My original post on the fake Vapur have been rather popular over the last few months so it seems fitting that I do a follow up to it, especially since I have since gotten a genuine Vapur and can tell you where you can get one for yourself.
Here’s what the real deal looks like:
When placed next to each other, it looks like the same thing at a glance, but there are a few important differences.
If you get to touch it, you’ll find that the fake one (blue) feels more like thick tough plastic sheets while the real one has a softer and more flexible feel to it. I imagine if it’s flexible, it’ll be less prone to cracking if you fold it and put pressure on the folds (like stuffing it in a bag between other objects).
The most important difference here is the bottle cap. I described the fake one as similar to a detergent bottle cap. The original is a bit bigger, made of clear but tough plastic and needs a bit of work to pop open. In comparison, the fake one easily slips open and close, which isn’t something you want in a water bottle.
I’ve been using mine for several weeks now and I really like it. It’s attractive and easy to stuff into a bag pocket in the rare occasions that it’s empty. My current work bag setup does not leave room for a water bottle inside, so I usually wear it clipped to a connecting ring.
Vapur holds 0.5L of liquid, is BPA free and is available in 6 colours. For full details, visit their website.
If you are interested in getting one of your own, my buddy Denise is a retailer for Vapur bottles in Singapore. They’re available for SGD19.90 (around RM49, not including shipping. She ships individually or in larger numbers if you have friends who want to share the shipping cost with. You can reach her at antibottles4u[AT]gmail.com. Tell her I sent ya. ;)