Having a reusable water bottle to refill throughout the day is an easy way to maintain your regular water intake and stay hydrated.
Besides encouraging you to drink more water which is beneficial to health, a water bottle is economical, as well as environmentally friendly since the purchase of single-use plastic bottles is eliminated.
You may think that there isn’t much to choose from when deciding upon a water bottle but choosing the right one is important, and although some brands are attractive our list below identifies functionality and durability. Whether you work in an office or spend a lot of time outdoors, the right bottle is available for you!
List of best reusable water bottles
- Best overall – Iron Flask Sports Water Bottle
- Best glass – Ello Syndicate Glass Water Bottle with One-Touch Flip Lid
- Best collapsible – Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle
- Best outdoors – EYQ 128oz Leak-Proof Gallon Water Bottle with Removable Straw & Ergonomic Handle
- Best for kids – Just My Style Your Decor Colour Your Own Water Bottle
- Best infuser – Zulay (34oz Capacity) Fruit Infuser Water Bottle With Sleeve
- Best smart bottle – HidrateSpark STEEL Smart Water Bottle
Things to consider before buying
Medical reports say it is best to drink approximately 1 glass of water every 30 minutes during physical activity. Depending on your location you might not always have a chance to refill your bottle and therefore you need to find the correct right size for your needs.
From standard water bottles to high end designs, being lightweight with a cap that removes easily is necessary, but some extra features can add to the convenience.
Foldable bottles and squeeze caps are some of these features which might be useful for some of you.
Overview of best reusable water bottles
Best overall – Iron Flask Sports Water Bottle
This elegant looking bottle has a double wall insulation that keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours, and hot for up to 12 hours. This bottle is available in six sizes from 14 to 64 oz (400ml to 1.8L). It comes with 3 leak proof lids, one straw lid, one flip lid and a stainless-steel lid. It is recommended to only hand wash with hot soapy water.
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This 20 oz (600ml) water bottle is made of odour-free, stain-free, and clean tasting glass. The bottle is equipped with a locking, one-touch flip lid that lets you drink directly from the glass, not plastic. A colourful silicone sleeve protects against chips, cracks and general breaking of the glass and a silicone carry strap. The sleeve is available in six colours.
All parts are dishwasher safe without the need to remove the silicone sleeve.
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Best collapsible – Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle
This flexible water bottle rolls up which makes it easy to pack away for compact travels. Once rolled, you can loop it around your wrist for easy carrying. The shatter-proof silicone body is leakproof, and the sealing twist cap doubles as a spout cover to protect the mouthpiece.
This bottle can hold hot or cold drinks, but some users complain the insulation is not optimal to keep drinks at the required temperatures. The bottle is freezable, collapsible, and easy to refill or to add ice cubes through the wide mouth.
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This is one of the largest bottles on the market and therefore suitable for outdoor activities. The time marker helps measure daily intake of water and motivational quotes remind you to stay hydrated and drink water regularly throughout the day.
The ergonomic, sturdy handle makes it comfortable to carry and the bottle is designed with a one-click opening system. It is recommended to hand wash this bottle.
Best for kids – Just My Style Your Decor Colour Your Own Water Bottle
This is the perfect bottle to encourage kids to drink more. The bottle comes with a decoration colour kit that contains everything needed to personalise and decorate the bottle. It is a great gift and perfect to do at a themed party or on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Markers are not 100% permanent and washing should be done by hand and with care to preserve the writing and decorations.
Best infuser – Zulay (34oz Capacity) Fruit Infuser Water Bottle With Sleeve
This bottle is leak-proof and shatter-proof with a removable infuser and flip-top lid. A full-length infusion rod is included and works perfectly for mixing infusion combos. The built-in filter prevents seeds and pulp from mixing with the infused water.
The bottle is lightweight and can fit in any normal-sized cup holder and time-markings make it easy to help track daily water intake. The non-slip grip and handle mean it is comfortable to hold the bottle. The bottle is dishwasher safe, but hand washing is easy thanks to the special cleaning brush.
Best smart bottle – HidrateSpark STEEL Smart Water Bottle
Besides looking good, this bottle is also smart as it glows when you need a reminder to drink. You can synchronise your bottle with Bluetooth to track your water intake. This bottle is available in 5 colours with a choice of 2 sizes and 2 different lid options. The custom glow colours and light patterns are available in the HidrateSpark app to make it your own. The bottle should be hand-washed only but lids are dishwasher safe. This brand is more expensive compared to non-smart water bottles, and because of the technology that is used in this model, it is recommended to read the instructions upon receiving this water bottle.