I always have to have a drink with me, I get a very, very dry mouth because of the pain meds and also because of my health it is important to stay hydrated.

But in general it is also more important now that we stop using and discarding plastic bottles, we are destroying this planet with waste plastic!  https://plasticoceans.org/

However for most people the reason why the Sho Fortis bottle would be a good purchase is because it is a great product and it does exactly what they say it does!

I have got the sipper lid for the Sho Fortis as it makes it easier to just pick up and have a sip. I filled the Sho Fortis with some lemon squash and I sat outside on the deck enjoying the sun. Four hours later I picked up the bottle and the outside was quite hot from being in direct sunlight, normally this would mean a warm drink and that is rarely pleasant.

However the drink inside was still icy cold, the direct sunlight had no effect on the contents!

The Sho Fortis bottle has a capacity of 590ml and is made from stainless steel with a powder coated finish that has a very slight rough texture that is great to provide some grip and measures 8 x 8 x 23 cm and weighs a mere 390g.

Review Sho Fortis Bottle

The Sho Fortis is available in Bright Blue that I have, Pastel Pink, Lemon Yellow, Jet Black and Aqua and comes with the original stainless steel Fortis lid.

I have the sipper lid which makes drinking from the Sho Fortis very handy and you can also get a stainless steel carry lid with D ring so the bottle could be clipped to something like a rucksack with a caribiner.

I have a few different styles of bottle, the plastic with the nipple style sip lid and one with a long tube and a bladder that fits in the ruck sack that sits on the back of my wheelchair. However I rarely use them and in the summer the contents warm up quickly.

This is without doubt an amazing drinks bottle, it is easy to hold and the wider base makes it very stable around clumsy people like me.

Of course I had to test the Sho Fortis with a hot drink and so I filled it up with the equivalent of two mugs of tea and a few hours later I still managed to struggle as I sipped a drink that was too hot to drink!


Over 2 years now and the Sho Fortis bottle is still at my side 24/7. I love this product and it is now one of ‘Can’t be without’ products.

It has been dropped and even onto concrete paths and it still looks good, the only thing is that I need to replace after 2 years is the sipper lid, but it is still very useable, I just think it is starting to look a bit worn.

I am better hydrated, I always have cold water to hand and I am in love with this product!

What I really love is that when I go out, I take my Sho bottle with me, there is no need to buy water in a plastic bottle that is then discarded and spends countless years before breaking down.

Water bought in plastic bottles has to be a massive hit on our planet and it is pointless, we pay a lot of money for something we get from our taps at a fraction of the cost and it has been proven that there is no benefit from these bottled waters.

Your Sho bottle would soon pay for itself!

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I asked Sho what difference the various lids made to the insulation of the Sho Fortis.

Here are their temperature ratings over 12 hours (water at 99°c degrees to begin with):

3 hours
Original Lid – 75°c
Carrier Lid – 80°c
Sipper Lid – 70°c

6 hours
Original Lid – 63°c
Carrier Lid – 68°c
Sipper Lid – 60°c

9 hours
Original Lid – 52°c
Carrier Lid – 59°c
Sipper Lid – 52°c

12 hours
Original Lid – 45°c
Carrier Lid – 50°c
Sipper Lid – 45°c

The Sho Bottles are also available as the Original SHo Bottle that comes in 260ml, 350ml, 500ml, 750ml & 1000ml and the Sho Food Flask that comes in 600ml & 800ml.

Owner & creator Simon Heraghty

SHO’s 6 key beliefs:

– We believe in providing useful, quality products which solve problems.

– We believe that our service is our greatest asset.

– We believe that each individual customer is incredibly important.

– We believe that a business should have a positive impact on the world.

– We believe that people should be treated better.

– We believe that we should help those less fortunate than ourselves.

You can keep up to date with Sho on Facebook and Instagram.

By Zechariah Richardson

Over 50, disabled, husband, father and gramps who reviews products and writes blog posts about his life, beekeeping, gardening and whatever pops into his brain!

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