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MiiR Stainless Steel Water Bottle (Product Review and Giveaway)

25 Jan

I own a lot of water bottles and my collection takes up nearly the entire upper shelf in one of our kitchen cabinets (my wife is a very patient woman). However, I am not really a “collector” since I use these bottles—some are insulated and others have unique features that make them more suitable for certain rides than others. A few weeks ago the folks at MiiR asked if I would be willing to try out a couple of their water bottles and I jumped at the chance.

MiiR Stainless Steel Water Bottle

MiiR Stainless Steel Water Bottles

The MiiR Stainless Steel Water Bottle is made of 18/8 stainless steel and holds 600ml (20 ounces). The bottle is 9″ tall (7″ without the lid) and will easily fit in the water bottle cage on your bicycle. This bottle is lightweight (only 6 ounces) and is very comfortable to hold. While this bottle is dishwasher safe (top rack), they recommend hand washing.

With so many water bottles on the market, what makes the MiiR bottles different? I suppose durability would have to head the list, followed by ease of use—one twist of the lid (cap) and the bottle is ready to use. While this bottle does not have a sports cap like most cycling-specific bottles, you don’t have to worry about throwing this bottle in a gym bag or even tossing it in the back of your car! I also liked using this bottle when I was riding on muddy trails. The worst part about cycling in the mud is finding a way to keep the spout on your water bottle clean. It’s not that I am scared of drinking a bit of mud—I am not that picky. However, last year I was riding off-road and saw a horse emptying his bladder on the trail in front of me when it dawned in me that mud was not the only thing clinging to my bottles! With the twist lid on the MiiR you don’t have to worry about what you might have picked up on the trail.

MiiR Stainless Steel Water Bottle

MiiR Stainless Steel Water Bottles

The MiiR Stainless Steel Water Bottle (600ml size) retails for $18 and is available from the MiiR online shop. This bottle comes in five colors (orange, white, stainless, green, blue). When you buy a bottle you will also need to choose a lid—they have two types available, wedge (pictured above) or wingnut. These lids sell for $5 and come in numerous colors so you can create a truly customized bottle. MiiR also has several other bottles, including insulated bottles, available on their Website and they offer free shipping on any order over $40.

MiiR is a very environmentally conscious company. Their lids are made of BPA-free polypropylene #5 plastic and every bottle is 100% recyclable. In addition, $1 from every bottle sold goes directly to building water wells in developing nations. I have had the opportunity to spend a lot of time in Third World counties and it is so sad that nearly one-quarter of the world’s population does not have access to clean, safe drinking water. I sincerely applaud MiiR for their efforts!

As my regular readers know, I seldom keep the products that are sent to me for review—most of the time I give the products to random visitors who comment on this blog. Once again I’ve decided to hold a contest for one of the MiiR Stainless Steel Water Bottles. The folks at MiiR sent me two bottles and I only needed one to test, so I am giving away the Cadmium Orange bottle pictured above (that’s the one I didn’t use). To enter the contest all you have to do is pick a number between 500 and 750 and enter it in the comment section below (you don’t actually have to make a comment). The contest ends at midnight (CST) on Tuesday, January 29, 2013. After the contest closes I will use a random number generator to pick the winning number. If no one has the exact number the person with the number closest to, but not over, the winning number will get the orange MiiR Stainless Steel Bottle. In case two or more people chose the same number the first person to pick the number will be the winner. This contest is for U.S. residents only and only one entry per household allowed. When the contest is over I will publish the results in the comments section of this article. I will mail this product to the winner via Priority Mail at my expense.

 
99 Comments

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99 responses to “MiiR Stainless Steel Water Bottle (Product Review and Giveaway)

  1. codsow

    January 25, 2013 at 7:10 AM

    672

     
    • bellissimom

      January 28, 2013 at 9:17 PM

      I feel like I can never have too many good water bottles!

      750

       
  2. amedicstudent

    January 25, 2013 at 7:13 AM

    I love the ‘cadmium orange’ colour!

     
    • All Seasons Cyclist

      January 26, 2013 at 11:11 AM

      There is something about that color that does strike to eye! I had almost decided to keep it just because of the way it looks.

       
  3. scarver

    January 25, 2013 at 7:14 AM

    Thanks for the thoughtfulness. #577

     
  4. Greg

    January 25, 2013 at 7:19 AM

    748

     
  5. Doug Kuiper

    January 25, 2013 at 7:26 AM

    I like the Orange color, would complement my Blaze Orange Moose Mitts…#669

     
    • All Seasons Cyclist

      January 26, 2013 at 11:13 AM

      Those two items could save your life during hunting season. I live on the Illinois/Wisconsin border and during the fall I am always scared some hunter will mistake me for a deer (I don’t look like a deer, but some guys are really bad shots).

