The Big Gripper Bucket is a perfect example of what great things can come when mundane, everyday objects are given a fresh new look. The humble water pail or water bucket, has been relatively unchanged in the last decade since the last major change saw plastic replace metal as the material of choice for this indispensable tool.
For something that we humans collectively use so much and so often for a variety of uses, besides the occasional screw-top lid, there’s been next to zero effort in engineering something better, until now. The Big Gripper Bucket is a vessel designed to improve every aspect of the bucket lifting and pouring experience from start to finish.
The Big Gripper Bucket can hold up to 3.5 gallons of water, enough for basic water changes on nano tanks and general maintenance, but not enough for big volume water changes. Also, the Big Gripper Bucket doesn’t have a lid so our standard five and seven gallon buckets will have to stick around for large water transfer and transportation duties.
We all know that the “handle” on our conventional buckets are crap and they are just functional enough to do the job. But they suck and we all know it so it’s a treat to see a large “comfort handle” on the Big Gripper. Better yet, the large smooth handle recesses neatly into the egonomic grip on this asymmetrical water vessel.
The final touch on the big gripper is the combination of the ergonomic grip and the grip pocket allowing for an easy time of tipping the bucket for pouring out the contents, all of which are directed through a specially designed smooth pour spout for less splishidy splash when it comes time for emptying the thing. The only thing we could hope for in the Big Gripper Bucket is a five gallon or larger model in the future, but you can get the current 3.5 gallon Big Gripper Bucket exclusively at Home Depot for about $8 right now. [WIRED]