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Stanley Water Bottles Have Recently Begun Gaining Popularity Leading to Lifestyle Influences

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Credit to Alayna Clement
Junior Ashley Mora poses with a Stanley cup.

Stanley water bottles have been made more popular in recent years despite having been around for over a century. The shift in branding from a durable camping supply to a stylish on-the-go water bottle leads to this product becoming more of a lifestyle than a cup.

“Something cute makes me use it more, and I drink more water because it’s cute,” sophomore Reagan Wilson said.

The water bottles are made to be durable and keep the contents inside at the desired temperature, while also being fashionable. Although they are much more expensive than a normal, plastic water bottle, many who own one believe that the price is well worth it.

“I don’t like to carry water bottles, and it has a handle so I can carry the handle,” freshman Julia Kreifels said. “It keeps my water cool.”

However, the Stanley doesn’t come without its problems. The maintenance for these cups is more than a normal water bottle would require. For some of the Stanley products, rice and distilled white vinegar are recommended for the cleaning process. This requires more planning, time and effort that many people would prefer not to deal with.

“You’ve got to take so many pieces off to fully clean it, like on the lid,” Slunaker said. “There’s videos where people are taking the cups apart and have had mold growing.”

The amount of water it holds can be a positive quality, but when on-the- go, the weight can be a drawback for some. The popular Stanley Tumbler holds 1.2 liters of liquid and without water, weighs 635 grams. To put this into perspective, the weight of a plastic Dasani water bottle is about 498 grams with water.

“You could easily get a water bottle that holds close to that amount, and just fill it up more without having to carry around that super massive, heavy, thing,” Slunaker said.

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