One of the frustrations with summer commuting is the need to carry a water bottle, which invariably leaks all over your gym kit, important work documents, laptop (insert wet item here!)

So when I discovered the Ion8 from I decided to put the technology to the test!

My commute from Kent involves a 30

Minute walk to drop my son off at his nursery, a one hour train journey and then a 15 minute tube, so I think that this is probably a pretty decent challenge and will really put the Ion8’s technology to the test!

There are a couple of quite clever design features, which mean that you can make them most of this flask all year round. The wide mouth of the bottle means that ice cubes fit nicely into the bottle to keep your beverage colder for longer. The thermoshield vaccuumed design ensures that your drink retains its freshness and full flavour throughout the day and keeps your drink hot/cold for longer.

And for when you’ve got a morning tea in there, the rubber grip will ensure that you don’t burn your hand…

This is a stainless steel flask, sleek and available in a few different colours. But more than that these flasks are built to last, they are not flimsy and cheap, you are getting a quality product that will last many a long commute with you.

Why it’s good?

The average family easily disposes of over 2,000 single-use plastic bottles a year – so a quality and long- lasting flask such as this one, can make a real difference to the environment. We all need to take stock of our plastic footprint and explore alternatives, so this is a great place to start.

The one touch thermal insulated bottles are made from food safe, pro grade stainless steel which means that it’s hard wearing and It’s easy to clean (hand wash only).

The seal and lock system comes with a claim that it is 100% leakproof, and having used this for almost two months, it has absolutely supported this claim (especially as I have the luck of a git and have drenched my stuff on numerous previous occasions!)

The easy drink system allows you to open with a single finger, no annoying screw tops or tough nozzles to battle with. Whilst driving it is sometimes necessary to have a little sip of water and this bottle makes it super easy to do safely (even though I would recommend always having two hands on the wheel at all times.) I

All in all, I love this product. It has already become a staple item in my work bag and means that I am not wasting money or harming the environment with daily plastic water bottles.

The Ion8 100% leak proof BPA Free vacuum insulated stainless steel travel mug & flask comes in two sizes, either 360ml or 480ml in colours Red, Rose, Navy or Black. Available from £19.99-24.99 at


Please note that products were gifted for the purpose of review, but all opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced by outside sources.

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