What Is the EZ Lick Water Bottle?
The Vapur EZ Lick water bottle is a one-handed hydration option for active dog owners. Instead of juggling multiple heavy water bottles, leashes, toys, and gadgets, the EZ Lick water bottle offers some relief so you can provide your dog with a drink.
Here’s how it works: every time your dog is thirsty, remove the cap and let your dog lick the ball on the end. Your dog’s tongue will inevitably lift the ball up slightly, allowing a small stream of water to trickle onto your dog’s tongue.
This is a great option for environmentally conscious pet owners who don’t want to waste money on plastic water bottles (and let’s be honest, dog park water fountains don’t always work). Started in 2009, Vapur is a water bottle company specializing in eco-friendly products. They take “Leave No Trace” to the next level by offering the “anti-bottle.” All of their products must be:
If you’re an avid hiker and camper who likes to bring their pooch on adventures, this water bottle is worth looking into.
The Vapur EZ Lick Water Bottle Reviewed
Pricing and Shipment
Pricing is very upfront with Vapur. Just select the product, add it to your cart, and you’ll receive your shipment in a few days. You can’t order a single water bottle, though. The EZ Lick is a two-package deal. But I’d say it’s worth the price.
The Vapur EZ Lick Water bottle contains a few parts; a removable lid to keep the dispenser clean, the dispenser bottle attachment the screws into the bottle, the water bottle itself, and a carabiner, so you’re able to fasten it something for a hands-free experience.
|Dimensions:||5 x 1.5 x 11.6 inches|
|Breed Size:||All breeds|
|Max Capacity:||23 ounces|
Portable and Easy to Store
The most notable characteristic of the EZ Lick is how portable it is. The EZ Lick folds and tucks away beautifully into your pack or purse after your dog drinks all the water. You could easily hide it in a fanny pack or tuck it into your backpack without sacrificing room.
Hiking and camping gear can look pretty dull, but Vapur water bottles break the habit by offering multiple colors in their products. With the EZ Lick, you can find one in either dark blue, light blue, white, or Malibu teal.
Easy to Use
There’s no need to pour water into a bowl with the EZ Licker. Your dog simply licks the ball, and water trickles onto your dog’s tongue. The cap is also easy to remove for quick access. You could even do this with one hand if needed, which is very likely when you’re out on the trails.
Too Heavy for the Cap
The biggest setback for the EZ Lick is the threaded base on the cap. The water bottle is supposed to attach to your backpack or purse if needed. Unfortunately, the water bottle detaches from the cap once you start moving if there is water inside.
Luckily, no water spills out when this happens, but you could lose an entire water bottle if you didn’t know any better. It’s hard to trust the water bottle to stay attached while you’re moving, and for that reason, it might not be for everyone. Still, there were no other issues that I experienced!
Vapur considers the environment from manufacturing to the doorstep. None of their water bottles contain BPA, so you can rest easy that your dog isn’t consuming harmful chemicals.
Is the EZ Lick Water Bottle a Good Value?
The EZ Lick water bottle is a great price for how much convenience you get out of it. It’s lightweight, portable, flexible, and requires no doggy bowl. That’s a big plus for active dog owners.
How Do You Wash the EZ Lick?
The EZ Lick is dishwasher safe. Remove the cap and either wash it by hand or place it in the dishwasher.
How Durable Is the Container?
The container is strong, although a sharp knife or determined dog could puncture the container.
Is This Water Bottle Leak Proof?
The EZ Lick is leakproof if the cap stays on the ball. Any pressure applied to the ball releases water. According to reviews, some people have had issues with the container leaking, but most customers have had a positive experience.
Is It Fridge or Freezer Safe?
Vapur approves their water bottles as safe for the fridge or freezer.
Are the Caps Interchangeable for Human-Use Caps?
Yes, you can interchange the caps for human use. Just remember to wash the water bottles before you use them!
Our Experience With the Vapur EZ Lick
My experience with Vapur’s EZ Lick was quite positive. I love that my German Shepherd, Raven, has her own water bottle. She took to it right away, thanks to its ease of use.
Raven still prefers bowls of water since she can slurp more liquid up at a time, but it’s nice to know that I can have water available to her wherever I go. In the past, I would carry heavy water bottles for me and the dog, and it was never practical. The EZ Lick does make things, well, easier!
On the flip side, I was looking forward to having a water bottle option where I could clip it onto my hiking backpack and not worry about taking space inside my bag. But that’s really not possible with the EZ Lick—at least not from my experience. I almost lost the water bottle while on a walk. Hopefully, this is a design flaw Vapur can fix, or maybe this was just a one-off!
Ultimately, I love Raven’s new EZ Lick water bottle and look forward to using it more often whenever we’re on the go!
Vapur’s EZ Lick water bottle is an eco-friendly, flexible water bottle for active dog owners. This water bottle checks all of the boxes for “Leave No Trace” principles and offers some convenience for dog owners. You don’t have to juggle multiple items just to quench your pup’s thirst.
My advice is to carry the bottle with you, rather than clipping it onto anything. It folds and carries nicely in your bag, so you don’t waste too much space.
For active dog owners, this water bottle is definitely worth the purchase.