastic bottles a day, my usual course of action.)
S’well bottles come in a wide variety of different colors, patterns and prints!