Kelli - Austin, Texas (09/03/14)
Takes some practice, when in a pickle this is a good option. Especially compared to other urinal options as any splash factors are contained. I've found quart size baggies (or bigger) for those girls who really gotta go! I keep one in my purse always.
Kelli - Austin, Texas (09/03/14)
When I'm not working, my life revolves around fishing and travel. In my hobbies, bathroom breaks are often an adventure in of themselves. I have spent money on everything from a female funnel to a portable toilet seat (I wish I was exaggerating). Not only has this been a waste of money, it has lead to my friends and family having plenty of laughs at my expense.
... I was intrigued by the design and the lack of, "ick factor" ... so I went for it. [GottaTinkle] was worth every penny! I first used the device at a concert tailgate. The putrid smell of a Port-o-Potty is enough to send me running. I was beyond relived when my Gotta Tinkle came through for me! It was so easy to use, discrete, clean, and quick! No mess, no drama, no embarrassment! Love!
... I have since used GottaTinkle on the boat during a fishing trip. The boat has a tiny bathroom and it is a pain to use. As an avid angler, I maximized my time by using the GottaTinkle and went back to catching! My only complaint is that my friends kept asking to use it. Even the guys were interested in it for road trips!
GottaTinkle is now in my suitcase as I prepare to head down to the Dominican Republic for a little fishing ...!
Laura - St. Petersburg, Florida (11/05/14)
Epic save at the Jason Aldean & FL/GA Line concert!!!
Laura - St. Petersburg, Florida (11/01/14)
Why I love GottaTinkle:
Let’s face it ladies, squatting over a toilet is not easy, sometimes my legs get tired from holding this position, and then what’s worse, is the urine stream splitting in two or three and missing the toilet all together or getting on my leg. With GottaTinkle, I never have to worry about missing the toilet or fatigue from prolonged squatting. Also, it is easy to use and saves me the time and trouble of having to cover the toilet seat with pieces of toilet paper!
Being in the medical field, I love the practical use of collecting urine samples easily. Also, it has helped me with my own monitoring of how hydrated I am. I am so busy that I often forget to drink water during the workday. Using GottaTinkle gives me the ability to actually see how hydrated I am and reminds me to keep up my fluids.
Most of all, I love GottaTinkle because I can bring it anywhere. I love to travel and have been to South America and Europe. I love having an alternative to squatting over a dirty toilet seat on a plane, train, restaurant or other remote location.
I actually witnessed a Dad who was taking his little daughter to use the bathroom, but he refused to go in as he pointed to the toilet seat having urine on it. It was the only toilet available on our train car, so he walked to the next train car. Unfortunately, he didn’t speak English, but I definitely would have told him about GottaTinkle. I ended up using that dirty available bathroom with my GottaTinkle without a wait or a problem!
Monica (Physician Assistant) - Coral Springs, Florida (10/19/14)
Frustrated that there was really nothing on the market that we were comfortable using to avoid those gross public toilets and porta-potties, and also to deal with those times while camping, hiking, boating, etc. when there are no toilets around, we decided to design, develop, and have brought to market another alternative - GottaTinkle! Female Urination Device.
We initially created a prototype of what would have looked like an iPhone with retractable arms to hold a collection baggie, but there were a number of problems, including that the device was too bulky, there were too many moving parts, and there are no standard baggies that consumers could easily purchase for the device.
We then realized that a much simpler design would actually work much better, and after many many trials and iterations came-up with the current GottaTinkle! Female Urination Device. The device is essentially flat with a relatively small aperture that is designed to hold a standard-size ziplock style baggie that can be purchased at a local grocery store.
The device is compact - easily fits in a back-pocket, fanny pack, purse, or even clipped to a belt or backpack - lightweight, and narrow so that it easily fits comfortably between the legs of a woman or a small girl. There is a small handle so that the device may be easily positioned and held in place - whether by the user or a parent helping a young child.
GottaTinkle! is kid-friendly compared to the funnel and cones on the market - there is nothing awkward or embarrassing about using the device and, because it uses disposable ziplock style baggies, GottaTinkle! does not come into contact with pee and does not therefore need to be washed between uses. It can be shared - as in our case - by mom and our three girls. And, because the device is protected by the ziplock style baggies, there is no dirty device to cart around or otherwise attempt to clean in a dirty public sink in the presence of strangers (assuming that there is even a sink around).
