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Hydros & Activate Drinks Review & Giveaway (US)

I’ve tried a lot of re-usable water bottles over the years. Many have disappointed me. When given the chance to review the Hydros Bottle I was skeptical – would it really be different from all the others? The simple answer is – yes!

The Hydros Bottle is a water filtering bottle that filters out chlorine, chloramine, and particulates within seconds of filling it up. So no matter where you fill up, you can be confident that the water you drink is clean and safe. I like that it is BPA free and that it has embedded natural antimicrobial which helps prevent odor causing bacteria – a lot of re-usable bottles I’ve used in the past develop a musty smell over time, causing me to get rid them. Another convenient feature is that it is dishwasher safe.

Beyond the convenience and style of the bottle, the company behind the Hydros Bottle donates $1 from each of its sales to fund sustainable water projects that help the nearly one billion people who do not have access to water. You can read more about the Hydros story on their website. You can also keep up with them on Facebook.

As much water as I drink, I like to mix it up every once in a while so that I don’t get bored of chugging the suggested 64ozs every day. I enjoy flavored waters and have tried all the vitamin waters that are out there. I was intrigued to give Activate a try. Activate conducted independent research that concluded that vitamins lose their potency as they sit in water. In an effort to preserve that potency, Activate came up with a unique cap delivery system that releases the vitamins into your water at the exact moment you are ready to drink.

I was sent three flavors of Activate to try out – Lulu Pear, Fruit Punch and Exotic Berry. The twist and release cap is easy to maneuver and it was pretty neat to see the vitamins release into the water bottle. After a quick shake, the bottles were ready to be opened. Each flavor seemed just right – not too strong or too sweet. Flavorful water with a bonus of vitamins and antioxidants! Definitely a nice change of pace from the other flavored waters on the market.

To see the full range of Activate products, check out their webpage. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.


One lucky Simply Stacie reader will win a re-usable Hydros Bottle as well as three bottles of Activate.

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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received samples of the products for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.


Gina is a working mom of two young boys, living in Westchester NY. She enjoys taking pictures, blogging and spending time with her boys in her spare time.

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