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 – 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.
KOR Delta – 25 oz. The 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.
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 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 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 – 24 oz . This bottle fits in bike bottle cages, and is easy to open with one hand, thus great for bikers.
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.
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.
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 – 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 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 – 11 oz. BPA 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.
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 – 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 – 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 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.
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 – 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.