Intelligent Design Retro Water Jug

Intelligent Design is one of the most popular water dispenser brands.
Intelligent Design Retro Water Jug
The Intelligent Design HOZQ8-1293 is a 5-gallon clear retro glass water jug. The manufacturer claims it is the revival of the classic industrial form made in an old-style mold. Most people like the nice quality of the glass jug.


Intelligent Design HOZQ8-1293 Retro 5 gal Glass Water Jug features and important details.

  • It has a 5-gallon capacity water jug.
  • It's easy to use and no assembly is required.
  • It is made of 1-inch thick clear Italian glass.

Insightful Reviews

We've curated some of the most helpful comments and reviews from people all over the world. Read what they had to say:

“I bought two of these glass jars in 2018. PROS: This is a nice 5-gallon jug with clear, thick glass with an elegant design feature. There are a number of different tops available online, I bought the press-on type that has a pressable tab for dispensing. To dispense the water I lift up the jug and invert it to dispense the water into 1 gallon jars for daily consumption. Which brings me to the cons. CONS: 1. When filled with water, these jugs weigh approximately 42 pounds (based on the density of water) but it certainly feels heavier than 42 pounds. Of course, if the glass has the least amount of moister on it, it takes "considerable effort" to handle. I dropped one last week, which is why I am here today ordering another one, it was not attractive...(smile). At any rate, if weight is a problem, the 3-gallon jugs may be an alternative. There are also handles and dispensers for these types of jugs but I did not buy these particular items so I can comment on them. 2. With the small mouth (about 2 inches across), it will be a bit of a hassle to the clean. I have two and I only fill them with reverse osmosis water so I do not anticipate such a problem.” — Everett
“Likes: made of glass, thick, and good quality. Cons: very slick when wet, no handle.” — Dan
“This is perfect for our bottom loader water system. It is very heavy when full. The green cap for the plastic bottles fit perfect over the glass, so you can still use it for your bottom loader.” — Michaela