12 of the Best Reusable Water Bottles
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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.
Which type of bottle to buy
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
One of the most popular options, stainless steel is gaining in popularity due to its durability and the fact it can be easily recycled. You can use stainless steel for both hot and cold drinks, so it’s the most versatile option. They’re normally hand-wash only because many come with thermal insulation, but since you’ll want it by your side 24/7 that shouldn’t be a problem. One of the best pros to mention about a stainless-steel bottle is that it will be able to take the rough and tumble of a busy lifestyle or time spent outdoors. Dents and scratches are just a sign of love and won’t affect your water bottles performance in any way. You’d be surprised what a stainless-steel bottle can survive, but once it is time to let it go, you can recycle it so it can be melted down and used for something else.
Glass water bottles
Glass bottles can be used for warm drinks but won’t offer the same insulation as stainless steel. As well as not keeping your drink warm for long, the fragility of glass should be considered. Many glass bottles come with a plastic or rubber sleeve to add protection which is a consideration on the environmentally friendly front. A glass bottle won’t survive many knocks or drops so might be better suited to home or office use. On the plus side, glass bottles are often the most stylish and because glass doesn’t release any chemicals, you won’t get those familiar plastic or metallic after tastes.
Plastic water bottles
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.
BPA free bottles
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.
Our pick of the best reusable water bottles
Whether you’re looking for a bottle for your child to take to school, something stylish for your home working set-up or a durable bottle for the trails, our picks should have you covered.
1. Klean Kanteen Classic, 800ml
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 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 can also be put through the dishwasher.
Buy it here from £19.95
2. Ocean Bottle, 500ml
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 an anti-leak lid 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 £40
3. One Green Bottle Tough Canteen, 500ml
One Green Bottle was founded by an industrial chemist, 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, but we’ve chosen the tough canteen style for its rugged, no-nonsense design, ideal for the outdoor lifestyle.
Buy it here from £14
4. Dopper Insulated Bottle
Made from a mix of stainless steel, silicone, and reusable plastics, Dopper bottles are as much of a fashion statement as they are a good choice for the planet. The easy to clean bottle is perfect for anyone that likes to sit back and enjoy their surroundings with a warm drink while on the go due to the handy inbuilt cup.
Buy it here from £21.56
5. Black + Blum Glass Water Bottle
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 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 £19.95
6. Chilly’s Series 2 Bottles
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 £30
7. bkr Glass Bottles
bkr has a cult following for their chic BPA-free, glass-and-silicone bottles. There are many different designs and colours to choose from, but all are a stylish addition to your camping or work set up. Leak-free caps, stylish silicone sleeves and easy carry tops make this a good option if you’re looking for a glass bottle. You can buy all the components separately too, which makes replacing broken parts easy. Choose from the tiny 250ml, standard 500ml or, large 1L capacity.
Buy here from £22
8. Corkcicle Classic Canteen
Corkcicle have 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 £16
9. Jerry Bottle 16oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Water Bottle
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 £17.99
10. LARQ Bottle
The LARQ Bottle is by far the most high-tech on this list. The LARQ uses UV-C LED light to purify the water and the inside of the bottle itself, making it self-cleaning. You’ll get a USB charging cable to recharge the bottle which intelligently turns on every 2 hours to eradicate biological contaminants. The double-walled stainless steel bottle is free from plastic, only requires charging once a month and comes in 2 size options.
Buy here from £95
11. Moon Bottles
Moon products are 100% reusable and being sold across the globe by the boutique UK based brand. There are 4 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 £19.99
12. Global WAKEcup Small Water Bottle
Global WAKEcup is a zero-waste brand based in the UK. They have a wide range of reusable bottles made from different materials, including copper and bamboo. Here we’ve featured the small stainless-steel bottle which would be ideal for kids. Airtight, leakproof and with a carry handle, this is sure to come in handy time and time again.
Buy it here from £16
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