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ALEX unscrews in the middle for easy cleaning, compacts small for storage, holds 26oz and can be beautifully customized.
ALEX unscrews in the middle for easy cleaning, compacts small for storage, holds 26oz and can be beautifully customized.
ALEX unscrews in the middle for easy cleaning, compacts small for storage, holds 26oz and can be beautifully customized.
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ALEX Bottle: Twist Open. Clean Easy. Pack Small.

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Missed our Kickstarter Campaign? Find us here: www.alexbottle.com 

Meet ALEX.

Twist Open. Clean Easy. Smelly bottles are a thing of the past. Clean easily by hand or toss in the dishwasher. 

Pack Small. When empty, ALEX compacts to half its size. Take back precious space.

Missed our Kickstarter Campaign? Find us here at: www.alexbottle.com 

Swap Colors. Mix and match ALEX to create your favorite color combo. You create it and we'll make it for you. (see "customized bottle" rewards)

 Colored Up. 

 *Black/Olive + White/Burgundy will unlock if when hit our stretch goals. 

One bottle or two cups. We don't think you should drink alone; unless you want too.

Be Sneaky...

 It all started at the sink.

Chris Hotell was a simple man who loved his stainless steel water bottle, but a smelly residue from water and smoothies collected on the inside too quickly. When armed with dish soap and hyper-maneuverable scrub brushes, he still couldn't loosen the bacteria from the bottle. Not willing to surrender to unhealthy wasteful disposable plastic bottles, he needed something that made sustainability simple. A phone call to mom yielded some ideas; a drinking vessel designed to open up in the middle for easy cleaning that can compact to half its size when empty.

Resilient and ever thirsty, Chris grabbed his sketch pad and hacksaw. From a shower of metal filings, eraser crumbs, and graphite smudges, ALEX was born.

ALEX stands for something.

A devious do-gooder from the start, ALEX is an acronym for "Always Live Extraordinarily". We believe that innovation with a conscience is an idea that people can get behind. By personifying ALEX, it becomes more than just a water bottle; it becomes a part of your family.

Mission In A Bottle.

ALEX is made by a small group of individuals who seek to improve the planet, one idea at a time. Our products reflect strong passions for creative design, functional integrity, and simplicity. If we ever successfully bottle the cosmos, you’ll be among the first to get a straw.

What's ALEX made of?

ALEX may be really ridiculously good looking, but it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Made with 100% BPA Free premium grade stainless steel and a strap from 100% recycled water bottles, ALEX naturally attracts health conscious citizens of mother earth.

  • BPA Free Premium Grade 304 Stainless Steel 
  • BPA FREE Polypropylene #5 Cap and Mid Body Band 
  • ALEX is top rack dishwasher safe 
  • Fits ice cubes, but not rapper Ice Cube 
  • Strap made from recycled plastic bottles 
  • Fits most cup holders and bike bottle cages 
  • Cap covers bottle lip Smoothie, powder drink and oatmeal friendly 
  • All sealing o-rings and gaskets made from Food Grade Silicone
  • Conceived in the USA, Responsibly made in China

With proper care, your ALEX bottle will outlast an endless summer, a long and illustrious career, a storybook marriage, and a brick lollipop. Your bottle will most likely NOT outlast true love, the universe, and other ALEX bottles.

Missed our Kickstarter Campaign? Find us here at: www.alexbottle.com 

Risks and challenges

We have a team that's experienced in manufacturing and we've done as much work as possible in the past year to minimize the risk for our Kickstarter backers but we're not perfect and we know there may be some hurdles along the way.

To minimize risk:
We vetted tons of manufacturers and have aligned with an amazing manufacturing partner with experience making technical bottles for top brands and has ISO Certifications for both Quality and Sustainability.

We've streamlined the ALEX Bottle design with our mechanical engineer and manufacturing partner to ensure the highest level of success.

We've paid for the expensive tooling costs ourselves so we could test ALEX and guarantee the highest quality bottle to our Kickstarter backers.

Shipping:
We've added time to our shipping schedule to make sure we hit our delivery dates, but we know there are factors out of our control that could cause delays.

Our goal is to run a seamless operation however things do occur that cause production and shipping to slow down. That's the nature of manufacturing. We will always keep our backers updated with our progress and should any issues arise, we'll explain exactly what we're doing to overcome it and ensure you're having drinks with ALEX on time.

International Shipping:
Shipping individual bottles around the world can be very costly depending on delivery location. If rates fluctuate from our estimates we'll notify you immediately.

