Pure Balance Water Bottle
Treat it Like "My Precious.."
I understand the whole go green campaign and trying to cut back on plastic, but GLASS. Really?
No offense Lulu, but this is how I think this concept went down in the design room:
Person 1: Let's create a water bottle for highly active people. It must be made of industrious material and easy for them to transport anywhere and everywhere.
Person 2: GLASS!! Let's make it out of GLASS!!
Person 3-3000: Most public places (city parks, sporting centers, pools,etc.) have a strict policy against glass use on their property. Person 3001-5000: Due to the fact of accidents, lawsuits, and all.
Person 2: Oh, let us cover our GLASS in silicone.
Person 1: Silicone covered GLASS? That is brilliant!
Person 3-3000: (Palm to the face). Doh!
Yes, I'm a little annoyed and that was slightly mean, but it's a poorly designed product.
Reason being, I received the damask print glass bottle as a gift (lovely idea though). The next day, I accidentally dropped it. Shattered all over my sandal protected foot. Few days later the giver asked how I was enjoying the bottle. I didn't have the heart to explain, so I purchased a new one (chick-ching).
Differences this time are: 1) I treat it like my 'Precious' [whispered in a Gollum voice] 2) only use it around the giver.
June 17, 2013
Worst Bottle Ever
Ya this bottle looks great, and when I first saw it I had to get it. After about a week I dropped the bottle maybe a foot off the ground and it completely shattered, which was odd considering the cover is supposed to help. So, assuming it was my fault I went and bought another one. THEN, a week later I was filling it with water, and it was completely fine and as soon as I picked it up a hole cracked in the bottom and the water poured everywhere. Not worth the total of $60 I spent on these. DONT BUY IT IF YOU DONT WANT TO WASTE MONEY! You're better off going to Target and spending half the price on one that won't shatter every time you touch it.
June 15, 2013
High quality glass water bottle
I rarely review anything, but wanted to on this product-it has been so worth the investment to buy a glass bottle. Like other reviewers, though, I used mine awhile before reviewing, just in case I had cracking, leaking or other issues. No issues at all-I drink (easily) twice as much water now-because water just tastes better in a glass bottle, period. It is ergonomic, easy to carry, plus I get compliments on it whenever I take it. I hand wash the bottle so it will last as long as possible, although I admit I have dropped it twice-the silicone liner saved it both times, thankfully. Great product, Lulu, rock on..
June 8, 2013
great glass bottle
I have brought this with me to the gym for a while now, so i feel that I have enough experience with it to leave a review. first, i love the pink color! second, i would not take this bottle with me on a run or on a bike, for me, it's not meant to be used like that. I do use it all the time lifting weights and on the stair mill. i have waited for it to start leaking like some of the reviews, but i have not had that issue. but i don't tip it upside down alot either. this bottle is meant to be taken care of a little bit more than other sports bottles. i want glass to avoid that possible weird stuff from plastic, so to me it is worth it to be extra careful. i have also not had the problem of it tipping over. the silicone wrap is great. my drink stays surprisingly cold. the cap could be made a bit better, maybe with a silicone grip? i like it, but again, i treat it with care, like i do all of my lululemon purchases.
June 5, 2013
TOTAL WASTE OF MONEY
Save your money for another water bottle from another company!! would rate it 0 stars but had to put atleast one. At first, I really liked the pink colour of the bottle. The first one that I bought I found very tricky to wash by hand (which I did many times.) After a few uses I realized that it was leaking a lot and I returned it in-store for another one. I got the same design and colour. The first time I washed it, very gently, the entire lip broke off. When I inquired about exchanging it (yet again) for a new one they said that this was not possible because it's not considered a design issue. However it very much so is a design issue because they designed a water bottle that breaks without any usage. I'm very disappointed in the product as well as the awful service that lululemon provides in regards to their overpriced, cheaply made products. What happened to the old lululemon that was always focused on well made products and customer satisfaction? Don't think that your experience with this product will be different. DO NOT BUY THIS WATER BOTTLE
May 31, 2013
Nice bottle, cheap lids
I like the bottle itself, keeps my liquids cool for much longer. but the lid is terrible. if you put powder in to mix with water and shake it, you most likely will have it leaking on you. I accidentally knocked my bottle over, the glass was fine but the lid cracked in 3 places. I've only had it a few weeks and it's now fairly useless to me. This seems to be a common problem. they should either make the lids to take impact better or have replacement lids.
May 31, 2013
Super cute but not functional
I've purchased two of these bottles. The first had a geometric rubber sleeve, and I and really enjoyed using for daily yoga class until it broke during normal wear and tear. I figured it was because of the holes in the rubber, and I bought a second one with the full sleeve. This one broke during normal wear and tear (touched it with my toe during a yoga pose, and it fell over on the wooden floor and cracked). Unless they figure out a way to cover the whole glass portion with the rubber sleeve, this just doesn't make sense for normal active use. Great concept. Super cute. It's really too bad. Also another improvement tip would be to make it hold more water.
May 27, 2013
Cracked within the week
This water bottle can take no pressure. I purchased it less than a week ago and it cracked along the bottom and up the side to the point of splintering glass coming out within the purple plastic. I hadn't even taken the sleeve off yet! Do not waste your money.
May 27, 2013
Really great water bottle
I thought I would share my tip for getting the silicone sleeve back on after cleaning. USE NON STICK COOKING SPRAY. Just a little bit and the sleeve will slide back on in two seconds. I share because I love this bottle!
May 24, 2013
Pretty with no issues
I purchased the black cut out flower pattern and absolutely love it! I have no issues with the lid not fitting correctly or the bottle leaking. My local Lulu store had only one black cut out design so I snatched that baby up quickly. After reading and asking the Lulu girl if the sleeve could be removed I opted for this one - don't want it to get moldy or bacteria laden! I haven't put it in the dishwasher fearing it might cause the rubber seal on the lid to shrink and then leak. Hoping more cut out colors are offered - maybe pinkalicious?! :)
May 22, 2013