H2O4K9: A fling with a water bottle
In one of my earliest posts on Dog Jaunt, I praised the Gulpy dog water bottle as a simple product that does its job really well. It does, but, you know, nothing is perfect, and when I caught sight of H2O4K9’s exciting new dog water bottle I lost my head and ordered one. For one thing, I really love dog gear I have a clear duty to my readers to report on new products. And the Gulpy does have a flaw, which is that its bottom is rounded, so you can’t actually rest it upright on a flat surface. (The bewitching H2O4K9 bottle has a flat bottom.)
What else? The new bottle comes in this amazing “Tree Frog Green” color, which I defy anybody to resist (it comes in five other colors as well). Unlike the Gulpy, it’s made of stainless steel and it has a wide mouth, so you can put ice in the bottle on hot days and it’s easier to clean. It comes attached to a sturdy carabiner, while the Gulpy only has a plastic clip that slides onto your waistband. Also unlike the Gulpy, it’s a costly little item — currently just shy of $19 on Amazon.
I liked its pretty face, I’ll just admit it, and the flat bottom is a nice feature. On balance, however, I’m happier with our Gulpy bottles. They’re lighter, I never do put ice in a water bottle, and the flip-down lid/bowl is much more convenient than the H2O4K9 lid, which must be unscrewed and held in a second hand while water is poured in from the bottle. The final blow? The sides of the H2O4K9 lid are high enough that Chloe finds it daunting to stick her head between them to drink — but she laps happily out of the Gulpy’s shallow bowl.
H2O4K9 Water Bottle for Dogs