LIMA, Ohio, March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing a demand to customize how people hydrate, 50 Strong™, a leading manufacturer of innovative, high-quality American-made bike accessories and water bottles, is shaking up the hydration aisle with the introduction of Simply Better Bottles, a smart and stylish line of reusable water bottles designed to meet specific individual hydration needs, as well as drinking personality. The line currently includes 10 styles that offer everything from mixing action, a pocket to hold keys and cash, insulation to keep drinks cold but hands warm, flat fit design for carrying convenience and much more. The entire line is available in assorted bright colors and matte grey, with interchangeable tops and lanyards providing added customization. As with all 50 Strong products, Simply Better Bottles are proudly made in America.
"Our research and extensive conversations with consumers about what they are looking for in a water bottle, found very specific features were in demand," said Ashley Thompson, CEO, 50 Strong. "The result is an innovative and customizable line unique to what's currently on the market. Our packaging is also making the hydration aisle more consumer friendly by helping consumers easily identify the right water bottle for them, based on the features they are looking for."
Unique to this hydration line is the Every Last Drop Straw™. Unlike most straws that go straight down, this straw is actually angled within the bottle so that it reaches down into the edges of the bottle and able to reach every last bit of liquid.
The 10 styles in the Simple Better Bottles collection include:
Insulated - Great for everyday use and to keep drinks cold. The bottle is easy to squeeze, securely fits into a bike cage and most cup holders and features a bite-friendly, pull-top drinking spout.
Gym Bottle - Specially designed Gym Pocket conveniently and securely holds a credit card, cash or a key, while the extra-large Water Cannon Nozzle™ provides large amounts of water.
Tornado Mixer - Unlike other bottles that have balls, the Tornado Mixer has a tornado shaped mixer that creates a cyclonic mixing action for protein powders, meal replacement shakes or water flavorings.
Big 36 - Features a modern square top and holds a whopping 36 oz. yet still fits into most cup holders. Comes with a flip-top nozzle that can be locked into position with just one hand and its Every Last Drop Straw™ allows users to drink every last drop.
Flat Fit - The unique flat, slender design conveniently fits into backpacks, diaper bags and more. The bottle comes with an easy-open Chug cap that can be locked into position with just one hand.
Ice & Go - Featured a cold-proof comfort sleeve and wide mouth opening allowing ice cubes to be easily dropped into the bottle, or even added directly from the refrigerator.
Chug - Features a slim silhouette and Chug cap which allows big gulps of water, no straw required. It can also be opened and locked into place with just one hand. Available in 24 oz and 30 oz.
Flip & Sip - The Every Last Drop Straw™ allows the consumer to get every last drop from the bottle. The Flip top nozzle can be locked into position with just one hand. Available in 24 oz and 30 oz.
Squeeze - Easy to squeeze, fits into a bike cage and most cup holders and features a bite-friendly, pull-top drinking spout.
Guzzler - The extra-large Water Cannon Nozzle™ allows lots of water to flow out quickly. The cap features a special "no glug" technology that makes it perfect for smooth and consistent pouring.
Each water bottle sports a finger-friendly flexible lanyard that comfortably fits two fingers for carry, a wide-mouth opening for easy cleaning, and fits into most cup holders. The bottles are made from durable plastic, are BPA-free, leak-proof, top-rack dishwasher safe.
What's more, ten percent of profits from all 50 Strong products sold is donated to the 50 Strong Foundation, a self-funded non-profit which awards scholarships to workers pursuing careers in manufacturing. "The company wanted to do what they could to help to educate and train factory workers to be successful in today's more advanced manufacturing environments," added Thompson.
"We have made it the company's mission to promote products that are made in America," added Thompson. "It is possible to make high quality, well-designed products here for the same or lower price as competitors who make products in other countries. We also believe that when given a choice between products made here versus one made abroad, consumers will select an American made product."
Simply Better Bottles are affordably priced at just $4.99 - $11.99 each. The entire hydration line, along with 50 Strong bike accessories, is currently available at Be50Strong.com. The Insulated and Gym Bottle are currently available at over 2,500 Walmart locations across the country.
Benefits of Reusable Water Bottles
It is better for our health:
- Access to a bottle at all times makes it easy to drink the daily recommended amount of liquids
- Staying hydrated can help prevent overeating and plays a role in maintaining a healthy weight
- When drinking water, you aren't drinking other sugary beverages
It is better for the environment:
- Americans drink more bottled water than any other nation, purchasing 29 billion bottles every year
- While people may make an effort to recycle, research shows that actually only 1 out of 5 water bottles are sent to the recycle bin
It is far less expensive:
- Using a reusable bottle could save $550.00 a year, compared to a one-time $4 to $12 investment.
- Americans spend about as much money on disposable plastic water bottles each year as they do on engagement rings: $11 billion dollars
About 50 Strong
Based in Lima, Ohio, 50 Strong is a division of PTC a plastics company founded in 1982. The company remains family-owned-and-operated by the founder's daughter and CEO Ashley Thompson, and Brendan Thompson, Ashley's husband and the company's president. The 50 Strong product portfolio began with a line of bike accessories, which are currently available at more than 3,000 Walmart stores across the country. In addition to developing high quality, well-designed products, the company's mission is to promote products that are made in America, encouraging other manufacturers to produce more products domestically and encourage more retailers to take a closer look at and select American made products for their stores. Follow 50 Strong on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information go to www.Be50Strong.com
SOURCE 50 Strong