Quart or Life Crisis

For every Teva sandal, there is a Havaianas flip-flop. For every carabiner, there is a squeeze-to-activate key-chain flashlight. And now, for every backpacker’s Nalgene, there is a Kor One personal hydration vessel.

Conceptualized in SoCal, the ecofriendly 750-milliliter bottle is made of durable, heat- and chemical-resistant copolyester that’s icky BPA free. Aside from being easy on the eyes, the design’s ergonomic flip top (easily maneuvered with one hand) and extra-wide mouth make for maximum gulpage with minimum face splashage.

And if sticking it to authorities who estimate you’ll toss 167 water bottles this year doesn’t make you feel good enough, the cap doubles as an affirmation stash spot so you can absorb inspirational sayings like “now is the time” while you swig.

Hey, there’s a time and a place for everything.

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