Tips for Reusable Water Bottles: The Ultimate Guide
There is no question that any product that helps reduce single-use plastics is a great investment. The reusable water bottle is certainly no exception. The last 5 years has seen a proliferation of products in this category and my, have we come a long way! From changes in design to materials, the range of choice can be overwhelming. In this article, we help cut through the noise with our top tips on how to pick the best water bottle for your life.
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.
Choose the right lid
Having a reusable water bottle with a screw-on lid will ensure that your water stays fresh. Lids that easily screw onto the bottle and that also work with an adapter can be lifesavers. A reliable screw-on lid is a must-have item for a reusable bottle. The cheap plastic lids that come with the bottle from supermarkets are often plastic of poor quality and will gradually leach into the water. Therefore, avoid anything with a screw-on lid unless it is made of stainless steel or BPA-free plastic. If you are looking to go all out, the Beysis Stainless Steel Water Bottle is one of the best you can buy! Choosing the right water bottle can be tricky and not only does the environmental impact weigh in but also the performance of the bottle can also influence your decision.
Consider your budget
It goes without saying that price plays a huge role when you are purchasing anything from fashion to food and beverages. We get it, you want to get bang for your buck. At Beysis we don't want your wallet to suffer, so we have created a water bottle that is not only functional but also stylish, allowing you to personalise your water bottle all under $40. Yep, you heard it right. Design your own drink bottle and make an investment in a quality, fashionable drink bottle that will last a lifetime.