The best water bottles 2021 - as chosen by Mumsnetters
30 May 2019
A reusable water bottle is a quick and easy change that you can make to help protect the environment. Whether you're in the market for a sturdy, yet lightweight, bottle to accompany your child to school or you need something to keep you hydrated at your desk, read on for 10 of the best reusable water bottles - as recommended by Mumsnetters.
Which are the best stainless steel water bottles?
Chilly’s BPA-free Water Bottle, from £15
Mumsnetters love these Chilly’s stainless steel water bottles. They come in lots of different colours and patterns so it’s easy to find one for every member of the family. They’re available in three sizes – 260ml, 500ml and 750ml – which makes them perfect for adults and kids alike. They can be used for hot and cold drinks; Chilly's claims they'll keep hot drinks hot for 12 hours and cold drinks cold for up to 24 hours. Plus, their lids are totally airtight so you don't need to worry about spills when you're on the go. Mumsnetters promise you’ll enjoy drinking out of them so much you’ll easily manage the recommended daily intake of water.
“Chilly’s do lovely bottles in a 260ml size. They keep drinks cold for 24 hours and are completely leak-proof. Bit on the pricey side but can’t recommend enough.”
“I absolutely love mine. Everyone in the family has one and some even have two. Would definitely recommend!”
“Keeps the water cold and there’s no worrying about the plastic going bad.”Buy now from Amazon
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One Green Bottle Stainless-Steel Bottle, £14
This 800ml stainless-steel water bottle from One Green Bottle is highly recommended by Mumsnetters as one of the most eco-friendly and easily-recyclable water bottles you can buy. It’s free of BPA (Bisphenol A, a chemical substance), BPS (Bisphenol S, another one) and generally toxin-free. It's also made from high-grade 304 stainless steel for safety-conscious drinking that doesn’t leave a metallic taste in your mouth. Plus, this particular model is designed to be lightweight, which is great news for those of you who are always on the go.
“I recommend One Green Bottle. We have one with the straw lid. Absolutely no leaks.”
“I tested it by putting a full one upside-down over a piece of paper overnight and not a drop came out.”
“Buy a bottle from One Green Bottle on Amazon or from their online shop. They sell them in 350ml with a sport hook or flipper cap.”Buy now from Amazon
Which are the best glass water bottles?
Black & Blum Glass Water Bottle, £19.95
This Black & Blum glass water bottle with charcoal filter is designed to hold securely in place thanks to its cork and silicone stopper. It comes with a fabric finger loop to make the bottle easy to carry. Plus, you get to pick from nine pretty shades.
The charcoal filter stick comes ready to use and the luxurious curve shape of the bottle makes it feel like a natural fit for your hand. If you want a bottle that purifies your water while you sip, give this one a try. It even releases minerals like calcium, iron and magnesium back into the water to make sure you get all its goodness.
“I’ve always used glass bottles as I did not like the way plastic bottles deteriorate with use and felt they were less hygienic.”
“I much prefer the tactile experience of handling a glass bottle. Also, glass has been used for centuries for food storage and I find this reassuring.”Buy now from Amazon
Which are the best plastic water bottles?
Sistema Twist Sip Water Bottle, from £4.99
Colourful, affordable, and leak-proof, this twist-and-sip 620ml water bottle from Sistema is perfect if you want a hygienic yet functional bottle to take with you when you’re on the move. It’s sculpted so that it’s easy to grip, dishwasher-safe and BPA-free.
Available in blue, green, purple and pink.
“I work in a school – I think the only bottles that don't leak are the Sistema ones.”
“They're brilliant and not at all expensive. We love them.”
“A vote for Sistema. Never leaked yet.”Buy now from Amazon
CamelBak Eddy BPA-free Water Bottle, from £10.99
Available in 17 different colours, it’s easy to see why Mumsnetters like these 600ml water bottles from CamelBak so much. The redesigned cap and 'bite valve' make it easy to sip (no tipping necessary), while the integrated loop handle means it can be carried around comfortably.
“We have CamelBaks. They don't last forever but they are heads above everything else we have tried. We have the ones where you twist the cap and it doesn't leak.”
“I have gone through so many different ones. CamelBak were the only ones that didn't leak.”
“We are currently using a CamelBak 'Eddy' bottle. It has a rubbery spout that helps resist against chewing. My son drinks more from it because you suck it like a straw rather than tipping – he prefers that.”Buy now from Amazon
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Official Love Island Water Bottle, £17.99
As the dust settles on yet another season of Love Island (Mumsnetters' guilty pleasure), why not join in the fun with your very own named Love Island water bottle. These high-quality 740ml water bottles not only look great, they can be personalised too, making them the ideal gift. Mumsnetters like the fact they feature a pop-up straw design for fast hydration and that they’re BPA-free too.
“I always look forward to the next episode and check that my official personalised Love Island water bottle is full and in the fridge.”
“Our excuse for getting the water bottles is that we need to hydrate – it does work though; I'm still using mine. Well worth the money.”
“Can’t wait for it to start again. Our office was hooked on it last year and we all ordered the personalised water bottles.”Buy now from Amazon
Avex Wells Auto Spout Water Bottle, £15.89
If you’re the outdoorsy type, you don’t want to be stopping mid-stride to unscrew your water bottle. Enter Avex Auto Spout. Mumsnetters like this model because it’s leak-proof and designed to be used with one hand (just press the button, the spout pops up and you’re free to sip away). It’s also BPA-free and comes with a handy carry handle or clip-on.
“Avex Auto Spout bottles are a revelation. The only totally non-leaky bottles I've ever found. We have four now.”Buy now from Amazon
Contigo Outdoor Hiking Water Bottle, from £19.25
Another ideal option for sports lovers, this 500ml Contigo water bottle comes in six bright and funky colourways so it’ll easily stand out at the gym. Plus, it’s 100% leak and spill-proof, can be operated with one hand, doesn’t retain odours, and is completely dishwasher-safe.
“Contigo water bottles. I work at summer camps in the USA and came across them there. Available on Amazon, although they are more expensive.”
“I love my Contigo. I just dropped it and damaged the cap though so need to replace it. Definitely worth the money.”Buy now from Amazon
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Bobble Infuse Fruit Water Bottle, from £12.99
Ever tried infusing your water with delicious fruit? With these BPA-free Bobble Infuse water bottles, you’ll certainly want to. Bobble’s carbon filter design means your water filters as you drink, so you can quench your thirst and enjoy a fruitful tang at the same time. Holds 590ml and comes in six shades.
“Bobble bottles are great. A bit pricey, but great. Provided you close them they never leak. I trust them in my handbag.”
“I got one on offer in Tesco. Never had any trouble with it.”
“Another Bobble bottle lover here. Daughter has had one for ages with no problems at all.”Buy now from Amazon
Nalgene Water Bottle, from £7.95
If you’re after a water bottle that is guaranteed not to leak all over your things, this one by Nalgene is for you. Mumsnetters recommend it because it comes in 11 colours, is dishwasher-safe, BPA-free and can stand temperatures ranging up to 100 degrees.
“Nalgene bottles are the best ever – they're indestructible and leak-proof. Plus, the bottles are see-through but tinted in nice colours and come in different sizes and tops.”Buy now from Amazon
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