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Dodgy, but nice all the same
on 24 July 2013
Only given this three stars because the design was obviously more on the sides of awesome and not on the sides of practical. The whole "sweater" type design is there probably to show that it's warm, like you are, when wearing a sweater. Still, it's not a good design choice.
The sleeve at the top where you put the water in isn't the same as other hot water bottles you might get from this seller, this one isn't a flap or a cover, it's simply a whole. The fabric is like a sweaters neck, with the fabric folded over once to give it the look you can see in the picture. This isn't good - the fabric is loose, so it doesn't stay in position for very long before ending up an oversized neck that gets annoying fast.
Also the fabric absorbs water like you would not believe and takes forever to dry - quite a design flaw if you plan on being comfortable, since having wet, warm items against your skin/clothes is a good way to get a rash or in some cases, damage your clothes.
It's still a good item though, and functional for a hot water bottle...I bought it because of the colour and design, and I won't fault that - if you like the colour and design, it's a good item. If you don't and you're just looking for a hot water bottle, move on, because this one has problems on many levels.