So, you wouldn’t think there would be much in the way of innovation with regards to supplement mixing bottles. You know the ones I’m talking about – large size cups with screw on tops and some sort of ball or wire mixing contraption to blend your drinks. For the most part, these bottles work well. You might be thinking, why would I need anything more? Well the Hydra Cup is here to prove you wrong.
Prior to using the Hydra Cup, I would run out to my car every morning and I’d have one mixing bottle for my pre-workout, another for my post workout protein shake, and my travel coffee mug, my gym bag, and a shirt and pants on a hangar. If it sounds like I had my hands full it’s because I did. I had enough cups for three hands to be exact.
I did this for a long time. It was a bit of a hassle but not the end of the world. I would just stuff my coffee cup in the side pocket of my bag and juggle the rest. Then one day, disaster. I didn’t have the top to my coffee cup screwed on tight enough and as I was putting things in the car it came loose and soaked my clothes. That’s when I really thought about it and figured there had to be a better way to do things. I was only filling up each of my pre and post workout cups halfway to begin with. What if there was a cup that could hold both so that I had a free hand? Enter the Hydra Cup.
The Hydra Cup takes the traditional mixing bottle and splits it down the middle with a divider. This enables you to put your pre-workout in one side and your post in the other with no mixing between them. It’s an all-in-one design made for convenience.
The lid is snap down with a rubberized seal down the middle to prevent each side from mixing together. Each side in turn has large drink spout and rubberized hinged flip lid. The lid can actually come off altogether and serve as a scoop if you’re in a pinch.
As far as mixing action goes, the Hydra Cup forgoes the mixing ball and instead uses what they call ‘Dual Mixing Gridz’ which are two plastic grids that are placed at the top of each side of the cup. When you shake the cup to mix your supplements these ‘Mixing Gridz’ produce agitation at the top of the cup that blends everything together. This works surprisingly well and for the most part produces a nice smooth mix.
I like to additionally add a few ice cubes along with my supplements and find that this cools my shakes down quickly and helps blend things faster. Another nice benefit of the Gridz with ice is that when you drink your mix the ice gets blocked by the Gridz and stays behind in the cup – no choking on ice cubes.
I’ve been using this cup for some time now and it has held up really well. I wash it regularly in the dishwasher on the top shelf and it’s still works like the day I got it several months ago. The gasketed lid has worked really well and I have never had an issue with the two sides mixing.
All in all, this is a great mixing bottle and I highly recommend it. If you’re in the market for a new mixing bottle and you’re looking for real convenience give the Hydra Cup a try. It’s a great product.
Amazon.com: Hydra Cup.