       
  6. Fit and Forty Something

    January 25, 2013 at 7:35 AM

    551

     
  7. Fitwellmom

    January 25, 2013 at 7:41 AM

    You make so really good points about why the type of lid used is important. I hadn’t given that much thought…love the orange colour-it would be easy to find.

     
    • All Seasons Cyclist

      January 26, 2013 at 11:14 AM

      Different lids are probably the main reason I have so many bottles — I ride in some rather unusual circumstances.

       
  8. Cary Gossett

    January 25, 2013 at 7:42 AM

    666

     
  9. Jeff Katzer

    January 25, 2013 at 7:43 AM

    Ok, I’ll guess 600, I know, not very imaginative… Now I’ll go check out their web site.

     
  10. Cherry

    January 25, 2013 at 8:09 AM

    aww soooo, when are you moving to Canada? haha Too bad, I would have liked a “go” at this since I recently threw out my worn out stainless steel bottle. detailed review as usual! 🙂

     
    • All Seasons Cyclist

      January 26, 2013 at 11:15 AM

      I’m not sure the Border Police would let me across the border — I am a very suspicious looking character!

       
  11. Chatter Master

    January 25, 2013 at 8:14 AM

    737

    Curious about this. I specifically stay away from bottles without the spouts. But…eh, if I get a free one I’ll give it a try. 😉

     
    • All Seasons Cyclist

      January 26, 2013 at 11:16 AM

      Different lids for different routes!

       
      • Chatter Master

        January 26, 2013 at 5:15 PM

        I could be tempted! I will give it a try even if I don’t win. 😉

         
  12. jenion

    January 25, 2013 at 8:19 AM

    517. Thanks!

     
  13. Dickson

    January 25, 2013 at 8:37 AM

    713

     
  14. dzweifler

    January 25, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    650

     
  15. Michael Lee McRoy

    January 25, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    I got 665 Im a penny short again satan The Woodbox gang lyrics and my guess!

     
  16. OrganicREADY

    January 25, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    You’re too cute Mr. Cyclist!

     
    • All Seasons Cyclist

      January 26, 2013 at 11:18 AM

      I’ve been called a lot of things in my life, but cute has never been one of them! However, I presume you are referring to the comment I made about my loving and very patient wife.

       
  17. Sarah

    January 25, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    542…I am slowly but surely accumulating a lot of water bottles lately, there are so many cool ones out there!

     
    • All Seasons Cyclist

      January 26, 2013 at 11:19 AM

      It seems like every year I pick up a few more — they just keep multiplying like rabbits!

       
  18. tomlet2237

    January 25, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    503 – Good thing I keep my cold winter rides under two hours. Don’t have to drink too much liquid.

     
    • All Seasons Cyclist

      January 26, 2013 at 11:19 AM

      Winter riding really dries me out — though I don’t drink as much on winter rides I still drink a lot!

       
  19. Joboo

    January 25, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    740

     
  20. Samantha

    January 25, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    500

     
  21. Ronda Jones

    January 25, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    587 and I LOVE orange!!!

     
  22. Diana Smith

    January 25, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    624 (Diary of an angry fat woman sent me 🙂 )

     
  23. Simon

    January 25, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    590

     
  24. Jennifer McKinley

    January 25, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    702 thanks!

     
  25. Bill Chance

    January 25, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    665 You can never have too many water bottles.

    Thanks for sharing.

     
  26. Ed

    January 25, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    622

     
  27. Dayna Doukara

    January 25, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    567

     
  28. the drunken cyclist

    January 25, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    601

     
  29. John Hamilton

    January 25, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    #521 Thank you.

     
  30. Sarah Angleton

    January 25, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    I admit to a little bit of an obsession with water bottles. Thankfully, I, too have an understanding spouse. Thanks for the helpful review!

     
    • All Seasons Cyclist

      January 26, 2013 at 11:21 AM

      I hate to admit it, but a lot of my bottles were purchased just because they matched the color of one of my five bikes.

       
      • Sarah Angleton

        January 26, 2013 at 1:48 PM

        Ha! No Cadmium Orange bike then I guess.

         
        • All Seasons Cyclist

          January 26, 2013 at 4:21 PM

          Not yet — but I am looking at a new Cyclocross bike (color to be determined later).

           
  31. Patty :)

    January 25, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Those look great!! #678

     
  32. 16incheswestofpeoria

    January 25, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    Always looking for a better idea in water bottles: #509. Thanks.

     
  33. Sandra

    January 25, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    5:9, and thanks!

