This collapsible water bottle takes up half as much space when you’re not using it


I joined a gym last week. Although I regularly work out at home on my own equipment (an inexpensive Total Gym and a treadmill), this is the first time I’ve gone to an actual gym to work out. So now I’m on the lookout for cool sports gear to talk about and review. In my web searches, I found the Que collapsible water bottle.

Que bottles have a leak-proof stainless steel screw on cap, are made of food-grade silicone and feature an unusual spiral design that allows the bottle to extend to 8.4 inches tall with a 20-ounce capacity when you are ready to fill it and then shrink back down 4.8 inches tall when the bottle is empty. The idea is that the collapsed bottle will take up less space in your gym bag.

The only thing that concerns me about this type of bottle is cleaning it due to the internal ridges. The bottles are dishwasher safe, but I personally would not use them for anything other than plain old water.

Que bottles are available in several colors and are priced at $24.95. You can read more about them at quebottle.com and order one from Amazon. SkyyHi is another company that sells similar bottles, but their bottles have a cap with a handle and they cost about $5 less than Que.

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4 comments… add one
  • Ira August 6, 2017, 6:23 pm

    I liked the concept, so I backed it on Kickstarter. I got one for each of my kids. One of them stopped using it almost immediately because it kept flopping over when it wasn’t capped (it lost tension in the sides, and simply toppled over), spilling his drink everywhere (much to his embarrassment in the school cafeteria). My other child used it until one of his peers, who thought it was cool, inadvertently popped it by squeezing it (not that hard, actually) until it burst.

    So…loved the idea, but in practice there were some concerns (e.g., not being sufficiently able to remain upright when uncapped; not being sufficiently hardy that it wouldn’t explode when squeezed). 😐

  • Ira August 6, 2017, 6:24 pm

    I forgot to say, it also had a strong rubber/plastic smell that transferred to the drink inside.

  • Olivier August 11, 2017, 8:48 pm

    Looks so expensive and low space saving.
    I use Soft Bottles, packs to nothing when empty, for example Platypus : https://www.platy.com/catalog/product/view/id/16820/category/44/
    These are just perfect.

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