CLOSE
Kickstarter
Kickstarter

Introducing a Handbag That Can Keep You Hydrated

Kickstarter
Kickstarter

Carrying around enough water to keep you hydrated throughout the day can be a tricky task, especially if you don't want to travel with a bulky water bottle. A new Kickstarter campaign hopes to make getting your daily H2O easier. The Conway bag is a small purse with a hidden water pouch inside—a fashionable solution to dehydration.

"From clunky water bottles that you lose on a weekly basis to forgetting to drink water all together, 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated," the campaign explains. "The Conway makes drinking water throughout your busy day easier than ever."

The creators of the Conway aim to combat a number of problems that plague thirsty Americans. Constantly buying plastic water bottles is expensive and bad for the environment, but carrying around a cumbersome water bottle can be annoying—especially if you lose things easily. With this new bag, they hope you'll no longer have to worry about these issues.

Each bag has a hidden 17-ounce water pouch that fits snuggly inside a water resistant pocket. Designed by Platypus, the container is easily removed and refilled. It has a flat shape, giving plenty of room for all your other belongings. A long drinking tube is snaked through the strap and can be accessed through a zipper, giving you a sneaky way to quickly get a few gulps in on the go. (The page does not explicitly say you can fill this bag up with wine and sneak it into an event, but we're all thinking it.)

The bag comes in two styles: Classic Black and Weekender. The subtle look and shape of the bag is meant to be a sleek option for customers that don't want to trade fashion for function. The bag is 9 inches tall and 10 inches wide, but only 1 inch deep, meaning it falls flat on your hip but still has plenty of room for your wallet, keys, and phone. It's also made from a light cotton material, so it won't feel heavy, even with 17 ounces of water sloshing inside.

You can pre-order your own bag right here and say goodbye to shoving water bottles in your purse.

nextArticle.image_alt|e
iStock
arrow
Live Smarter
Want Priority Boarding On Your Alaska Airlines Flight This Holiday Season? Wear an Ugly Christmas Sweater
iStock
iStock

Between steep fares and crowded terminals, flying during the holidays isn’t fun. But on Friday, December 15, a special Alaska Airlines promotion will ease boarding stress and transform packed planes into mile-high ugly sweater parties, in honor of National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. As the Los Angeles Times reports, the airline will offer free early boarding to travelers willing to don their holiday worst at the airport.

The promotion is good for all Alaska Airlines flights in the airline’s 115-city network, and for flights offered by Virgin America and Horizon Air (both of which are operated by Alaska Airlines). In addition to escaping the waiting crowds, passengers who share the most festive knitted looks will be featured on Alaska Air's social media pages if they tag their photos and videos using the hashtags #UglySweaterDay and #MostWestCoast. And since no plane aisle-turned-catwalk is complete without a soundtrack, “festive holiday-themed boarding music will play all month long to help get guests into the holiday spirit,” according to a press release.

Worried you’ll be the only person on the plane wearing a sequined Rudolph cardigan? Even if other passengers don’t get the memo, airline crew will also be wearing ugly sweaters—so feel free to unleash your inner Chevy Chase from National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

[h/t Los Angeles Times]

nextArticle.image_alt|e
iStock
arrow
holidays
Custom-Design the Ugly Christmas Sweater of Your Dreams (or Nightmares)
iStock
iStock

For those of you aspiring to be the worst dressed person at your family's holiday dinner, UglyChristmasSweater.com sells—you guessed it—ugly Christmas sweaters to seasonal revelers possessing a sense of irony. But the Michigan-based online retailer has elevated kitsch to new heights by offering a create-your-own-sweater tool on its website.

Simply visit the site's homepage, and click on the Sweater Customizer link. There, you'll be provided with a basic sweater template, which you can decorate with festive snowflakes, reindeer, and other designs in five different colors. If you're feeling really creative, you can even upload photos, logos, hand-drawn pictures, and/or text. After you approve and purchase a mock-up of the final design, you can purchase the final result (prices start at under $70). But you'd better act quickly: due to high demand, orders will take about two weeks plus shipping time to arrive.

SECTIONS

arrow
LIVE SMARTER
More from mental floss studios