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Best water bottle for school?

29 replies

KarmaViolet · 26/03/2021 11:35

Dull thread, sorry. DD has gone through two water bottles in a term - the school branded one's lid fell apart which is apparently a common problem with them and her Camelbak bottle is leaking. Any suggestions for a water bottle that won't leak or fall apart?

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saffire · 26/03/2021 11:37

This has been the most reliable one we've had so far...

ViperAtTheGatesOfDawn · 26/03/2021 11:43

Contigo, loads to choose from.

KarmaViolet · 26/03/2021 12:26


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dotdashdashdash · 26/03/2021 13:05

Another vote for sistema. But not from Amazon - we have 3, 2 from a supermarket and 1 from amazon. The amazon one doesn't work as well - I think it's a different manufacturer but same branding (particularly as the replacement they sent had the same issue).

ILoveMyMonkey · 26/03/2021 13:10

I’d say get one with a flat bottom, the metal ones which are kind of fluted on the bottom get dropped and then the bottom dents and they just won’t stand up ever again. We had to hammer the bottom of my sons brand new bottle after he dropped it as it was so wobbly.

Rainallnight · 26/03/2021 13:18

We’ve always been happy with Sistema. Those Contigo ones do like nice though Smile

BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz · 26/03/2021 13:21

My dd and most of her class have chilly bottles. I dont like them, but she does so meh. Its robust, if nothing else.

peanutbutterandbananas · 26/03/2021 13:24

The metal Caretta bottles, which I got on Amazon, are metal, haven't leaked and have different colours and different styles of lids - and some of the proceeds goes towards helping clear plastic in the sea!

idontlikealdi · 26/03/2021 13:33

Sistema are horrible to clean.

Chilly's here and we have been through pretty much every brand.

Getoutofbed25 · 26/03/2021 13:53

We like a Sho bottle, just like a Chilly, they give to charity and loads of designs to choose from. You can also buy a flip to straw. If you Google there is a 50% off voucher normally.

Boringnamechanging · 26/03/2021 13:58

One green bottle. Ds went through 4 plastic bottles in 1 term, hasn't managed to destroy the one green bottle one since jan 2020 granted covid has meant that it hasn't had as much use as normal. They also sell replacements caps and straws so if they do get broken I don't need to buy the whole thing again.

peanutbutterandbananas · 26/03/2021 14:03

And another reason to love the Caretta - am fed up of bottles that need that special washing up brush, you can use a normal washing up brush and get right in there!!

mindutopia · 26/03/2021 15:39

I second one green bottle. We got one for dd, when I think she was in nursery. That was 5 years ago. It's now ds's nursery water bottle, and still going strong. I also had a kleen kanteen bottle that lasted me 12+ years and was fantastic. Until I got drunk at a wine festival and lost it somewhere. Blush

minniemoocher · 26/03/2021 15:50

Supermarket own brand - DD's is from lidl why spend more, they loose them (at one point I just took the label off a bottle of Evian and reused that

Jellycatspyjamas · 26/03/2021 16:02

I found Contigo pretty indestructible - my DD goes through water bottles like you wouldn’t believe but the Contigo one has lasted a year so far, battered but working still and they’re pretty much leakproof.

storminabuttercup · 26/03/2021 16:21

Sistema but the ones where you drink from a spout not a sports cap nice and easy to clean

candlemasbells · 26/03/2021 16:23

The £2 asda ones are good and you can get a vinyl name sticker from amazon for less than £2 to stick on it.

RMRM · 26/03/2021 16:24

Ion8 have been really good for us.

Yerroblemom1923 · 26/03/2021 16:28

Chilly or Manna. Everything else leaks. And if you dent them they send a replacement.

EduCated · 26/03/2021 16:30

Is it the lid of the Camelbak leaking? (I mean, presumably)

You can (or at least used to be able to) request a free replacement. I did this when mine started leaking around where the straw pops up.

Yerroblemom1923 · 26/03/2021 16:31

We struggled with the complicated drinking spout opening issue of some bottles, so hard to clean properly and went manky, impossible to get to all the bits hygienically clean! Hence we went basic!

perenniallymessy · 26/03/2021 16:33

We got Sho bottles with their names on in the Black Friday sale. They are amazing and never leak.

I fill them with cold water and crushed ice in the morning and there is still ice left in them by the evening.

Borogroves · 26/03/2021 16:33

Yeti cup. Completely leakproof and super insulated. Dishwasher safe. They're expensive but DS has had his for three years now and I expect it to last him many more years.

LettyLoman · 26/03/2021 16:36

Contigo as pp said. I bought 2 about 3/4 years ago and they are still going strong after alternating every day use. They don’t leak and there’s no straw and you can drink one handed.

idontevenknowanyonecalledblurb · 26/03/2021 16:39

Contigo. Completely worth the extra cost. They are indestructible and simple to use

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