Like most people, we are trying to decrease our single-use plastic waste and have therefore invested in a few water bottles over the past year or so. Some we've lost and others have just been rubbish so we thought we'd do a summary of the ones we love and the ones we'd love to have.
1. Tried and Tested (by half the world it seems) SWELL
Their bottles come in so many colours and patterns its hard to keep track... they stand the test of time and now that they've brought out their sports cap the mid-workout dribble problem has been solved too. Swell bottles are light, you can put them in the dish-washer, and they work well for cold water or hot tea. Their price point is good because you really get bang for your buck in terms of longevity. It's 100% our favourite brand for stainless steel bottles and you don't get that 'metal' taste you can sometimes get with other brands.
2. VITA JUWEL Original CrystalWater Bottles
For the yogis and crystal lovers, these incredible Vita Juwel glass bottles feature a pod filled with several carefully selected gemstone blends. The gems are sealed inside the pod to prevent contamination so that you can enjoy the Gems vibes without worries. Wellness, Balance, Love and Happiness are the 4 gem options that breathe life into your water. The only problem with them is that we literally stare at how pretty they are all day long and they aren't made for hot drinks.
3. BKR bottles
These sturdy, simple and very chic bottles are our favourite desk companions. They are made of glass which as we know is much better for us than plastic bottles and the lid opening is the perfect size. The nifty little hook loop is great for wondering around the office after a refill and they come in 3 sizes with the largest being a Litre capacity ( Great to know that if you get through the bottle you've drunk half of your recommended daily water intake too). We'd say that the Big is best for leaving at work, little is best for workouts and teeny is best for a handbag. Take your pick!
4. The KINTO Travel Tumbler
I was given one of these bottles (The Khaki green one) about a year ago and haven't travelled without it since. My airport ritual is to fill it with boiling water and a camomile teabag once through security and then I sip hot, relaxing tea throughout my flight. If flying long-haul I normally keep it till the end of the flight and have it when I wake up. It has never leaked despite being thrown in my hand luggage upside down/ on its side and the design is sleek and cool, the bottle is vacuum insulated. Best for hot drinks or infused cold drinks as the liquid drains through a tight opening straining away any bits of mint leaf/ teabag. The brand have expanded and have an epic variety of drink ware so check them out for sure.
5. LARQ self-cleaning water bottle
Lets start with the colours... they are gorgeous and we have no idea how we'd choose just one because we want them all. The navy is chic, the black is cool, the pink is cute, the grey is sleek and the mint is different... help us?! The first self-cleaning water bottle on the market is at the top of our wish list (at a not so cool £95 but apparently its worth it) and promises to eradicate 99.999% of biocontaminants from ones water and bottle. A UV light inside the bottle turns on every other hour and wipes our any nasty germs and smells. It comes in 2 sizes, keeps water cold for up to 24 hours and promises no leaks. We're hoping to get one for Christmas and will let you know what it's like in the New Year!