My hydro flask almost killed me – don't make the same mistake I did!Aug 13, 2022
Did you know the top cause of car crashes is distracted driving? It kills 3,000 people on average every single year! But I didn’t worry about it, of course – until it almost happened to us, too. Here’s what happened…
If you’re a mom like me, you’re always on the go.
School. Work. Gym. School. Home.
Every day it’s the same cycle. Rushing from stop to stop with your oversized water bottle, Venti Starbucks, and a pre-prepped salad-in-a-container because you’ve barely got time to breathe (let alone eat or drink) at any point in time.
We think it’s just “part of being a mom”… and that’s exactly the problem.
Because as much as we think we’re experts at doing two or even five things at the same time…
…the reality is that switching between all those tasks at lightning speed means we’re not actually focusing 100% of our attention on any single one of them.
It all happened on the way to soccer practice…
Picture this. Saturday morning. I was driving my 7-year-old daughter to soccer practice with my 3-year-old son in tow.
I laid down my hydro flask on the passenger seat, like always, so I could grab a sip while on the road.
A few minutes later, I took an unexpected sharp turn at a traffic light… and the flask slipped off the seat and onto the floor.
There’s no way I wanted that thing rolling around or getting wedged under the gas or brake pedals, so I leaned down to pick it up.
And that’s when it happened.
With my head down, I didn’t see the car in front of me had stopped. And I rear-ended it at full speed.
The car was a total loss.
The entire front of my car was punched through (the car in front had a towbar) and had crumpled up like an old tin can.
Luckily, the kids and I were safe. But if we’d been going 5 miles an hour faster…? I don’t even want to think about what could have happened.
I felt awful. But what was I supposed to do in that moment?
I know what you’re thinking: None of this would have happened if my hydro flask was in my cup holder. But I tried that… it’s way too big to fit!
And I had already been laying my hydro flask down on the passenger seat while driving for months…never in my wildest dreams could I imagine it being so dangerous.
Soon after the accident, I broke down in tears and told my sister what happened. She grabbed her phone and started tapping something in the browser.
“What are you doing?” I asked, sniffing.
“Saving your life,” she answered bluntly, turning my phone to show me a picture, “because you need to get yourself one of these.”
It was a device called “CupStation” – and I instantly realized why she wanted me to have one.
She explained that CupStation is a universal cup holder expander.
It fits snugly inside any regular cup holder and expands to hold… well, anything you need it to hold!
From large coffees (Starbucks Venti? Yep, it holds it)…
…to cold drinks (Big Gulp? No problem)…
…and even — yes you guessed it — hydro flasks.
This is because the CupStation’s “arms” can expand up to 6 inches wide – meaning you’ll never have to lay your drinks, food, phone, keys, or anything else on the passenger seat, the floor, or on your lap ever again!
What’s even better is that each of the 3 main arms is individually adjustable – allowing it to securely hold odd-shaped items like boxes of fries, burritos, your phone, sunglasses, even makeup.
Basically, if you want to keep something within reach while driving, the CupStation holds it for you – safely!
I quickly ordered myself a CupStation – and I absolutely love it!
I actually couldn’t believe I’d never heard about it before. And as I read more and more about it, it became clear that whoever invented CupStation is a genius.
Why? Because the CupStation:
- Works in any vehicle — the adhesive foam spacers can be adjusted to sit snugly inside any car cup holder. I even got one for my husband and it fits his car’s cup holder perfectly too!
- Fits 2 drinks in 1 spot — normal car cup holders only fit one drink (and a small one at that)… but CupStation can hold two drinks or items, anytime!
- Can hold large and super heavy drinks — the CupStation is also surprisingly strong! It’ll hold your hydro flask, Big Gulp, or super-sized milkshake/coffee even when they’re filled to the brim.
- Is fully adjustable — and can hold everything you’d normally use a cup holder to hold… except it’ll never slip or fall out!
- Rotates up to 360° — you can easily pivot or swivel the CupStation to the perfect spot, so your things are always in reach.
CupStation has been a lifesaver for me and my family… literally!
I no longer have to worry about my drinks dripping all over the passenger seat or rolling onto the floor. Or stress about needing to hold my extra-large, triple-shot coffee between my knees while driving.
Because the CupStation is 2-in-1, I can put my water bottle in the bottom, and my hydro flask or coffee in the top and drive and sip in peace.
No spills, no mess, and no danger. It really is genius!
Update: Here’s where to get the best deal on CupStation!
Wow! As it turns out, a LOT of you have been grabbing your CupStation after reading this article. I’m glad I could help you discover this space-saving (and potentially life-saving) innovation!
In fact, we’ve created such a stir that the brand reached out to us directly – and they want to offer our readers (including you!) an exclusive discount:
Buy 2, Get 1 FREE -or- Buy 3, Get 2 FREE
Cool, huh?! The discount will apply automatically when you checkout. Simply visit their website using the link below to get your discounted CupStation!
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