Remember the Safe Sippy 2 review that I shared last month? Well today I’m going to introduce you to the Safe Sporter, a new cup that Kid Basix has added to their “Safe” line of stainless steel products. Now your infant can use the Safe Starter, you can grab a Safe Sippy 2 for your toddler, and your older children can take the 12-0z Safe Sporter anywhere (this size is perfect for lunchboxes, too). There is even a 16-oz size for adults or big kids!
According to Kid Basix, the Safe Sporter features:
- A removable dust cap to keep the spout clean.
- Single-walled design for increased capacity.
- A colorful protective band to protect hands from cold liquid.
- A footpad (“coaster”) to prevent rings on tables and protect the bottom of the bottle.
- Three bright, modern colors per size.
Thanks to Kid Basix, I was able to review a 16-oz Safe Sporter.
I like the way the Safe Sporter is made – it’s comfortable to grip, is designed attractively, and the dust cap is a really nice feature. I also found it easy to take along without having to worry about leaking.
The Pull Spout: My husband plays basketball and grabbed the Safe Sporter right before a game. I thought it would be a great opportunity to hear his take on the cup and eagerly awaited his opinion so I could share it with you all. He came back complaining that he had to hold the pull spout all the way out with his teeth while taking a swig – he couldn’t get the water fast enough on breaks. So he wasn’t real impressed – BUT I have to keep in mind that these guys need to drink a lot during their two-minute-or-so breaks. John’s issue was that it wouldn’t come out fast enough, but I suspect he would have preferred a plastic squeezable water bottle. I myself took a drink and found that the spout does slip to the halfway position. This doesn’t stop me from getting plenty to drink in a swig, though. I didn’t have a problem with it and most kids won’t, either.
Note: I contacted Kid Basix about this and was told that this is going to be corrected in the next production run – the spout will be able to be held in the “open” position more firmly. For now, this is not a problem for most people – the only complaints have been from moms of children 18 months-2 years because these children have been breastfeeding and push the spout in accidentally.
I suspect that my husband is just picky. ;-) But I thought you should know.
I think that this is a great product – I am very satisfied with it and feel that is it superior to what you would find in the travel or sport cup section in stores. I’m loving that it’s stainless steel, too. I don’t like using plastics for drinking/eating so this fits right in with the kinds of products I want to keep around. I recommend it!
You can buy the Safe Sporter at Amazon.com for $14.99 for the 12 oz and $15.99 for the 16 oz!
Kid Basix is generously giving one of my readers a Safe Sporter, winner’s choice of size AND color!
Open to US only.
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Winner will be drawn on September 26 and notified by email – good luck, everyone!
Disclosure/Disclaimer: Although Kid Basix sent me the Safe Sporter for review and testing purposes, it does not affect the honesty of this post. This review is my own opinion and in my own words.
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