Rated 1 out of 5 by HBlackwood Leaks all over
Just got this not even a month ago and it leaks all over the place. My poor son's backpack and lunchbox get all soaked. Would not recommend.
September 30, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by passenger57 50% failure rate after 7 months
I purchased two of these for my children's lunch boxes. After 7 month of use, one of the two bottles consistently pops open in the lunch box and leaks.
September 29, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by mommykm Leaks
Bought two of these, one for my two year old and one for my four year old for school. They are super easy to operate and work well unless you're hoping to put it in your child's back pack for school. It leaks terribly, my daughter came home with a soaked backpack and everything in it. I'm typically very impressed with my purchases from LL Bean but unfortunately not this time.
September 25, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Tweeter123 Opens too easily
I bought this for my daughter to take to school. Every day her backpack and its contents end up soaked. The Autospout is too sensitive, and the mouthpiece ends up popped open, spilling water everywhere.
September 16, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Melbel2015 Good design but not perfect
Cool image on container. Kid (4 years old) loves it so much I can't return it.
Awesome snap open action. 1 year old could play with it for hours if I let her.
Tastes like water. NO yuck taste of plastic AT ALL. Not even if water is trapped in straw. Despite flaws, I might just buy another for this reason alone.
It opens very easily. Can't trust it in my purse next to my phone, or near paper etc. Hope I don't forget $$$$$
Tested if it leaks when its closed. Just a tiny bit. Could of been from when I washed it and there was some water up inside the lid. Left on its side for ten mins. Even so not enough to do any real harm.
There is a place that I can never clean, inside the lid, outside of water contact area.
The worst thing: I tried to drink out of it to see if the water tasted okay. Strained just to get a sip. How long has my son been straining to drink (I could hardly get anything.) After examining it the bottle is super airtight. And the release valve to let air in as you drink, had closed itself. Not cool. Now I have to adjust and check every time. Hopefully this doesn't happen at soccer camp. No one would notice and my son might not say anything: heat stroke....
September 3, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by skogie LEAKS!!!
This bottle definitely leaks. I have had issues twice so far. The cap is securely on. I don't understand why this is not working.
September 3, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by MBUSIHornsby TOO Easy to Open!
While this is of solid construction and when closed properly will not leak...the button that flips the top open pushes so easily that if you brush against it it flies open. So if this is meant to go in a backpack for a child it is a total failure. It will come open and will soak everything in there.
However if you can use this water bottle by leaving it on a table or in a cup holder where it wont be accidently opened...then its fine. As a water bottle though that's pretty useless as they are usually used on the go!
August 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by Adirondackpaddler keeps the mouthpiece clean
I got this to use in my kayak so that when it rolls around on the dirty kayak floor the mouthpiece will stay clean. That feature is great. I carried it up Goodman Mountian, Adirondacks, in my fanny pack and it did not leak. At home I tested it by putting it on its side on top of a towel. In some positions it leaked, and in others it did not. I am very happy with the way it works, but I can tolerate a bit of leakage.
August 10, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by BostonBeaner Leaks, and moldy spout
At first we thought we had found the perfect water bottle. The snap-down design of the mouthpiece seemed like the perfect solution to all the other bottles -- it would prevent leaks and keep the mouthpiece from contacting dirty surfaces. And our son loved the design on the bottle. We've used this bottle for about 9 months now and are ready to search for a new one. To pop open the mouthpiece, you push a button on the front of the lid. The problem is, that the slightest touch or rub against the button will pop it open. Putting the water bottle in a school bag almost guarantees that it will pop open on its own -- and then it leaks, and you've got the mouthpiece exposed to dirt. So that aspect of the design needs improvement. We hand wash this bottle every day, and leave it in the dish rack to dry overnight. The rubber mouthpiece does not easily separate from the lid for washing, like you see on some other bottles. For this reason, we leave the rubber mouthpiece attached to the lid because it is a fairly short section of tubing and we never thought drying would be an issue. We were shocked then to recently discover a whole bunch of black mold growing inside the stem of the mouthpiece. It is very narrow and there is no good way to clean it. We've never had a mold problem with other kid's bottles, and I'm wondering whether the snap/pinch closure system -- which essentially folds the rubber stem in half -- is contributing to the problem, because that is the specific area where the mold formed.
August 6, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by AndrewJB OK Water Bottle
My 8 year old son drinks tons of water and goes through water bottles fast. All leakproof bottles eventually leak, and most don't hold up to his use. This bottle in general has been good. It is a bit big in his lunch box, but it does just fit. The straw on occasion has come loose and made it difficult to actually get water out. Also the internal tubing eventually twisted and prevent all water from flowing. I was able to fix this after I figured out what was wrong. The locking mechanism is poor. I find that it hardly stays closed and will open if a gnat flies by. I had purchased another water bottle from an outdoor store that was great until it shattered. So much for unbreakable. I am still searching for the perfect bottle.
July 22, 2015