Gear Review: Hydrapak Recon Bottle by Josh Davis
Gear Review: Hydrapak Recon 1L by Josh Davis
Location of test: Day-to-Day use
Duration of test: 3 Weeks
Product name: Recon 1 Liter Water Bottle
Product Brand: Hydrapak
Best use: Everyday use
Sizes: 1 Liter, 750ml Size is also available.
The Full Review:
I decided to try this bottle because of its slimmer profile, and I was intrigued by its unique lid design. In its locked position, the lid only needs a half turn to quickly be ready for use. I know this will sound sort of crazy and eccentric, this is the smoothest, easiest drinking water bottle I have ever used.
I have been using wide mouth bottles for almost 20 years and I’ve grown tired of the splashguards or other accessories to make them more user friendly. I once was fully engulfed in the world of double-wall stainless steel insulated bottles as well, which are heavy and non-forgiving to drops from any height. Granted, it has been a mild Summer so far in Texas, I may be singing a different tune so I can bring ice water on my adventures.
The lid, which is dishwasher friendly with a removable gasket, is nearly impossible to spill on yourself. It flows so smooth, and fast, and I have increased by daily water intake easily to 3 or 4 liters per day thanks to this bottle. Drinking water no longer feels like a chore.
As far as a low tech, non-insulated bottle, this is by far my favorite water bottle I have ever used. And to top it off, it is made of 50% recycled material.
- Incredible easy to use
- Grab loop handle
- Dishwasher safe
- Light Weight
- 50% Recycled
- Smaller diameter fits in more cupholders than typical wide-mouth bottles
- 1 liter is the largest size (I wish they made a 1.5 liter option)