LIFETIME BOWL $36
Does your dog pantry, like mine, have a dusty corner cemetery for the “hiking water bowls” you’ve enthusiastically bought over the years? You know, that bowl that looked so cute in the ads but then ended up being too awkward to bring along? Or the replacement you bought later because it was small enough to pop in your fanny pack – only to discover your dog won’t drink from it because of its size, shape or flimsiness?
It’s time to toss those disappointments, and buy the Lifetime Bowl. It’s exactly what I was hoping for every time I hit “buy” before.
First of all, this collapsible bowl can easily fit in your jeans pocket. Watch the video where they show how you fold it up so it fits in the palm of your hand. Furthermore, it’s crazy light at 12 grams – half the weight of your car key. Use the attached little clip to pop it on anything – your belt loop, backpack, treat pouch, whatever – to carry it with you anywhere. Unlike every other dog water bowl you’ve carried on a hike, given its feather-light weight and construction, it won’t be bouncing against your side or adding bulk to your fanny pack.
Even if a bowl is super easy to carry, though, it’s useless if your dog won’t drink from it. But this thing folds out to offer a proper, snout-in, 24-ounce slurp. Plus, it sits squarely on the ground – none of that flimsy shifting and tilting that often ends up wasting your precious water supply.
YES, it’s expensive. But get this: Like all of Atlas Pet Company’s products, it’s “guaranteed for life.” Even if your dog chews it up, the company will replace it. Wow!
– Kathy Callahan