Top 5 Stainless Steel Water Bottles

While we’re well-known for our Safer Plastic Guides, we actually get more questions about  products made from stainless steel.   We also happen to be water bottle addicts and since we’ve tried almost every bottle available to mankind, we thought it would be helpful to share our personal favorites with you.  We’ve listed them in order of most favorite to almost favorite :)

Thinksport Insulated Bottle

  • Double-wall insulation keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 6 hours without transferring heat to your hands
  • Wide mouth fits ice cubes
  • Drinking spout is the perfect size for swigging
  • Internal screen keeps ice from interfering with drinking
  • Sweat-proof design prevents condensation on the exterior of the bottle
  • Strap is durable enough to use for carrying
  • Extremely durable exterior
  • All plastic is BPA-free (inner spout and lids)

Thermos Under Armour Insulated Bottle with Flip Top Lid

  • Slim design fits most cup/bottle and bike holders
  • Double-wall insulation keeps drinks cold for 10 hours without transferring temperature to your hands
  • Flip-top lid opens with the push of a button for one-handed drinking
  • Lid seals well to provide leak-proof traveling
  • Wide mouth fits ice cubes
  • Drinking spout is the perfect size for swigging
  • Rubber grip around mid-section provides an easy grip
  • Sweat-proof design prevents condensation on the exterior of the bottle
  • All plastic is BPA-free 

Klean Kanteen Insulated 16oz Wide Mouth Bottle

  • Lightweight and durable
  • Slim design fits most cup/bottle and bike holders
  • Sport cap makes drinking quick and easy
  • Wide mouth fits ice cubes and allows for a big swig when you need it
  • Fairs well in the dishwasher
  • Can be warmed over a fire
  • All plastic is BPA-free

Thermos Stainless Steel Hydration Bottle

  • Slim design fits most cup/bottle and bike holders
  • Double-wall insulation keeps drinks cold for 18 hours without transferring temperature to your hands
  • Wide mouth fits ice cubes
  • Drinking spout is the perfect size for swigging
  • Rubber grip on cap makes opening a breeze
  • Sweat-proof design prevents condensation on the exterior of the bottle
  • Durable carabiner for carrying
  • Extremely durable exterior
  • All plastic is BPA-free

Contigo Stainless Steel Double-walled Autoseal Mug

  • It is actually impossible to spill, and is leak-proof too
  • The Autoseal makes sipping easy with its press and release feature
  • Double-wall insulation keeps drinks hot for 4 hours and cold for 12 hours
  • Sweat-proof design prevents condensation on the exterior of the bottle
  • Slim design fits most cup/bottle holders
  • Wide mouth fits ice cubes
  • Contoured shape makes it easy to hold
  • All plastic is BPA-free
  • Top rack dishwasher safe

What About Aluminum?

Read more here about SIGG, the largest producer of aluminum bottles and then jump over to Tree Hugger for more info on Laken.  Dang, these used car salesman tactics are really getting tiring.  While their bottles do not us a BPA-based epoxy lining currently, we haven’t heard positive reports on SIGG’s new EcoCare lining (as far as durability).

Fact:  Aluminum food containers require a lining, where stainless steel containers do not. You don’t have to wonder if you’ll find out 2 years after you started using your stainless steel water bottle that – oops! – it did have BPA in the lining – but the manufacturer just “didn’t know.”

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  • Lisa

    I have to throw my support behind the Kleen Kanteen. It was my original “safe” water bottle and has proven why it should be my only water bottle. I won a Thinksport bottle and was very excited to try it, but it constantly leaks. I emailed the company asking for tips to make it stop leaking, but its been several weeks and I haven’t heard back. Disappoiinted with the bottle and customer service. My Kleen Kanteen does well holding temperatures with a Built NY bottle cover. Try it.

  • Lisa

    I have to throw my support behind the Kleen Kanteen. It was my original “safe” water bottle and has proven why it should be my only water bottle. I won a Thinksport bottle and was very excited to try it, but it constantly leaks. I emailed the company asking for tips to make it stop leaking, but its been several weeks and I haven’t heard back. Disappoiinted with the bottle and customer service. My Kleen Kanteen does well holding temperatures with a Built NY bottle cover. Try it.

  • http://pics-canada.com Pics Canada

    Pics Canada has discovered an innovative way to provide consumers with an alternative to disposable plastic water bottles.

    These stainless steel water bottles are eco friendly (reusable/recyclable), free of Bisphenol-A (BPA) and allow for the consumer to design and decorate their own bottle with photos, artwork, embroidery and more.

    Visit http://pics-canada.com or http://pics-usa.com for more information.

