11 of the Best Reusable Water Bottles to buy in 2024
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11 of the Best Reusable Water Bottles: Eco-Friendly Hydration

Best Reusable Water Bottles UK

With 20,000 single-use plastic bottles being made worldwide every second, and the prediction that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans, switching to a reusable water bottle is well overdue. If you’ve already made the switch and are on the quest to find the best water bottle money can buy, you’re in the right place.

We all know why we need to reduce our consumption of single-use plastics and how quickly you can get through plastic water bottles when you’re on the move, camping, or even just out and about. And yes, the rumours about how little of our recycling gets recycled are true, as confirmed by Greenpeace. The good news is that there are some brilliant brands leading the way in the reusable water bottle market. From extra wide-mouthed bottles and vacuum insulation to must-have fashion accessories in all shapes, sizes and colours, water bottles are the new eco-friendly investment piece.

It's rare not to be able to find a way to refill your water bottle, but the Refill app is a handy addition to your smartphone while you’re out and about. Not only will it tell you the nearest place to fill your bottle, no matter where you are, you’ll also find info on plastic-free shopping, discounts on coffee when you take your own cup and much more.

Below we’ve rounded up some of the best water bottles available on the UK market from popular brands to help you stay hydrated while doing your bit for the planet.

Best water bottles of 2024

Best for filtering water on the go: LifeStraw Go, from £44.95. Read more.

Best lightweight bottle for hiking: Hydro Flask Trail Series, from £39.95. Read more.

Best bottle with a straw: One Green Bottle, from £16. Read more.

Whether you’re looking for a reusable bottle for your child to take to school, something stylish for your home working set-up or a durable bottle for the trails, the options below have you covered.

1. Hydro Flask Lightweight Standard Mouth Trail Series

Hydro Flask Trail Series

Material: Pro Grade Stainless Steel Body, BPA Free cap
Sizes available: 1.24L (pictured), 946ml (linked), 710ml, 621ml
Parts available: Yes, compatible with Hydro Flip and Wide Mouth Straw Lid

For a lightweight stainless steel bottle, ideal for hikers and outdoor lovers, check out Hydro Flask. The Trail Series is designed for the wildest of outdoor adventures, with Hydro Flasks TempShield keeping drinks cold for 24 hours and piping hot for up to 12 hours.

Buy it here from £39.95

2. LifeStraw Go

Hydro Flask Go 

Material: 50% post-consumer recycled BPA-free plastic
Sizes available: 1L, 650ml (linked)
Parts available: Yes, including new filters

Made from 50% recycled plastic, the LifeStraw Go is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. Its ability to filter out bacteria, parasites, microplastics, and chlorine means you can fill up anywhere. This reusable bottle is perfect for anyone spending time off-grid, keeping you reassured that you’ll be able to fill up in remote locations. The leakproof lid is a handy addition for attaching to a carabineer, and the colours available are all muted and fitting for those living the outdoor lifestyle.

Buy it here from £44.95

3. Ocean Bottle, 500ml

Ocean Bottle Blue 

Material: 90% recycled stainless steel, BPA-free plastic, silicone rubber and ocean-bound plastic
Sizes available: 1L, 500ml (linked)
Parts available: 10-year repair and replacement scheme

Every Ocean Bottle sale funds the collection of 1,000 plastic bottles, which can be exchanged to buy tuition or healthcare by those living at the forefront of the ocean plastic crisis. This brilliant scheme is having a real impact on plastic pollution, ocean health and poverty-stricken communities. The sleek and stylish stainless-steel bottles are double-walled, have leakproof lids and come in a range of eye-catching colours. To keep your bottle in action, you can buy spare parts, and as a bonus, it’s all dishwasher-safe.

Buy it here from £35

4. Klean Kanteen Classic, 800ml

Klean Kanteen 

Material: Food-grade stainless steel, BPA-free
Sizes available: 800ml (linked), 532ml
Parts available: A variety of caps are available 

Klean Kanteen has serious eco-friendly credentials. Not only are they Climate Neutral Certified and members of 1% For The Planet, but their products are also designed to last a lifetime. The Classic 800ml is ideal for anyone on the go. We’ve featured the design with a BPA-free sports cap, but you can buy other compatible caps to make it even more versatile, including a loop pack for attaching to your backpack. The stainless-steel bottle is coated with Klean Coat™, which gives it extra durability. For easy cleaning, it's designed with rounded corners and is dishwasher safe.

Buy it here from £19.95

5. Stanley Go Quick Flip Water Bottle 1.06L

Material: Food-grade stainless steel
Sizes available: 1.6L (linked)
Parts available: Via contacting Stanley directly

Creating products to last a lifetime, Stanley should be your go-to for on-trend durability. The Go Quick Flip Water Bottle comes in an array of colours, keeps drinks hot for 10 hours, cold for 18 hours and iced for 2.5 days! If you're someone that throws your bottle in your bag, this is one of the most trustworthy in terms of it being leak-proof. Stanley puts a lot of focus on flow speed which makes drinking on the go easy. 

Buy it here from £38.99

6. One Green Bottle

One Green Bottle 

Material: Food-grade stainless steel, BPA-free
Sizes available: Various - see website
Parts available: Yes, good range 

One Green Bottle was founded by an industrial chemist who was concerned about the chemical composition of plastic bottles while looking for drinks for his child to take to school. Any bottle purchased from One Green Bottle is created to be safe for humans and to have minimal impact on the environment. There are endless designs, sizes and caps available.

