Before buying this bowl we had a plastic lined/cloth version - which was tricky to roll away after use and eventually started to leak. This is such a great idea - flattens nicely in your bag and easily wipes dry. This small size is fine for drink-breaks on walks, for anything else I'd recommend bigger. My cockerpoo and viszla both can drink from this (obviously not at the same time) - despite cockerpoo's floppy ears and a big viszla nose! Would recommend, and would buy again.