Wednesday, March 31, 2010

KOR ONE Hydration Vessel {Review & Giveaway} Water ReDesigned

{This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to those who entered!}

When we first started "going green" around here, giving up my bottled water didn't seem all that difficult to do. In fact, as I learned more and more about what could easily be seeping into my water, I began to feel a little squeamish about using plastic bottles anyway.

Add to that all of the pretty designs and styles of reusable bottles that were beginning to flood the market and it wasn't hard for me to jump on the bandwagon. Until recently, I was switching between one or two metal bottles, one with a sports top and one with a screw-on cap and was... well, perfectly satisfied with them. But nothing more.

That is, however, until I began using a KOR ONE Hydration Vessel and realized all that I had been missing.


Available in four great colors, the KOR ONE Hydration Vessels (sounds much more professional than calling it a water bottle, doesn't it?) are made from a material called Eastman Tritan, a new generation of copolyester. Offering the clarity and performance of polycarbonate but without the dangers of BPA, these Vessels are completely safe, healthy and sustainable.

What makes the KOR ONE so much better than the metal bottles that I was previously using? The list is surprisingly long, actually. I'll start with the obvious: just how darn pretty they are to look at. Measuring in at 1 foot tall, the KOR ONE Vessels hold 25 fluid ounces, which is much more than I could carry before. I barely have time to take a drink of water sometimes, so not having to stop and refill this as many times is a huge plus for me.

Also, the long, elliptical shape of the KOR ONE is not only unique-looking but the ergonomic design fits extremely well in my hand. The convenient handle on the top can be used to carry the Vessel or can be hooked on or attached with a strap depending on what is convenient. It slides perfectly into the side pocket of my diaper bag, easily fits in all of the standard cupholders that I've tried and the soft rubber ring on the bottom means it stands firm and won't scratch on the counter or table.

Next, there's how much I don't miss that slightly odd, metallic taste to the water that I was getting before, nor the feeling of the metal on my lips. Instead, the KOR ONE has an even, rounded mouthpiece that is comfortable to drink from and fits well to the shape of my mouth. Instead of the annoying threads from a screw-on cap, this opening is smooth and sleek and manages to minimize the amount of water that splashes out. Not to mention that the space is plenty wide enough to drop in ice cubes for an extra dose of cooling at home or on the go.

I love the convenience of the flip-top cap as well, it opens quickly and easily with one hand by simply pressing a button and the strong hinge keeps the top in place while I am drinking (instead of it flopping forward into my nose). When it comes time to close the cap, the KOR ONE gives a satisfying snap to let me know it is closed and I have never once seen a single drop leak out afterward. No matter how much it has been shaken or splashed around, this Hydration Vessel has held tight, something I definitely appreciate.

Completely upside down and not a single leak. Thankfully.

Finally, the KOR ONE does more than just provide me with my water - together with its KOR Stones, it is a motivator every time I open the cap to take a drink. Right underneath the lid is a compartment that holds any of the 5 included inspirational messages or a note or picture of your own. I debated over Laugh Often, but chose to put Now Is The Time because of all of the meanings it holds for me. As well as working on being a procrastinator, reading this is a reminder to focus on the moment and not dwell on the past or try to control the future. A pretty significant idea from one small Stone.

Behind the great KOR ONE Hydration Vessels is a company that is equally as impressive. As well as understanding that the path to "going green" is a continuous process and that we all work to find the balance between ourselves and the environment, KOR Water stands strongly behind their mission to "Protect and Celebrate Water." As members of 1% for the Planet, 1% of all of KOR's annual sales are donated to a select group of non-profit organizations that benefit the earth.

In fact, the color KOR ONE that you choose not only reflects your personal style, but each Vessel benefits a different water-related cause. The Orchid Pink that I picked works to fight the Global Water Crisis by partnering with Blue Planet Run, a non-profit dedicated to bringing the global community together to provide safe drinking water to people around the world in need. And here I just thought that the pink would make Big Sister E happy (which it does).

I don't regret retiring my previous water bottles in the least, the KOR ONE has far surpassed them in all areas. The sleek style, extremely high quality, comfort to drink from and versatility (dishwasher safe!) make this my favorite on all levels. Add to that KOR Water's devotion to the environment and to helping people live a better life and you just can't go wrong. Not only that, thanks to their generosity, one person will get to experience these amazing Hydration Vessels for themselves, because...

One lucky person will win their choice of color KOR ONE Hydration Vessel! ARV $29.95!


To enter to win: Visit KOR and tell me the full name of the color KOR ONE that is your favorite AND which of the NEW KOR Stones sayings you like best.

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

1 Extra Entry (per method) if you follow KOR on Twitter and/or become a fan on Facebook.
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1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

WIN an incredible KOR ONE ($30) - the next generation of water bottle @thxmailcarrier from @KOR_Water! http://bit.ly/ciZlp1 #win #giveaway

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Giveaway will end on April 22nd at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only.

A huge thank you to KOR for providing a KOR ONE for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Kerri said...

the color i would want is the orchid pink and the saying i like best is laugh often!

thanks

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Susan Fobes said...

I like the ice blue one with the "Now's the Time" stone.

