Push pull caps  – or ‘sport caps’ as they are often called – are a popular part of packaging bottles for energy drinks. Used mainly by isotonic drinks producers, these drinks are specially formulated to help people rehydrate during or after exercise. ‘During exercise’ is the key phrase for the success of push pull caps, as more often than not, during physical activity there just isn’t time for twisting a cap on or off a drinks bottle. That’s where the push pull cap comes in!

Push pull cap: ideal for sports

Isotonic drinks manufacturers know that during physical activity – or even during a sport contest – every minute counts and replacing carbohydrates is vital. Athletes and sport teams are among the main consumers of sports energy drinks and they prefer bottles with push pull caps instead of the traditional twist cap. In most cases, athletes don’t even need to use both hands to drink from the bottle, as push pull caps can conveniently be opened by mouth as well.

The biggest advantage of push pull caps is they are quick and easy to use throughout a range of activities. Despite being easy to open, they also preventing liquids from spilling, making push pull caps a secure packaging choice.

We could list dozens of sports where cap features such as quick and easy opening are essential, but perhaps the best example to mention is cycling. During long distance races such as the Tour de France, athletes need to consume energy drinks to replenish their calories, and the quickest way to do that is to drink from bottles with push pull caps. With these caps easily opened with one hand or by mouth, there’s no need for cyclists to release the handlebars in order to stay refreshed.

Bottles with push pull caps not only offer the most convenient way to drink during sports, but in terms of team sports, they also provide one of the most hygienic ways for teammates to share bottles. With numerous athletes often drinking from one bottle, there’s no need to drink directly from the push pull cap, as the cap allows liquid to be squirted from a short distance. Athletes are able to squeeze the bottled liquid into their mouth from 2-3 cm away. Football players in particular use sports cap bottles in this manner to refresh themselves during matches.

Push pull cap for children’s drink bottles

It’s not just athletes who get to appreciate the advantages of push pull caps. Beverage manufacturers with products aimed predominantly at children also prefer to use push pull caps over other caps and closures available. For children, the push pull cap offers a much more convenient and safe option for drinking from a bottle. Push pull caps can also be a great stepping stone; parents who are trying to wean their children from nursing bottles can offer push pull cap bottles to their children as an intermediate step before transitioning to a normal drinks bottle or glass cup.

Knowing the advantages that this small device offers, it’s clear that push pull caps are the optimal choice for any kind bottled liquid, not just for energy drink or children’s beverage producers. In today’s market, push pull caps are available in a wide range of sizes, colours and designs. At All in Packaging we supply a wide range of caps, including push pull caps in different colours, types and designs. You can easily choose the best cap for your product through our web shop.