For many of us here in Toronto, we still have about one month before the kids head back to school. Judging from the response to my deer photo, however, it seems many schools are opening a lot sooner in different parts of the continent. It serves as a reminder that I need to hop to it and finish off our back-to-school shopping. On my list: new water bottles. And, as if they read my mind, Thermos kindly offered to send over a pair of FUNtainer bottles for our family to test out.
The Thermos 12oz FUNtainer bottle uses vacuum insulation technology and is able to keep contents cold for up to 12 hours. My favourite features include the push button lid with pop-up straw and the integrated carry handle. After reading instructions on care and use of FUNtainer bottles, I learned a neat tip: pre-chill the bottle by filling with cold tap water 5-10 minutes prior to use.
There are many licensed Thermos bottles to choose from and my kids had a hard time selecting just one. Ultimately, my daughter went with the Monsters University FUNtainer and my son chose the Spider-Man FUNtainer, currently listed at $15.99.
From Star Wars to Hello Kitty, the 2013 Back to School selection of Thermos products includes a variety of bottles and lunch kits that kids will love. These 12oz Hydration Bottles, which are BPA free, also come with an integrated carry loop and an easy to use flip up straw. These are currently listed at $8.99.
And... OMT! Is that Thor, I see? I am SO getting one of these for... um... me! Or maybe a Thor-mos will do.