10 o’clock list: Most Popular Water Bottles on Campus


Pick one!

Kenyon students are eco-friendly and like to stay hydrated (whether or not that is exclusively to lessen hangovers is completely up to you, dear reader) and likely to have a reusable water bottle. Yet, not all water bottles are made equally, and Kenyon students definitely show their preferences.

  1. The sticker-covered Nalgene: Favoured by preps and outdoorsy types. Like your sticker-covered Macbook, this bottle perfectly describes your personality. Meaning we can tell exactly who you are by which political/clothing brands/social cause/Kenyon clubs/National Park stickers you have plastered on your bottle.
  2. Metal water bottles: A very hip bottle favored by the urbane or the extra eco-friendly. These have the advantage of being light and somewhat insulating and they often come in cool designs and colors.
  3. CamelBak bottles: These come in two varieties: the Hillel bottle (I’ll admit that for my first few weeks here I just thought lots of people liked to put Hillel stickers on their bottle) or the one with KENYON written down the side. Both purple, these are popular and favored by any group. Advantages to this bottle include ease of drinking while walking, a not unappreciated feat for one who has spilled water down his front far too many times while drinking from his wide-mouth Nalgene.
  4. Platypus bottles: These are not very common on campus, but many hyper athletic types (think runners, bikers and backpackers) favor these bottles as they are lightweight and packable. They do, however, bear a striking resemblance to catheters (which is ironic because these fit types will be the ones still running half marathons at 80 while the rest of us are hooked up to tubes in the nursing home).
  5. The weird dual sip Kenyon Nalgene bottles: I don’t completely understand this bottle. It is basically half CamelBak and half regular water bottle. People seem to alternate sipping methods and I don’t know which is better. These are definitely a very popular bottle on campus this fall, though they seem to be especially favored by athletes.

7 responses

  1. TUNE IN TO “My Water Bottle is a Mason Jar, What’s Yours?!” on WKCO from 5-6pm on Sundays where this topic is fascinating and discussed extensively!!!!

  2. I think you need to look up what a catheter is. A platypus bottle definitely does not look like one.

    You’re thinking of an IV bag.

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