And, because GottaTinkle! collects the pee in a disposable zip lock style baggie, it can be used inside an SUV, tent, changing room, etc. for later disposable (such as when it is safe to pullover or in the morning in the case of use in a tent). It can also be used repeatedly on long hikes, climbs, boating trips, etc. The ziplock style baggie is so small and convenient that it may even be used to hold a granola bar wrapper and other trash for later disposal.
With GottaTinkle! we can pee here - we can pee there - we can pee anywhere!!! And, we don't have to worry about touching dirty toilets, standing on urine soaked floors, or washing some a dirty funnel or cone.
No Mess. No Fuss. Just Pee and Toss the Baggie.
This product is awesome! It is so easy to use and so much nicer than going in some small dirty bug infested outhouse along a trail or at a campsite. Also it was nice to not have to get out of the tent in the middle of the night. 5 stars
Michelle - Grand Rapids, Michigan (08/25/14)
I had my sis order a couple of these and she loves them!!!
Michelle - Miami Beach, Florida (08/11/14)
This is an amazing device which is affordable and very beneficial to all of my grandchildren.
Kevin - Orlando, Florida (08/10/14)
GottaTinkle! has a very simple appearance compared to other devices, but I must say it's a great invention, especially for girls! I love it. It is extremely simple to use. Unlike other [female urination devices], it is good for females of all ages, but especially, for daughters to use at school; adolescents and young people who are starting out, for comfort and protection ... From my first use, I had no accidents. I like the logo. The carrying bag comes in four colors: white, black, pink and teal ... Customer service is excellent. This product fits comfortably in many places, including a purse, backpack, lunch box, pocket ... It's very convenient and comfortable to use. I recommend it to anyone, especially parents who have girls. I'm sure it will be used a lot. Read full review at Caminando Entre Nubes.
Yanis - Bayamon, Puerto Rico (07/30/14)
GottaTinkle! tiene una apariencia muy sencilla comparada a otros dispositivos, pero tengo que decir que es una excelente invención, SOBRE TODO PARA LAS NIÑAS! Me ha encantado, pues es extremadamente sencillo de utilizar. Al contrario de otros (para orinar de pie), esté sería muy práctico para féminas de todas las edades, pero muy en especial, para regalarle a sus hijas que van a la escuela; adolescentes y jóvenes que están comenzando a salir, por su comodidad y protección ... Desde mi primer uso, no he tenido accidentes. Me gusta su logo. Tiene 4 colores a escoger de bolso para transportarlo: blanco, negro, rosa y teal ... El servicio al cliente, excelente. Éste producto cabe cómodamente en muchos sitios: desde la cartera, mochila, lonchera, bolsillo... Es muy práctico y cómodo de utilizar. A ojos cerrados se lo recomiendo a cualquiera, sobre todo a los padres que tienen niñas. Yo personalmente estoy segura que le daré muchísimo uso. Leer reseña completa at Caminando Entre Nubes
Yanis - Bayamon, Puerto Rico (07/30/14)
Sandi Bird Aldridge, a FEMA first responder, nurse, international traveler, survivalist, and author of The Amateur Prepper’s Pocket Guide to Creating an Emergency Plan has endorsed GottaTinkle! Female Urination Device as a "wonderful addition to any woman’s Go-Bag".
Amateur Prepper's Pocket Guide to Creating an Emergency Plan (July 2014) - Pages 61-2
I am Board Certified in Urology and a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons, and have been practicing Urology for the past thirty-six years.
I am a father of two and have three granddaughters ages 7 through 11.
I have personally seen how my granddaughters would often go hours and hours without voiding (pee'ing) because of unsanitary facilities (dirty bathrooms). This can result in serious health problems including increased risk of urinary tract infections and other medical conditions.
GottaTinkle! - a hand-held female urination device - has been a great help which I fully endorse as it is compact, easy to use, hygienic, and has been embraced by my grandchildren who are no longer reluctant to relieve themselves while away from home (whether in public bathrooms or while camping, etc. when no bathrooms are available).
I have also seen how useful GottaTinkle! is for active women who often need to go when there are no bathrooms available, and for others who have difficulty voiding due to health matters.
I also believe that GottaTinkle! would be a blessing for caregivers of infirmed patients - caring for them at home, in nursing homes, and hospitals.
For the price, convenience, and all of the reasons referenced above, I strongly endorse this product!
