Q. Why a glass water bottle? A. Glass is better for your body and the earth. Glass is chemically inert; it does not alter the taste of its contents and does not allow any unsafe chemicals to leach and make you sick. Glass is a fully recyclable material. It can be recycled endlessly and recovered glass is used as the majority ingredient in new glass containers. And without question, everything tastes better out of glass.
Q. Why the silicone sleeve? A. The silicone sleeve is non-toxic, protects the glass, provides a quality grip, is dishwasher safe, and is clean, modern, minimal, and cool. Silicone is 100% recyclable. You can find specialty recycling centers, or mail it back to us and we'll recycle it for you.
Q. Does bkr sell sleeves, glass or caps separately? A. Extra caps and glass can be purchased in the shop. Sleeves are not sold separately.
Q. What is bkr made of? A. bkr is made of BPA-free, BPA replacement free, FDA approved materials. The bottle is glass, the sleeve and gasket are silicone and the cap is made of food-grade, recyclable polypropylene.
Q. What is BPA? A. BPA or Bisphenol A is a chemical found in plastic water bottles. It has been linked to a host of ailments including increased risk of cancer, obesity, early onset puberty, and diabetes. While many plastic products contain BPA replacements, we don't want to find out 10 years from now that those are not safe either. There is no BPA or BPA replacement in your bkr. Not in the bottle, not in the sleeve and not in the cap.
Q. How do I take care of bkr? A. Clean your bkr with hot soapy water or on the top rack of your dishwasher. The sleeve does not need to be removed, but if you want to do spring cleaning it's easy - see the bottle page for a cheat sheet on how. We recommend storing with the cap off. Avoid freezing, using in the microwave, or exposing to sudden temperature changes.
Q. Will my bkr break? A. Your bkr bottle is made of glass - it's durable glass protected by a cushiony silicone sleeve, but it is still glass - so treat it carefully as you would your cell phone or any other thing you love. If you accidentally break it in the first 90 days, we will replace it for you - see our policy page for details.
Q. How long will it take for my order to arrive? A. We make every effort to ship your order quickly. Depending on where you live, your bottle should arrive in 2 to 7 business days. There are also rush options at checkout.
Q. How big is bkr? A. For now, bkr comes in one size: 500mL (16 oz). Here are its other measurements: height = 7.88 in/20 cm, diameter = 3.18 in/8.08 cm, opening = 1.0 in/2.54 cm.
Q. Where can I find bkr? A. You can find bkr here and at select retail locations.