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Best stainless steel water bottles

We've found the best stainless steel water bottles 'cos it's 2020 and it's cool to be kind to the environment

Best stainless steel water bottles
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If you’re on the hunt for the best stainless steel water bottles, you’ve come to the right place. It’s 2020 and that means New Year’s resolutions, most of which include (according to surveys and stats) getting fit and saving money. On top of that we’ve started the New Year keen on green and that’s the way we mean to go on for the whole of 2020! 

So, if you’re looking to save money and the environment, stainless steel water bottles are the way forward. We can't stress enough how they are such great value for money due to their maximum durability. Unlike plastic water bottles which can react to the heat, scratch and crack – stainless steel lasts. What's more, no matter how long you use it for, it's 100% recyclable when you're done.

If these benefits aren't enough, stainless steel water bottles are also easier and safer to drink from; there’s science to back up the fact that plastic water bottles release a chemical that isn’t great for you over time. What's more, stainless steel bottles are brilliant at keeping your liquids cool (or hot) and super fresh tasting. The best ones won't give you that horrid metallic taste, either! You can read more on choosing the best stainless steel water bottle below.

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What are the best stainless steel water bottles?

Oh, come on, everyone knows that the best stainless steel water bottles are the iconic Chilly's water bottles. This isn't just down to how fabulous they look with their easy to hold shape and easy to grip matte surface, but they also are very effective and reliable.

Here are our other favourite picks, below. Keep scrolling for full reviews.

Best stainless steel water bottle: Chilly's water bottles

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1. Chilly's Bottles

Best stainless steel water bottle

Specifications
Capacity: 260ml, 500ml, 750ml
Colours available: Circa 60 with a matte finish
Lid type: Standard screw top
Extras: No
Reasons to buy
+Leak-proof lid +Double wall insulation +Huge variety of designs 
Reasons to avoid
-No sports cap 

Why we love them: 
A tried and tested, internationally loved brand, Chilly's delivers on the stainless steel water bottle front every time. Not only do they have an iconic design and logo, available in every colour in the rainbow as well as cute dog prints and more, but they are also just the best when it comes to keeping your water super fresh with their vacuum double-wall insulation. Obsessed with how water tastes out of a Chilly's bottle. The lid is leak-proof and the two-ply construction eliminates condensation and water build-up too so enjoy using it on the go. 

Best stainless steel water bottle with added extras: OMORC Stainless Steel Water Bottle

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2. OMORC Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Best stainless steel water bottle with added extras

Specifications
Capacity: 500ml
Colours available: 3, Black, Blue, Pink
Lid type: Standard screw top and sports cap
Extras: Two straws, soft cup holder, cup brush, straw brush
Reasons to buy
+Keeps hot for 14 hours  +Keeps cold for 28+ hours+Includes extra, handy features
Reasons to avoid
-Some complain the straws are flimsy-Some say that the keep hot time is less than advertised

Why we love them:
We think this is such a brilliant product because you're really getting the full package. Not only do you receive a stainless steel water bottle, but also reusable straws, a soft holder and two caps. For this reason, we think this is a great option for someone who wants an all-purpose stainless steel water bottle. You can use it for cold drinks with ice cubes or a nice hot cuppa and forget about that metallic taste because the interior of this bottle is 316 medical-grade steel which is great for anti-oxidation and corrosion resistance. 45 days hassle-free money back, two years warranty.

Stainless steel water bottle for kids: EC Ecology Stainless Steel Water Bottle

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3. EC Ecology Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Best stainless steel water bottle for kids

Specifications
Capacity: 350ml or 500ml
Colours available: 4 prints
Lid type: Standard screw top
Extras: No
Reasons to buy
+Exclusively illustrated prints+Keeps cold 24 hours +Keeps hot 12 hours
Reasons to avoid
-No sports cap-Too small for adults

Why we love them:
The number one reason why we adore these EC Ecology stainless steel water bottles is because of their lightweight design and the adorable prints that are available. We think that these things combined make this the perfect option if you're on the hunt for a new water bottle to send your little one off to school with (they certainly won't lose it because this cute, bright print is unique to EC Ecology). Keep the contents of your bottle hot or cold with the double-wall vacuum insulation technology and enjoy the leak-proof design suitable for adventures and everyday use.

Best stainless steel water bottle on a budget: BOGI Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle

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4. BOGI Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle

Best stainless steel water bottle on a budget

Specifications
Capacity: 500ml
Colours available: 7
Lid type: Standard screw top
Extras: 1 cleaning brush
Reasons to buy
+Cheap price+Keeps cold for 24 hours+Keeps hot for 12 hours +Comes with a cleaning brush
Reasons to avoid
-No sports cap -Paint not dishwasher proof 

Why we love them:
We love the BOGI model because if you're not ready to take the plunge with the Chilly's bottle yet, this is a nice warm up. With the same shape and style as Chilly's, this bottle has an expensive and sleek aesthetic. It also does the job super well, keeping your drink cold for up to 24 hours or hot up to 12 hours. You can even fit ice cubes inside if you want!

Best stainless steel water bottle for sports: SHO Stainless Steel Sports Bottle

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5. SHO Stainless Steel Sports Bottle

Best stainless steel water bottle for sports

Specifications
Capacity: 500ml
Colours available: Pink, blue, green, black
Lid type: Sports cap
Extras: No
Reasons to buy
+Sports cap +10% of all SHO profits are donated to Mary's Meals, feeding & educating underprivileged children+12 hours cold, 6 hours hot
Reasons to avoid
-Doesn't come with a cleaning brush

Why we love them:
Our main reason for loving this product is the company's dedication to helping the planet. Not only is stainless steel a brilliant solution to disposable water bottles but also SHO donates 10 per cent of all profits to a charity for children called Mary's Meals. If you're sold on the ethical front but need a promise of quality to add to basket, we also find that this bottle is fab when you're on the move, with a sports cap for ease of use!

How to choose the best stainless steel water bottles

Stainless steel water bottles are a big trend this year but that does not mean that we're about to compromise on practicality for looks... we want both!

Colour 
Ok, it's not quite like getting a tattoo, but the USP of a stainless steel water bottle is that it becomes your ride or die; it's your travel, work and exercise companion so you better make sure you like the design. Chilly's is brilliant for its huge range of colourways and patterns, or, if you want a design more unique to children, we love the EC Ecology model. Saying that sometimes the safest bet is good, old-fashioned black or silver. 

What type of cap?
Think about it, if you're buying a stainless steel water bottle to sit on your office desk, you might want a regular screw top with a stainless steel opening for that classic, cool taste. Many models are even wide enough to fit ice cubes, too! However, if you're after a stainless steel water bottle to accompany you on the golf course or on the athletics track, you may want to consider the best models with a sports cap. This can also be the best choice for children to avoid spilling their drink at school. 

Capacity
Is it for your little one or an adult? Always check out the capacity and size of your bottle before purchasing because it's an important way to measure whether it's good value for money. The internet can be deceiving and you don't want to splash the cash on a water bottle only fit for a squirrel!!

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