Investing in a reusable water bottle will not only save you money; it will go a small way towards saving the planet. There are thousands of options out there. Still, we're taking a look at great choices for just a simple, everyday water bottle that will take you from home to providing portable water in the car or on your commute, to hydrating you at your workplace, and perhaps even refreshing you at the gym. Bottoms up!
Sundried Leakproof Water Bottle
Made of 100% toxin- and BPA-free tritan co-polyester plastic, this sturdy bottle feels like glass, but has a squishy silicone drinking top for drip-free drinking. 100% leakproof when the lid is on, this 750ml bottle has an ergonomic shape to better fit in your hand. Recommended.
£6 at Amazon
Designer drinks Chilly's Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle
Chilly's offers a massive range of reusable bottles in 260, 500 and 750ml sizes in all colours and loads of really fun'n'funky designs including fruit and animals. They are made from rust-resistant stainless steel, and the double-wall vacuum insulation keeps liquids hot for 12 hours or cold for 24.
From £15 at Amazon
Flip out Ion8 Leakproof Slim Water Bottle
Ion8 brings a range of colourful 100% leakproof BPA-free water bottles that hold 500ml of fluid, but are the same diameter as a standard soda can, so cup holder-friendly. Suitable for hot and cold drinks, they can be flipped open with one hand and locked closed.
From £9 at Amazon
Gravitas Moon Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle
Moon bottles come in five colours and three sizes -- 260, 500 and 750ml. With double-walled, insulated 18/8 stainless steel construction, they keep hot for 12 hours and cold for 24. The bottles' bases are left un-coated to avoid scratches and to ensure they look good for longer.
From £15 at Amazon
Ice cool Polar Gear Aqua Grip Water Bottle
Available in black, blue and pink, this is a practical option made from BPA-free, tritan plastics. It has a 650ml capacity, measuring 23cm tall. There's a screw-top lid that opens for the flip-up straw spout, finger grooves and a carry handle for improved portability.
£7 at Amazon
Particle theory Brita Fill & Go Vital Water Filter Bottle
If you live in a hard water area, consider this BPA-free Brita bottle that filters tap water as you drink, reducing the number of nasties in it. It has a 600ml capacity, a pull-out mouthpiece and a flip-top lid. One MicroDisc filter will cover you for 150 litres.
From £10 at Amazon
Spray fan Emopeak Misting Water Bottle
Great for hot weather, this 580ml bottle has a clever trick -- a trigger-activated mist spray function that releases a fine mist to cool you off. With a wide mouth design that is big enough for ice cubes, it's also insulated to keep everything nice and cold.
£9 at Amazon
Flask master SHO Fortis Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle
This attractive range comes in a variety of colours and 470 or 590ml capacities. A double-walled insulated stainless steel offering, an SHO bottle will keep hot for 10 hours and cold for 20. With optional extra lid designs, they are an excellent flask alternative to trad bottles.
From £20 at Amazon
In the loop Sistema Hydrate Swift Water Bottle
Sistema's practical solution is made from non-toxic tritan plastic which is resistant to scratching, warping, staining, odours and claims to stay clear even after regular dishwasher action. The 600ml bottle has a flip-top lid, wide mouth opening and a finger loop.
From £6 at Amazon
Hey, wood-looking! POP Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle
Another double-wall insulated option, the POP range comes in 500 or 750ml sizes and offers the 12 hot/24 cold guarantee. They stand out from the crowd with the stylish designs available in black Onyx, shiny titanium or this rather fetching "Zebrana" faux wood look.
From £13 at Amazon
Sipness trainer Mango Sports Motivational Water Bottle
If you struggle to drink enough water, this BPA-free bottle could help. There are "motivational" messages at strategic points on the bottle, designed to encourage you to get to the bottom of the 900ml serving throughout the morning and again in the afternoon.
From £10 at Amazon
Ayurvedic Kosdeg Copper Water Bottle
There are supposed health benefits to drinking water from copper bottles; the positively charged water is said to help digestion, joints and the immune system. 100% pure copper, this has a generous one-litre capacity and will get chilled in the fridge for ice-cold aqua.
£30 at Amazon
Gotta lotta bottle
Our comprehensive water bottle selection can be divided into two teams -- the simple, BPA-free plastics team of water containers, and the stainless steel insulated designs that can also hold hot liquids.
If you're looking for a basic vessel that you can sling in a bag and refill with ordinary water throughout the day, our overall pick is the capable and affordable Sundried Leakproof Water Bottle.
From team stainless, we love the fun designs that Chilly's Water Bottles offer, while the wider-mouth flask design of the SHO Fortis range will appeal as a grown-up alternative to a traditional bottle.