I LOVE beverage bottles! In fact, my son says I have an addiction! :) But I couldn't resist purchasing this reusable bottle for the looks and for the purpose! Not only is this an awesome reusable bottle, but it also has a mission to help the environment. The reusable bottle is rather lightweight which is nice. And when I filled it up with water, it got heavier but not so much that if you were to give these to young children, it would be a burden for them to carry. The beautiful images on this bottle makes me so proud to be using it too. And the handle is an absolute must when you consider a reusable bottle. If you don't mind drinking straight from the opening, then it's fine. But I do like that it's much easier to clean and keep clean without a drinking sprout or attached straw. The loop is thick enough so it's comfortable to carry around. It is made from stainless steel so I know it's better for the environment and it will probably last a lot longer than the reusable plastic bottles. So far I've only put cold water in the bottle. I will try it next with some hot tea and see how long it'll stay hot.
Love the colors of this water bottle, keeps water cool, and the lid screws on easily, unlike a lot of stainless steel or nalgene bottles. I've been toting it around in my day pack when I go on medium-length hikes, so it's already got some love-scuffs (if you don't like scuffs, they're easily hidden with the Happy Earth sticker sent within each purchase!).