Awesome travel product: Contigo Addison water bottle

a blue water bottle with a grey lidI looooove water. It is my favorite beverage, hands down. For years I bought cases of bottled water to enjoy. However, several years ago I became cognizant of how wasteful bottled water is, and started using a water filter (my current favorite is by PUR). The next item I needed to find—a refillable water bottle. For the last few years, I’ve used SIGG aluminum water bottles. They are great, except for two things: they need to be handwashed, and they take two hands to open. So I’ve been keeping an eye out for something new.

On recommendation from my sisters, I tried the Contigo Addison water bottle. Y’all, this bottle is amazing. It is made of BPA-free plastic, it’s leak proof, shatter resistant, and is top-rack dishwasher safe. Yes!!! Plus, it is so freaking easy to use with one hand—just push the button and the spout pops up. Drink from it like you would a straw, then press the spout back down. The part you drink from is protected, so it stays clean when the spout is down. This would be great for travel—just drop it in your briefcase or personal item and refill once you go through security.

They are available at lots of places—Target, online and in stores ($12.99), the Contigo website ($12.99), and Amazon (one for $12.22 or 3 for $33.80). I got mine from Costco, and paid $19.99 for three—so if you have a Costco membership, this is clearly the way to go. They are available in a variety of colors (blue, yellow, green, gray, purple, and orange are the ones I saw). So pick one up and stay hydrated on your travels!

Readers, what is your favorite water bottle? Do you take one with you when you travel?



  1. Sigg bottles are lined aluminum, fwiw. I use Klean Kanteen or Nalgene bottles for the most part. My wife prefers her Camelbak bottle that functions similarly to the Contigo your post is about. I also hear very good things about Hydroflask bottles which are stainless and are all double-walled, so they keep drinks hot or cold for hours and hours. Klean Kanteen makes a similar double-wall bottle as well.

  2. Careful with straw type bottles in planes – the air pressure change will make them leak…

  3. Contigo coffee mugs! Maxim mag men’s pics! Tested and proved to keep your hot stuff hot!

  4. CamelBak Eddy bottle is similar to that Contigo bottle, except it has a special “big bite valve” mouthpiece. There’s something special about it because I can down a ton of whatever very quickly with the mouthpiece. I have a few of these bottles, I love them.

  5. When I open my Contigo on the plane (after take off), it sprays everywhere. I love it for home and work, but only use a bottle without a straw for airplane travel for this reason.

  6. I need to check these out. I travel with an empty 8 oz Costco water bottle which fits easily in my back pocket. I refill them over and over. The only problem is that twice I’ve had them stolen.

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