Upon arriving to school I started noticing these “fancy” water bottles. As I started to pay more attention I realized about 1/2 of my sorority also had one. I decided to ask my friend about it. She then told me “It’s a S’well bottle…duh” as if I lived under a rock or something. Obviously I HAD to have one, so I went on the website and checked it out. For those of you also living under a rock …….
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….. this is a s’well bottle. Well ,whats so good about this over priced trendy water bottle? My friends describe it to me as a LIFE SAVER; as if they couldn’t get more dramatic to begin with. Apparently they keep your water ice cold for up to 24 hours, and your hot drinks steamy for up to 12 hours. Sounds legit considering warm water isn’t acceptable anymore! I looked into the dozens of designs, colors, sizes, and types of these bottles- not to mention their sister company Sip by S’well, but thats a whole other story. Finally, I found the one I wanted… kinda resembles 18 Karat gold, I had never seen anyone have this one, so I now own it.
Check it out.. cool right?
Besides the obvious appeal of it being cool, it actually works, extremely well I might add. I am down right obsessed with it. So after being convinced of it actually working, I wondered ; how?
I decided to look more into the technology or science behind it.
According to S’well themselves in an FAQ I found here, these bottles are made out of 18/18 stainless steel. Great, what the hell does that mean?! Basically after a quick google search and a short article I found, 18/18 stainless steel is considered food grade. The grade basically asses the specific products, resistance to temperature and longitivtiy of the temperature being held, as well as the metals durability and overall quality of the meals being used. 18/18 in a nut shell means 18% of all nickel, stainless steel and chromium. Food grade stainless is steel is the most resistant to rust.
Okay, now that we got the meal down S’well says their bottles are produced with ‘thermaS’well’ technology- this basically means they are vacuumed sealed to keep the steam within the bottle for your hot drinks, and your cold drinks COLD at all times. Pretty cool.
For all of you tree huggers, if you still need to be convinced : S’well has a mission to become eco friendly. Not only do these bottles come completely BPA,BPS toxin free- they’re goal is to eliminate the use of a plastic water bottle. According to a fact I found here, the US dumps 50 billon of our normal plastic water bottles into landfills each year- and globally… 200 BILLION.
So yes, I plan on becoming the next S’well bottle ambassador!!! But really, if you are totally into this type of stuff like me, Check this out!