10 Best Glass Water Bottles 2017

With the world taking a greener approach to food and food packaging, there has been a huge leap in earth-friendly products in the past decade; this has created a massive amount of choices and makes shopping for things much more difficult!

Take the glass bottle, for example.

Glass is glass, right? It doesn’t matter which bottle I choose, as long as it is affordable!

Wrong!

Anyone who has tried a bad glass bottle can tell you that there is a huge difference in quality from one brand to the next, so in our guide, we will be focusing on ten of the best glass water bottle brands to help make choosing one easy.

Top 10 Glass Water Bottles Ultimate Table

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1. Epica 18-Oz. Glass Beverage Bottles18 ounces each$$$$4.7
2. Soma Glass Water Bottle17 ounces$$$4.6
3. GoGlass Aspen 20oz Premium Break Resistant Glass Water Bottle20 ounces$4.4
4. Zulu Atlas Glass Water Bottle20 ounces$4.4
5. Ello Syndicate BPA-Free Glass Water Bottle20 ounces$4.3
6. Chef's Star Glass Water Bottle18 ounces each$$$4.3
7. Lifefactory 22-Ounce BPA-Free Glass Water Bottle22 ounces$$$4.3
8. Contigo Purity Glass Water Bottle20 ounces$$4.3
9. Camelbak Eddy Glass.7 liters$$$4.2
10. Swig Savvy 25oz Glass Water Bottle25 ounces$$4.0

What to Look for When Comparing and Contrasting Glass Water Bottles

If they’re all glass and they’re all for water, what makes one stand apart from the rest?

We’ll discuss that here.

  • Type of Lid. There are a few important details to think about when examining the lid, and that is whether or not the materials are and how the lid opens.

The fact that you appreciate a glass water bottle means that you care about what your water touches, so opt for BPA-free, Phthalate-free and PVC-free. 

Now, when it comes to the opening of the lid, do you prefer a flip top, twist top or something with a carrying loop?

Keep in mind that the twist tops may have different mouth sizes, and if you plan to put ice cubes in the bottle, you’ll need to make sure they’ll fit before purchasing.

  • Sleeve. Thankfully, many manufacturers give you an excellent range of sleeve choices; this is great especially when you’re shopping for multiple family members whom each need a different color.

Silicone is the material of choice since it is durable, easy to clean and non-toxic, but some cannot be removed, and you risk gunk/mold buildup in the cracks. Neoprene is another sleeve material option that keeps drinks insulated better and is easy to wash.

Some brands such as Epica do not come with a sleeve, which means you will have to purchase the sleeve separately.

  • Size. As you can see in our table, we listed the volume for you, but in terms of size, you should also think about how wide the bottle is.

Do you want it to fit in a drink holder in your vehicle or on a bike?

If this is a concern to you, find out the dimensions of the bottle so you can make sure it will fit in the intended beverage destination.

Top 5 Best Glass Water Bottle Reviews

1. Epica Glass Beverage Bottles

Measurements: 9 inches tall, 2.5-inch diameter.

This set of six water bottles would be a great investment for the entire family. We really like that these bottles have a wide mouth and are therefore easier to drink from and the twist top caps are made of stainless steel with a rubber O-ring. No leaking and no yucky chemicals!

Epica makes a variety of household appliances and gadgets, and it just so happens that these bottles will fit on their handy little smoothie maker!

Make ahead breakfast has never been easier: just cut up the fruit, fill the bottle, pour your liquid over it in the morning and pop it on the blender.

We realize that you set out in search of the best glass water bottle, but this is a water bottle and so much more!

While it is the most cost-efficient option on our list, do remember that you will need to purchase the silicone sleeves separately.

Pratico Kitchen has sleeves that will fit these Epica bottles, and they are sold in a six-pack, too. Be sure to get some while you’re at it!

2. Soma Glass Water Bottle

Measurements: 9.1 inches tall, 2.6-inch diameter.

This bottle is just a hair smaller than the rest of the bottles we tried, but this is one thing that we appreciated about it.

It’s easy to take on the go, whether you need to throw it in your purse as you fly out the door to work or store it in a narrow cup holder. We also liked that the lid was made of bamboo and had a leak-proof plastic ring that is made of BPA-free/phthalate-free/lead-free plastic. Seeing that it is bamboo, you will need to hand wash it (no dishwasher).

Some have noticed that the shape of the base cause the bottle to tip over more easily, and while we wouldn’t see that as being a regular problem, it is something to take into consideration, especially if you plan to have it near you at a workstation. Water bottles and computers don’t mix very well!

The price is noticeably higher than most of the other products, but it has some rave reviews from the New York Times, Vogue and dwell.

3. GoGlass Aspen Water Bottle

Measurements: 11 inches tall, 2.7-inch diameter.

If you like Pyrex, then you’ll love the GoGlass Aspen bottle.

We liked that it has the same natural cap that the previous option did (bamboo), and as a bonus, this one has a loop on top that makes it easier to carry.

Rather than a silicone sleeve, the manufacturer opted for neoprene which we thought was going to be a little less durable. The drop test surprised us, however, since it didn’t shatter, and the neoprene also helps insulate drinks better.

We would say this was probably our favorite “middle of the road” option on the list.

4. Zulu Atlas Glass Water Bottle

Measurements: 10 inches tall, 3-inch diameter.

Looking for something on a budget? Zulu’s Atlas bottle is right up your alley.

If you’re looking for an active water bottle to take with you to the gym or as you hit the trails, this is a great option thanks to the flip top lid and carrying hook. It’s made of a mixture of plastic and silicone, but we’re happy to report that it is free of BPA, BPS, PVC and phthalates.

Thankfully you can remove the silicone sleeve from this bottle, which means that you avoid mold issues, but it is a larger bottle and therefore a little heavier.

Overall, it gets a B+ in our book, and we highly recommend it for active people.

5. Ello Syndicate Glass Water Bottle

Measurements: 10.75 inches tall, 2.75-inch diameter.

Our final choice on the best glass water bottle list is from Ello. Their Syndicate bottle is an excellent choice in terms of quality and price. It is probably one of the most popular glass bottles on our list because of these very two features.

Here, you get the flip top lid, silicone sleeve (not removable though, which is a bummer) and carrying loop; we would see this as a great alternative to the previous product.

Our one big gripe with this is with the lid and the fact that the nooks and crannies make it easy for mold to grow. If you stay on top of cleaning it, this won’t be an issue, and overall the bottle size, design and mouth width all worked out well for us.

A great deal!

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