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They say the Gear Ultimate Infuser water bottle is durable, they aren’t lying – I accidentally dropped it on my etched concrete floor before even getting to try it – and it bounced back up and said “You ain’t getting out of that workout that easily”… Ok – it didn’t actually talk, but it did, unbelievably, bounce without nary a crack, much to my relief.

It comes with an infuser water recipe e-book filled with useful and unique recipes in flavor combinations I never would have thought of. Going beyond lemon and live, it boldly invites you to try combinations like Jalapeno and water melon, or Kiwi and mint. Of course, if that’s a little bold for your liking, how about apple and cinnamon?

Use and Care of the Gear Ultimate Infuser water bottle

The Gear Ultimate Infuser water bottle is top rack dishwasher safe (a huge bonus in my book). I hate hand washing dishes. They do recommend hand washing for longer life, however.

The premise is simple. Cut up your fruit (or gently mash-up some berries) into small pieces. Put it in the infuser part. Fill the bottle with water. Place the fruit-filled infuser into the water. Give it a shake and refrigerate the infuser water bottle till cool to your tastes.  Give it another shake and enjoy. You can even put hot water in it! Just be sure not to shake that to avoid scalds – and handle it with care.

How Does it Compare to other Infuser Water bottles?

Despite all the shaking I’ve done trying out the different recipes, I haven’t noticed any leaks (even after being dropped on a ridiculously hard surface).

The 25 oz size fits easily into my small hands.

My much more expensive previous infuser water bottle from a different maker died a top-rack dishwasher death and leaked constantly (so I am very thankful Gear Ultimate was willing to send me one theirs to try in exchange for my perpetually honest feedback). I’ve got another bottle that I also use, but it’s huge and difficult to use when working out.

Anything I don’t like?

So, are there downsides? Well, the bottle (while attractive) has no texture. When your hands are wet (like with sweat or swimming), it makes gripping the bottle more difficult. I would love to see some texture added. Also, the bottle doesn’t have a straw. You have to twist off the top to drink from it. For me, that can get a little messy when I am panting and guzzling the cool, sweet contents. On the upside, while you sip, the fruit remains covered with a lid, so you don’t have to worry about spilling sticky fiber on yourself.

Neither of these items are complete deal breakers for me. I’m an avid workout buff and have gone through many infused water bottle. I’m probably going to get another one so I can have multiple flavors of cold water at a time.

If you are trying to up your water consumption, but don't like plain water, try an infuser water bottle. It infuses your water with the taste of fruit, adding minerals, flavor and goodness, without adding the calories you get from juice.

Gear Ultimate Shatterproof waterbottle

  • Easy to Clean 5 ★
  • Leakiness 5 ★
  • Easy of drinking 3 ★
  • Ease of holding 3 ★
  • Overall rating 4 ★
4 ★
Very Good!
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Happily married to the love of my life. It's just us, our 5 cats, and our beautiful woods. I'm loving living back in the Florida panhandle being close to family. I love cooking, living a healthy lifestyle, taking care of our cozy home, and trying new things.

We enjoy hosting parties and my husband and I are both avid gamers. You can find me on PS4 as SunshineFlaGirl. We also play tabletop RPGs and eurogames.


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Alicia Taylor

Happily married to the love of my life. It’s just us, our 5 cats, and our beautiful woods. I’m loving living back in the Florida panhandle being close to family. I love cooking, living a healthy lifestyle, taking care of our cozy home, and trying new things.

We enjoy hosting parties and my husband and I are both avid gamers. You can find me on PS4 as SunshineFlaGirl. We also play tabletop RPGs and eurogames.

3 Comments

  • Strawberry Chai Tea Recipe • TaylorLife

    April 21, 2016 - 3:10 pm

    […] spending the day outdoors in the Florida heat, I carry my insulated water bottle. I use my smaller Gear Ultimate Infuser Water Bottle when I am likely to get sweaty and need something smaller and easier to hold than the 32oz […]

  • Angela Banister

    April 12, 2016 - 1:51 pm

    Wonder if they have a wrap you can put on for texture….since you like it so mauch. Maybe they will even add one as an option on their next design

    • Alicia Taylor

      April 12, 2016 - 2:15 pm

      I hope so. I left feedback for them on Amazon about it. I’m thinking about maybe making my own out of some textured material. I’m just not sure where to begin. I do love the bottle 🙂 It’s the right size when I grab it in a hurry (unlike my big one which is better for on the go and needing more water)

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