I really like this bottle and it's soft-sided design. Good quality. When it came I washed it out and left the top off for a day and the new smell was gone. Only four stars because I would like it hold a bit more water for longer hikes.
This water bottle was great for our short hike. I attached it to my Freeloader waist belt and it worked perfectly. I was still able to be hands-free while hiking.
We love this water bottle. It was perfect for hiking since it has the carabiner that can attach easily to our Freeloader. Super compact since it can squeeze down accordian style as you drink water. Its a very original style and my kids fight over it! I guess I'll have to buy a few more.