Review: GoToobs Travel Bottles – By Human Gear

Review GoToobs Silicone Travel Bottles.
I am a big fan of natural oils for travel but the age old question is “how do I transport my precious oils without spills?

With this in mind I did some research and thought all was revealed when I discovered GoToobs, wonderful sealed silicone bottles designed for travel.

So I them to ask about coconut oil and whether it would work.

They were unsure so posted me a 3 pack to try for myself.

GoToobs are designed by Human Gear and they are one of those things that you never knew you needed until you owned them.

They make sense.

They are travel sized refillable silicone tubes with big fat necks and well designed snap on lids.

Review: GoToobs Travel Tubes

They already warned me that GoToobs don”t work with essential oils. But being an eternal optimist I was hoping that maybe coconut oil was different, I really wanted it to work!

First up I just poured the oil in and sealed it. I squished the silicone tube. I popped the tube in my handbag and went out dancing. I dragged the thing around through festivals and over a couple of continents. No leaks. No leaks at all.

Now, after a year of bashing these tubes there are still no leaks, they are admittedly perfectly designed and manufactured for this purpose.

They hold my oil, shampoo, conditioner, whiskey (yes I tried) with absolutely no leaks whatsoever. They have been to the beach and they have been clubbing. One has lived in my handbag for a year in 4 countries. The caps still snap as if they were new and yep… no leaks.

Because the squishy tube bit is so deliciously squishy it looks like it should leak. But so far so good, after a whole year of rigorously testing these babies.
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GoToobs and Consumables

So back to the oils. The bad news is that GoToobs is not suitable for coconut oil. Well not if you intend to consume it anyway. The silicone reacts with coconut oil and it tastes like silicone – really quickly too.

This is probably not good for the oil or for the GoToob. However as I also use it for moisteriser I still carry the oil in one in my handbag, I just don’t eat it because it tastes as you would expect a mouthful of silicone flavoured oil to taste… disgusting.

A few months back with a little Kiwi ingenuity I tried a couple of them as a temporary travel hipflasks, which is sometimes exactly what you need!

Unfortunately the whiskey went the same way as the coconut oil, turning into a silicone mouth slosh. I cannot confirm or deny whether I drank the whiskey anyway, but if I did, it was not pleasant.

So, I can now safely say that GoToobs are brilliant and amazing unless you want to use them for coconut oil or quality Irish whiskey.

If however you want to use them for other travel related items like beauty products, shampoo, conditioner and moisteriser, they are kind of awesome and would make the most amazing unexpected and appreciated gift to your travel loving loved ones. Oh they are also perfect for your gym or swimming pool bag… just saying…
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Disclaimer: I received 3 GoToobs from HumanGear but this had no bearing on my “sunshine and lollipops” love for the product.

Post By Serena Star Leonard

Serena Star-Leonard is a business coach, writer and blogger travelling around the world for 5 years and counting. As well as capturing stories of inspiring people who are making a difference to their communities, her passion is to help people find a way to do the things they love for a living.

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  • I love the size of them as well – great travelling size. You wouldn’t think that little containers to put things in would really matter, until you come to getting ready for major travel and suddenly everything in the shops is just too big! Attractive colours too! thanks for the tip, Serena.

    • Yeah and I think there are two possible sizes, but I just got the small ones!

  • They sound really helpful. I always have bottles leak in my gym bag, so these sound like a great solutions to my problem. I will have to get some 🙂

    • Yeah it took me a while to figure out that they are PERFECT for the gym and pool!

  • Donna

    Awesome Serena! Thanks, I’m going to check them out! 🙂

  • Excellent! These are the things I will put in my “must have” list for my next trip! Liquids and the carrying of them is always my biggest challenge, so these sound perfect!