Susan Fobes said...

I'm in the Uprinting give away.

Susan Fobes said...

I'm in the Zoo Shoe give away.

Kerri said...

following KOR on twitter already :)
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Susan Fobes said...

I'm in the Delta Faucet give away.

Aimee said...

Thanks for the contest! I've been wanting one of these ever since I saw them!

I love the Sawgrass Green bottle and the DREAM BIG stone.

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Kerri said...

following KOR on facebook already :)
face book name (Kerri Buzzard)

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Susan Fobes said...

I'm in the You've Been Sentenced give away.

Susan Fobes said...

I follow with Google connect. #1

Aimee said...

I'm a Twitter follower and I tweeted:
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Susan Fobes said...

I follow with Google connect. #2

Kerri said...

following u on twitter
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and tweeted!
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Kerri said...

i am entered in ur zoo shoes giveaway!

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Aimee said...

I'm following with Google Friend Connect.

Kerri said...

i follow u through google (entry 1)

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redfuzzycow said...

i like the orchid pink kor one and my favorite stone saying is never settle

redfuzzycow said...

i follow kor on twitter (redfuzzycow)

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i'm a facebook fan of kor (jen reda)

redfuzzycow said...

i entered the out of the box sampler giveaway

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Rachel C said...

I like the sawgrass green and I like "Smiles are Free."
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Jessie said...

My favorite color is Orchid Pink and my favorite stone set is the "love" set.

Jessie said...

My favorite color is Orchid Pink and my favorite stone set is the "love" set.

Jessie said...

I follow KOR on twitter @jessiessie

Jessie said...

I'm a fan of KOR on facebook

Jessie said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/jessiessie/status/11398728424

Jessie said...

I entered the Britax giveaway

Jessie said...

I entered the Delta Faucet giveaway

Jessie said...

I entered the SnackTAXI giveaway

Jessie said...

I follow via GFC

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I subscribe via RSS

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I subscribe via e-mail

Jessie said...

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Nicole said...

I like the Orchid Pink and Dream Big.

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Nad said...

I like Orchid Pink and "everything is Possible".

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Nad said...

I follow KOR on Twitter (nadicherie).

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dementeddoll said...

sawgrass green
smiles are free from the love stone!

Nad said...

Entered the Britax stroller giveaway.

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dementeddoll said...

KOR fb fan (trisha dowling)

Nad said...

Entered the ZooShoo giveaway.

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Entered the Fairy Gram giveaway.

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dementeddoll said...

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Nad said...

Entered the Delta Faucet giveaway.

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Nad said...

Entered the McNeill games giveaway.

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Leigh said...

Sawgrass green and the love sayings!

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Leigh said...

Following KOR on twitter!

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Leigh said...

I became a fan on facebook!

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Anonymous said...

I like the ice blue color with the Now is the Time stone. gbloganx@aol.com

koi~mama said...

I like the “United Nations of Water”
and the stone saying perfect is never, says so much for me

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Cher said...

I like the ice blue and the "smiles are free" stone

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Cher said...

I'm a KOR fan on Facebook

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Cher said...

I entered the Britax contest
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wildcat32 said...

My favorite color is Sawgrass Green and stone is Laugh Often.
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Sara said...

I like the sunrise orange the best, but I really love the unbottled water special edition one. Find Balance is my fav saying too - i need to remember that! seraphou@aol.com

Sarah Simplifies said...

I love the Orchid Pink with Better Me Better World

CallMePretty411@yahoo.com said...

Sawgrass green with the Laugh Often stone would be my choice

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littlelatina said...

I'd love the green

Lo said...

I love the Ice Blue and the "laugh often" stone.

Lo said...

I follow Kor on Twitter (I'm @prizealert)

Lo said...

Here's my tweet: http://twitter.com/prizealert/status/11431039563

Laura said...

I love sawgrass green! I also love the "Have Faith" stone!

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Laura said...

I follow kor on twitter!
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Nichol said...

I would get orchid pink and I like the saying Live Once!

Nichol said...

Follow them on twitter @KiddiesCorner

Nichol said...

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Savvy Coupon Mommy said...

Laugh often & The Blue Bottle are my favorites... Thanks :-)

Savvy Coupon Mommy said...

I follow with Google Friend Connect#1

Savvy Coupon Mommy said...

I Follow with Google Friend connect#2

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Sarah Lynne said...

I like the Ice Blue with the saying Laugh Often!!!

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sharonjo said...

I like the "Ocean Protection" ice blue water vessel and the "Love" stones.

sharonjo said...

I follow KOR_Water on twitter @sharonjo2

sharonjo said...

I'm a facebook fan of KOR Water.
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I entered the Britax Blink stroller giveaway.

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Darcie K. said...

I like the Ice Blue with the Never Settle saying
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sharonjo said...

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sharonjo said...

I entered the Flirty Aprons giveaway.

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sharonjo said...

I follow you on twitter @sharonjo2

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Darcie K. said...

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sharonjo said...

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Darcie K. said...

I entered the Britax giveaway
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I entered the ZooShoo giveaway
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traci smith said...

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entered the blink stroller

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entered the zoo shoo giveaway

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