Gear Review: United By Blue’s Field Guide Water Bottle

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All of their products are made from goods that keep our air, oceans, and soil a little cleaner! Read more about their philosophy and then check out their products! I tested their artsy 22 oz. Field Guide Stainless Steel Water Bottle, check out my review below.

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22 oz. Field Guide Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Disclosure: The following product was donated for the purposes of the review

Materials: 100% stainless steel, braided paracord

Features: Double insulated to keep cold liquids cold and hot liquids hot for up to 12 hours, vacuum-sealed lid, powder coated with original illustrations of plants and animals

Available Size: 22 oz., fits into a standard cupholder


Fun Design

It’s pretty much a given that anything with “field guide” in the name is going to be cool and fun! The bottle is adorned in original illustrations of plants and animals commonly spotted on the trail. I’ve found the bottle to be quite the conversation starter if I leave it on the table while sitting at a café. This is one water bottle that I have no desire to cover with stickers!

Temperature Control

The double insulation is great! It keeps water extra cold when ice is added to the bottle.

Great Strap/Handle

The paracord strap has a plastic clip which makes it easy to attach to anything with a loop. The strap is longer than a carabiner so it allows the bottle to hang nicely from a backpack. The rope easily detaches from the bottle which makes the bottle easy to clean.

Constellation Card

Yup, you read that right! The water bottle came with a constellation card! You simply line up the holes with the Big Dipper and then follow the arrow on the card to find the North Star (Polaris). How cool is that?!

A reminder to look up more


Wide Mouth

I put this at the top of the con list only because I think it’s a pro and a con. The wide mouth allows for easy filling and makes it possible to easily add ice, which is nice. The con to any wide-mouthed bottle is that spillage is inevitable and it’s nearly impossible to walk and drink at the same time without getting wet! Proceed with caution if you decide to fill the bottle with hot water.

Dent Prone 

Since it is made of stainless steel, it is prone to dents. My bottle is already dented at the bottom. The bottle still stands up straight but if it gets dented in the wrong place, it’ll end up not sitting flat. Maybe I’m just extra clumsy but I always end up dropping my water bottles and every single stainless steel bottle I’ve had ends up getting dented.


I love the 22 oz. Field Guide Stainless Steel Water Bottle! Its sleek design and cool strap make it stand out from other water bottles. I’m inspired by United By Blue’s philosophy and true passion for conservation; their products are awesome and their philosophy is solid!

Photos © 2018 Shani Leead

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