This is how Lilo began. It all started with a social product company. The necessary materials to bring this product to life required plastic production, which was morally conflicting. After tirelessly seeking alternatives with no determined solutions, the founder retired the product company and let its lessons strengthen Lilo’s founding values and mission.
A NEW ANGLE
REUSABLE . LIGHTWEIGHT . ERGONOMIC
RETHINK THE WAY YOU DRINK
Whether you are an adventurer, love biking or have an active lifestyle, the Lilo Life water bottle will keep you hydrated throughout the day with its smart design and maximum liquid holding capacity of 26 oz.
Its smart design bypasses the challenges traditional sports bottles present by eliminating head tilt to ensure ease of repetitive use and focus. Unlike its clunky stainless steel or glass bottle counterparts, the BPA-free reusable plastic bottle is lightweight and designed to fit in standard bike cages.
ERGONOMIC AND SMART DESIGN
With its unique inverted patented design, you can keep your eyes on the road while cycling without the distraction or strain of tilting your neck to get the last drop of water. This was desired by the inventor from the Air Force Research Lab of Rome, NY who was an avid cyclist himself. Making use of gravity with its inverted design and spill-free sipping mechanism, the water is naturally dispensed with little to no effort.
THE BIRTH OF THE LILO LIFE WATER BOTTLE
At first look, the patent was simple and self-explanatory. It’s an inverted water bottle where you drink from the bottom. How hard could making THAT be? When we considered all of these facets, we dug up a lot of limitations with the patent design and found many reasons why we may have not seen this product already around us. Through the process of finding a solution to make this product a reality, Lilo Life has used online crowdsourcing tools, hired multiple different professional designers, a team of mechanical engineering students, hosted an intensive 2-day Design Competition at Syracuse University, gave the first milestone for conceptual design to 6 different designers through an online platform, and finally hired a woman named Rosi from Germany to work with the founder, Stacey Smith, to pursue the following 4 milestones of completing manufacturer-ready designs.
The designs you see here are a result of her effort. Lilo Life is passionate about making this product a reality to go along with Lilo Life’s mission without sacrificing function and quality. After contacting more than 35+ different manufacturers, we found that there are continued limitations within the industry’s manufacturing capabilities to produce this unique product. What are we doing about it? We’ve teamed up with Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies for a Design Study in order to troubleshoot the barriers and attain cost estimates from more manufacturers that are willing to work with our innovative product.
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WHY CHOOSE THE LILO LIFE WATER BOTTLE?
- THE BICYCLIST
- THE ADVENTURER
- HELMET SPORTS
- THE HEALTH CONSCIOUS
- With its inverted design, the Lilo Life bottle can help you stay focused, stay balanced, and keep your eyes on the road for better performance while cycling. Designed to fit in a standard bike cage, the sleek bottle is the perfect choice for the indoor and outdoor cyclist.
- Whether you are constantly on the go trekking, hiking, or rock climbing, the Lilo Life outdoor plastic water bottle is the perfect balance of lightweight and ruggedness. The ultimate travel bottle comes with an attachment for you to hook onto your backpack or for your bouldering adventures.
- No more dealing with the hassle of your helmet cage when trying to hydrate. It’s important for athletes to stay focused and stay hydrated; Lilo Life’s bottle helps you do both. Have gravity work its magic and aim the jet valve nozzle right through the helmet for easy access to keep hydrated.
- The Lilo Life BPA-FREE reusable bottle design is not only sleek but ergonomic and significantly eliminates the motion of head tilt, which is often the cause of neck strains and stress. Lilo Life’s water bottle also gives you an alternative to hard-to-clean straw systems.