Excerpt from "Jennifer Lawrence Breaks The Taboo of 'Women Peeing Standing Up' ... Because When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go!"
By: Lynnette Walczak
Published by Fun Times Guide.Com (Travel Tips)
C’mon ladies, admit it. At least once, you’ve wished that you could pee standing up ... those times when nature calls and you’re traveling, or outdoors, or wearing something that’s super-constricting and difficult to get on & off. Hey, if it’s good enough for Jennifer Lawrence, then it’s good enough for me!
They actually make 2 different types of pee funnels ... disposable ones - so you don’t have to worry about the cleanliness factor of toting a silicone or plastic pee funnel around after you’ve used it ... [and] reusable ones - so you don’t have to keep spending money on flimsy pee funnels ... rinse it off or ... wash it ... later ...
My [two cents] about [one of the funnel devices] ... since the walls of the funnel are slightly folded ... it seems a little more difficult to clean ... the spout is shorter ... so basically you’re peeing right where you’re standing. If you’re in the woods, that means you’re probably peeing on your shoes ... it’s such a “tight squeeze” to get any funnel positioned properly against your body ... softer funnels are more difficult ... getting caught on your underwear (or sweaty skin in the summertime outdoors) ...
Some other female urination devices that I found to be really unique: GottaTinkle – uses regular plastic baggies like Ziploc sandwich bags ... Since the urine never touches the device, it’s a cleaner option ... [emphasis added]
I can think of a number of times when a pee funnel would have been helpful ... cross-country motorcycle trips ... camping ... it’s a great way to avoid trekking all the way to the restroom when nature calls in the middle of the night ... wedding ... It can take a small team to help you put on and take off your wedding dress ... form-fitting undergarments ... long distance car rides ... hiking ... bicycling ... [emphasis added]
In this video, you’ll see lots more times when it could be helpful to pee standing up. My favorite: inside port-a-potties! Because who wants to sit in there?!?!
Read full article at Fun Times Guide.Com (Travel Tips)
Purchased GottaTinkle! for outdoor events - such as sporting events, concerts, fairs & festivals. We have an annual golf memorial and a bunch of us women sit at the 17th hole for hours. It is quite a hike to the nearest bathroom and we have gotten accustomed to going out into the creepy woods hoping there's no animals, lol. GottaTinkle makes it so much easier, it's a must have! 5 stars
Tanisha - Rancho Cucamonga, CA (07/15/14)
Great product! Easy to put away in purse, bag ... good quality product. It's really helped us with our daughter while we've been out in the theme parks with going to the bathroom. 5 stars
Tiffany - Orlando, Florida (07/11/14)
I absolutely love this product. I use GottaTinkle! almost every weekend with my girls - whether running errands, at dinner, or on a road trip, camping, etc. It is simply great not to have to worry about dirty toilets or the possibility that there may not even be a toilet around (while camping or on our small boat).
Ken - Hollywood, Florida (07/08/14)
I love this product. I have three girls. It has always been so difficult when we go out for the day, as one of our girls always seems to have to pee at the worst time. I hate using public bathrooms because they are usually disgusting and I don't have the patience to wrestle with cheap toilet paper to cover the toilet for my kids. With GottaTinkle, they can just pee right into the bag (by themselves) and neither of us have to touch the toilet. All I have to do is wait for them to finish.
It's so easy for them, they actually used it inside my SUV or on our fishing boat - which does not have a bathroom. They are not always keen on jumping into the middle of the ocean just to pee. I have also use the product on car trips (love avoiding the long lines at rest stops) and when we go camping. The girls just go to the bathroom right inside the tent, great when it's night time or raining. Although I initially started with just one that we shared (it never gets dirty because the collection bag wraps around it and gets tossed), my 10 year old has her own now because she likes to carry it around. Without a doubt, a superior product, especially for dads with young girls who hate grime and germs.
Travel Dad - Hollywood, Florida (05/26/14)
MomRocks! - Hollywood, Florida (02/01/14)
I love the product. I didn't have the leaking problem with it like I do with the other brand that I use. I highly recommend the product for any females stuck using the bathroom away from home ... I will be using it on mission trips and while hiking, as well as keeping one in my car for travel emergencies. 5 stars
Sandra - New Castle, Virginia (06/29/14)
Wonderful invention! Easy to use. Easy to store. Easy to dispose of. 5 stars
Mara - Hollywood, Florida (06/18/14)