Lock & Lock Turquoise Sports Water Bottle 500ml 3 "Not quite as expected" Mrs Rowley 30 July 2017 The bottle came with a plastic shrink-wrap cover on it (as int he last photo which I failed to spot when I ordered). There's nothing to say whether this can be removed without detriment to the strength of the bottle - I know that some single-use water bottles become very flimsy if the plastic coating is removed. Also, the wrist strap is pointless as it's too small for even my small hands to go through the loop. I've yet to see how I get on with the large spout... A note from the team Thank you for your feedback. We've checked this for you and you can remove the plastic shrink wrap, without it affecting the strength of this water bottle. We hope it proves to be suitable for your needs.