I’ve done a fair chunk of research in drinking bottles. There are four main types, glass, stainless steel, aluminium and plastic. All have their pros and cons. Glass is probably the nicest to drink from, easy to clean, but does break pretty easy. Plastic is probably the most practical, it’s cheap, hard to break and easy to clean (shaker have a wide neck so you can actually get your hard inside and get to the hard to reach places), but they can smell a bit.
Stainless steel seems to offer a compromise between plastic and glass. It’s unbreakable, doesn’t smell, but is a bit more expensive. So for me it seems to be horses for courses.
I like the look of those, are there any plans to put any of them into production? The first one (the shaker) looks really smart. Not too sure about the second one, is that some sort of screw lid it has on it?
The plan to put the shaker (1st pic) and the stainless steel (3rd picture) into production. The glass jar is one of my personal favourite and ideal for drinking in the car due to the straw, but they are hard to come by in the UK. I’ve got three myself, they are Ball mason jars, and yes the lid is screw on, they are dishwasher safe, glass with a stainless steel straw.
None of those three are double walled vacuum bottled. I didn’t consider them but it would push the price up and and reduce the volume that the bottle could hold. But if enough people want to keep their drink cold I get them in.
Update on the bottle front: I found the optimal solution for me now: A 1.5 litre SIGG bottle. It contains half of my days calorie requirement and thus will get me through normal working days until dinner. The wide bottleneck helps with filling in the pre-mixed huel or powder.
I’ve been using a bottle from company ‘my protein’. It mixes better than the one supplied by you. It is plastic but has a stainless steel springy ball to help mixing and seems to work. It does not completely remove all lumps though. They’re just less and smaller
I currently use the Huel Plastic shaker, i’ve dropped it a few times (once down the flight of stairs at work) and it held up! Only suggestion though is if it would be possible to perhaps make it fit cup holders in cars!! I end up using a USN Tornado Shaker that fits in cupholders. It has a screw on section at the base to allow for additional huel reserves which i dont use. So yeah. Cup holder shaped shakers would be awesome!
This is something that has bugged @Julian a fair bit. There isn’t a standardised size for cup holders through cars it seems, so making them fit is a nightmare. The shaker fits in my cup holder for example, but it’s something that we are aware of and want to change as best we can.