Love it because it has a straw which means I don't have to make effort to open the top which means I drink more water. However, I've probably had it spit water at me...40 times? Not exaggerating, it happens all the time and I don't know when or where but I have to be prepared. Wish I could find a water bottle with a straw but doesn't have a shower feature :(
There's a critical design flaw in this bottle. They've made it leak-proof but without an equalising valve for the pressure inside. This means if you fill it and leave it for a few minutes, as the liquid warms, it builds up pressure inside. Because the straw goes to the bottom, the pressure above the liquid forces it up the straw. If the cap is open, the liquid just eventually gets pumped out and dribbles all over everything. If the cap is closed the bottle behaves like a bomb and all the pressure is released at once when you pop it open, resulting in spraying liquid everywhere. If you use hot liquid, you risk severe burns from being sprayed. Contigo MUST fix this flaw with an atmospheric equalisation valve like those found on Otterbox products. The increase in internal pressure can happen very easily. Put a cold drink in and it begins to warm up. Put a hot drink in and the steam will pressurise it. Leave the bottle in the sunlight. Drive down a hill. This entire design flaw makes it very hard to suck liquid out of the bottle too because you're sucking against a vacuum with no atmospheric pressure inside the bottle.
I have this water bottle. I use it for school. I like how convenient it is to sit on my desk. I take it home every night to clean, however when I put it in my lunchbox in the morning to take back to school everything is wet when I get there. Usually I have to empty out the lunchbox and dry the contents and bag. I’m very disappointed with Contigo. I thought they were guaranteed not to leak.
Every other time I go to hit the button on my lid for the mouth piece to pop open, it spits water above my head! I learned this the first time while driving. Ceiling of car and I got soaked like a kid took a super soaked gun to my face. I open it slowly one day at work. over the trash can so I would not get wet, and the water sprayed to my side over my shoulder and all over my work desk! Now from looking in, it is comical, but for me it drives me nuts!! I love mine as it has an infuser, but I cant trust it. it is like we have a bad relationship and when its mad it spits at me :(
Makes noise while drinking even if it is full. The straw seems to be longer than normal and it is not straight.
The bottle leaks like crazy when laid down on its side or upside down
I really like this water bottle however there are times when I go to open the spout, water shoots up and out, getting water everywhere. This is not ideal when I am at work with a laptop in front of me. It is very unpredictable when or if this will happen so I'm giving this water bottle 3 stars as this is a very frustrating flaw.