Repost Guyot Design Splashguard
- Hi Roger,
I have made the edits you mentioned, with the exception of the last
one. I did however change the wording so there is less confusion.
Please let me know if it reads ok this way. I also have uploaded my
review with pictures to the test folder. Thank you for editing my
review, and I look forward to your feedback.
Guyot Designs Splashguard Owner Review
Review date: September 30, 2005
Personal biographical information
Name: Jesse McCulloch
Height: 6' 4" (193 cm)
Weight: 165 lb (75 kg)
Email address: mccu420@...
City and State: Hillsboro, Oregon
Backpacking background: I began backpacking as a Boy Scout. Last
year, I began training for a group at work called the Reach and
Treat (RAT) team. The RAT team is an ambulance crew with
specialized rescue skills sent out into the wilderness to treat or
stabilize injured persons in the backcountry. While training for
the RAT team, I remembered the joy of backpacking, and have since
dug out all my equipment, purchased some stuff I felt I needed, and
have once again discovered the joys of the woods. I currently
consider myself a medium weight backpacker, but I am slowly moving
towards lightweight packing.
Manufacturer: Guyot Designs
Manufacturer web site: http://www.guyotdesigns.com
MSRP: 2.95 USD
Total Weight: 0.5 oz (14 g)
Dimensions: 2 in diameter x 0.5 in deep (5 cm diameter x 1 cm deep)
The Guyot Designs Splashguard is an ingenious little thing that had
me wondering why it took so long for someone to design it. It
serves a single purpose, and that is to keep me from spilling the
contents of my water bottle all over myself.
The Splashguard came in a plastic case attached to a cardboard
hanger. The cardboard hanger had directions printed on it, as well
as information about the company that makes it. It product itself
is a piece of food grade silicone rubber. It is shaped like a
circle, with a small half moon shaped cutout for me to drink our
pour out of. It also has a drain hole so the beverage does not
become trapped on top of the product. It comes in assorted colors,
of which I chose black. The cardboard hanger stated that the
Splashguard would not absorb or retain odors or tastes, and could be
sterilized by boiling in water.
My first use of the Splashguard was on the way home from the store
where I purchased it. As soon as I got out to the car, I opened the
package and immediately put it into my wide mouth Nalgene water
bottle. The Splashguard fits nicely inside the mouth of my
Nalgene. All I did to insert it is push it down until flush with
the top of the bottle. I have always had a really hard time
drinking from a Nalgene in a moving vehicle. The motion of the car
usually conspires to slosh liquid over my mouth and onto my shirt.
Since adding the Splashguard, I haven't had this problem again. On
the trail it has allowed me to drink while moving, instead of
stopping to drink. I have used it in the winter, however I turn my
bottles upside down in the winter to keep them from freezing shut.
This being said, I have never had the Splashguard freeze on me. I
wash my Splashguard about once a month unless I have had something
other than water in the Nalgene. I wash it with warm water and
soap, and can attest to the claim that my Splashguard has not
retained any odors or tastes.
I cannot believe how long I went without this product. I would not
even think of buying a new bottle without getting the Splashguard to
go with it. My wife will no longer be able to get mad at me for
splashing Kool-aid on my shirts. This alone is well worth the
cost. And at such a light weight, why not bring one along.