I’m a giant fan on messenger bags. I love them. I like the way they look and they’re functional. But water bottles don’t fit inside them (well maybe they DO but it’s awkward). Until now.
Currently on Kickstarter is aquabook, a rectangular water bottle designed specifically to fit inside your messenger bag. It’s actually in an A5 paper format (although, obviously, much thicker than a piece of paper). The aquabook will be fairly customizable as owners will be able to choose what theirs looks like.
I think the idea of a water bottle that is easier for students and business people to carry around is brilliant. Put differently, I think the IDEA itself is excellent. What will remain to be seen is how usable the aquabook actually is.
What I mean is that the world has a sort of a standard for water bottles. Roundness. Or at least a similar long, skinny shape that fits in cup holders (shout out to Fiji, literally the square peg in the round hole). While it is a great notion to be able to fit a water bottle in your bag, it won’t fit in other places where you’d expect a water bottle to fit. So if you bring it in your car, it’ll have to sit on the seat next to you, or in the console or ...