Torus Bowl Review
I’m always on the lookout for new and innovative products, so when Heyrex contacted me and asked if I would be interested in testing out their new water bowl Torus, that not only acted as a sealable container but also a self dispensing filtered water bowl, I couldn’t wait to try it!
The Torus bowl ($59.95) is a self replenishing water bowl that has a in-built reservoir and carbon filter system, that removes debris and impurities in the water. It can hold up to 2 Litres of water in the hidden reservoir built into the bowl, allowing your dog access to a fresh supply of water for up to two days (based on average water intake requirements for dogs).
The bowl itself is made out of tough, durable plastic with a rubber base for a non slip surface (which is brilliant if you have a dog that likes to ‘walk and drink’ as they push against the side of the bowl with their nose as they lap up the water!)
With three settings, the bowl can be mechanically set to auto dispense water to your dog, unlock the cap for refilling and locked for travel. The charcoal filters last up to a month and come in replacement packs of five.
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We had a bush camping trip coming up that also involved a bit of a road trip to get there. It was the perfect opportunity to try out the Torus bowl! It was a ‘bring your own water’ type of stay, as there was no access to drinking water when we would get to the bush camp. Already I could see the benefit of the Torus bowl on bush camping trips, as it was not only a drinking bowl for Kate but also doubled up as a sealable water container. This meant we could take more water without taking up more space in the car as it was concealed in her bowl.
So first things first, it was time to fill the bowl with water. I twisted the cap to the Tap icon and the cap popped out allowing me to fill the bowl up to the filter marker as per the instructions. Once filled, I put the cap back in and twisted it around to the Padlock icon, locking the dispensing mechanism for travel.
We hopped in the car, and it was off to the bush for a weekend of camping fun! Along the way at our first stop, I got the Torus bowl out to give Kate a drink. Twisting the cap to the Dog icon, this released the water and it filled up a short amount – enough so Kate could easily get a drink but only releasing a fraction of the water stored inside. The brilliant thing I noticed is as Kate drank and the water level went down, the bowl would release more water to maintain it’s original level. It was only dispensing water as she needed it – fantastic! It was time to get back on the road, so after twisting the cap back to the locked version, I tipped out the excess water in the main part of the bowl, leaving the concealed water in the reservoir for next time, allowing a dry bowl to be put back in the car.
We arrived at camp, and I left the bowl out for Kate set to replenish mode, this way I knew she would always have a constant supply of fresh water that she could access. The benefit of only releasing a small amount each time and concealing the rest of the water in the reservoir until needed became apparent when the wind picked up later. I came back to Kate’s bowl full of dirt and leaves, but as there was only a fraction of the water affected, I could tip it out and refill from the clean water from the stock inside.
A sturdy water container that doubles up as a bowl is a fantastic addition to our camping gear – although it’s now her standard water bowl at home too!