UPDATED: I changed my original review from 4 stars to 5 because today I completed the longest walk I've done with my pup (2 hours) plus we hung out at an outdoor cafe afterward and the Springer water bottle was so clutch!!! I actually *did* clip it to my crossbody bag during the hike (after initially feeling like I wouldn't be comfortable with that look and feel) and it was so seamless to remove it from the carabiner, squeeze up the water, allowing for sipping, and then letting the pool of water suck back into the bottle. I felt like the most efficient and best dog mom in the world! At the outdoor cafe, it was easy peasy to fill up the drinking bowl, plug the drain, and then just place the bottle upright on the ground for my dog. While watching her gulp down the water I also was thankful that the water bowl is higher up as opposed to on the ground since it's much more ergonomic. Great job Springer team! ---- I have the mini travel water bottle for my 30-pound mixed breed gal and use it mostly for road-trips, beach days, and long walks. The color ways are fun and the material is flexible, but durable. I jumped at the chance to try this water bottle because other brand versions I have are horizontal-based and have to be held or positioned in an awkward way, but Springer’s is vertical and can sit upright on its own. The squeeze flow to fill the ‘bowl’ is super easy and intuitive and works best when the bottle is full of water. My dog knew exactly what the bottle was and started lapping up water, which was relieving because she’s spooked easily by new objects. I don’t think I’d use the carabiner and it took some getting used to to twist the drain that allows water in and then twist to lock—because I was like, do I allow the unused water to flow back in the bottle?? Overall, pretty pleased with the product and brand and am happy I have a water option for my fur baby!