Sunday, November 6, 2011 Nalgene Grip-N-Gulp Review


Being a newer blogger it’s sometimes hard to find companies that trust your skills to review their product. I was overjoyed when accepted by Reuseit for a chance to review one of their Nalgene Water Bottles. Living a green lifestyle is something that is incredibly important to me. As a family we recycle, cloth diaper, and try to practice other principles to reduce our carbon footprint. Finding products that we don’t just toss away is important to me and I feel that if everyone just changed a few things that end up in the landfill to things they can reuse they will not only save money but help the planet, it’s a win/win.

I would like to talk first about Reuseit as a company. I like to know about any company I purchase products from. Reuseit started out as, a website aimed to reduce the consumption of plastic bag waste by providing consumers with a reusable option. The Reuseit Company has served hundreds of thousands of consumers since it’s conception in 2003 and helped those consumers reduce, reuse, and save with only the best of the best in reusable products. A wonderful 1% of all sales is used to fund preservation and restoration of the natural environment and in keeping up with the trend of being an ethical company Reuseit products are all produced in accordance with the Fair Labor/Fair Trade Practices. I sometimes worry when I’m looking for products for my family that by saving money by buying a cheaper product I’m promoting sweat shops and unfair wages elsewhere in the world, not an issue with Reuseit. Two thumbs way up for you!

bottleFor my review I was allowed to pick any Nalgene Water Bottle from Reuseit. Nalgene is described as being Made in the USA (bonus), Dent Proof,, & Economical. They are BPA Free and get this, Recyclable! For my review I decided to get a water bottle for One Little Indian, he is just learning to drink out of cups so after consideration I decided that the Nalgene 12 oz Kids Grip-N-Gulp Water Bottle, Tritan was the perfect choice for us. One Little Indian is rough with his cups, sometimes resulting in the loss of lids and huge messes, not fun!  The very first thing that impressed me about our Grip-N-Gulp was how durable it seemed, it’s thick, like really thick, think throw on the cement ((check) not a scratch on it, thick. If you are in the Sippy Cup stage with your child you know how frustrating it can be just to get the lid on the cup at times. For some reason most Sippy cup lids take an advanced degree to position the lid just so each time for an easy fit.  This is irritating and I love that the Grip-N-Gulp lid goes right on and twists tight.

Our new Nalgene 12 oz Kids Grip-N-Gulp Water Bottle, Tritan is my new go to cup for One Little Indian. I love how easy this bottle is to wash too, dishwasher safe!  The opening on the Grip-N-Gulp is large, large enough I have no issues what so ever shoving ice in it. As you can clearly see from the picture to the right the opening is plenty wide enough to accommodate a standard size ice cube. The wide opening is also great for doing a quick hand wash of the water bottle, I just use a bottle brush, give it a few good scrubs and we are on our way.  The ease of cleaning is also carried out to the lid of the bottle, I can easily use the bottle brush attachment and hand wash it if we are in a hurry. I've found with the Tritan plastic material this bottle is compromised of I don’t have any stale drink odors if say we forget the bottle in car for a few hours (or as the case may be overnight, with milk, yeah I know yuck!).  I brought the bottle in, rinsed it out before putting it in the dishwasher and oddly enough I didn’t notice a smell at all after rinsing (yep just rinsing). I’m convinced that this is the best quality water bottle for my little one.

Check out all the other great Water Bottles that Reuseit has to offer. You will find trusted brands such as Kleen Kanteen, SIGG, CamelBak, and more. Personally I would go for another Nalgene Water Bottle, my husband is so impressed he has already put one on his Christmas List for morning workouts.  While browsing around Reuseit I also found a few other products I thought were worth mentioning.  We are on a big thrifty kick, trying to cut back spending to save up to buy our first home (yay!). One of our budget setbacks is having The Chief pack his lunch daily. I found this wonderful Fit & Fresh Insulated Lunch Kit that comes with a insulated lunch bag, three food containers, and an ice pack for less then $20, a steal.  I also couldn’t resist sharing with you a neat find, the Orka by Mastrad Vegetable Keep Sacks. These are wonderful for storing potatoes, onions, and other sprouting veggies away from sunlight to help keep them fresher longer.  We generally buy a large bag of Potatoes because it’s just economical but end up always throwing a few away because they rot, ugh!  These Vegetable Keep Sacks can be hung up in a closet (or anywhere really) and make it easy to store and collect your veggies all for less then $10! Rejoice.!

Thank you Reuseit for allowing this Newbie Blogger to review your products!

If you are interested in checking out even more Green Reusable options for your home and family I encourage you to visit Reuseit and browse their selection of top of the line affordable options.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


  1. Oh I love your blog!!!! What a clever name!

  2. Thanks Patricia! You have a wonderful blog, happy to be a new follower <3

  3. thanks for stopping by Couponing & Reviewing in Texas...I'm already a follower but wanted to stop my and say Hi

  4. He's so cute!!! Thank you for joining Planet Weidknecht's Weekend Hop. I am following you and hope to see you again soon.

  5. We love Nalgene bottles! Now following you via GFC :)