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Drink & Buddy Hygienic Multi-Beverage Bottle

Editor's Rating
4.7?
Discovered on 2017-11-16

Make it easy to hydrate man’s best friend with the Drink & Buddy Hygienic Multi-Beverage Bottle. This innovative bottle is actually double-ended. Simply fill with 24 ounces of water and hit the road. You can drink from the top like a traditional bottle while your dog can use the built-in silicone dish at the bottom. Water can come out in both ends without contamination. The Drink & Buddy achieves this with a one-way check valve at the bottom to eliminate backwash. Alternatively, you can use the included bladder to bring along 10 ounces of water for your buddy and use the remaining water bottle space for your own drink. In addition to this design, the Drink & Buddy is chock full of convenient features such as a flexible bite valve. Adventures with man’s best friend just got a whole lot easier.

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Overview & Specs
Volume :
24 Ounces
Bladder Volume :
10 Ounces
Materials :
Silicone
Colors :
Grey, Purple, Red, Blue
Features :
Double-ended, Hygienic
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Craig Apache Read
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Weather is supposed to hit the high 40’s calculus by the end of the week (48°C) and as of Thursday the only time my Service Dog is going outside is to pee... which means I’ll probably not be leaving the house much either. Sure I could use any of the dozen bottles I already have but why get multiple of this bottle if it’s going to arrive when it’s snowing? I get it’s a kickstarter... I’m just reminding @Creator why you wanted to create this product... H20 is a resource that we can’t waste.
Dave Brooks
Review from Kickstarter
It looks like the current timeline will put the product in our hands by late August at the earliest. That's disappointing. For those of us who live in the Southeast facing summer temperatures in the high 90s, we've now *entirely missed* the season where this product will be most used. So ironically, it is I who feels used. Please start considering something to augment the return on our investment.
Marcella
Review from Kickstarter
If anyone hasn’t read the comments from the last update here’s what the creator has said as of today, “Thanks for reaching out. I am headed to China next week to work on, and hopefully approve, our first production run. It will take some time to ship those bottles to the U.S. and then on to customers. I hope to begin shipping mid July. I'll send out an update after my trip.” Excellent news!
Craig Apache Read
Review from Kickstarter
Looks like you cracked a fart!
Emanuel Rosario
Review from Kickstarter
Look at my face. Does it look like I’m joking?
Craig Apache Read
Review from Kickstarter
I don’t know if Emanuel is insulted or being funny!
Emanuel Rosario
Review from Kickstarter
Heyyyy, you’re talking about me, aren’t you?
Marcella
Review from Kickstarter
They aren’t, I don’t know them from a box of bricks. Just trying to educate the uneducated...
Emanuel Rosario
Review from Kickstarter
How much are they paying you?
Marcella
Review from Kickstarter
You can’t “pull your backing” however you can ask the creator for a refund but they have no obligation to give you one. It’s at the sole discretion of the creator if they choose to do that but most creators don’t or most likely can’t, as your funds have gone into the creation, production and eventual delivery of what you pledged for. So in short that is an empty threat, as is taking legal action, that is just plain ridiculous. Good luck on finding a lawyer to take this on, it’s not worth their time and the outcome would be a futile gesture. IMO there has yet to be shown any glaring issues, other than the delays in getting out updates which is very common, that would be red flags for this campaign. This is crowdfunding not Amazon folks, delays even extensive ones are all a part of the experience. If you want a lesson in trying to take action look up Coolest Cooler here on KS and troll thru the comments, there were some success stories in regards to getting the authorities involved but it took years, and that campaign took in thousands of dollars and that makes a huge difference. Drink Buddy just put out a brief update on 23 May, so yes there have been delays, big deal. One must remember that this is a completely new product coming to market, tooling and production can be extensive as well as expensive which is why they have come to KS in the first place. Once tooling and production complete there is quality assurance which can also take time, if problems are found there, there could be more delays so be prepared. Then there is logistics, sorting and shipping the correct pledge to the correct backer to the correct address, a daunting task at times. Again I remind you that this is the first time these creators have gone thru this process and there are bound to be teething problems, so there may be more delays. Crowdfunding is a unique and innovative way to get great ideas realised into full fledge tangible goods, it’s not all wine and roses. When a creator gives a possible delivery timeframe they have a tendency to work it out in the best case scenario because they’ve never done it before. It’s a huge learning curve most of the time. Even creators who have done several previous campaigns run into unexpected problems. Yet again it’s all a part of the crowdfunding experience. Most importantly you are a backer not a buyer, you have to go into this prepared that you may not get what you pledged for as there are no guarantees. If you are unable to do that then crowdfunding isn’t the arena for you, wait until the project comes fully on to the retail market. So there you go, Crowdfunding 101 Basic Intro, which is something that a potential backer should look into before they pledge, it coincides with doing due diligence to make sure that the project is viable, but that’s a whole other lesson...