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    LIMITED Early ALEX Adopter; Only 100 available for the world. Get 1 Stainless Steel/Light Grey ALEX engraved with your adoption number (1 to 100). My mom has dibs on #1. (Add $30 for international shipping)

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    NEW - 1 ALEX Bottle in any of these color ways: Black/Black, Black/Pink, Stainless/Light Grey, White/Teal, White/Orange. We'll ask for your color after project is funded. (Add $30 for international shipping)

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    1 ALEX Bottle in any of these color ways: Black/Black, Black/Pink, Stainless/Light Grey, White/Teal, White/Orange. We'll ask for your color choice after project is funded. (SHIPPING: USA Included, add $10 for Canada, add $15 for all other International)

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    1 Customized ALEX Bottle! Mix and match from any of our colors to make your perfect color way (Cap, Upper Half, Lower Half - you decide). Color breakdown on left side of this page and in FAQ. We'll ask for your color after project is funded. (Add $30 for international shipping)

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    1 Customized ALEX Bottle! Mix and match from any of our colors to make your perfect color way (Cap, Upper Half, Lower Half - you decide). Color breakdown on left side of this page and in FAQ. We'll ask for your color after project is funded. (SHIPPING: USA Included, add $10 for Canada, add $15 for all other International)

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    2 ALEX Bottles in any of these color ways: Black/Black, Black/Pink, Stainless/Light Grey, White/Teal, White/Orange. We'll ask for colors after project is funded. (Add $35 for international shipping)

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    2 ALEX Bottles in any of these color ways: Black/Black, Black/Pink, Stainless/Light Grey, White/Teal, White/Orange. We'll ask for your color after project is funded. (SHIPPING: USA Included, add $15 for Canada, add $20 for all other International)

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    2 Customized ALEX Bottles! Mix and match from all colors to make your perfect color way (Cap, Upper Half, Lower Half - you decide). Color breakdown on left page and in FAQ. We'll ask for colors after project is funded. (Add $35 for international shipping)

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    2 Customized ALEX Bottles! Mix and match from any of our colors to make your perfect color way (Cap, Upper Half, Lower Half - you decide). Color breakdown on left side of this page and in FAQ. We'll ask for your color after project is funded. (SHIPPING: USA Included, add $15 for Canada, add $20 for all other International)

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    4 ALEX Bottles! Pick from any of these color ways: Black/Black, Black/Pink, Stainless/Light Grey, White/Teal, White/Orange. We'll ask for colors after project is funded. (Add $45 for international shipping)

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    4 ALEX Bottles in any of these color ways: Black/Black, Black/Pink, Stainless/Light Grey, White/Teal, White/Orange. We'll ask for your color after project is funded. (SHIPPING: USA Included, add $22 for Canada, add $35 for all other International)

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    4 Customized ALEX Bottles! Mix and match from any of our colors to make your perfect color way (Cap, Upper Half, Lower Half - you decide). Color breakdown on left side of this page and in FAQ. We'll ask for your color after project is funded. (SHIPPING: USA Included, add $22 for Canada, add $35 for all other International)

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    6 ALEX Bottles! Pick from any of these color ways: Black/Black, Black/Pink, Black/Olive, Stainless/Light Grey, White/Teal, White/Orange, White/Red. We'll ask for colors after project is funded. (Shipping: US $8, Canada $30, All Other International: $50)

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    12 ALEX Bottles CoBranded with your logo custom printed on one of these bottle color ways: Black/Black, Black/Pink, Stainless/Light Grey, White/Teal, White/Orange. More info on custom logo printing in FAQs. We'll ask for colors after project is funded. (Add $150 for international shipping)

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    48 Bottles CoBranded with your logo custom printed on one of these bottle color ways: Black/Black, Black/Pink, Black/Olive, Stainless/Light Grey, White/Teal, White/Orange, White/Red. More info on custom logo printing in FAQs. We'll ask for colors after project is funded. (For International, send us a message to talk about shipping costs for your location)

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    Dream up your own ALEX Bottle color way and we'll make it! The sky's the limit. Pick your favorite pantone color for the CAP ACCENT and SILICONE SLEEVE COLOR and we'll send you 12 bottles in your unique color way. Choose from our Matte Black, Gloss White or Naked (Stainless) colors for the upper half. The rest is up to your imagination. We'll ask for your color after project is funded. (Add $150 for international shipping)

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    96 Bottles CoBranded with your logo custom printed on one of these bottle color ways: Black/Black, Black/Pink, Black/Olive, Stainless/Light Grey, White/Teal, White/Orange, White/Red. More info on custom logo printing in FAQs. We'll ask for colors after project is funded. (For International, send us a message to talk about shipping costs for your location)

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    The ultimate package! Ride with Gretchen Bleiler during a full session at High Cascade Snowboard Camp located in beautiful Mt. Hood, Oregon. Includes lodging, lift tickets, food a dozen ALEX Bottles of your choice and much more. Once in a lifetime opportunity! More details in FAQ. We'll ask for bottle colors after project is funded.

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Funding period

- (30 days)