GoToob is the civilized, smart, squeezable tube for traveling, outdoors, and more.
Typical travel bottles are hard plastic canisters that pay no attention to the human experience at hand.
The award-winning and patented GoToob is made from soft yet rugged silicone, so it's easy to squeeze, and it dispenses the product right away. A special, "no-drip" valve helps the cap stay clean.
The collar is made of two rings that unsnap from one another. The outer ring has an ID window, and the inner ring lists content indicators. Simply snap the outer ring off and back on to display "Soap," "Lotion," and more. A blank setting lets you write in your own content indicator.
A large opening means it's easy to fill and clean your GoToob. The small 1.25 fl. oz. size slips easily into pockets, bags, purses, and other tight spots. The medium 2 fl. oz. size is the only size to feature a handy suction cup that can briefly attach to walls for moments when you need your hands free. And a large 3 fl. oz. size gives you maximum volume for longer times between refills.
All GoToobs are approved for airline carry-on, they're food-safe (FDA), and they're 100% BPA-free and PC-free. They are also covered by our lifetime warranty.
GoToobs are recommended for shampoos, conditioners, lotions, liquid soaps, condiments (ketchup, salad dressing, etc.), body-wash, toothpaste, secret sauce, magic potions, and many other low and medium viscosity fluids. Be sure to check out the compatibility information below for more details on non-recommended fluids.
Tube - Silicone
Cap valve - Silicone
ID ring and cap plastic - #5PP (polypropylene)
All materials: FDA food-safe, BPA-free, PC-free, Phthalate-free
Small - 1.25 fl. oz. (37ml)
Medium - 2 fl. oz. (55ml)
Large - 3.0 fl. oz. (88ml)
Dimensions (diameter x height):
Small - 36mm X 82mm
Medium - 36mm X 111mm
Large - 43mm X 115mm
Small - 1.08 oz. (30.8g)
Medium - 1.48 oz. (42.2g)
Large - 2.06 oz. (58.6g)
Maximum # of GoToobs that can fit in a 1-QT plastic bag:
Small - 12
Medium - 9
Large - 6
Small+Medium+Large - 3/3/2
Tips & FAQ
Bag it for insurance:
GoToobs won't leak under normal circumstances; however, accidents can happen. Those luggage handlers can sometimes be brutal, caps don't get tightened fully, etc. We recommend that you always put GoToobs in a sealed "Ziplock" style bag for insurance against unfortunate "Murphy's Law" episodes.
Broken cap, damaged tube, or other issue?
Has a wild elephant stormed through your bathroom, stepped on one of your GoToobs, and broke the cap? Have you accidentally cut your tube with a sharp Ginsu knife right after cutting through a soda can? These things happen. We stand behind our products--everything we make comes with a lifetime warranty.
Please contact us if you have problems with your GoToob. Please be sure to provide your mailing address!
I only want to dispense a small amount of the fluid that I put in my GoToob, but a lot of the fluid comes out. What can I do?
The GoToob has been designed to work wtih a wide range of fluids--from soft food products to thin liquid soaps. This means that the valve has been designed to dispense a wide range of viscosities. We find that the best way to get a small amount of a thin fluid is to squeeze the tube quickly--the longer the squeeze, the longer the valve is open and thus the more fluid dispensed.
What are the care and cleaning instructions for GoToobs?
The tube and collars are dishwasher safe (top rack only). The flip cap can be hand-washed in warm, soapy water.
Can a part of my GoToob be replaced under the lifetime warranty?
Yes. In your warranty request email, please let us know what has happened and what part needs to be replaced.
Is it true that humangear celebrates Charles Bukowski's birthday as a company holiday?
Yes. We also recognize April Fools Day, Halloween, and World Kidney Day.
How can I make the suction cup on the 2 fl. oz. size stick to the wall longer?
One of the limitations of the silicone material that GoToobs are made out of is that the suction cup only holds temporarily in the best environment--when stuck to a clean, smooth, non-porous surface (and the suction cup is moistened). This is why we promote it as "great for moments when you need both of your hands free." It would be great if the suction cup could hold longer, but unfortunately that is just a limitation of the material itself. While we have been successful with the suctions holding for about a day, all the conditions had to be just right.
