I am weak, WEAK I tell you. Did I need to spend £25 on rose gold chrome Chilly’s Bottle? No. Did I do it anyway? Of course I did.
To be fair I have wanted one for AGES and after having a little browse I found that £25 was actually pretty average for a thermal water bottle. But Chilly’s water bottles aren’t just any water bottles. They’re Instagram sensations, #bottlegoals if you will, and you know me – I’m a sucker for the gram. After having mine for just over a month I thought I would share with you guys my thoughts and ask the big question – are they REALLY worth the hype?
So if you have a little look on Chilly’s website you will see that they promise 4 main things.
- Your bottle will keep your ice-cold drinks ‘ice-cold’ for up to 24 hours, regardless of the outside temperature due to fancy double-walled vacuum insulation. All sounds a bit too much like physics to me.
- Your bottle with keep your tea or coffee hot for up to 12 hours. Think of all the money I’m going to save not having to go to Costa every morning.
- Your bottle will not leak OR produce any condensation meaning you can just throw it in your bag and you’re good to go.
- Your bottle is made from safe, quality materials that aren’t going to leave a nasty taste in your mouth.
A month down the line I have definitely put my bottle to the test. So let’s see how it held up…
‘Your bottle will keep your ice-cold drinks ‘ice-cold’ for up to 24 hours…’
24 hours might be a little optimistic but to be honest my drink has never lasted that long. I did leave it for about 15 hours when I was testing it and it was still ice cold but then I wanted to use my bottle so I couldn’t leave it any longer. Even so, 15 hours in the heat we were having in the UK when I did this little experiment is bloody impressive so hats off to them.
I have had flasks in my time before but in terms of keeping drinks cold, this one is without a doubt the best.
‘Your bottle with keep your tea or coffee hot for up to 12 hours…’
Now this claim I was unconvinced by so I really decided to put it to the test. I put boiling water in my Chilly’s bottle and left it over night (probably not 12 hours because, you know, who is lucky enough to get 12 hours sleep?). The next morning I went to give it a try and I can confirm that IT WAS HOT. Not AS hot as it had been but come on, who wants to drink boiling water anyway?
In fact, the bottle works so well that I would actually warn you to be careful. I made my current coffee an hour ago and I am still blowing on it and keeping the lid off. These bottles really do keep your drinks very, VERY hot. Fair play, Chilly’s, fair play.
‘Your bottle will not leak OR produce any condensation…’
The straw that broke the camels back and led this camel to buying a Chilly’s bottle in the first place was yet another water bottle that leaked everywhere. Yes, it was £4 but I can’t actually take it anywhere with me because it leaves all my stuff dripping. I decided it was time to bite to bullet and get myself a Chilly’s bottle and, true to their word, there has never been ANY leakage or condensation.
The bottle is always a perfect temperature to hold and always perfectly dry. I throw it in my bag and know that when I get to work all of my belongings will still be nice and dry. For me, this made the £25 price tag worth it!
‘Your bottle is made from safe, quality materials…’
It’s a full house for the Chilly’s Bottles. I LOVE my bottle, not only is it really durable but it has never left a bad taste in my mouth (even right at the beginning) and it is bloody STUNNING. Anything rose gold gets a huge yes from me but they have so many different styles that there is one to suit everybody. Not to mention since having my bottle I have seriously cut down on my plastic usage. I take it into coffee shops and I never buy water bottles anymore so everyone is a winner.
I am so so pleased with my Chilly’s bottle. I know they’re a little bit of an investment but I truly love them. I worked out how much I was spending on coffee and I had saved the money I spent on the bottle in under 2 weeks, which is INSANE. If you don’t want to join the Chilly’s family (you indie so and so you) then don’t worry because there are loads of similar products out there. I can’t say whether they work as well or whether they are as gorgeous but definitely have a browse.
For those of you wanting to get your hands on my exact bottle, the link is here.
Until next time guys!