This is a great bottle to help with hydration. Love the time markers and inspirational messages. The flip lid also seems to be well made. My gripes are 1. The straw only allows me to get to just above "you did it" and at that point I didn't yet! I have to unscrew the top and drink from the rim which is too big and everytime end up dumping some on me. You can take the straw out and drink from the spout so there's that.2. It's a bit of a pain to clean well with the different little straw pieces, etc. It has helped me drink more water, but with this motivational water bottle in trend, might be able to find something better.