My friendship with Laken started last summer, when I lost another one of my bottles and I was looking for a new friend to continue my travels and hikes with. Single-use plastic bottles are so out of fashion these days, and it’s one of the easiest ways to contribute to your smaller ecological footprint. In addition, recycling, preserving nature and doing my best to preserve it is very important to me. Thought-done, I decided to dive into the world of Laken!
The fact that the bottle also functions as a thermos for hot drinks, is a huge plus which means I can use one bottle throughout the year and for many purposes. This is very important to me because I love minimalism and the less things I have, the happier I am. In addition, it helps to save money on the purchase of a thermos, because a high-quality thermos is quite a large expense. At the same time, it is very important for me to have both, because I love to go out in nature a lot. A water bottle or a tea bottle is always a faithful companion on hikes.
Since I rather respect simplicity and modest colors, my choice turned out to be a 0.7 litre bottle with a narrow mouth in metallic color. The liter one seemed too big, and the 0.5 litre and 0.35 litre seemed too small. At the same time, a varied selection is great, because people’s wishes and preferences are different. In addition, the color selection of Laken bottles is so large and wide that just looking at them brings a smile to your face, I’d call this color therapy! The selection includes simple and Scandinavian shades, as well as brightly colored eye-catchers. It is also very positive that Laken offers different bottle designs – narrow mouth opening, wide mouth opening and a variant with a straw. Giving everyone the opportunity to get as personal a bottle as possible, taking into account everyone’s wishes. The size of the bottle also comes into play, which I mentioned above. The bottles are available in four sizes – 1 litre, 0.7 litres, 0.5 litres and 0.35 litres. It is also worth noting that Laken offers spare parts for its bottles. If the straw needs to be replaced or the cap is lost, you don’t have to buy a new bottle, you can simply buy an additional one. Laken generously offers so many categories to use as a starting point to find a bottle that meets your needs. If the water bottle is personal and brings us joy, carrying your own bottle with you is more memorable and encourages you to consume more water.
But now the most important thing – do Laken’s promises to keep water warm for 12 hours and cold for 24 hours actually hold water? I have left this bottle to sunbathe in the scorching Estonian summer sun, and filled it with hot tea, I have taken it outside in the bitter cold and used it for almost a year in absolutely all kinds of conditions. I’ll be honest, I’ve completely tested this bottle. And you know what? This bottle has absolutely not disappointed me. Rather the opposite. Laken has pleasantly surprised me, and I dare to recommend it more and more to everyone who is looking for a new bottle. I’d say Laken is even pretty modest in his goodness. The thermos bottle really keeps warm and also cold as promised. Even on this insanely hot summer day, the water in the bottle was still refreshingly nice. This experiment actually came out by accident when I had forgotten my bottle outside my summer house, where the sun shines all day long. Looking for the bottle in the evening and finding it in the middle of the lawn, I was absolutely sure that the cold water added in the morning had warmed up, because it had been basking in the sun for at least 6 hours. I tried – and much to my surprise the water was still freezing cold. Wow, I was pleasantly surprised!
It is also said that many thermoses get so-called sweaty. I have never noticed this with Laken. Every time I take hot tea with me on my adventures, the tea stays nicely and patiently warm in the thermos until I pour it into a mug – the bottle is not sweaty or unpleasant in any way. It was very bitterly cold when I went to the Loomus march earlier this year. We brought a thermos of tea with us. By the end of the event, it was already bone-chilling, and knowing that we were able to take 0.7 liters of hot drink with us made me so happy. I really thought it had cooled down a bit because it had been in my bag for quite a few hours. In reality, I burned my mouth and stated that next time I would have to be more careful or bring cooler tea.
Dare I recommend Laken? 100%. This is my top 3 products that you could buy from the Bio4You organic store. It has a large selection of colors, different models and a very friendly price, especially if you consider that the product also works for a thermos. However, the most important thing is to know that Laken lives up to the expectations it has set for itself. It gives you the opportunity to purchase a personalized drinking bottle that enhances us. Be an example to others, consume consciously and responsibly. Our actions today are a reflection of the future. It could be plastic-free and full of colorful reusable bottles!
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