Buy it here from £16

7. Black + Blum Glass Water Bottle

Black Blum Green 

Material: Glass, stainless steel, nylon, polypropylene and silicone
Sizes available: 600ml (linked)
Parts available: Yes

Black+Blum specialise in creating sustainable lunch boxes and water bottles. Simplistic designs complement their attention to detail, making food and drink on the go a stylish affair. The BPA-free Glass Water Bottle with paracord carry loop and protective sleeve comes in 7 colours. The stainless-steel lid ensures the bottle is 100% leakproof and that none of the plastic elements come into contact with your drink. The soft silicone sleeve not only protects from breakage but ensures a good grip and eye-catching design.

Buy it here from £21.95

8. Chilly’s Series 2 Bottles

Chilly's Series 2 

Material: Stainless steel
Sizes available: 1L, 500ml, 350ml
Parts available: Yes

Chilly’s mission is to accelerate the adoption and everyday use of reusable products, and they’ve certainly accomplished that. Chilly’s is almost a household name, ever-growing in popularity. Their original stainless-steel water bottles are iconic in shape. Now, they’ve introduced Series 2 Bottles, which make drinking water on the go a breeze. The carry loop is a handy addition on the original model, and the antimicrobial drinking collar adds a little bit of luxury to the experience. You can pick and choose the colours of each component, so there are over 1,000 colour combinations available.

Buy it here from £32

9. Corkcicle Classic Canteen

Corkcicle Classic 

Material: Stainless steel, silicone bottom
Sizes available: Various, see website
Parts available: Yes

Corkcicle has a triple layer design which keeps drinks cool for 25 hours and hot for 12. The classic flat-sided stainless-steel bottles have an anti-slip bottom, leakproof screw-on lids and wide mouths so you can fit ice cubes easily. As well as all of that, they’re available in 4 different sizes in all colours and patterns so you can go for something muted or a real stand-out piece worth showing off.

Buy it here from £38

10. Jerry Bottle 16oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Water Bottle

Jerry Bottle 

Material: Stainless steel, BPA-free
Sizes available: 454ml
Parts available:

Jerry Bottle gives 100% of profits to fund water projects in India and Tanzania. Their best-seller, and most sustainable bottle, is double-walled, made with electropolished stainless steel and comes with a lifetime guarantee. The classic shape is ideal for outdoor lovers, with a carry handle which can be easily attached to a backpack.

Buy here from £19.99

11. Moon Bottles

Moon Bottle 

Material: Stainless steel, BPA-free
Sizes available: 1L, 750ml, 500ml, 250ml
Parts available: Yes

Moon products are 100% reusable and being sold across the globe by the boutique UK-based brand. There are four sizes to choose from, all of which are double-walled and made of food-grade stainless steel. All bottles come with a lifetime guarantee, and you can buy cleaning accessories and spare parts to keep your bottle going for years to come. Moon Bottles also make great gifts as personalisation options are available.

Buy it here from £25.99


Which type of water bottle is the safest?

Reusable water bottles come in several different materials, all with different properties and eco-credentials. Here are a few pointers to help you decide which type of bottle may be best for you.

Stainless steel water bottles

Stainless Steel water bottle

Pros: One of the most popular options, stainless steel is durable and can be easily recycled. One of the strong pros of stainless steel is it’s insulating properties which will keep you cold drinks cool and hot drinks warm for up to 12 hours. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, it’s good to mention that stainless steel won’t break if dropped and dents and scratches are just signs of a well loved bottle.

Cons: Sometimes stainless steel bottles will leave you with a metallic taste and while this is normally rectified with a thorough clean, some people are just more sensitive to the flavours in their water. Stainless steel bottles are all similar in shape and you’ll find they’re a little bulkier than their glass counterparts.

Glass water bottles

Glass water bottle

Pros: With glass water bottles there’s no risk of a metallic after taste and there’s no chance of chemicals leaking into your water either. Glass water bottles are often the most stylish and they also make it easy to see how much water you have left.

Cons: Glass shatters and while many come in protective sleeves (often made from plastics), they’re unlikely to survive for long, especially if you’re an outdoor adventurer. Glass bottles aren’t designed for hot drinks and don’t offer the same insulating properties of stainless steel.

Plastic water bottles

Plastic water bottle 

Pros: Plastic is lightweight, comes in every colour you can imagine and is moulded unique shapes.

Cons: Hard plastic water bottles are still a popular choice; however, it’s worth thinking about how your bottle will add to the ongoing environmental impact of plastic production. Plastic is also well known for releasing chemicals and many of the impacts of that on the human body are yet to be seen. Overall, we think there are better choices available.

What does BPA free mean?

All of the bottles we’ve listed here are BPA free. BPA is an industrial chemical used in the production of some plastics which many experts claim is harmful to the body. This is why you’ll often see the phrase “BPA Free”. It’s important to remember that BPA is replaced with other chemicals in plastic production, the impact of which is debated, and that glass and stainless steel are less likely to release chemicals.

How much water should I be drinking each day?

Depending on factors such as your age, height and weight, the exact amount of water you should be drinking daily will differ. The NHS recommend in their Eatwell Guide to drink plenty of water which is around six – eight glasses (2l) of water a day.

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