One of the crucial vital standards for me in relation to a water bottle is it being spill-proof, as a result of I’m deeply clumsy and have been wronged up to now by a leaky water bottle that took vengeance on my laptop computer. So, let’s begin there. Coming in first place is the Owala! Although by the smallest of margins, it is fairly rattling solidly sealed. Completely nothing got here out after I tipped it over, and I needed to full-on Blizzard-style maintain it the wrong way up for it to leak from the straw.
The Hydro Flask, which got here in a really, very shut second, held up rather well to being tipped over, with not a drop popping out from the lid. The only real cause this ranks the slightest bit decrease is as a result of there’s this teeny tiny gap on the highest by the straw that does leak if it is knocked over. As with the Owala, it leaks from the straw if totally turned over (which, actually, is predicted of all of those, however I figured I might test anyway!).
In final place is the Stanley. I am gonna be trustworthy — I used to be disillusioned as hell on this! Provided that the Stanley tumbler is the one of the three to have a “totally closed” lid possibility (extra on this later), I used to be fairly assured it would not spill. Reader, it did. Rather a lot. And really simply. To verify it wasn’t consumer error, I opened and resealed it, however the outcomes didn’t change. Water leaks from the highest of the lid even when its simply tilted sideways, so it is positively not a ~toss it in your tote~ kinda bottle.