Carrying a stylish, well-designed reusable water bottle is one of the most effective ways to make yourself attractive to potential mating partners. Facts are you’re signaling much more than you happen to be thirsty. You’re letting others know that you possess a strong design sensibility coupled with profound caring for humanity. The former signals that you probably floss, the latter that you’re trustworthy.
You owe it to yourself, nay, to your future progeny to stay hydrated and save money by kicking your disposable water bottle habit with the right reusable water bottle. Your future self already thanks you.
Our water bottle recommendations:
01. MemoBottle – $24 and up
As the name implies, the MemoBottle resembles the shape of a piece of paper. It’s a slimline, premium designed reusable water bottle that fits neatly inside a bag. But why stow it when showing it off also pegs you for the intellectual you’re not.
MemoBottle is one of the only reusable plastic water bottles actually made from recycled plastic, which effortlessly adds 10 points to your environmental IQ.
02. Dopper Reusable Bottle – $13.85
Dopper is a multi-functional vessel that offers varying options for displaying your eco-credentials. Drink from it like a bottle or transform it into a highly civilized carafe and cup. Dopper is designed in the Netherlands thus bestowing upon you a certain European savoir-faire (in a good way).
It’s made with a net zero carbon footprint, which is a jargon-y way to say that the makers of this bottle are thinking about our future.
03. GRAYL Legend Tap Water Filter – $63.89
This slick, powerful hunk of stainless steel contains its own internal water purification system. It’s strong, smart, and sexy. To use it just fill the cylinder, press down on the filter, and presto! Sketchy sinks and questionable park fountains are no longer obstacles to nursing last night’s hangover. Brunch and romance await.
By now it’s commonly known that Tesla’s electric cars are sculpted, stunning and fiendishly quick. Their handling is exquisite. They are innovation incarnate. Never mind whether it’s easy being green. In a Tesla, green living is blood-pounding, grin-inducing, rip-roaring spectacular.
Naturally, environmentalists are smitten. Tesla’s model lineup achieves epic fuel economy, equivalent to 90+ miles per gallon. That’s about twice the mpg of that bastion of eco-approval, the Prius.
To be fair, the Prius offers certain lifestyle-enhancing features. Like invisibility. Driving a Prius is essentially a license to speed, disavow stop signs and buzz baby strollers. Its greatest strengths are its perceived weaknesses, namely it’s numbingly nondescript exterior coupled with its profound lack of acceleration, rendering it virtually undetectable to law enforcement. When’s the last time you saw a Prius pulled over for a traffic violation?
Teslas, on the other hand, are distinctly visible. They are also culturally transformative. Here’s why: no matter people’s views on climate change, nor whether they get their news fair and balanced from Fox, lean forward with MSNBC, feel the Bern, or cheer the Don, they all covet Teslas.
Because Teslas are awesome. And they’ve ushered in a new era of green living. Which is to say that when going green is as thrilling as cornering in a Tesla, everyone wants to do it.
Happily, Tesla is not alone in designing green products that consumes love. New and old brands alike are rapidly creating fresh, green solutions that effortlessly reduce consumers’ environmental impact.
Here’s 10 more green products that make not only make green living practical, but also immensely enjoyable.
01. Nebia Shower Head – $375
Like showering in a warm cloud that immediately envelopes you, Nebia atomizes water into millions of droplets to create 10 times more surface area than a regular shower. Nebia also cuts your water usage by 70%. Shower long and prosper.
02. Stack Lighting – $28 & up
Lights that turn themselves off. Stack‘s intelligent bulbs dim and brighten automatically in response to natural daylight. And when you’re not there, they automatically shut off. Stack’s lighting reduces energy use by as much as 40-60%.
03. The Priority Eight – $799
Last thing anyone wants to do when commuting by bike is change a flat tire or deal with a greasy bike chain. The Priority Eight solves those problems and more. Featuring puncture-proof tires and a grease-free Gates Carbon Drive belt system, the bike’s geometry is built for speed and agility.
“The perfect low-maintenance commuter.” — Made Man
04. Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid – $TBD
The Pacifica lets you have the family-hauling practicality of a minivan and your style and fuel economy too. Conveniences include a built-in vacuum with 11 ft. retractable hose and hands’ free sliding doors and liftgate. A V6 plug-in hybrid system delivers 260 horsepower, 30 miles of all-electric range; and fuel economy equivalent to of 80 mpg.
05. Tuckerman Shirts – $145
For a young brand, Tuckerman invokes plenty of heritage. Tuckerman’s organic cotton fabrics are woven in Italy by mills that have been producing shirting fabrics for decades (even centuries). 3rd and 4th generation craftsmen in New England then make them into fine, button-down shirts. More good news; Tuckerman’s long staple organic cotton saves nearly a pound of pesticides per shirt.
06. Acre Designs – $400K & Up
Acre homes produce all the energy they need. That’s right, no energy bills. That’s worth about $150K in savings over the life of a 30-year mortgage. Designed for modern living, Acre homes offer spaciousness in a compact floor plan, loads of natural daylight, healthy indoor air, and a bundle of curated customization options.
07. Criquet Polo Shirts – $75
Criquet’s organic cotton polo shirts will quickly become your go-to. The fit is first-rate and essential details like removable collar stays make these shirts stand out. Separate yourself from the crinkled collar crowd. Stay crisp.
“The search for the perfect polo ends here.” — Details Magazine
08. Bogo Toothbrush – $9.50
For the brush-your-teeth-everyday set, here’s a way to easily integrate green living into your daily routine. High-design toothbrushes made from recycled, recyclable materials or biodegradable, compostable materials. Bogo’s cylindrical shape fits naturally in your hand. Bristles are of the highest quality. Why the name Bogo? Because your purchase triggers a donated toothbrush to someone in need. Super duper bonus: Bogo is sourced and made entirely within the U.S.
09. Nest Learning Thermostat – $249
Nest optimizes your comfort and your energy bills so you don’t have to. It adjusts to your living patterns to automatically set your home’s temperature. And if for some God forsaken reason you want to change the temperature yourself, you can do it from the comfort of your couch using your smartphone. Or your voice; Nest is compatible with Google Now and the Amazon Echo.
10. BRÖÖ Craft Beer Shampoo & Conditioner – $12.64 (together)
Start with all-malt craft beer as the main ingredient. Add Hop flower to deliver a refreshing, invigorating nose. Top it off with a bit of caffeine to stimulate your scalp and wake your follicles. BRÖÖ’s natural, six-pack promise ensures that you won’t find: sulfates, parabens, phthalates, silicones, dyes, artificial fragrances, or polyquaterniums. They say beer makes everyone better looking. They’re right.