My two teens are all about saving the turtles as they put it. We have tried the silicone ones, but my son really wanted a metal straw that he could carry around with him. Luckily this one fit the bill. It colapses, so its pretty easy to store, and it works great. He loves the case because he can just clip it to his bag or throw it in his pocket when we are eaded out. Overall a great product.