Want the benefits of a metal water bottle with the squeezability of plastic? Until now, that hasn’t really been a possibility – but Keego seems to be changing that. The Austrian design firm wanted to make a bottle that was both metal (titanium) and squeezable – the result is Keego.
Technically, this isn’t completely a titanium bottle. Instead, it uses a laminate construction that features 99.8% pure titanium on the inside of the bottle, and on the outside as well. In the middle is an elastic polymer core which flexes with the thin titanium sheets to allow the bottle to squeeze. The important part though, is that the water will only touch the titanium inside the bottle, and exits through a medical grade silicone nozzle.
The outside of the bottle also features a protective top coat which allows for different colors to be applied. Keego says that the colors will still allow the metallic look of the Ti to show through and that it will be a durable finish.
Weighing in at 98g, the weight is right on par with an insulated CamelBak Podium bottle so it’s light for a metal bottle, but no lighter than most standard bike bottles. Inside you’ll be able to hold 24 oz, and the bottle is designed to fit in most bottle cages. Of course, the technology to make a squeezable titanium bottle doesn’t come cheap so the bottles are available through Kickstarter at about $55 per bottle, and will have an expected retail price around $66 each when they make it to production. Keego has already more than tripled their funding goal, and expects to deliver bottles by August, 2018,