A new era in hydration, the Humangear GoToob+ has been created to provide the perfect balance of convenience and quality. Featuring a proprietary design that uses a patented technology called “Vortex,” this water bottle keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours while staying leak-free during transit.

In this review, we look at HumanGear’s GoToob+ liquid travel containers. If you’re a long-time Pack Hacker reader, you may recall our review of the original GoToobs—this is the next generation, and they’ve made some significant improvements over the first model. So let’s have a look.

HumanGear GoToob+The GoToob+ comes in a variety of sizes and colors, which is something you’ll notice straight away. There are many colors to choose from, so if you’re serious about personalizing your toiletries or matching them to your packing cubes, you’re in luck.

While you may categorize your drinks by color, we like using the HumanGear label system. Organizing by color sounds terrific when you’re awake at 4:00 a.m., getting ready to catch a 6:00 a.m. flight. “All right, the red one is face cleanser,” says the narrator. Was it hand lotion, or was it something else?”

There’s a little space near the cap on these bottles where you can write a small label with a sharpie, so there’s no mistake and no need for memory games. We suggest an oil-based sharpie, although a standard scammer would suffice.

PSA: If you use a pen to write on them, it will smudge easily, even after 24 hours. Yes, we put it to the test. Use a sharpie instead of a pen.

GoToob+ Small, Medium, and LargeThe GoToob+ is available in a range of sizes. There are three sizes: small, medium, and giant (1.7, 2.5, and 3.4 ounces, respectively). We’ve mainly been testing the 3.4-ounce size since that’s the most liquid you can bring on a plane. However, we’re doing one-bag travel here—checking baggage is the absolute worst—so the more significant, 6-ounce size will be avoided. This size might be suitable for camping or other purposes, but we haven’t found it very beneficial. Perhaps you could fill it with pancake batter and produce some exciting pancake designs?

And if you prefer keeping pancake batter tubes on hand, you’re lucky since they’re all made of FDA-approved, food-safe silicone. So you can put food in there If you’re like that kind of stuff.

GoToob and GoToob+

If you’re curious about the original GoToobs, you may read about them in our earlier review. We’ll describe the critical distinctions in this review, but if you’re interested in learning more about toiletry containers, you should read that one.

The labeling system is the first important distinction. The GoToob+ features a textured area where you may write your labels, as we said before. The original GoToob had a carousel system where you could navigate a few different preset brands—soap, lotion, sun, and a blank label.

This works rather well. However, the one label on which writing is permitted is tiny and difficult to write on. We believe the GoToob+ is the apparent victor here, with the new label system being a significant upgrade.

HumanGear GoToob+The GoToob+ has a little bigger opening—27 percent larger, but who’s counting?—but it’s hardly apparent. These items are still a nuisance to clean, even if they can go on the top rack of the dishwasher. We seldom come across dishwashers on our trips, so we end up cleansing them in the sink by swishing things around with our fingers—not ideal. It’d be wonderful if they could be cleaned from the inside out.

The GoToob+ has a flat bottom, which is an intriguing addition. Despite their appearance, the bases of these GoToobs are more balanced than the original, allowing you to stand them up and pour liquids into them. This is a straightforward addition that makes sense, and although it isn’t a game-changer, we felt it was a kind gesture by HumanGear. The tools remained stable even when pouring in liquids with low viscosities, such as water.

HumanGear GoToob+The LoopLockTM technology, essentially a plastic loop that comes up and over the cap, is the second critical update on the GoToob+. This is useful for hanging the containers if required (maybe your Airbnb’s shower room is restricted) and serves as an added layer of protection. If you flip the loop up, the tubes will be less likely to open up throughout your journey. After all, no one wants a shampoo-filled backpack.

Remember that both variants contain a one-way silicone valve that only opens when the GoToob is pressed. This should, in theory, completely prevent any leaking, but hey, you can never be too cautious!

Finally, the GoToob+’s writing is somewhat bigger and more visible on the exterior, making it obvious how much each container carries. Another thoughtful addition that should help you avoid any TSA snafus.

The Final Word

Should you update if you have the original GoToobs? That is entirely up to you, however, both variants are extremely similar. The label system, LoopLockTM, and flatter bottoms are the two biggest improvements in the GoToob+.

Just a note: we’ve tested the limitations of this silicone, which is rated to withstand temperatures of up to 190 degrees Fahrenheit. We tested it in both boiling water and the oven, and the silicone stood up well.

Keep in mind that certain drinks are prohibited in these areas, including DEET-based insect repellents and alcohol-based liquids. If you’re attempting to sneak alcohol past the TSA, these are probably not the ideal containers to use—which, for the record, we do not condone.

The most common complaint about both the original GoToob and the GoToob 2 is the caps’ durability. After dropping the containers in the shower or onto any hard surface, they have been known to break or even shatter. Although that hasn’t occurred to us in ordinary use, we did put it to the test by hurling the GoToob+ 10 times into a concrete floor at various speeds. The cap had a little fracture but did not shatter (and we were chucking it pretty hard on throws 8, 9, and 10). According to the Humangear website, the caps for both the original GoToob and the GoToob+ are made of the same material. So over time, we’ll watch whether the cap grows more brittle and prone to cracking.

Humangear GoToob+ BottlesIt would help if you were alright as long as you use these caps with caution. You may also mail them back to GoToob for a replacement if they break. Replacement caps are also available for a few dollars on their website.

“Regarding the warranty, if a cap breaks, we’ll replace it for free,” Humangear said on our YouTube video. Support@humangear.com is our warranty contact address, and we usually react within a day. We also offer caps separately if consumers misplace them and need replacements; however, damaged caps are never charged for.” Pack Hacker has not independently confirmed this claim.

The only issue we have with these containers is that the silicone soon attracts hair and dust. It’s not the end of the world, but it’s something to remember as you travel.

Overall, we’ve been pleased with both GoToobs versions. We’ve had no complaints after 1.5 years of testing the originals and two months of testing the enhanced version.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is GoToob?

A: A GoToob is a water bottle connected to a straw. One end of the straw has an opening, and the liquid will come out in small spurts when you drink from it.

Is Humangear dishwasher safe?

A: Humangear is not dishwasher safe.

Can GoToob go in the dishwasher?

A: Unfortunately, putting the GoToob in a dishwasher is not recommended because the nubs will be damaged.

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