After four summers of lifeguarding and using my 16 ounce water bottles in the hot sun, in my car, for all sports, and yard work, I am finally, replacing them. I have dropped them from the lifeguard stand, and washed them in the dishwasher at around 300 times.
I bought one new one in the spring and the only difference between the new one and my older one is that it is shiny and dent-free and keeps the ice and coldness over night. The old one still keeps the ice in it for about 4 hours at 84 degrees.
Then of course, being the SHE I am, I left it in a Cracker Barrel restaurant while traveling. I hope I blessed someone else with it. Now I have purchased two more 16 ounce water bottles and am looking forward to their arrival soon.
FlyLady here; I am still using a couple of our original proto-type water bottles. We are discontinuing our 12 oz water bottle. We have them for only $10.00. Get them while they last. They are just the right size for your purse or your children’s backpack.