We recently made the exciting move to bring our pup, Hoolie, down to Costa Rica with us for the spring (which is actually more like summer). In preparation, we were thinking about those long walks on the beach at sunset and how to keep our man hydrated so that he’s not keen on drinking salt water (been there, done that, it’s not pretty). So, we reached out to Bübi brands and were delighted when they agreed to send us a couple samples of their products to test and review.
About the Brand
The Bübi brand set out to create a new water bottle that’s convenient to use and easy to store when you’re done with it. Their CEO and Founder, Craig Madaus, says: “What began as a sailing adventure in rough seas became a goal to make hydration convenient while having less plastic pollution on our planet.” Today, Bübi products are used widely by a number of recognized companies, including Google, Yahoo!, and the Girl Scouts.
The Bübi bowl is as compact as it gets. When collapsed, it easily fits in your back pocket or the water bottle sleeve of your backpack. It’s durable and flexible enough so that you don’t have to worry about damaging it when stowing it away. It’s the perfect bowl for on-the-go travelers with pets or babies. We hardly notice it’s there until we need it, which goes a long way when you’re carrying a bunch of additional gear for yourself and your pup.
The 22-ounce Bübi bottle holds plenty of water for an afternoon adventure to the beach or a morning hike to your local waterfall. The bottle is insulated and made of the same silicone material as the bowl, which makes it durable and easily collapsible once it’s empty. In addition to being insulated and safe for dogs and humans, the Bübi bottle is also microwave and dishwasher safe. When it needs a really thorough cleaning, the bottle can be completely turned inside out and either placed in the diswasher or hand-washed.
Furthermore, the bottle is BPA-free and resistant to both heat and cold. The bottle can withstand temperatures up to 200 degrees Celsius and down to -100 degrees Celsius. This means you can boil water over a fire or freeze the entire bottle for a relieving cold compress on an especially hot day. The bottle is also shatterproof and meets FDA, Rhol, and Asian safety standards.
What We Like About It
We are the kind of folks that carry water bottles with us wherever we go. Because we live in Costa Rica at present, it’s really important to us to keep our water cold throughout the day, which is why we go with larger, insulated metal water bottles. But, we typically don’t prefer to carry another mammoth bottle with us for our pup. That’s why the Bübi bottle and bowl have been such an awesome addition to our hiking/outdoor gear arsenal.
We fill the bottle at home and slide it into the water bottle pouch of our backpack before heading for the beach. Once we get there (or if we need to make a stop along the way), we have a water source ready for our pup and a bowl readily attached that he actually likes drinking out of! The combination bottle-bowl eliminates that annoying fiddling through your pack to find where the bowl eventually settled throughout your hike.
We also enjoy how easy it is to clean the Bübi bowl and bottle, as well as the fact that the bottle easily rolls up and stores in our pack so that we have extra room for any groceries or supplies we decide to pick up on the way home. While we haven’t put the bottle to use for these purposes yet, we’re also excited to try boiling water right over the fire in the bottle, as well as freezing it to use as a cold compress on hot days.
The Final Say
Overall, the Bübi bowl and bottle have been excellent additions to our travel gear. Our pup loves drinking out of the bowl and we love the fact that we can have a separate water source dedicated to him for all of our adventures. It’s extremely convenient not to have to worry about whether you remembered something for the dog to drink out of before hitting the trail. I would highly recommend this product to anyone that loves adventuring with their dog and hasn’t found a good solution for carrying water and keeping their pup hydrated on-the-go!
Share Your Thoughts on the Bübi Bowl!
As The Backpack Guide, I’m always looking for new trails and wildernesses to explore and I’m also interested in the experiences of others in the wild. If there is one thing I am sure of it’s that we can all spend more time enjoying and connecting with Nature.
Do you have any experience with the Bübi bowl or bottle? If so, I’d love to know how you’ve liked them and whether you’d recommend them to a friend or invest in more items from them in the future. Also, if you’ve compared Bübi products to others in the outdoor industry, how do you feel they stack up?
If you decide to purchase the Bübi Bowl or Bübi bottle after reading this review, I’d love to know how you like them once you’ve taken them out for a few trips! Feel free to reach out to me directly (email below), or share your latest adventure or backpack by tagging @thebackpackguide on Instagram! They also provided a coupon code backbpackguide10 for 10% off
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I hope you’ve enjoyed this review and I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments section below. I’ll be quick to reply to any questions, comments, or concerns you feel like sharing!
Cheers to Keeping Man’s Best Friend Hydrated and Happy!
The Backpack Guide