BPA-free plastic reusable water bottles

*This post is part of the reusable water bottle guide.

Before you look at BPA-free plastic, I highly suggest checking out all the wonderful stainless steel and glass water bottle options out there as they’re a safer, longer-lasting choice. I understand that some people want a lighter bottle though, hence me rounding up the choices below.

KOR Aura

KOR Aura – 25 oz. Made with Eastman Tritan (body); polypropylene (cap); food grade silicone (seals), this bottle is one of the more attractive and sleek BPA-free plastic bottles you’ll find. Plus, includes a Perfect Spout for easy drinking.

KOR ONE – 25 oz. Another attractive bottle from KOR, this hydration vessel is made from BPA-free Eastman Tritan, features a hinged cap and ice cube-friendly, threadless spout.

KO Delta
KOR Delta – 25 ozThe versatile Delta is the last KOR on the list and features an easy-to-open, push button cap with ergonomic handle, KOR’s Perfect Spout, and a new safety latch for worry-free closure.

best reusable water bottles - Eco Vessel Tritan Sports Water Bottle
The new Eco Vessel Tritan Sports Water Bottle with Flip Straw Top – 17 oz is the perfect lightweight bottle for people on the go. There’s a handy straw top plus a specially designed handle that ensures your straw won’t open accidentally in your bag, car, or lunch box.

Bobble BPA Free Water Bottle
Bobble BPA Free Water Bottle 13 to 34 oz sizes. Bobble is a kid favorite, though I suggest only older kids use BPA-free plastic bottles. This bottle has a built-in charcoal filter and comes in a rainbow of colors.

Nalgene Wide Mouth

Nalgene makes an insane amount of water bottles, but their most popular bottle for over 20 years (according to the company) is their Nalgene Tritan Wide Mouth BPA-Free Water Bottle – 16-32 oz. Made with Eastman Tritan BPA Free Plastic that’s lightweight, durable and fits in most cup holders. Available in a huge variety of colors too and measurement markers printed on the side of the bottle help you track your fluid intake. There’s also a convenient loop-top so you won’t lose the lid and the wide mouth allows easy ice cube access. Nalgene also offers a Translucent Wide Mouth Bottle (different color choices).

Other BPA-free Nalgene bottle choices that are cool include

Nalgene On The Fly Water Bottle

Nalgene On The Fly Water Bottle – 24 oz . This bottle fits in bike bottle cages, and is easy to open with one hand, thus great for bikers.

Nalgene On The Go Water Bottle

Nalgene Tritan (on the go) OTG Water Bottle – 24 oz. This bottle offers one-handed access for quick drinking on the go. Note that due to the one-handed access, the OTG is not 100% leak proof, so just don’t turn it upside down at the gym.

Grip n Gulp

If you need a lunch box bottle, there’s the Grip-N-Gulp Water Bottle. At just 12 ounces, this bottle is best for school, camp or short excursions.

Best reusable water bottles - Platypus soft bottle

Platypus SoftBottle by Cascade Design is available with closure cap or dual-valve HyperFlow Cap or push-pull cap. I don’t think this bottle is all that attractive, but because of this bottle’s flexibility it’s great for active adults and its light weight means even kids can easily carry it. This bottle is made with zero BPA and is ultra-reusable and lightweight, plus uses less energy and materials.

Thermos Tritan Hydration Bottle

Thermos Tritan Hydration Bottle – 22 oz. Made from BPA-free, impact resistant and dishwasher durable Eastman Tritan copolyester. This bottle is pretty darn attractive for plastic and features a hygienic push button lid with one-handed operation plus flip up carrying loop and ergonomic design.

Thermos Intak Hydration Bottle
Thermos Intak Hydration Bottle with Meter -24 oz. I don’t love the color choices of this bottle, but it is BPA-free, impact resistant and dishwasher friendly.

Thermos Foogo Phases Leak Proof Straw Bottle
Thermos Foogo Phases Leak Proof Straw Bottle – 11 ozBPA free, impact resistant, durable, exceptionally clear, and will not absorb or impart any flavors or odors to its liquid contents. Features a hygienic push button lid with pop up silicone straw and an easy to grip contoured body.

best reusable water bottles - Waterbox Eastman Tritan

Waterbox is BPA-free, recyclable and has a unique shape, innovative SoftTouch Cap and a leak proof seal. Available in 25 ounces and 2 different shapes.

