Perhaps one of the easiest switches we can make towards more sustainable living is to a reusable drink bottle. They are eco-friendly, and so convenient to use! This is a simple switch which does not come as a shock. Leaving plastic behind is not an easy task but reusable water bottles are such a savior!
Here are our recommendations for some of the best reusable water bottles available in Australia:
HydroFlask Water Bottles
- Double Wall Insulation: they have TempShield double wall insulation which protects your drink from outside temperatures. Your drink remains cold up to 24 hours and hot for 6 hours.
- Pro-grade Stainless Steel: Hydro bottles are made with 18/8 pro-grade stainless steel which is a metal recognized for its strength and purity. It also protects against flavour transfer, meaning your bottle will not transfer smell or taste to your drink.
- Flex Cap: For easy transportation, the leakproof drinks bottles are capped with what an innovatively designed “flex cap”. This caps’ easily portable design makes your bottle feel like a part of your hand. The soft flexible strap is made of flexible TPU material with a wide handle. The flex cap also has a new Honeycomb Insulation which uses the same construction as a beehive, keeping internal temperatures protected.
Along with market leading insulation Hydro Flask’s signature powder coated paint adds a non-slip grip and extra durability. Their bottles also come in a range of different mouth sizes from Standard to Wide. They are constantly releasing new shades to keep up with trends and consumer tastes. However, they only release a limited number of colours each season, so if you have a signature colour, you may need to wait a while. Their prices are also higher than some others in the market, but if you are someone that keeps things for a long time, it is worth the investment.
Cheeki Water Bottles
Cheeki is an Australian brand based in the Northern Beaches of Sydney. They offer non-insulated and insulated stainless-steel bottles that are perfect for everyday, camping, hiking or any adventure. Their bottles are BPA free, lightweight, and non-toxic. The innovative cap is lined with silicone to prevent leaks and also means no plastic touches your drink. The drink bottles are available in single and double wall insulation that can stay cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours:
- Classic Range- Insulated bottles & Single Wall Bottles
The reusable bottles come in a range of colours and sizes to suit all your drinking needs: 400ml, 500ml, 600ml, 1 litre, 1.6 litre. They have a sleek design and can easily fit in your backpack side pockets, handbags or car drink holder. Your daily commute is effortless with a convenient rubber grip handle. These bottles are all interchangeable with Cheeki’s Tri-Tech™ sports lid for those who prefer a mouthpiece. Their bottles come with Cheeki Lifetime Warranty.
It’s easy to keep your kids hydrated with this range of fun designs. The kids bottles are BPA free and come in 400ml capacity with an easy to drink sports tri-tech lid. This lid provides three adjustable flow settings as well as a leak-proof setting to avoid those pesky school bag leaks. Additionally, the lid has an easy-open dust cap to keep the mouthpiece clean. Complete with a silicone base and carry handle this design is perfect for kids. Each bottle comes with a fun Ocean Friends sticker pack which aims to educate kids about sea creatures through characters like Pia the penguin.
The active range is suitable for those of us with busy and active lives who want to keep hydrated on the go, whether it’s at work, outdoors, or gym. These bottles are 100% leakproof when the lid is secured to the close position and have an adjustable flow setting so you can find your prefect drinking speed. The bottle insulation keeps your drink cool for hours.
If you are looking for an Australian water bottle brand which is BPA free and toxin free, Cheeki may be a good place to start. Their lids are dishwasher safe, however keep in mind that the stainless steel bottles aren’t dishwasher safe, so you will need to invest in a good bottle brush to keep these clean. We do find that the nontoxic paint on these bottles does scratch more easily than some of the other brands, so if you are prone to dropping your bottle you may want to opt for another brand.
