Whether you’re looking for a new reusable bottle to take to the gym, go running or cycling with, or you simply want to make sure you’re drinking the recommended six to eight large glasses of water a day, buying a reusable bottle can save you money in the long run.
We’ve found a selection of large water bottles that are worth investing in. All free from BPA (a chemical used to make certain types of plastic that research shows can affect your health if it seeps into your water), we’ve tested them all to see how easy they are to use and drink from, if they leak in your bag and how to keep them clean. Here are our favourites.
1. Chilly’s Pastel Edition, 500ml: £12, Chilly's
Claiming to keep hot drinks hot for 12 hours, it certainly delivers – our cuppa was still ready to drink when we returned to it well over the suggested time. It also does a great job of keeping cold drinks chilled and the mouthpiece is a good size to drink from (no water running down your chin as you take a swig). This design also comes in a range of pastel colours, our favourite was the blue but there’s also pink, green and purple available. It didn’t leak in our bag when we took it to work and on a walk and the cylinder box packaging is rather stylish, making it a great gift idea too. But just remember it’s not dishwasher safe.
2. C/S STUDIO water bottle with safe compartment, 500ml: £17, Csstudiox.com
This sporty bottle from C/S STUDIO is ideal for the gym or if you’re the outdoorsy type who loves going on long walks or hikes. Being C/S STUDIO, it of course has a functional aspect to it : the safe case. Located on the side of the bottle , you can stock keys , gym card or even cash, safely . The bottle is however very large to grab and you will require you to wrap up the lanyard around your wrist more than once for extra comfort.
3. Root 7 Corkcicle Canteen, 255ml: £18, Cuckooland
Root 7 creates stylish and functional products including this unusual-looking drinks bottle. Looking like a cocktail shaker, this vessel is made out of stainless steel and comes in a variety of colours, but our favourite is this copper-coloured one. It claims to keep cold drinks cool for 25 hours and hot drinks hot for 12. We tested this out and found it to be true – in fact our hot drink was still drinkable 24 hours later. The secure lid also means it’s a good one for putting in your bag when you’re out and about or to use at work. It’s dishwasher proof too.