Why do some fluids dry up if left in GoToobs for months while other fluids get more watery?
These types of reactions can occur because of the porousness of silicone. While some fluids can dry up, this is usually over several months. We've received reports that adding a small amount of water can restore fluids to their normal state if they dry up. Unfortunately, we don't have a solution for products that become more watery.
Can I put a Hostess Ding Dong in a GoToob?
No. But you can put it in a GoTubb!
Are there multiple styles of GoToobs?
There are two styles of GoToobs, with slightly different collar pieces and tube shapes. The newer designed collars are two-piece (an outer ring that unsnaps from an inner ring). The older collar is a one-piece collar that twists around the tube showing the content IDs, which are on the tube itself. We changed the design to allow for a blank space on the inner ring where you can write your own content ID with a Sharpie.
GoToobs are the world's favorite soft travel bottle. Here's proof!
Got a photo you want to share? Great! Send your picture to us. Our lawyers are making us tell you that by sending us your photo you are releasing all rights to that image and are granting us the freedom to use it (in other words). If we use your photo on our website, we'll send you a free GoToob. How cool is that? (Yes, we know, it's rather cool. This is how we roll.).
The GoToob is made of high-purity, FDA food-safe silicone. Silicone is one of the safest and most inert materials in common commercial use (heck, baby bottle nipples are made from the stuff!). It's not cheap material, but we decided to use silicone for the fantastic performance and safety it affords. However, no material is completely impervious. While GoToobs work great with thousands of different fluids, sometimes a fluid can react, affecting the silicone of the tube, altering the fluid, or both. This is due to reactivity with silicone itself and isn't limited to the specific silicone we use for GoToobs. Also remember that GoToobs are travel products, not long-term storage containers. Some products may change state (dry out or become less viscous) if kept in GoToobs for months at a time.
It is a good idea when using any product in a GoToob for the first time either to test a small amount overnight or to pack the GoToob in a leak proof bag for protection. We will happily replace your GoToob with a new one if there are any issues, but we can't say the same for whatever else you packed in your suitcase!
While the range of chemicals used in modern cosmetic and personal care products makes comprehensive compatibility testing impossible, we have consistently noticed problems with the following chemical groups/product types and recommend against using them in GoToobs:
-Alcohols (Note: Alcohols may be present in many cosmetic products, including make-up remover, mouth wash, astringent, hair serum, aftershave, and insect repellent).
-Salicylic Acid (most often used in acne treatments).
-Hair serums and treatments (detangers, relaxers, volumizers, polishers, smoothers, shine serums, etc.) including shampoos and conditioners designed to add shine or luster to hair. Products with Argan Oil (like Moroccan Hair oil) are definitely not recommended.
-DEET-based insect repellent.
-Sterile products (Note: Even though sterile products may be fully compatible with silicone, GoToobs are not sterilized. Therefore, we don't recommend GoToobs for use with fluids where sterilization may be an issue, such as contact lens solution. This includes liquid or semi-liquid prescription medications.).
-Caustic, corrosive, or flammable products. (Many household chemicals are sold in specifically designed plastic or glass containers specified by the manufacturer and should never be decanted. GoToobs were designed for personal care or food items you may need while traveling--not bleach, drain cleaner, fire-starters, or hydrochloric acid.)
Recommend Testing First
The following products are compatible with GoToobs in most cases. However, we've heard of problems in some cases when using these products and recommend testing a small amount in a GoToob overnight before general use or travel.
-Personal lubricants (non-silicone based).
-Liquid sweeteners (especially Stevia).
-Sunscreen and tanning lotions.
-Skin conditioning oil formulations.
Note: You will know if your fluid is incompatible if it leaks from the GoToob, changes the shape or color of the silicone tube, evaporates from the tube, or dries up shortly after being put in the tube. Most reactions occur overnight; this is why we recommend an overnight trial run with a new product.
humangear is pleased to have been awarded the coveted "Buzz Award" at the leading travel products trade show in the United States, the TGA Travel Goods Show.
This special award is given to the most talked about, attention-getting item of all the new products presented at the show. We take special pride in this award because it is granted based on votes by attending retailers and media--a "people's choice" award of sorts.
humangear thanks all the press and retailers who voted for our GoToob, as well as the TGA for putting on such a great show.