Klean Kanteen Water BottlesKlean Kanteen is a family-owned Certified B corporation, 1% for the planet member and Climate Neutral Certified company that has a focus on quality and the environment. If you are looking for water bottles in variety of sizes, with insulated and non-insulated options, Klean Kanteen may be a good option for you. They provide quality stainless-steel water bottles, and the choices are never ending. Their bottles are easy to clean and BPA free, here are some other features we like:
- Fit for everyday life
If you are looking for a drinks bottle that can stand strong against everyday wear and tear, then Insulated TK Wide bottles by Klean Kanteen may be for you. The double wall vacuum insulation is great to keep drinks cold for 63 hours and hot for 17 hours. These bottles are fit for water, coffee, smoothies as the food grade 18/8 stainless steel prevents flavour transfer. It comes with a smooth rounded lip and interchangeable TK Wide Cap that ensures no leakage.
- Fit for your adventures!
If you’re looking for a reusable bottle that matches your adventurous spirit, Insulated TK Pro could be your new best friend. The plastic free thermal Kanteen has an integrated double wall stainless steel cup with a 360 degree pour through functionality which allows easy, drip-free pouring. TK pro also boasts up to 20 hours of heat regulation and can keep drinks cold for up to 75 hours.
- Fit for a simple you
If you are just looking for a simple bottle, then the Insulated Classic can keep your drink hot for 20 hours and cold for 50 hours. It includes the leak proof Loop Cap and is compatible with all Classic Caps, including the Sport Cap 3.0 & plastic-free Bamboo Cap.
Klean Kanteen makes quality drink bottles which will not disappoint. They have chip resistant paint which is very durable, they are also a leader in insulation so if temperature is important to you, opt for one of their quality bottles. You do pay extra for the quality, but as these bottles really last, it is a good investment.
S’well Water BottlesS’Well wanted to change the market by offering a simple quality product that could replace single use plastic bottles. S’well water bottles not only quench your thirst for a drink but also look great. They aim to encourage others into a more sustainable lifestyle with their eye-catching designs and come in a range of artistic styles. S’well bottles feature Therma-S’well® Technology with triple-layered, vacuum-insulated construction designed to keep beverages colder or hotter for longer. Depending on the size you opt for, these condensation free water bottles retain temperature from 12-48 hours. This BPA free switch is for anyone who wants to feel that drinking water is also a form of self-expression. These bottles are hand wash only and you will have to pay extra if you want to add on a handle, they also have a smaller mouth which may make hand washing a little tricky.
Beysis Water Bottles
Beysis water bottles are sleek and stylish, they come in only 3 colours, but what great colours! These water bottles make a great gift option as they can also be personalised. The bottles have are leakproof and are double wall insulated to keep your drink hot for 12 hours and cold for 24 hours. With a capacity of 500ml, these are made from durable 18/8 stainless steel. They have a luxe feel matte finish which makes the colours really pop. Beysis Reusable Bottles are not just bottles, these are accessory you will want to take anywhere you go. These bottles are hand wash only.
Ever Eco offers plastic free water bottles in the most soothing pastel shades from beautiful peachy-pink hue to earthy mint green. These stylish bottles are 750ml capacity and are designed to fit almost all cup holders. The silicone water-tight seal in each lid ensures that your drinks do not spill and are safe to carry in bags. The wide mouth also makes it easy to put in ice. The drinks can remain hot for as long as 8 hours and cold for 24 hours. The easy grip handles are a cherry on top of this already beautiful product.
Sol is an Australian owned company founded to offer its customers a healthy and sustainable way to drink, creating quality reusable products to divert single use items from landfill. Their reusable glass bottle is made from quality hand blow glass with a protective nonslip silicone sleeve and a bamboo cap. You will love the sleek design and feel of this stylish bottle. This clean feel bottle will not absorb residual taste or leach chemicals into your water. Anyone who wants a bottle made of glass, Sol is a great choice for you. The Large Sol Bottles have a capacity of 850ml whereas the Mini Sol Bottles hold 410ml. The 850ml bottles come with handy Sol Hemp Pouch and a bottle cleaning brush. There are obvious downsides to glass bottles, like breakability and non insulation, however for those who enjoy the clean taste and feel of glass, this bottle is an obvious choice.
Some things for you to consider when you are water bottle shopping are material, durability, insulation, weight, look and feel, opening size and the mouthpiece. You can also look for added features like carry handles and pouches. Whether you value affordability, style or durability we hope this blog has helped you to find the right bottle for you.