10 Reusable Water Bottles That Don’t Expose You To Unwanted Chemicals
We all know by now that purchasing a bunch of plastic water bottles on the go is horrible for the planet, as well as our bodies, right? A recent set of tests conducted by the State University of New York found that a scary 93 percent of tested water samples from bottled water contained microplastics in them. Yuck. And even some reusable bottle options risk leaching chemicals into your water over time as they’re refilled over and over again (and left in the steamy heat of the dishwasher).
But don’t worry, there are still plenty of safe drinking vessels out there for you to try. Whether you prefer stainless steel, plastic or even glass, the 10 chemical-free options below have you covered. Remember: clean drinking water should be a right — not a privilege. Happy hydrating!
1. Klean Kanteen Classic 27oz Bottle — $20.95
Kicking things off in the stainless steel category is the widely popular Klean Kanteen. A variety of these bottles, including the Classic 27oz, don’t contain a liner at all, which makes it virtually impossible for anything harmful in the bottle itself to degrade over time and end up in your drinking water. The bottle is stainless steel, pure and simple. It’s also conveniently lightweight.
This list wouldn’t be complete without the ever-so-stylish S’well bottle! These guys come in a wild variety of colors, patterns and textures all while maintaining the same quality drinking experience. These bottles are also made out of stainless steel, but their triple-wall technology makes them amazing at insulation. The downside? You can’t put them in the dishwasher. But a bottle brush and natural dish soap will get the job done just fine.
3. Hydro Flask 18oz Standard Mouth Bottle — $29.95
These vacuum-insulated stainless steel water bottles can keep your cold drinks cool for 24 hours and your hot drinks warm for 6 hours. The professional-grade stainless steel prevents any unwanted flavors from making their way into your water, and the bottles are BPA-free so your cells are safe as well. They’re a little bulkier than the Klean Kanteen and S’well bottles, but it’s a small price to pay for enjoying your water the exact way you like it.
4. YETI Rambler 18oz Bottle — $29.99
Ah, the fave of every Greek Life college kid — and with good reason. These stainless steel bottles can stand up to pretty much any wear and tear, have double-wall insulating technology to keep cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot and they’re dishwasher-safe. They’re a little on the heavy side, but similar to the Hydro Flash, your water remains pure and at the perfect temperature, so it’s worth it.
5. Nalgene 320z Wide-Mouth Bottle — $10.99
Shifting into the land of plastics that aren’t actually the bane of our existence, Nalgene is a classic go-to for a good reason. The company has a great reputation for being both void of harmful chemicals and very affordable across the board. You really can’t go wrong with one of these USA-made water bottles. We love the 32-ounce wide-mouth style for our desks because it makes sure we hit our hydration goals without even trying.
6. Camelbak Chute® Mag 25oz Bottle — $14
Another high-volume contender that keeps the BPA, BPS and BPF at bay is the Camelbak Chute® Mag water bottle. The wide mouth makes it super easy to clean, as well as add ice cubes on hot summer days, but it’s not so big that water ends up sloshing all over your face (which can be an issue with Nalgene sometimes). They’re also one of the few plastic options that are truly dishwasher-safe.
7. Contigo Jackson Bottle — $9.99
Contigo is definitely the dark horse on this list, but it shouldn’t be overlooked. The bottles aren’t just BPA-free, but spill- and leak-proof as well. The Jackson pop-top mouth design is ideal for driving, walking — basically any time you can’t look down at the mouth of your bottle as you’re drinking from it. It’s also super lightweight, making it a friendly travel companion. It even beats Nalgene when it comes to price!
8. Soma Glass Water Bottle — $30
Gliding over into the land of glass, you can’t go wrong with Soma. These beautifully designed bottles are made of shatter-resistant glass so you don’t have to worry about anything funky potentially leaking from the container materials. The silicone sleeve gives you a good grip, the bamboo-based cap is 100 percent natural and leak-proof, and its 17-ounce capacity is just enough to make it helpful without being too heavy.
9. bkr Tutu 500ml Bottle — $38
The chic design of these glass bottles is perfect for anyone with sophisticated style — and a little cash to spare. The bkr bottle is the most expensive option on this list, but it’s BPA-free, phthalate-free and fits most cup holders. You can schlep this one to the gym just as easily as you can saunter around downtown with it. It’s also safe to run it through the dishwasher when the time comes as long as you place it on the top rack.
10. Brita Sport Bottle — $9.99
And for those who like a little extra filtration in their lives, the makers of our favorite water pitchers also have a solid line of sport water bottles! They have a replaceable filter attached to the inside of the cap, ensuring every last drop is as pure as possible. And the bottles are BPA-free and slightly soft so you can easily squeeze water straight into your mouth during those intense workouts. Thank youuu, Brita.