Thursday, October 27, 2011

25 Crazy Dayz of Giveawayz Sponsor Spotlight: Rive Glass Water Bottles Review

Eco-friendly meets fashionable and fun with Rive glass water bottles. Glass as a drinking vessel is quickly becoming not only a trend, but also known as the safest material to drink from. I know I certainly prefer to drink out of glass as much as I can. No leaching chemicals, no strange flavors, and completely reusable. Using glass no longer means you have sacrifice style and limit your options either. Rive has lots of stylish options for you!
This is Rive's Botanical Bliss design from their Savoy Designer Series. It's definitely my favorite one! This tall, skinny and sleek bottle is pretty lightweight for being glass. It holds 16 ounces, is made from 100% pure glass, and is also BPA free. The design on the bottle gives it a frosted look that is really neat! All designs are made from organic enamels and are also 100% lead free which is really important too. The wide-mouth lid allows for even large ice cubes to easily work with this bottle. Although the lid is plastic, it is food-grade ABS plastic, and has no BPA, phthalates or PVC. It is also only in contact with the water when you tip the bottle to take a drink so it's still better than the whole thing being plastic. I found that this bottle really seemed to keep water cold for longer than in plastic or other glass, and I actually didn't notice a lot of condensation either.

One of the features I like on this bottle is actually the shape of the lid. Sometimes when you go to drink from a small opening on other bottles it creates an undesirable suction that makes it hard to actually drink. With the heightened lip on the Rive bottle lid, the water comes out of the bottle and runs into your mouth without any seal at all. It's a deep lip. I was worried how well this would work, but it works very well. It's almost like drinking off of a normal cup.
(The color on these photos turned out almost blue and way brighter than the bottle actually is. It's definitely a medium purple.)

The gray part of the lid is what screws onto the bottle. You get a nice leak-proof seal from the silicone (I think that's what it is inside there!). You can turn the purple part of the lid 180 degrees to open and close the mouth opening to drink. While I found this to work like it should, it took a little practice! Sometimes I would end up unscrewing the lid (unknowingly) instead of just opening the lid. The lid still stayed on when I did this the first time, but it leaked like crazy since I had unscrewed it ever so slightly. So, just be sure you aren't actually taking off the lid when you go to take a drink! Also, the nice part about being able to open and close the lid like this is that you can adjust how open you want it to be. Want just a sip? Then just open it half way or less!

If you're worried about putting down this glass water bottle too hard, don't worry! The base has a removable silicone piece that cushions the impact and won't harm the glass. It slips on and off with ease when you intentionally want it to, but will stay on snugly without falling off while in use. I like that this little part is removable so you can clean the bottle fully when necessary. Which brings me to the fact that the bottle is dishwasher safe (top rack) although hand washing is recommended.

I also received the Birdie design from the Savoy collection. It's so pretty too! My sister-in-law was in need of a new glass water bottle, so she was the lucky recipient of this bottle. She'll be one stylish new mom very soon! There are many beautiful designs in the Savoy Designer Series, but if you aren't interested in any designs you can order a plain bottle from the Elan or Lynx collections.
  
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Price: All Savoy collection bottles are regularly $25 each, but are only $20 each through January 1st! Also, choose any 2 bottles from the Savoy and Elan collections, and receive free shipping from RiveUSA.com!

The Verdict: I really, really like the fashion-forward designs and style of these glass bottles. I'm horrible at drinking enough water so I need something exciting like this to make it more fun! Rive really focuses on their smart design, and making the consumption of water a safe, fashionable luxury for all to enjoy. As Rive suggests, their bottles really are hydration made elegant.

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Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product(s) to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. This is my completely honest opinion above and may be different from yours. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

40 comments:

April G said...

I love the shape of the lid, and the reuseable silicone base!

Janet W. said...

These are so sleek and modern looking! Such an eye catcher!

swedEnesefamily said...

I am a little scared of glass water bottles. I am a little rough on mine when I carry them outdoors.

Annika said...

I love the look of these! So useful!!

JLJMommy said...

Functional and stylish! The best of both worlds.

Niecey said...

This looks wonderful. I must prefer glass over the steel/aluminium bottles. But the ones I have are not as pretty as this!
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Brittney said...

I love the way these bottles look! I have also wanted to try a glass bottle and these sound really nice and easy to use.

susilyn said...

I like the pretty design:)

couponingfromFL2MI said...

I love the designs...I am such a water drinker, these would be great on the go!

sueparks2003 said...

All I drink is a cup of decaf in the morning then water all day. These would be a little mood lifter since they are designed so nicely! I think beverages taste better in glass, I'd go back to the old milk jugs if we could!
Gladys P

Carrie Phelps said...

OMG, I love these bottles. I love that I can see just how much water I have in there!!
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Natalie said...

I am such a water bottle junkie...love this one! nlevdan3 at yahoo dot com

jenzen69 said...

I like drinking out of glass too, the only thing i dont like is the condensation but in your review you said you didnt notice alot. I also love the removable silicone piece
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Ruth said...

I like the design on the bottles. However, does the tall design make it tip over more easily in the stroller or car cup holders? If you drop it, does it break? There is a tendency for dropping things in this house...
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polly said...

i really like to drink out of glass so i would like these. like the designs they offwer as well. thanks for the review!~
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Renee Sapone said...

I love that it has a siliconf bottom on it... if it didn't have that I probably wouldn't want these!

liz said...

These are pretty neat. They have some nice designs too.

Aranda Gibbs said...

If I won this, this would be my cup and no one better touch it! :) Lol.

Amanda said...

Soooo have you dropped it yet? Did it break? I am such a klutz and always dropping things that I'd be afraid it would break! LOL If I won it, I would give it to my dh! LOL

Libby's Library said...

Wow - these are beautiful! Love that they are "skinny" so that they are easy to hold. I love drinking our of glass...for some reason, it makes everything taste better.

Great Review:-)

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Christian said...

I really dig the design!

MommaM said...

More glass in a house with children scares me a little bit, but these are beautiful. shreve_mary(at)yahoo(dot)com

Alliejean said...

I love that it has a removable cup on the bottom so it is easy to clean but also user friendly. and these are very pretty.
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whitneymcquarry said...

These are beautiful!!!

Jess&James said...

This look so classy
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Melinda C said...

These are pretty. I'd still be worried about breaking it though! I'm so clumsy.

Anitra said...

These are gorgeous. I'm so into glass water bottles these days.

Sweetkisses13 said...

These are so pretty. I love the designs.

Mary said...

With all the news about plastic not being safe in the heat, this would be great to have.
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Trasina said...

Loving the designs!

Mrs. Martinet said...

I like the fact that it will fit in a cup holder!

Chevelle said...

Wow!!! These are gorgeous! I'm a huge sucker for collecting pretty coffee mugs & water/tea bottles. I would love to win one, but even if I don't, I think I HAVE to buy one. So pretty! Thanks for turning me on to Rive!
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Alicia said...

Wow. What a great way to liven up your water. Way cute.

Juli Guthrie said...

Those are very pretty!

Jan said...

Wow, they've thought of everything. I love that it has the silicone base so you don't have to worry about bumping the glass when you set it down. They're so pretty too. :)

Amy B said...

These are the only lids where the drink doesn't end up all over my face! And what a lovely design!

Lori Davis said...

I LOVE this! Really want one!

Grace Matthews said...

Sooo prettty

Pauline said...

this is so stylist...- (emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)

corey1971 said...

It looks very nice and is completely functional (Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)