  • http://pics-canada.com Pics Canada

    Pics Canada has discovered an innovative way to provide consumers with an alternative to disposable plastic water bottles.

    These stainless steel water bottles are eco friendly (reusable/recyclable), free of Bisphenol-A (BPA) and allow for the consumer to design and decorate their own bottle with photos, artwork, embroidery and more.

    Visit http://pics-canada.com or http://pics-usa.com for more information.

  • Catheryn

    I like water bottles by Aqua Wave Inc for stainless steel water bottles. It’s a classical design and light weight. I prefer the “narrow” mouth design and I was able to put slim ice cubes my refrigerator produces. The company is committed to philanthropy so every bottle sold, a portion goes to a good cause.

  • Catheryn

    I like water bottles by Aqua Wave Inc for stainless steel water bottles. It’s a classical design and light weight. I prefer the “narrow” mouth design and I was able to put slim ice cubes my refrigerator produces. The company is committed to philanthropy so every bottle sold, a portion goes to a good cause.

  • ScottTheCamper

    The plastic water bottle issue is one that will haunt is for some time to come. We have to stop using plastics and switch over to metal. Stainless Steel is one of the best options for carrying your personal water supply for sporting events and even around campus.

    Some of the newest and coolest options have some out recent. Check out the GSI DukJug (pronounced ‘Duck Jug’) and the Stanley Nineteen13. The DukJug is great for campers and backpackers, the nineteen13 is great for students with a modern ‘tattoo inspired’ graphic. You can check these out at http://www.WeDoCampstoves.com/water-bottles

    Enjoy and Go Green!

  • ScottTheCamper

    The plastic water bottle issue is one that will haunt is for some time to come. We have to stop using plastics and switch over to metal. Stainless Steel is one of the best options for carrying your personal water supply for sporting events and even around campus.

    Some of the newest and coolest options have some out recent. Check out the GSI DukJug (pronounced ‘Duck Jug’) and the Stanley Nineteen13. The DukJug is great for campers and backpackers, the nineteen13 is great for students with a modern ‘tattoo inspired’ graphic. You can check these out at http://www.WeDoCampstoves.com/water-bottles

    Enjoy and Go Green!

  • Nikto

    Stainless steel bottles are good of course, more durable, looks better, something new. Question is: Are they so “green” and environment friendly as presented? Think about manufacturing process to make them.

  • FOF_Bottles

    The FOF Bottle Company is proud to offer our FOF bottles as a clean reusable alternative to the single use plastic bottles. FOF (pronounced how it’s spelled) is an acronym for “For Our Future … For Our Family … For Our Friends.”

    All FOF bottles are made of high-quality, food grade #304 (18/8) stainless steel. It’s that simple; they’re completely BPA-free, won’t leach any scary chemicals or toxins and don’t require any type of special inside lining like some other bottles. All caps are made of food grade polypropylene which also are completely BPA-free. Our FOF bottles are also independently FDA certified (not too many companies go to that extreme).

    All FOF bottles come in single-wall 550 ml or 750 ml capacity in either a brushed stainless or bright (mirror-like) polished finished. They are 100% recyclable, dishwasher friendly, eco-friendly and, quite simply, one of the classiest designs on the market today.

    They’re designed with a large bottleneck opening for 2 reasons:
    • to accommodate large ice cubes or smoothies, and
    • for easy cleaning to prevent any type of bacteria build-up.
    Small-mouth bottleneck designs can’t give you either of these.

    FOF bottles are indeed an essential ingredient “For Our Future … For Our Family … For Our Friends”. Please visit us on-line at http://fofbottles.com to learn more or e-mail for more details. Thanks

  • http://alternativeenergysourcenews.blogspot.com/ Alternative Source News

    Laken is my bottle of choice. Been using it for a few months now with a couple of dents…lol

  • jay1131234

    I'm surprised nobody has mentioned stainless bottles from Aquasana. They are completely BPA-free and much less expensive. Available at: http://www.ambrosiawaterfilters.com/

    • Debbie

      I used to have one of these stainless steel caps, and water gets inside the cap and won’t come out — which I think will lead to all kinds of bacteria growing inside of it! Yuck! I had contacted a couple of the other bottle companies listed here and they both said that they stopped selling them because of this same problem. Their regular caps are made of polypropylene #5 which is bpa free.

      • http://thesoftlanding.com Alicia

        Thanks for taking the time to stop by and share your experience! Which stainless bottle are you referring too?

  • Ryan

    Klean kanteen is my bottle of choice always has and always will. They just have great bottles. stainless steel water bottles

  • Kim

    what do you know about Ecousable water bottles? i have two and love them. they are made of stainless steel, but i'm not sure if the plastic parts are BPA free.

