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This Discounted Fancy Water Bottle Delivers Much More Than Hydration

Contigo water bottles.
Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Contigo/Amazon.

Why don’t you have this yet? A water bottle’s a water bottle, right?

Why you want this: A vacuum-insulated, auto-sealing bottle with a protective spout may seem like an unnecessary luxury, but it’s amazing how upgrading the simple items we use throughout the day can elevate one’s mood. (You know the feeling if you’ve ever written with a particularly smooth pen.)

What the experts say: The Inventory calls it simply “the best water bottle,” writing, “The 24 oz. stainless steel body is thin enough to actually comfortably get your hand around, and will fit in even the tightest of backpack bottle holders, while keeping water cold for up to 28 hours.”

What the people say: It makes for easy drinking. (“The selling point for me is the spout. I never have to unscrew a cap or pop a cover. Press the button and the water goes right down.”) It prevents spills, even for those who are spill-inclined. (“I haven’t had a waterlogged purse since I converted to these Contigo water bottles. Once the top is screwed on, the auto-seal feature seals things right back up, preventing people like me from getting water everywhere.”)

The Contigo Autoseal Chill Stainless Steel Water Bottle is currently $18, or 23 percent off the normal price.

(Note: This deal is specifically for the SS Grapevine color, prices on other colors vary.)

Contigo Autoseal Chill Water Bottle
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