Tips for Reusable Water Bottles: The Ultimate Guide
What to consider when buying a reusable water bottle
Although there are dozens of options on the market, there are a number of factors to consider when purchasing a reusable water bottle. Consider these: materials, your lifestyle, design and budget.
A very important consideration when it comes to choosing the best reusable water bottle for your needs is the material. Both stainless steel and plastic bottles are made from a variety of materials, some more environmentally friendly than others. Stainless steel water bottles are heavier and more durable than plastic bottles, lasting much longer. The double-walled, vacuum insulation also keeps the liquid cold for up to 24 hours and hot for 12. Plastic water bottles are made from bisphenol-A (BPA) and have been known to leach harmful chemicals into liquids. The popular polycarbonate plastic bottles however are generally less toxic and last much longer. On top of that, polycarbonate water bottles are becoming more sustainable due to recent advancements in polymer science. Find more information about the best materials for water bottles here.
Here are some tips to help you choose the best water bottle for your needs.
Consider your lifestyle
Your life doesn’t revolve around water bottles, yet it certainly needs one. There are three criteria that we think should be examined before choosing a water bottle: versatility, weight, and capacity. A good water bottle will adapt to the changes in your life and do it well. Consider the weight; who among us would sacrifice a little weight? A lighter weight water bottle would not only be easier to lug around in my day, but it would also make me more likely to use it.
If you have family, considering water bottle choices for the children is another aspect that needs to be identified. The best water bottle for kids can be found here. Hint, it’s a good one.
Decide on a shape and size
Having a water bottle that fits your hand is key, as it will be easy to hold for sustained periods. With that in mind, there are two basic shapes: one for holding a cold drink and another for holding hot. The best choices are round and square, though the shape and size of the bottle can be adapted according to personal preference. The bottle will have different volumes depending on the size you choose.
Ensuring the bottle fits into a cup holder might be a key requirement, it definitely is for us. If you’re constantly on the go, ensuring the bottle can seamlessly fit into the car and handbag is a key consideration.