Cool, fresh, clean water on a hot summer day is a feeling like no other. Water bottles are an extremely popular item for giveaways, sports teams, and company swag bags. Gifting a useful item that encourages wellness and helps save the planet by reducing the number of plastic water bottles that are used and thrown away is a smart idea for any brand.
When it comes to water bottles, the options are endless and can feel overwhelming. It’s not just a reusable water bottle anymore – you have all kinds of features to consider. Insulated water bottles, BPA-free, collapsible bottles, a wide mouth vs narrow mouth bottle, vacuum insulation, and even choosing from popular water bottle brands. When you’ve got lots of options, it’s best to start by deciding what material you’d like your reusable water bottle to be.
We’ve got everything you need to know about reusable water bottles below, but if you’d rather have your water bottle project handled by the Brymark experts, we’ll go through your options with you and suggest the best option for your brand!
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Glass Water Bottles
Glass bottles are a stylish option, growing in popularity for their longevity and safety. While most bottles are BPA-free, a glass water bottle won’t leach any chemicals into your drinking water or change the taste of your water. Many designs are sleek and practical, making that delicious cold water even tastier.
However, a glass bottle is easier to break than other bottles, so we don’t recommend them for children. Some brands may also find a lack of colour options limiting and the design can fade or be scratched over years of heavy use. Finally, like your plastic water bottles, the water will heat up in warm temperatures.
Our favourite ways to use glass water bottles are for employee gifts, wedding parties, car dealerships, law firms, and product launch giveaways.
Plastic Water Bottles
Plastic water bottles have long been the replacement for disposable plastic bottles. Available in all shapes, colours, and sizes this versatile style is popular for a reason! They also come in an almost infinite number of lids- wide mouth or narrow mouth, even completely collapsible water bottles. Typically the most affordable option, they are an easy recommendation when looking for reusable water bottles. Tritan plastic bottles are your most durable option.
Be sure that if you choose plastic bottles it is dishwasher safe and BPA free. They can be difficult to clean and porous in that they’re more prone to mould accompanied by a peculiar taste. They will need replacing every few years but will never have the same crisp taste like a glass reusable bottle.
We love plastic reusable water bottles for sports teams, gyms, schools, and any setting where weight is important, as the plastic bottles will be the lightest option when empty!
Stainless Steel Water Bottles
When you want your water cold as possible for as long as possible, stainless steel bottles are the way to go! A stainless steel bottle will last for years with its strong material and resistance to mould or rust. We have almost as many stainless steel options as we do for reusable plastic bottles, with the assurance you won’t be drinking any leached chemicals with your bottled water.
The thing to keep in mind is that stainless steel bottles will heat up quickly on hot summer days and may leave a metallic taste in your water. Be careful not to drop them as they are known to dent (but not break!) and are rarely dishwasher safe.
Stainless steel bottles are usually a favourite for campers, marathon runners, customer service teams, giveaways, and sports teams!
Aluminum Water Bottles
The benefits of an aluminum reusable water bottle are very similar to a stainless steel water bottle. It will last a very long time, and is a great lightweight option for large bottles when you’re encouraging increased water intake! With lots of different options for style and colour, aluminum bottles are a great affordable water bottle to choose from.
Similar to the stainless steel bottles, it can leave a strange aftertaste in the water and it struggles with temperature control and is known to dent when dropped.
Insulated Water Bottles
You will often see a “vacuum insulated bottle” in your search for the perfect water bottle. This means that whether you put hot water, cold water, or tap water- it will stay that temperature longer. Most vacuum insulated water bottles are double-walled, which means that you have even more temperature control and you won’t have to worry about condensation as the outdoor air changes temperature. Your high-quality brands will typically only offer insulated options, such as hydro flask – which is a stainless steel double wall insulated water bottle brand.
Insulated bottles exist in most materials, a plastic water bottle can have double-wall insulation, as can other materials like bamboo and ceramic!
Get Expert Advice on your Water Bottle
As you can see, there are all kinds of types of water bottles to choose from. Lots of options can be overwhelming, but we can help you sort through the types of water bottles. The team of Brymark experts is here to help with your product. We can help you choose the best water bottle for your own situation that will make your brand look its best. You can also take a look at our favourite eco-friendly promotional product trends for 2023 for more ideas.
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