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Why I think Owala is the best water bottle

Why I think Owala is the best water bottle
Annemarie Mullet

Triple threat. I own all three — Stanley, Hydro Flask and Owala. With my waterbottle I have traveled, played sports, and confided to it as emotional support. I truly believe that each water bottle has its perks — they’re special in their ways.

To be frank, I’m not a fan of the Stanley’s. They are not functional. The only good thing they have going for them is the fact they can fit in a car’s cup holder, but that’s literally it. Well, they do have really cute colors. Besides that, they have an exposed straw, they don’t fit in backpacks, you have to carry them everywhere and they will leak water if you tip them over.

Overall, Stanley is the least of my favorites among the three.

Then we have my long-time love — the Hydro Flask. I own a variety of colors, almost everyone from the rainbow. I have one that is personalized with my name from when I used to play volleyball, I still have the very first one I ever owned named “Big Red,” and I have my favorite Hydro. A 40 Oz teal color covered in stickers from middle school until my most recent sticker from Colorado. This Hydro has been there for me from the beginning. It served as my most reliable water bottle. Even with its gaping dent near the lid, this hydro has served its purpose.

While this Hydro will always have a piece of my heart, I think it’s time for it to take a part-time job in my life, not a full.

However, I believe the best new player in the water bottle game is the Owala.

I just got an Owala for Christmas and it was one of my favorite gifts. I got the 32oz size. Its main body is a light red color, with the lid being a mixture of blue, baby blue, yellow and cream. A friend even described it as a “parrot.”

Of course, because it’s beautiful.

I love my Owala. It is functional for my busy, everyday life. It fits in my backpack, has a double-sealed lid and comes in the most fun of colors. It was hard for me to decide between my parrot colors or the soft lavender and green colored bottle.

Overall, the functionality and color of the Owala trumps that of both Stanley and Hydro Flask.

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Mariah Johnston, Life and Culture Editor
Mariah Johnston is a junior JAMS major and anthropology minor. While being born and raised in Elko, Nev., she always knew she wanted to move to the PNW. She is editor of the Life and Culture section of The Linfield Review. When she is not working for The Review, she is involved in other jobs on campus, such as writing for Voices of Linfield, a member of the JAMS promo team and a member of Alpha Phi. Recently, she started an internship with the Willamette Valley Visitors Association serving as a content creating intern. Her hobbies include photography, hiking, and anything outdoors, as she has recently gotten into snowboarding and surfing. After college, she hopes to pursue a master's degree in photojournalism, and land a job writing in the travel industry.
Annemarie Mullet, Managing Editor

Annemarie Mullet is a senior from Kirkland, Wash. She is a digital arts major and creative writing minor. Annemarie also works at the Writing Center and in the digital art lab. When not working or doing school, Annemarie can be found doing art, crocheting, sewing, reading, or spending time with her ESA bunny, Mocha.

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