"Navi-Cap" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.5, 1/30 sec, ISO800
“Navi-Cap” Cedar Park, 2018

こんばんは。How’s it going?

I just received a brand new Liberty Bottleworks Navi-Cap, and I couldn’t be happier! I’ve had my Liberty Bottleworks metal water bottle for a few years now, and it has been great. I love the 16 oz. size which is not too big nor heavy, and fits in most stretchy mesh holders on bags and backpacks. When I originally purchased it, I opted for the Sport Cap which is very convienent because you can just flip up the spout and drink. But the problem is that the Sport Cap is not completely water-tight, and it would often leak a little bit.

I’ve wanted to replace it for a while now, but the price has always been really expensive for the cap, but when I recently checked, the price and availablity had come down to a reasonable level. This time I wanted to get the Standard Cap (which won’t leak), but I noticed that they also have a “Navi-Cap”, which has a built-in compass. This is great, I thought, because just last week when exploring New York City, we could have used a regular compass (our phones don’t have a magnet compass) to point us in the right direction when using Google Maps Navigation.

The Standard Cap costs $6 for a color version, and the Navi-Cap is $12. So, it’s a bit of a premium for the compass, plus the Navi-Cap only comes in black. It’s kind of odd, but the compass is not fixed to the cap. In fact, when I opened the box, I just saw the standard cap and I thought they sent the wrong thing. But also in the package was the compass… whew! Anyways, it just fits on top, wedging into the space between the handles. It’s not super-tight, but it should be secure enough to stay put. I think it’s a nice solution, since you can pop it out when you wash the cap.

The cap itself appears to just be a standard one. When I look at the photos of the color standard caps, they also have the little circular indentations where the compass would rest. I guess that’s cool because I can buy another standard cap when I need to, and just pop the compass on that.

"Navi-Cap" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO1250
“Navi-Cap” Cedar Park, 2018
"Navi-Cap" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO1250
“Navi-Cap” Cedar Park, 2018
"Navi-Cap" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO1250
“Navi-Cap” Cedar Park, 2018

Anyway, I am happy with the new Liberty Bottleworks Navi-Cap, and can’t wait to use the compass in conjunction with Google Maps. I guess I need to book another trip to New York City? 😝

またね~

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