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Purist Insulated MOFLO water bottle

I did a review on Purist water bottles, by Specialized, a couple of years ago.  The review can be found here.  Since that review, I have used nothing but Purist and Camelback water bottles.  If I had more Purist bottles, I would use them exclusively.  Just like the last review, I was not very enthused about reviewing insulated bottles.  Every insulated bottle that I have owned was very hard to squeeze which caused a lot of frustration.  I took a Camelback insulated bottle to a triathlon to jettison at a water stop.  The bottle was so hard to squeeze, I did not get much water on that section of the race.  I was glad to be rid of the thing but the drama that I created during a race had me avoid insulated water bottles for a while.

The Purist insulated bottle is easy to squeeze!  It is so easy to squeeze that I had to examine the bottle after I tried it for the first time.  I could tell that it was insulated but I could not really feel the insulation barrier.  The volume of insulation makes the bottle one ounce smaller than the standard 24 ounce bottle but that is okay.  I filled the water bottle up with ice water at work one day and still had cold water when I got home 90 minutes later.  Every time I rode home from work with a standard bottle, my water was warm when I got home.  We had a very warm winter here with temperatures typically reaching the upper 50’s or low 60’s (14c-18c) in the afternoons.

In addition to the insulation the bottle has the standard Purist interior and cap.  I can’t say enough good things about the “Purist silicon infusion”.  I thought tea bags infused water with tea flavor.  I can’t imagine how Purist infuses silicon dioxide into or onto plastic.  It does not matter if I know how they do it, as long as it works.  My bottles are always clean.  The only time there is a left over flavor is when I don’t clean the cap properly.  The cap is advertised to pop off with a tug and a twist but that does not work for me.

What I like about the bottle:

  • It is easy to squeeze
  • The smooth interior that is easy to clean and does not hold odor
  • The cool cap that does not let water leak out.  You squeeze the cap to open a diaphragm to let the water out.  It works great.
  • The insulation works very well.  I have not tried it on a 100 degree day yet but time will tell.
  • The bottles are BPA free

What I don’t like:

  • The cap is hard to take apart for cleaning
  • The price is too high to build up a good collection

I really like this water bottle.  The standard plastic bottles always have me wondering about the plastic leaching into the water that I drink.  I don’t get that impression from the Purist bottle.

NEW YORK – February 6, 2014 – Pyle Audio®, manufacturers of outdoor recreational sports gear and home, car and pro audio equipment, announces the Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor and Watch (PSBTHR70). Pyle’s Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor and Watch measures heart rate, average speed, distance traveled, number of steps taken, lap speeds and calorie consumption. The data can then be wirelessly transmitted via Bluetooth Smart technology to a number of third party apps on compatible iOS and Android devices including RunKeeper, MapMyRun and WahooFitness. There are many reasons why people monitor their vital signs and with Pyle’s Bluetooth device, you can get accurate data in any environment and design your very own personal fitness regimen. Additionally, the watch and heart rate monitor are water resistant protecting the devices from rain or sweat. The Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor and Watch from Pyle Audio is available in black, green, blue or pink for $69.99 at

Full release available after the jump – and a few thoughts from Mike:  Read more… »