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SOMA Water Bottle Review

I was on the prowl for a simple water bottle a few months back and stumbled on the SOMA water bottle during my search. They made some waves when they first came out based on their no-frills approach to design, and their willingness to donate to charity: water for every filter they sell out of their flagship water pitcher product.

Sadly, these products aren’t available in Canada, so I picked one up while I was traveling in LA. After using it for a month, here is my SOMA water bottle review.

SOMA Water Bottle

The simple packaging invokes what’s inside.

SOMA Water Bottle

The back of the box contains some information on the charity they participate in, as well as some essential details of the product.

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The box slides open to reveal the bottle in a small paper sleeve.

SOMA Water Bottle

At 17oz. its a pretty decent size, but it would be nice for a choice on something a bit bigger as well.

SOMA Water Bottle
Image credit: drinksoma.com

If you’re looking for a SOMA water bottle a little bolder, it’s available in 3 other colors.

SOMA Water Bottle

The cap is leak proof with an outer shell consisting of bamboo.

SOMA Water Bottle

It seals well — I haven’t been worried about carrying this full and sealed inside of my bag.

SOMA Water Bottle

It has a soft silicone shell over the bottle so it grips well, and should protect the glass in case of a fall. The silicone is rounded at the base though, so I’ve found it can tip over pretty easily.

SOMA Water Bottle

The bottle is made from BPA-free, borosilicate glass which just so happens to be shatterproof.

SOMA Water Bottle

One thing I’ve noticed when looking online for bottles was the abundance of branding all over everything. The soft debossed SOMA logo on the silicone was one of the most subtle I found.

SOMA Water Bottle

Final thoughts

Overall, I’m becoming a fan of SOMA. It’s nice to see some new products in a space where everything seems to look identical, and the charity donations are a nice touch.

While you’re going to have more size options and better insulation with something like Swell or Hydroflask, the SOMA water bottle offers a similarly priced ($30) glass alternative that’s taste-free, with a little more thought put into the design.

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