That’s what happened when I got turned on to the AVEX Brazos Water Bottle water bottle with an autoseal top.
I hadn’t heard of these folks prior to stopping by their booth at the Outdoor Retailer Show in January. Sadly, they are just not as widely distributed as other water bottle companies. But, in my humble opinion, they are far superior (ya hear that REI?).
What led me to their booth and my need for a new water bottle was when my other one (NOT an AVEX) leaked out into my backpack and…drumrolll…fried my laptop. Yes, dumb move on my part for having a water bottle that could potentially leak inside my backpack with my laptop. But we all do dumb things sometimes, right? (By the way, my laptop was saved by amazing techs at my local Apple repair store.)
Anyway, I no longer keep a filled water bottle in my backpack but if I did, it could be the AVEX because these bottles are completely spill-proof.
My go-to AVEX is the Brazos (without a straw).
I like it because I can carry it in one hand (like walking through the airport while pulling a carry-on bag), depress a button, take a sip and it will autoseal once I’ve let go of the button. And it autoseals tight so it will not spill, even if I turn it upside down.
There’s a cover that flips over the top of the drinking spout to keep out dirt and a detachable handle that you can use to clip on to a bag.
Of course it’s 100% BPA free and it’s even dishwasher safe (important when you’re trying to keep the mouthpiece area free from germs after several uses).
The Brazos comes in 25 and 32 ounce versions and a wide variety of colors. Available on Amazon at various price points.
By the way, after getting my Brazos, Jon wanted one. So now we have two in the house. Different colors of course so we’re not fighting over whose is whose.
Disclosure: AVEX provided this water bottle to me for review. Regardless, everything I have said in the post reflects my honest opinions.