Summit Up 10-28-10: Where water’s best sipped from stainless steel |

Summit Up 10-28-10: Where water’s best sipped from stainless steel

Summit Up
Special to the Daily/Pura

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that’s staying pretty well hydrated this week thanks to this new Pura water bottle we’ve been field testing here in the Corporate Suites. As avid readers of the column (all three of you!) know, we’ve been on a quest to find the perfect reusable water bottle. We’ve tried aluminum, we’ve tried stainless steel, we’ve tried BPA-free plastic as well as BPA-enriched plastic (which made us hallucinate in Norwegian). We even tried some super old-school things like yak hide (hairy), sheep’s bladder (slippery) and hollowed-out narwhal horn (too dang long).

But we may have found our perfect bottle with this here Pura. It’s stainless steel, so it doesn’t have any of the health effects linked to aluminum (rickets, scurvy and the blind staggers) or BPA-enriched plastic (marthambles, falling dropsy and spontaneous septum scabbing). And, unlike other stainless steel bottles we’ve used, the Pura even has a stainless steel cap, so you’re not having any contact with evil plastics. (There’s plastic on top of the cap, but not in contact with the water.)

The other thing we like about this bottle is it’s got a wide mouth, which enables easy-sippin’ as well as the ability to shove ice cubes in there – something you can’t do with some water bottles. Finally, we’d note the Pura bottle is guaranteed for life, so you should be able to carry this baby around with you pretty much forever. They won’t warranty it “due to failures due to the bottle being dropped off El Capitan, sucked into a chipper or run over by a semi …” but other than that, you’re covered.

Also, if you’ve got a little one and you don’t want junior sucking on a plastic bottle, Pura makes bottles for infants and toddlers.

MILLIONS OF SUMMIT UP READERS: We’re sold. Where can we get one of these fantabulous bottles so that we’re not cluttering the Earth with evil plastic disposables and enjoying the many and varied benefits of stainless-steel water consumption?

SU: You can get ’em online at


OK, this just in: The American Goat Federation, the first-ever national organization devoted to the entire goat industry, proudly announces its incorporation. The purpose of the AGF will be to build and define the U.S. goat industry on a unified front to work on issues facing the whole industry.

“The AGF will strive to promote and facilitate the development of all segments of the goat industry including dairy, meat and fiber by encouraging sound public policy, enhancing production and marketing of goat products and promoting research beneficial to member organizations and all producers,” explains Tom Boyer, AGF president and Utah sheep and goat producer.”

We just thought you should know about that. We out.

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