Hydros Filtering Water Bottle
Hydros Filtering Water Bottle – 16 oz. If you want filtered water on the go, this bottle will work, though it’s not big enough for a long hike. The filter is embedded with a natural anti-microbial that helps to prevent the build-up of bacteria. You can also send your old bottles and filters to the company and they will recycle the various components and give them a second life.

ZingAnything Citrus Zinger
ZingAnything Citrus Zinger – 28 oz. If you get bored of plain water the Zinger can help you out. This bottle is designed specifically for citrus fruits, and will infuse them directly into your water bottle. A finger hole provided for easy carrying while a wide mouth top allows for easy filling and ice cubes, if needed. There’s a cushioned base through a soft rubber base pad to prevent slippage and the whole bottle is BPA-free.

Reduce WaterWeek
Reduce WaterWeek 16- oz is an interesting concept for extremely reluctant reusable water bottle users. The idea is you get enough bottles for each day of the week, fill them, then grab and go as needed. I’ve seen these in stores and they don’t look like they’re super high quality IMO. However, if this is your only option these are still better than disposable water bottles and they are BPA-free.

Reduce Waterweek Kids
WaterWeek for Kids

Black+Blum Eau Good water bottle
Black+Blum Eau Good water bottle – 27 oz. I really like the look of these bottles, though they’re impractical for hiking maybe due to the lid (I could be wrong, as I haven’t used one). Still, they’re stylish, BPA-free and come with binchotan active charcoal that can be used for up to 6 months to reduce chlorine and balances the pH so no additional filtration is necessary. Learn more about the charcoal filter.

Vapur Anti-Bottle
Vapur Anti-Bottle – 18 oz. This is another flat, roll-up bottle, so good for on the go. Made in the USA and stands upright when full. Features reinforcing grommet and custom clip; BPA-free and has FDA-approved polyethylene liner that resists taste and stains. Dishwasher safe on top rack too.

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  1. says

    Nice list. I tried the Oxo Good Grips water bottle on a whim. It’s also BPA free and has a wide mouth for adding ice. And its dishwasher safe and fits in my car, but I can’t recommend it. It’s cheaply made and fell apart within a week. I have to say that I’m starting to doubt whether it’s possible to make a good quality water bottle that’s dishwasher safe.

    Why am I so concerned about dishwasher safe? Well, I’m so bad about putting off washing my water bottles. Why do I hate it so much? I think dishwashers have made me lazy. But I suspect that having to hand wash water bottles is one reason that bottled water consumption is going up.

    So, I still like my stainless steel ThinkSport bottle, but it’s a bit bulky to take out on walks, and it doesn’t fit in my car cup holder. I put on my brakes suddenly once and it ended up under my gas pedal… not so great. I’m looking for the perfect light-weight, slim, BPA free dishwasher safe bottle that doesn’t have some kind of weird complicated straw or mesh stuff. Oh, and glass is out for me. I break those. I made a horrible mess in my garage just last week with a glass bottle.

    So, I’m on a quest I guess!

  2. says

    Uh oh. That sicks about the oxo bottle. I really like the look of the ThinkSport, but yeah, it looks a little oddly shaped for hikes and it’s so much more $ than Klean Kanteen – when I was looking anyhow.

  3. Steph says

    I bought 2 Platypus soft bottles this winter. Because of their flattish shape they fit in my ski jacket (my Kleen Kanteen didn’t) and we can keep the kids hydrated while on the slopes.
    I bought 1 drinking tube (camelback style) to attach to them. We were hiking everyday this past week and the Platypus+tube fit well in my son’s backpack or our adult backpack. When the bottle was empty we would just switch to the other bottle and roll-up the empty one, making more room in our backpack. On a long hike, when you need to carry many water bottle, the Platypus definitely have advantages: minimal weight and saving space when empty.
    They were also useful in the airport: taking no room when empty to go through security. Then we filled them past security and had water available during our flight and at the airport. I always feel silly packing an empty bottle when I fly but the Platypus makes it a little easier.
    Even though they stand upright and are good quality I would not use them as my everyday bottle (I use my Kleen Kanteen) but special uses they are awesome.

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