This $20 Collapsible Water Bottle Is a Must-Have (Even for People Who Already Own Too Many)

published May 12, 2021
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Raise your hand if you struggle to drink enough water throughout the day. If your hand is in the air, well, join the club! I’ve been trying to up my hydration game for the past few months, but as a busy college student with a part-time job, it’s simply annoying to lug a huge water bottle as I dash from one corner of the campus to the other. Luckily, the folks at Stojo totally get it, because they just launched a brand new water bottle that’s perfect for anyone (aka me!) who wants to stay hydrated while on the go. Introducing: Stojo’s Collapsible Sports Water Bottle!

For those unfamiliar with Stojo, they’re a sustainable brand that design incredibly clever, stylish, and affordable collapsible reusable drinkware and food containers. Case in point: Their popular collapsible bowls that have been consistently flying off the shelves. As for Stojo’s newest launch, I have been using it for almost a month now and it’s a total game-changer.

For starters, the 20-oz. bottle is priced at just $20 and comes in six yummy color options. And aside from the fact that it’s so affordable and stylish, what truly makes this water bottle unique is the clever design. You simply put one hand on top of the lid and the other on the bottom of the bottle, squeeze, and voila, it collapses into a tiny disc. Which means that rather than make room for a heavy steel water bottle in my bag that’s already bursting with books and a clunky laptop, I simply loop Stojo’s bottle around my purse strap for hands-free carrying. And once I get to my final destination I usually fill it with fresh water. It’s an easy solution that doesn’t weigh me down and has even been saving me so much money on single-use plastic water bottles.

Credit: Phoebe Sklansky

The clever design also extends to the lid of the water bottle. To sip water, I simply twist the top ring to the open position, take a sip, then twist it into the close position for airtight, leak-proof storage. And since it’s made from BPA-free, lead-free, and phthalate-free, food-grade silicone I can easily fill it with ice-cold water or even a piping hot beverage without worrying about anything icky or unsafe getting into my drinks. Once I get home, I pop the lid open and toss the water bottle in my dishwasher, and it’s ready to be looped around my bag for another hectic day on campus.

Now that classes are finally over, I can’t wait to take my Stojo water bottle on treks, to the gym, and even on road trips. I’ll never have to worry about lugging a heavy water bottle while staying on top of my daily hydration goals. The only hitch? Stojo’s products tend to sell out within days of launching, so if like me, you’re planning on getting out and making the most of summer, you’ll want to get your bottle STAT. Personally, I just hope my roommate’s reading this because, unlike my toaster oven, this is one item I refuse to share!