Want to find the perfect reusable bottle for you so you can kick your disposable bottled water habit? Glass water bottles are a sleek, sustainable alternative to single-use plastic bottles. In fact, they can be the most eco-friendly (and the most user-friendly) reusable option to sate your thirst! If you’re wondering how to select the best glass water bottle for you, your family and friends, read on to discover some of the best features glass has to offer.
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REUSEIT CUSTOMER FAVORITES:
Takeya Glass Water Bottles: 22.5 oz Glass Water Bottle with Silicone Sleeve ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ “One of the best glass bottles. Having purchased a few different glass water bottles, this one is the one that gets used the most. It's sturdy, easy to clean, and the top screws on and off easily and there's no fiddling around to get a secure fit.” —Rosalie N
Lifefactory Glass Water Bottles: Lifefactory Glass Water Bottle 22 0z with Silicone Sleeve ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ “I couldn't believe the difference to drink out of a glass container!! I find I drink much more plain water than before—it tastes better drinking out of glass. I thought I would be afraid it would break, but it is very solid and well protected by the silicone. The design is nice and easy to see what is left!!” —Karlen H
Eco Vessel Glass Water Bottles: Eco Vessel Surf Recycled Glass Water Bottle with Wide Mouth Loop Top, 22 oz ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ “Great looking glass bottle. Simple and stylish, the Surf is great for taking your beverages on the go. I have dropped the surf a couple of times and it bounced back fine thanks to the heavily padded sleeve.”
Aquaovo Glass Water Bottles: Double Walled Glass Water Bottle with Tea Filter ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ “I now own two Aquaovos and LOVE them. I use them everyday for my tea. They keep it nice and hot for quite a long time and I don't burn my hands when I drink it. The bottle goes through the dishwasher just fine on the bottom shelf (lid on top). It's a great way to drink tea (or coffee) or any beverage and stop using plastic.” —Jan S
HOW DO I KNOW IF A GLASS WATER BOTTLE IS RIGHT FOR ME?
Glass water bottles are a clean, classic and very eco-friendly alternative to disposable bottles. Glass provides the cleanest taste of all reusable bottle materials, without the sometimes-metallic taste of stainless steel (though stainless steel water bottles can be a great choice too!). It’s also cleaner than plastic—the non-porous surface of glass won’t hold onto old flavors or bacteria. Glass water bottles are also more resistant to temperature, which means they can be used with cold and hot drinks alike. Many people also like the transparency of glass, allowing them to always monitor the contents inside. Consider what’s most important to you in a water bottle—style, durability, safety, usability—and you’re one step closer to finding your perfect match!
WILL IT BREAK?
Most glass bottles are made of borosilicate glass, also known as pyrex, which is more resistant to breaking that traditional glass. And, in the unlikely event that it should break, borosilicate glass is conditioned to fracture into large pieces, not a million little shards, so it’s safer to clean up. What’s more, most bottles feature a cushioning silicone sleeve to protect the glass, significantly reducing the chance of your bottle breaking. Still, we recommended storing glass bottles with care and monitoring little ones when using glass bottles
. HOW HEAVY IS IT? WHAT SIZE/STYLE SHOULD I GET?
While glass is a little heavier than plastic or stainless steel water bottles, it’s still a practical, comfortable reusable option that comes in all kinds of sizes, shapes and styles to suit your every need. Most standard drinking bottles fall between 9 oz–16 oz and 20 oz–26 oz sizes. You can also find all kinds of innovative glass containers specifically designed for adding a special zing of flavor to your drink or for on-the-go hot beverages like tea and coffee here.
IS GLASS SAFER THAN PLASTIC OR STAINLESS STEEL?
Yes. YES. Glass is, in fact, believed to be the safest, greenest reusable option. It is naturally BPA-, BPS- and phthalate-free, and it won’t leach any chemicals into your drink. It is easier to clean than plastic or stainless steel, so bacteria won’t be able to grow or fester inside. Glass is microwave- and dishwasher-safe, and it is chemically resistant to change. Plus, glass requires little energy to manufacture compared to plastic and stainless steel, and, at the end of its life as a reusable, glass water bottles are much more easily recycled than those made with stainless steel or plastic, too. Check out our entire collection of glass water bottles >