I was planning on doing a head to head comparison with Isobag. The Isojug has an ice pack.
However; I suspect that it adds a lot of weight (to the already 7lb Gallon) to one side of the jug making it off balance. Anyway; ISOjug declined to participate! I guess they were scared to go up against Gallon Gear!
I got my Gallon Gear!!
Gallon Gear sleeve
The neoprene cover is nice and thick! It looks to be strong and stitched really well!
It wasn’t the easiest to put the cover one initially, but I did get it on!
The key hook looks like it can be easily ripped off. I prefer putting it in the mesh pocket. The pocket is supposed to be for your wallet, but I don’t trust anyone enough to use it! It does keep my key tight and secure inside. I will think of another usage for the clip (possibly my gym tag!) that way I can easily scan in! If I decide to do it, I will take the card and a drill bit and drill the hole larger to easily clip it on.
The cellphone pocket in front or id holder is the best part! My phone always makes my Adidas pants fall down and in the summer I wear fight shorts that don’t have any pockets, except a small inside pocket for my money clip. I will try putting my cell in the clear holder or in the mesh pocket and see which one I prefer.
Overall I am really psyched as I don’t like carrying a gallon, but now it has a purpose.
What I am missing is a shoulder strap or some way to hook it on a cardio machine as a gallon will not fit in their cup holders. You might want to think about that for the Gallon Gear 2.0.
The designs are really cool! The American Flag is my favorite! But they also have camo, Black, pink and a bunch more! The more options you have to unleash your personality in the gym.
Another idea for Gallon Gear would be customization and branding! Charge extra to add a business name/logo, a school/university’s name/logo, a person’s name or person’s nickname! I would put Bad Company on mine as that’s my nickname!
I’m sure some gyms, schools and companies would love that option! The Butler Bulldogs (colors: blue and gold)
Especially, if you also let them pick the ink color. Like Bad Company in Gold on the American Flag, as most flags have gold trim.
Reusable Gallon container
First off it’s just under a gallon! So, be careful pouring in your gallon of water! You will spill and if you add things to your water like BCAAs, you will have to drink a little to make some room for the powder.
Tomorrow, I will be adding Rich Piana’s All Day You May! And All Day I Will! 💪🏼 😝
I love the black color bottle (there are multiple colors to choose from (black, blue, green, purple, red and pink) I feel the black might help me not pay attention to how much water is left and just drink it lol!
It may even help protect the BCAAs from sunlight (and spoiling) kind of like a dark colored beer bottle protects the beer.
If the full gallon isn’t for you, they also offer a half gallon size.
But I would stay away from that and just be hardcore! Lol
You should drink a gallon a day especially if you are working out! So if you choose the half gallon, somewhere along the line you will have to refill! So, where are you going to keep the half full gallon? Are you buying 2 – 1/2 Gallon reusable bottles and carrying both to work or one to work and leave one in your car? Will it freeze if left in the car? Do you leave it at home? Are you home early enough to finish the other half gallon before bed without having to wake up 20 times during the night to pee?
Too many unanswered questions! So man up and stick to the gallon!
Wait; maybe you have kids that want to mimic Dad or Mom? Especially, if they are active in sports! You can buy them the half gallon!
Your son has football practice. Mom: Here’s a half gallon with Gatorade, I put some money in an envelope in the mesh pocket in case you want to buy a snack. Your student id is in the clear window, so you know which one is yours! Have fun!
The Active test is coming tomorrow! Stay Tuned!
It’s 2:37 and it’s already half empty!
I’m heading to the gym at 3:15. I’ll be there about 3:35-3:45. I’ll have my preworkout (so no drinking from the gallon), but then I’ll sip a little during the mid part of my workout. The hard question is where to put it while doing cardio after I’m done with weights, so I can sip some every 5 mins during cardio workout.
Found a place for the gallon! **Update** December 26th 2017
The second day I’m using it and it’s already half empty! 3:02pm leaving for the gym in 13 mins!
I think it’s nice because it’s sitting there reminding me to drink and I don’t have to get up and go find water somewhere.
**Update** January 1st 2018
Happy new year!
Tomorrow I will be using Alkazone alkaline drops in the Gallon Gear! The directions say 3 drops per 8oz glass. There are 16 8oz glasses in a gallon therefore the Gallon needs 48 drops of Alkazone! The Alkazone review is on here also. Check out all men are created equal, but what about water? too.
I will also be using Rich Piana’s all day you may BCAA’s watermelon flavor.
Mango pineapple is on its way. Stay tuned for the update on here.
**Update** January 3rd 2018
I have seen 2 people at the gym carrying a Gallon Gear. A guy and a girl.
He loves his gallon gear and takes advantage of all the features: keychain, phone pocket and wallet pocket.
She also loves her pink Gallon Gear. It is always with her, but I haven’t spoken to her about it. She is an IFBB Pro Women’s Physique! Rocking the Gallon Gear!
Also, I did as I promised I bored the hole bigger and added the gym tag! Except I keep it the other side out so the barcode is ready for the scanner!
**Update** January 19th 2018
I learned a hard lesson at 5:30 am today! The original reusable gallons cap is 90% useless! I knocked over my bcaas in the dark and the cap popped off and 1/2 a gallon all over the floor! I hope my carpet isn’t stained! I definitely didn’t want to be on my knees scrubbing the floor at 530am! Great start to the day! Ugh!
At 8:53am I realized the Gallon was executed! As I wore another 1/8 of the container!
Good news! I am getting the new black more durable container and I was told the cap is also much better! Just by looking at it, the angles are much smoother and the plastic itself looks much softer like it will have some give to it.
I can’t wait! Thank you again Gallon Gear for being so awesome! What a great company! I strongly suggest doing Business with them!