     
    • Sandra

      January 25, 2013 at 1:50 PM

      539, sorry!

       
  34. Jack C.

    January 25, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    586

     
  35. deepsspace

    January 25, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    599. Im not sure but I think that company also makes camping stoves (might be MIR though)

     
    • Michael Lee McRoy

      January 25, 2013 at 2:49 PM

      MSR (Mountain safety research) and they make great backpacking stoves and water filters, tents ect

       
      • deepsspace

        January 25, 2013 at 7:55 PM

        That’s it! MSR (2 of 3 letters isn’t bad)

         
        • All Seasons Cyclist

          January 26, 2013 at 11:22 AM

          Like you said, 2 out of three isn’t bad.

           
  36. Colleen Lerro

    January 25, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    631 Nice review as always. These sound great and I just happen to love the color orange, haha!

     
  37. ichoosetotri

    January 25, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    617!

     
  38. Anne W.

    January 25, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    642

     
  39. Jerry Frey

    January 25, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    540

     
  40. saltz

    January 25, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    711 of course

     
  41. Chris Major

    January 25, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    745 oops

     
  42. Bikemark

    January 25, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Cool; looking for one of these. How about 510.

     
  43. Elisabeth

    January 25, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    690

     
  44. Helen

    January 25, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    730

     
  45. travelingmarla

    January 25, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    631 🙂

     
  46. travelingmarla

    January 25, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Oops, saw 631 was taken already. 628

     
  47. Marty Mathis

    January 26, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    Thanks, 633.

     
  48. adventurepdx

    January 26, 2013 at 12:45 AM

    510

     
  49. Sports Bras And Sippy Cups

    January 26, 2013 at 1:12 AM

    Hmmmmm my guess is 616

     
  50. Urban Rider

    January 26, 2013 at 1:21 AM

    501. I like twist caps when hiking and walking, but I prefer a flip top for cycling. I like being able to take a sip on the go. Nice looking bottles though. I have an insulated stainless one that keeps water hot for hours. When you stop for lunch it’s hot enough to make a tea. Mountain Equipment Co-op here in British Columbia.

     
    • All Seasons Cyclist

      January 26, 2013 at 11:23 AM

      I love tea, but I can’t have any on a ride because tea is a diuretic (and there aren’t a lot of rest areas where I ride).

       
  51. JWK

    January 26, 2013 at 2:56 AM

    699

     
  52. canadianinjersey

    January 26, 2013 at 7:05 AM

    515

     
  53. pixalias9

    January 26, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    502. Great article. I am always looking to find hardier water bottles for this time of year as the plastic ones seem to degrade much quicker over time.

     
    • All Seasons Cyclist

      January 26, 2013 at 11:24 AM

      You are right about the plastic bottles — eventually you can put a hole in them from where they’ve scraped against the water bottle holder every time you remove them.

       
  54. sarahsdoodles

    January 26, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    562!

     
  55. Danielle K

    January 26, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    555 🙂

     
  56. Chad

    January 26, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    718

     
  57. Mark

    January 26, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    569

     
  58. doctorlynn

    January 26, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    215….I have lots of water bottles too but there’s always room for one more!

     
    • doctorlynn

      January 26, 2013 at 5:50 PM

      That’s my lucky number and im sticking to it. Lol

       
    • All Seasons Cyclist

      January 26, 2013 at 9:53 PM

      Seriously, you wouldn’t believe how many different water bottles I have!

       
  59. hank

    January 27, 2013 at 8:24 AM

    390

     
    • hank

      January 27, 2013 at 8:27 AM

      oops no 390 make it 572 thanks

       
  60. neel jampa

    January 27, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    thanks for the giveaway. I choose # 581

     
  61. mike parks

    January 27, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    728

     
  62. responsiblenomad

    January 27, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    Woohoo! #679

     
  63. Tiana L

    January 27, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    532

     
  64. runningracheal

    January 27, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    582

     
  65. Warren

    January 28, 2013 at 8:24 AM

    669 Cool, that orange is going to give even more visibility!

     
  66. portajohn

    January 28, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    565!

     
  67. pushingmiles

    January 28, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    Hello #696

     
  68. Jim Egli

    January 28, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    680

     
  69. Raghu

    January 28, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    My Guess # 621

     
  70. miles

    January 29, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    587 please please please…

     
  71. tanakagin

    January 29, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    567 please please please…

     
  72. spokengear

    January 29, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    588

     
  73. bikebrown

    January 29, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    603

     
  74. All Seasons Cyclist

    January 30, 2013 at 12:13 AM

    THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. The winning number was 562.

     
  75. Mike M.

    January 30, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    510! Thanks.

     

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