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Last updated: May 29, 2024

The 7 best reusable water bottles in 2024

Are you looking to ditch the plastic bottles and get yourself one of the best eco-friendly reusable water bottles? Then look no further. In this guide I’ll take you through all the best, including Ocean Bottle, Chillys, and Shweat.

A black bottle agaisnt a white background one of the best reusable water bottles

There is no need for single-use plastic water bottles to exist anymore, especially here in the UK where tap water is drinkable. We all know the damage they cause and how few are recycled. If you don’t already know the facts then check out this statistic from the UN:

Of the seven billion tonnes of plastic waste generated globally so far, less than 10 per cent has been recycled.

UN Environment Programme

Reusable water bottles may cost you more than a plastic bottle of water, but they can be used time and time again, saving you money in the long run and eliminating even more single-use plastics from our oceans and landfills. In fact, my reusable water bottle is one of my most used pieces of kitchen equipment.

No matter whether you are looking to carry plain old tap water, your vegan hot chocolate, a much-needed cup of coffee, an adaptogenic mushroom powder brew, or a refreshing icey drink, there is a reusable water bottle for you here.

My top picks

An Ocean Bottle reusable water bottle on a green blanket outside

Best overall

Ocean Bottle

  • Material: Recycled ocean plastic, 90% recycled stainless steel, BPA-free plastic, and silicone rubber
  • Size: 500ml – 1-litre
  • Price: From £35
  • Perfect for: Hot and cold drinks

Why is this my favourite reusable bottle out of them all? Well, not only does it fit the eco-friendly credentials with it being made from recycled ocean plastic, but it is also really effective at carrying both hot and cold drinks.

To top it all off, they have a nifty double lid that allows you to use it like a flask and like a regular water bottle. Plus, if you like having the option to drink from a straw, then they also have an attachment you can buy to fit your Ocean Bottle.

They have both a 500ml and a 1-litre option, both of which I find really handy! Find out more in my Ocean Bottle review.

Chillys Bottle - one of the best reusable water bottles

Best insulation

Chilly’s Series 2 Bottle

  • Material: Stainless steel, polypropylene and silicon
  • Size: 350ml, 500ml, and 1-litre
  • Price: From £36
  • Perfect for: Really hot and really cold drinks

Chilly’s somehow managed to make reusable water bottles sexy. They are all beautifully designed and are a joy to use and drink from! It is hard to resist buying one for every mood and occasion.

I find their bottles have the best insulation of any I have tried. They keep cold drinks cold for hours on end, even in hot countries. I’ve even filled one up with cold water in the morning and drank from it in the evening and the water was still cold. Plus hot drinks can stay pretty hot for a couple of hours too.

I used to find their spouts a little small but this has been changed in their series 2 bottle which has a wider spout and an inbuilt handle. You can get it in the usual 500ml size, a smaller 350ml or a larger 1-litre bottle.

Ocean Bottle Tumbler - one of the best reusable water bottles

Best reusable tumbler

Ocean Bottle Tumbler

  • Material: Recycled ocean plastic, 90% recycled stainless steel, BPA-free plastic, and silicone rubber
  • Size: 350ml
  • Price: From £27
  • Perfect for: Hot drinks

If you are looking for a reusable bottle that is perfect for carrying coffee and tea, then look no further than this tumbler by Ocean Bottle.

It is 350ml which is the perfect size for most hot drinks. Use it to take away your favourite oat milk flat white from you local coffee shop, or make your own hot drink at home. It fits in most cup holders in cars (and cinema seats), plus it is easy to carry.

It will keep your hot drink hot for at least 4 hours, if you can leave it that long!

S'wheat bottle - one of the best reusable water bottles

Best plant-based materials

S’wheat Plant-Based Bottle

  • Material: Wheat straw and bamboo fibre
  • Size: 550ml
  • Price: £25
  • Perfect for: Hot and cold drinks

This bottle is a little different from the rest because it is made from sustainably grown and sourced wheat straw. This does give the bottle a bit more of a natural look that I really like.

It comes in four colours: oat, blue, black and green. All of the colours look great, but my personal favourite has to be the oat colour since it suits the natural look really well!

The lid has a really nifty drinking hole that helps to gradually siphon out your drink without making a huge mess. The lid also opens up at full width which makes it really easy to pour drinks directly into the main flask area.

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Black + Blum - one of the best reusable water bottles

Best steel bottle

BLACK + BUM Steel Bottle

  • Material: Stainless steel, eco-friendly polypropylene, BPA-free silicone and natural cork
  • Size: 600ml
  • Price: £14.99
  • Perfect for: Room temperature drinks

Whilst this steel bottle gives off real camping vibes, I think it works perfectly for everyday life. Especially when you consider its 600ml capacity. I often find that 500ml, the size of most other bottles, is not enough, but I also don’t want to carry around a 1-litre bottle with me. So this works perfectly!

It is also one of the most affordable bottles that you can buy from this list. This is probably because they have made a much simpler design for this bottle that isn’t insulated but can carry more liquid inside whilst staying compact.

The spout is big enough to fit ice cubes or charcoal filters (they even sell their own charcoal filters) meaning you can keep your drink cooler for longer if you want!

Brita Filter Bottle - one of the best reusable water bottles

Best filtered bottle

Brita Filtering Water Bottle

  • Material: Stainless steel, polypropylene and silicon
  • Size: 590ml
  • Price: £35.84
  • Perfect for: Cold drinks

If you struggle to drink tap water because of the taste or if the tap water in your area is a bit rubbish, then you will be interested in the inbuilt filtering system in this Brita water bottle. The carbon filter helps to improve the taste of the water and remove chemicals.

It is also pretty good at keeping water cold for quite a few hours, but you wouldn’t want to put hot drinks in here with the filter. It also comes with a straw instead of a spout which makes it great for sipping on to go, or during sports activites.

Annoyingly the replacement water filters are a bit pricey and do have a plastic component attached to them. If you don’t mind a water filter floating around in your bottle then you can opt for any water bottle here with an eco-friendly carbon filter.

One Green Bottle - one of the best reusable water bottles

Best large bottle

One Green Bottle 2-litre

  • Material: Stainless steel and recycled ocean plastic
  • Size: 2-litre
  • Price: £22-£30
  • Perfect for: Hot and cold drinks

If you are searching for an eco-friendly gym keg bottle or canteen then you are in luck! This One Green Bottle comes with a huge 2-litre capacity and a really handy holding strap to carry it about.

It is made to last, so you won’t be getting through hundreds of huge plastic water bottles anymore. It also manages to keep large quantities of liquid both cold and hot for hours. So if you enjoy drinking vats of coffee, then this doubles up as a great flask too.

Their caps are made using recycled ocean plastic and they reclaim 25 single-use bottles from the ocean with every purchase.

Lucy the founder of Edible Ethics vegan food blog eating vegan noodles in a plant based restaurant

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