Emanuel Rosario
Review from Kickstarter
It’s not as empty as it sounds. Although the creator has provided updates, they keep pushing back the timeline. They can’t even offer a delivery date with any real confidence. Eventually, their updates and apologies will hold no weight and backers will be fed up. In this case, a good-faith refund will be requested. Failing that, there may be precedent for legal action. Bottom line is the agreement hasn’t been fulfilled. We held up our end. At what point do you stop accepting delays? Once you get to that point, when you don’t have the product you paid for, what will you do? Just let them have your pledge?
Craig Apache Read
Review from Kickstarter
How does one “pull backing”? It’s been pledged and charged the client... is that statement just a way to show dissatisfaction because it’s an empty threat?
Smashley
Review from Kickstarter
Severely disappointed that things are taking so long. Feeling taken advantage of, and like we won't actually see product. I'm ready to pull my backing.
Emanuel Rosario
Review from Kickstarter
Oh, it’s a long run alright.
Nathan Brock
Review from Kickstarter
Drink & Buddy Team: Thanks for another good update, and for ensuring that you get the product right! We are excited to receive our bottles, but more excited to have them be high quality. Keep working to make it right and then finalize production. It will be better for us and for the long run.
Emanuel Rosario
Review from Kickstarter
Another two weeks for a finished product, assuming there are no more changes to be made. A month for production, then 3-4 weeks for distribution. Expect it Aug-Sep. That’s almost a year since funding started. For a water bottle.
Craig Apache Read
Review from Kickstarter
It’s “the end of May”, when is the next delay going to be? Haven’t heard an update in a while, would be nice for Creator to keep us all updated and not left out on the trail without any water to keep us all hydrated and full of life.
Deanna Ortega
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Are you still on track for shipping at the end of May???
Ca11idus
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Still, it's been a while since the last update. I'm fine with waiting but give us updates.
Nathan Brock
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Also Emanuel, if you are on Kickstarter to be a consumer, you’re doing it wrong. We back a project that we believe in, not a product we want. I would rather there be delays and the guys ship a high quality product that meets the design than to get it now and it be crap. I have another product like that from here.
Nathan Brock
Review from Kickstarter
Emanuel, reporting to Kickstarter does nothing. They don’t care about backers.
Emanuel Rosario
Review from Kickstarter
I guess we draw the line at different places. They made promises they couldn’t keep. Between Kickstarter and Indiegogo they have about $200K of backer’s money and all we’ve gotten are excuses and delays. They claimed to have experience bringing 100s of products to market, had already been working with the manufacturer for over a year, and were ready for production. It has been almost 6 months since the project was funded. Seems suspicious doesn’t it? But, hey, I’m no expert. I’m just a consumer who’s tired of being fed BS.
Casie
Review from Kickstarter
As much as I hate all the set backs and really really want the product before summer is over. I do understand the set backs, it’s part of starting a new product. I am happy that they are being picky and wanting to give us the product we payed for! Not a pore poorly executed model, for the sake of time. But if we pull our money and report to kickstarter, we may NEVER see this product!! That being said. Drink n’ buddy; we know and understand product has had trouble but give us more updates! It will help us with the wait and keep us from defunding. Thank you hope you don’t have anymore speed bumps.
Emanuel Rosario
Review from Kickstarter
Under the Risks and Challenges tab they paint a pretty picture regarding manufacturing and the risk being negligible to the consumer. Now they pushed back delivery until June. They were either lying then or lying now. It’s a cool product, and we have been patient, but this is ridiculous. I recommend backers report this project to Kickstarter. Or at least request a refund.
Amanda Spuzzillo
Review from Kickstarter
Any updates? Its getting warmer and its almost summer and I'm really looking forward to using this product on hikes instead of having to buy one of the cheap plastic models in pet stores. Thanks!
