Bindle Bottle summer solution

You’re at the lake, and you want to leave all your stuff on the shore while you hit the water, but you have your car keys and phone with you. Or your wallet. Or your expensive wireless ear buds. You’re not stranded on the sand. Bindle Bottle to the rescue.

This innovative water bottle doubles as a storage compartment for your stuff. Stash those pesky small items in the hidden bottom compartment, you are hands-free for the afternoon. The bottle is double-walled and vacuum-insulated, so you’re not compromising on that front. Your hot drinks will stay hot and your cold drinks will stay cold, just like with any other high quality insulated bottle. Each Bindle Bottle holds 24 ounces of liquid and provides 450 cubic centimeters of space to securely store your valuables. You simply unscrew the bottom to access the hidden compartment.

These bottles are highly durable, too.  Mine has held up just as well as my other top-end water bottles on the road, going with me to conferences, camping trips and on a hike. The bottle is made from 18/8 food-grade stainless steel and BPA-free polypropylene components and the storage compartment is waterproof and scent-proof.

The design is streamlined and simple, which I appreciate, and the wide-mouth opening is the kind I prefer, so I can fit ice cubes inside and even use it for food storage. The lid has a nice carrying handle that can be clipped to a kayak or backpack with a carabiner if desired, and you can get a separate sipping (coffee) lid or straw lid. Pick up a bottle in one of four colors: gray, black, coral, or glacier blue for $39. That’s the same price point as many other 24 ounce bottles, and you get the stash compartment to boot. Try it out and let us know what you think!


Amy Whitley is a freelance creative and travel writer and founding editor of the family travel website Pit Stops for Kids. An avid lover of the outdoors, Amy makes her home in Southern Oregon, where she, her husband, and three school-aged children spend much of their time backpacking, camping, skiing, and hiking. When not exploring her own backyard, Amy and her family hit the road for travel reviews of resorts, tour operations, and hotels across the country and abroad. Follow Amy Whitley on Twitter and Facebook.

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