Gear item for March 7

Anti-water bottle

THE SITUATION: Experts agree that proper hydration is critical for health and wellness, but anyone lugging around a clunky water bottle on a hike or jog will tell you it’s not exactly convenient.

A SOLUTION: Marketed as the “anti-water bottle,” Vapur’s Element Anti-Bottle may be the answer we’re looking for. It’s made from a BPA-free material that’s flexible enough to roll up once it’s empty, saving much-needed space in your pack.

The Vapur Element also is great when you’re on the go or at the airport, helping you avoid buying costly and wasteful plastic water bottles. You can keep it rolled up in your pocket or bag until you need it.

THE DETAILS: It has a wide mouth with a flip-top cap with an integrated clip for security. Reusable and dishwasher safe, it’s also sealed to avoid spills or leaks. It’s easy to drink out of and provides the durability needed for continued re-use. The bottles are available in multiple color options and two capacities, 23 ounces and 34 ounces.

PRICE: The 23-ounce bottle is $11.99, while the 34-ounce bottle is $13.99.

AVAILABILITY: To purchase or find a list of retailers, visit vapor.us.

Shelby Sheehan-Bernard,

Tribune News Service