First of all, Travel Water Bowls haven’t worked great for me as on-the-move water bowls. My main complaint is that after use, they are damp and when I toss the bowl back into my pack things get a little wet and the bowl gets a gritty/dirty. I see a zipper option now exists but I know me, I’d zip it up damp, forget about it, then the next unzip would be mildew-city. So this narrows the field to bottle/bowl combos.
The plastic Gulpy Water Dispenser is a popular plastic. It is a clever design that has a flip-out bowl that fits snug against the bottle. I’ve used this one with success. But.. it’s not my choice today because a) I still would have to close it wet; b) Pip and I now live in St. Louis where it gets hot, hot, hot in the summer so I’d prefer a wide-mouthed container for easy ice insertion and c) I know I’ll leave the bottle in the car at times where it will bake. I don’t like her drinking water from plastic that’s been heated that way and the Gulpy does not say it is BPA-free.
So, a wide-mouthed metal container please and that is either the 25-Ounce H2OK9 or the 9.5-Ounce H2O K9 stainless-steel water bottles with lids designed to be K9 cups. With this design any wetness left in the lid goes back into the container. Now we’re talking.
Pip being a 35-pound, lean, heat-seeking dog and me being a casual walker, not a vigorous hiker, I selected the 9.5 ounce one pictured above. There are 8 colors (steel, black, yellow, green, blue, pink, red and purple) and is well priced.
The 25-ounce is just more than I want or need to carry on a quick walk for my dog. If I still had a German Shepherd, I’d get the larger size.
Some reviews mention that the lid of the 9.5-ounce model has a raised bump in the center to seal the container well but that tipping the lid slightly makes it easy enough for the dog to drink. We’ll see.
I’ll do a follow-up on what Pip and I think of it after some use. I hope you’ve found this helpful and Pip and I wish you safe and well-hydrated summer fun.