Sometimes, an email from a new brand pings into our secretive Always Riding lair and it gets us so giddy-legged and jubilant in excitement that we have to re-adjust all the picture frames - this time, it was S'well and their lovely assortment of stainless steel bottles.
Springing from the great city of New York and founder Sarah Kauss's determination to do something about the amount of 'straight-to-landfill' plastic bottles, S'well bottles are durable and well-made bottles that, through utter witchcraft, can keep cold drinks cold for 24 hours and hot drinks hot for 12 hours. Made from durable 18/8 double-walled stainless steel, S'well bottles can be used time and again, and popped in your backpack, they make for a pretty nifty accessory as well as a useful thirst defeater.
Tearing our eyes back from the photos and back once more to the description, we were happy not to lose any of that initial enthusiasm. With a wish-list specification of all of the things we look out for in a good bottle, S'well make it an easy decision to stow one of these in your bag. 18/8 double-walled food grade stainless steel? Check. Non-toxic, non-leaching and BPA free? You betcha. Can I get ice cubes in it? Yup. Will it keep my tea hot? For 12 hours, certainly.
Better yet, as brand mantras go, S'well can't be beaten. Following their guiding principle of "looking great and doing good" the company has tie ups with both Unicef's fund providing cleaner water for children and American Forests, a partnership which has seen them plant over half a million trees already.
So, with their 17 ounce, 0.5 litre bottles now in stock here at Always Riding, you might want to check out the range below or on their brand page here!