I had purchased an Eddie Bauer water bottle a few months back. The bottle itself is constructed of a dense plastic that has little flex to it and is wrapped partly with a rubber grip. It comes with a re-freezable cylinder that screws into the bottom of the lid to keep your water colder longer. The lid has a flip up spout that is leak proof if tipped over and does work quite efficient. The edge of the lid is wrapped in a rubber compound that lets you get a good tight grip. The lid also has a loop on top so you can attach to your pack with a snap-ring or simply tie it down to secure it in a canoe, kayak, etc.
This product, however, does have one major flaw. I found this out while scrambling up a slope. I had reached the peak before the others and waited taking in the view. Shortly after, my friend who was traveling up the slope behind me, arrived and asked if I was missing anything. Looking at him puzzled, I replied that I did not believe so.
He then held up the bottom half of my water bottle. It had come free from the lid, losing my water in the process. I had the bottle hanging on my pack by the loop that was on the lid. I reattached the lid to the bottom and made sure it was secure. I checked to make sure it was secure by pulling on the lid and bottom half. Easily and with little effort, the lid popped off. I reattached the two halves again, making sure that I was not cross threading and tightened again. Once again the lid came off.
The two halves separating is the major downfall of this product. If you are carrying this bottle with you for a day hike, use caution when storing. I like having my water bottle on the out side of the pack. It saves room inside the pack, and I can get to it without removing my pack. If you do store it in your pack, make sure it is upright and cannot tip over in your pack. The loop on the top is a nice feature, if it worked. If you are looking for a water bottle or jug to store water in, I suggest looking elsewhere then Eddie Bauer.