Friday, November 25, 2011

Swiggies Review

Swiggies was invented as an alternative to fanny packs and having to carry water bottles while exercising. This new hands-free approach is simple and easy to use. You just fill them up with water and go! 

Upon receiving the Swiggies, my initial thoughts were that they are well constructed. In the mailing envelope were loose washers, which I would not have noticed had my contact not emailed and told me. I put these in the spout tops and had no leakage problems. After initial and subsequent uses, my thoughts remain that they are well made. The size is perfect for young children. The chunky rigid design is appealing and easy for little hands to hold (Little A Bomb refused to wear them on his wrists). Except for possibly losing the washers, the rest of the design is simple.

Tazer (10):  I wore them playing around outside and during the Thanksgiving Turkey Trot.  My first impression of the Swiggies was that they were small and could not hold much.  After using it I realized it holds more water than I thought.  It is easy to use, you don't need to take them out of your pocket or stop or anything.  It ended up being plenty of water for my 5k.  I only used one - for a longer race, you may need more.  Overall I liked it.

Gaigai (9):  I like how they look.  They are small and easy to carry.

Munchkin (4):    When I first saw them, I thought they were awesome.  I liked the bright yellow and orange colors and the small size.  Since I had them on my wrists, I did not have to hold them.  I think they have a lot of water.  I will wear these for my next race for sure!

Little A Bomb (16 months):  paraphrased:  I love the size, perfect for my little hands.  I do not like wearing anything on my wrists, and so did not allow mom and dad to put them on as intended:)

(Disclaimer: We were sent these for free to review on my blog - courtesy of Swiggies. I did not pay for the items, receive payment for this review, or agree to give a positive review. Aside from information gleaned from the company website, the opinions are our own.)

How was your Turkey Trot?  

Any more exciting plans for the long holiday weekend?

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  1. I'm hoping for a quiet weekend, with minimal fuss.

  2. No turkey trot here, but I ran some Thanksgiving trail miles with friends. Still up: orienteering meet tomorrow with my husband and 8 yr old, and then mountain biking Sunday with friends and my brother.


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