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 in 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.
The simple packaging invokes what’s inside.
The back of the box contains some information on the charity they participate in, as well as some basic details of the product.
The box slides open to reveal the bottle in a small paper sleeve.
At 17oz. it’s a pretty decent size, but it would be nice for a choice on something a bit bigger as well.
If you’re looking for a SOMA water bottle a little bolder, it’s available in 3 other colors.
The cap is leak proof with an outer shell consisting of bamboo.
It seals really well — I haven’t been worried about carrying this full and sealed inside of my bag.
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.
The bottle is made from BPA-free, borosilicate glass which just so happens to be shatterproof.
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.
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.