Root7 is a small company based in Wimbledon, London that specialises in designing drinking products, eg cups, mugs, glasses etc and they have just launched their Kickstarter campaign introducing their rather funky colour changing stainless steel water bottle, known as The Chameleon. Root 7’s ethos is to #DrinkDifferently – by that they mean they only design drinking products that they love and that are either new in concept, looks or function. Stainless steel water bottles are not “new” and The Chameleon looks like a water bottle …. sort of …. using thermochromic ink, which reacts to cold water, the Root 7’s white bottle turns to a pretty colour once cold water is added. As you drink the water, warmer air fills the void left changing the bottle back to white. Adding to the fun factor, you can clasp your filled water bottle to make patterns with your fingers as the paint reacts to the heat of your fingertips!
The idea was created by the team in February 2018 – they wanted a fun way to encourage people to drink more water and to use less plastic. The Kickstarter was launched this month and in 25 days the company hopes to not only launch the water bottle on a major scale but next Spring but it has other development ideas to add to the enjoyment of the product. With pledges starting from £11 – the company are offering a water bottle in a choice of 3 colours with matching “sun jacket” plus free shipping to the USA, UK and Europe. The Kickstarter products will be shipped in January, just in time to kickstart your 2019 New Year New You aim! The water bottles will be hitting the retail shops around March 2019.
The bottle itself is rather sleek, slim and stylish ( not surprising after looking at Root 7’s other products). Made of #304 food grade stainless steel, it is perfectly safe to be reusable. It is not for boiling water or thermos uses though – just cold water! The slim design makes it very easy to transport – fitting neatly into handbags, gym bags, school bags, etc and yet it holds a capacity of 600mls (21 fl.oz). Root 7 has worked hard to ensure that the bottle and its lid was leakproof too.
At the moment the water bottles come in 3 different “filled” colours – blue, peach and purple. Magenta looks to be in the pipeline for Spring 2019 too. The lid also has a tag the colour of your bottle when filled – practical as when empty the water bottle is white and the lid just gives a reminder which bottle is yours! Super handy if you have a family with identical water bottles – it will save a lot of arguments!
Each bottle comes with a “sun” jacket to help prolong the bottle’s life. The stainless steel water bottle will last many years – the ink changing the bottle’s colour will last but will need looking after. The “sun” jacket is made from tear resistant silicone which will help protect the water bottle from bumps, scratches and harmful UV rays. Clean your bottle by gently using warm water and washing up liquid and give it a shake – avoid scrubbing and don’t put in the dishwasher.
Get yourself over to the Kickstarter website and order one or more of these stylish water bottles. As the news headlines tell us that over 38 million water bottles are sent to landfills each year; that plastics are being dumped in our rivers and oceans; that we should drink more water; eat healthily …. it makes sense to back a project like this, don’t you think?!
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Photos & Gifs have been published with kind permission of Root 7.