Emanuel Rosario
Review from Kickstarter
I would have paid more if it meant the product was delivered as indicated.
Craig Apache Read
Review from Kickstarter
@MIKE
If it was made on this side of the pond then the product would be that much more expensive.
MIKE Farmer
Review from Kickstarter
maybe you should have made this in the Great USA and not overseas, just sauing
Best Friend Outfitters
Review from Kickstarter
@Wally, check out the latest updates here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1085132753/drinkandbuddy-two-beverages-one-bottle-for-best-fr/posts/2138098 Unfortunately it has taken much longer than expected to get parts off tooling. I was in China about a week ago and saw the first complete bottle but there were still some leaking issues. That is normal with the first round of parts, it just took longer than we hoped. Anyway, we have communicated all of the necessary changes to the factory and they are in the process of getting things fine tuned. At this point it is likely we will be into June before we can deliver product. Thanks for your patience, it will be worth it in the end! Check back on Kickstarter for any further updates.
Wally
Review from Kickstarter
Hey any update? Thanks for a prompt feedback!
Thershan Nainaar
Review from Kickstarter
Any update on when we can expect to receive the product? Summer is on the way (North America) and it would be a shame to not have it.
Levente Somogyi
Review from Kickstarter
Thanks! I hope we won't have any more delays, keep up the hard work!
Best Friend Outfitters
Review from Kickstarter
@Joshua, You may login to CrowdOx with the link that was sent in the survey email or just send it to support@bestfriendoutfitters.com and we'll get it updated for you. Thanks!
Best Friend Outfitters
Review from Kickstarter
@Levente, We are planning on being able to ship the products out at the end of May.
Joshua Burke
Review from Kickstarter
Hello, Is there a email to update my shipping address for when the products start to ship? Thank you.
Levente Somogyi
Review from Kickstarter
Hey guys, according to your latest update: "we will have finished product in May" - what does this mean? Will the bottles be ready in the factory in May, then shipping to you, then shipping to us/will you have them ready to be shipped to backers in May/will we receive it in May? Thanks!
Best Friend Outfitters
Review from Kickstarter
@Michelle, Thanks for your comment. Yes, the bottle will be BPA free and the rubber parts will be made from food grade silicone.
Michelle Katzdorn
Review from Kickstarter
Awesome update! Quick question (probably a stupid one lol) this is BPA free or all that other jazz, yes? With all the talk of China and them being produced there, just wanted to make sure.
Best Friend Outfitters
Review from Kickstarter
Hey everyone, well send an update in the next week. Things are still moving along and it’s exciting to see tooling progressing but as you suspect there are delays in production. Stay tuned for more details and thanks for your patience. We want this product to be awesome and are doing everything we can to get it done right.
Thershan Nainaar
Review from Kickstarter
Based on their last comment on tooling, I believe we may be lucky for an April delivery but realistically May. They said 6-8 weeks for tooling in January which realistically means 8 weeks.
Smashley
Review from Kickstarter
I'm also wondering about delivery. No updates other than "thanks for your pledge, please buy more and tell your friends!"
I have no product to tell my friends about. When can I expect to receive my bottle?
Alyson Krempels
Review from Kickstarter
Any updates on delivery? I’d like to have this for my family bike rides this spring/summer
Michelle Katzdorn
Review from Kickstarter
Updates please, if possible! ❤️
icecreamlollipop
Review from Kickstarter
Hi! Any estimated delivery date already? Thanks!
Best Friend Outfitters
Review from Kickstarter
Thanks for the suggestion Peter. Currently, the Drink&Buddy has an opening in the human side lid that will allow for a carabiner to clip it to a bag or a belt. We are offering a Best Friend Outfitters carabiner as an add on to the order or you can use your own. We'll keep looking for new cool ways to update the bottle for the second version. :)
Peter Greene
Review from Kickstarter
I realize this question is probably way to late into the production but I was wondering if there might be any way to incorporate a belt clip? Maybe as an accessory? Definitely something I would like to see in DrinkBuddy 2.0.
Dustin Bowen
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Hey Guys, I've messaged about a change of address, but haven't heard anything back. Can somebody reach back out to me so I can give you an updated address? Thanks!
Angelito Ong
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Any updates on when products will ship out to backers?
regal81455
Review from Kickstarter
Chirp chirp chirp.... update please...
regal81455
Review from Kickstarter
@Best Friend Outfitters is tooling creation completed? Production started yet?