The Splashguard™ was invented one snowy evening on the way home from a day spent cross-country skiing in the Sierras. Josh, an avid skier and patient passenger in Sloan's old Jeep could not stop the inevitable slosh of water he would get every time she accelerated (Which was usually far too often). Instead of changing the driver, he fixed the problem. Josh began some initial sketches and after several quiet hours one small request for a stop at REI emerged. We immediately realized that there was nothing on the market that solved the problem. The SplashGuard was on the market within three months.
Our first SplashGuard was designed with 2 openings—one for adults, the other for kids. But our users told us that the 2nd opening hit their noses, that it didn't drain well and it would occasionally slip into the bottle. So, we went back to the drawing board!
This SplashGuard is no longer manufactured—if you have one, it may be a collectors item!
This SplashGuard addressed all of our great customer feedback.
We removed the second drinking opening, added a large drainage hole and improved the fit in Nalgene bottles. This SplashGuard fits most wide-mouth bottles on the market, but it doesn't well work with some newer bottles.
The Mini is specifically designed to fit the smaller opening of the Nalgene N-Gen bottle. It has all the great features of the Original, just in a cuter package!
Our newest SplashGuard is designed to fit ALL wide mouth bottles. It is made from food grade silicone for a flexible, easy fit. Otherwise, it's the same proven design as the Original.