This Plastic Bottle Makes You Muscley

Okay we all know plastic bottles are evil. They consume massive amounts of energy to produce, statistically only spend 30 minutes in our hands before spending the next thousand years in a landfill. Gotta be a better way right? By simply changing the bottle’s shape, designer Jin Le has possibly extended the amount of use we get out of it called the Dumbbell Sports Drink.

Filled with water or an electrolyte infused sport’s drink, it’s only a scant 0.5 kg but my lazy ass probably can’t even lift that. I’d probably even drink it first before working out. For you stronger types, fill it with rocks or something. Show offs!

Designer: Jin Le

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  • My handbag weights more than that. Obviously, it is a marketing scheme to sell drink bottle to girls going at the gym. The design is kind of tacky. The new shape carries sponsorship potential, I guess. Personally, I would not buy it.

  • backdrifter says:

    It looks cool, but won’t that warm up the drink with our hands before drinking? Besides I never saw 0.5 kg of exercise weights, not sure if that’s usable at all.

  • carl says:

    how does this stop more plastic being used and entering the landfill sites? it is still a plastic bottle and will end up in the ground. your solution to the plastic water bottle material is to produce another plastic water bottle…

    as for the weight is lame. even if you refill with sand or lead shot its not much and the grip is a water bottle.

    but as a fad, i suppose it works to be directed as a specific sports drink it works well to capture the identity of the market.

    good luck with it tho.

  • kerry says:

    Those plastic botled dumbells are bio degradable, i hope 🙂

  • TH says:

    Just dumb.

  • My handbag weights more than that. Obviously, it is a marketing scheme to sell drink bottle to girls going at the gym. The design is kind of tacky. The new shape carries sponsorship potential, I guess. Personally, I would not buy it.

  • enoo says:

    Great, so instead of lasting 30 minutes, it will last… what, 45 minutes?
    Good try, but failed, IMO.

  • pabarriu says:

    Awfull, fugly, impractical…..the name says it all…DUMBbell…..

    Bad Idea Yanko

    Regards

  • Brian says:

    .5 kg (1.1 lbs) is not enough weight for any type of arm exercise suggested by the form. While it could be an interesting concept, the plain facts of physics discounts it to pure fancy. It almost makes me think a mid-level ID student did it. Giving added value to packaging is a difficult assignment since the inherent qualities of the form all point toward disposabilitiy. Maybe what we should be looking at is something that is easier to dispose of such as material shifts or even formal shifts like the movement away from tuna cans into tuna pouches.

  • zippyflounder says:

    except for the model in the shot the thng is a bust, not even worth it as a promo piece (unless biodegradeable/recyclable). The model is smoking though, so zippy gives it a fins up…..lesson to all the kiddies, when presenting a project include a hot model, might just tip the project into green light.

  • jewsrock says:

    this is really not new. they were giving them out at the gym a couple years ago. they werent as stylish but they were more weight-like

  • bezerker says:

    i’ve seen that before…. thief!

    • Jon says:

      it's not like this is a super complex idea or anything, my friend also thought of afairly similar idea…
      so most likely it's just a coincidence.

    • Jon says:

      it's not like this is a super complex idea or anything, my friend also thought of afairly similar idea…
      so most likely it's just a coincidence.

  • Bob La Quey says:

    I like it. You could go further though and make them modular so one could build an entire set of weights from them. It is featured on Plastico Fantastico .

  • b2p says:

    Nice pics but “catastrophe écologique en vue! “

  • Zoosty says:

    hey i like that… if only it was more than 0.5kg, but that would be too heavy for me to carry ard.. cool though

  • Jen says:

    Maybe you could fill it up with something heavier?

  • Ashole says:

    hence the name DUMBell, crappy idea

  • Ekove says:

    Too light to be useful…heh, needless to say you won’t have 2 bottles at a time like the picture.

    Still plastic, still won’t spend much more time in your hand before it goes to a landfill. It’s obviously targeting those stupid gym kids with their vitamin drinks…what happened to good old natural fruit juices?

    Needless to say, the design is ugly as hell. Is it even necessary to have a small silhouette picture of the object on it’s label? It’s not like the actual thing wasn’t hideous enough already.

  • sivas says:

    very good, thank you

  • Roger says:

    Who knew people hated plastic drink bottles so much?
    * require less energy to manufacture than either realistic alternative (glass or aluminium)
    * require *much* less energy to recycle
    * despite chain emails trying to trick people into polluting, they *are* re-usable many times
    * once upon a time the idea of lightweight materials that didn’t rot was very exciting for designers, so we added lots of stabilisers to plastics. Now we’ve stopped doing that for disposable items, if it does go into landfill instead of recycling, it will break down within a couple of years. In contrast, aluminium takes centuries to break down and glass never does.

    Having said all that, the dumbbell idea is a flop. Dumbbells are made of iron instead of water for a good reason! More to the point, because dumbbells aren’t adjustable (that’s what the “dumb” bit means), they come in sets which start off at some small weight, and you gradually work your way up as you get stronger.

    If you were only buying one, you would want something near the middle of your range, and as others have said 0.5 kg is too light. Most dumbbell kits start at 1 kg minimum. I have seen a set that started at 0.5 kg, but that’s the absolute lightest for the raw beginner: within a week or so you would be moving onto the next weight.

  • rick says:

    the orange bottle Looks like a damn boob, worst design ever!!

  • rick says:

    the orange bottle Looks like a damn boob, worst design ever!!

  • Martin Petit says:

    Hi
    I’m from Montreal, Canada

    I have a client how may be interested in buying a lot of these with there logo on it to use as a promotional item.
    Where can we get them and what would be the price?
    Regards

    Martin

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