  • http://thesoftlanding.com thesoftlanding

    Hi Kim,

    I wish we could help you there, but we haven't looked into Ecousable bottles.

    Alicia

  • Michael

    I would caution anyone ordering the EcoCanteen bottles. I’m still waiting for mine, so I don’t know if they are a good product or not. However, the website and commercials are deceptive. They advertise all of these extras as ‘free’, but they charge you shipping on each individual thing they send, including the cloth holders. Basically, 20 dollars of products ends up costing 50 bucks, and they ask for your credit card info but they don’t tell the total price until after they charge you.

  • Anonymous

    EcoUsable bottles Rock! When you are ready to make the switch do it with a UNLINED EcoUsable Stainless Steel bottles. We have a unique 1/2 turn design to make it easy to open and offer 3 sizes in 304 grade stainless – 10 oz, 16 oz & 33 oz. For those who never want to buy a bottle of plastic bottled water again we have our one of a kind Stainless Filtered Water bottle that uses a 2 micron filter and is great for any tap water but also can be used to drink river water, lake water, stream water and pool water because it removes Giardia, E Coli and Cryptosporidium from your water.

    Go to our website http://www.ecousable.com and put in the code JH13 and save 10% on all orders

    Make The Switch!!!!

  • Ann

    Nikto- A stainless steel bottle which lasts for 10 years is better than throwing out water bottles. The ideal is of course, no container and straight from a bubbler. However, most bubblers have been taken down,my high school for 600 students has 3, and one is at a lower height for disabled people. Dehydration is a serious issue. Al bottles tend to dent easily, requring them to be disposed of eventually. Steel is not ideal, but at least we can recycle all types of steel. We can't do that with all plastics. Steel doesn't leach much either.(Under highly acidic conditions(Not normal for drinking), it can leach some iron, or in the case of Kleen Kanteen, Cobalt and Ni I think, along with iron. Glass is pretty much the only thing that NEVER leaches, but it is breakable.) They are not totally eco friendly, but they are certainly not as horrid as plastics are. Terra cotta would be another good option. Though those do require heat and that requires electricity(same with all of the options), so we should look for companies that use solar power and other renewable sources. Kleen Kanteen does not.

  • Anonymous

    EarthLust bottles are super cute and stainless steel!

  • http://www.fofbottles.com FOF_Bottles

    Just a quick update from FOF Bottles. We’re so excited to introduce a couple of new additions to our family – our pink and deep blue FOF Junior Bottles !

    Made from everything you've come to expect from our high-quality FOF Bottles — 18/8 stainless steel, BPA free, no linings, wide bottleneck — and now in a smaller 500 ml bottle for little hands!

    All caps are interchangeable; including our new Advent sippy spout adaptor cap. Please visit us on-line at http://www.fofbottles.com

    Thanks!

  • http://www.fofbottles.com FOF_Bottles

    Just a quick update from FOF Bottles. We’re so excited to introduce a couple of new additions to our family – our pink and deep blue FOF Junior Bottles !

    Made from everything you've come to expect from our high-quality FOF Bottles — 18/8 stainless steel, BPA free, no linings, wide bottleneck — and now in a smaller 500 ml bottle for little hands!

    All caps are interchangeable; including our new Advent sippy spout adaptor cap. Please visit us on-line at http://www.fofbottles.com

    Thanks!

  • http://www.fofbottles.com FOF_Bottles

    Just a quick update from FOF Bottles. We’re so excited to introduce a couple of new additions to our family – our pink and deep blue FOF Junior Bottles !

    Made from everything you've come to expect from our high-quality FOF Bottles — 18/8 stainless steel, BPA free, no linings, wide bottleneck — and now in a smaller 500 ml bottle for little hands!

    All caps are interchangeable; including our new Advent sippy spout adaptor cap. Please visit us on-line at http://www.fofbottles.com

    Thanks!

  • Mandy

    FOF Bottles are my choice for my family!

  • http://www.livinglavidaverde.net/ LivingLaVidaVerde

    We sell reusable glass water bottles as an alternative to disposable water bottles. http://www.livinglavidaverde.net, check it out!

  • Candy

    A much newer stainless steel bottle on the market called Hydrasip is an excellent choice. We personally like the double wall insulated bottle. These bottles come with two style lids, we didn't have to purchase separate caps like other brands either. If you want quality try Hydrasip. http://www.hydrasip.com

  • http://thesoftlanding.com Alicia

    Hi Candy,

    Thanks for the info on your new bottle. We'd like to ask you the same qualifying questions we asked each of the manufacturers we listed above:

    1. Where are your bottles made? If in China, how do you monitor production quality and ensure appropriate working conditions and wages for factory workers?
    2. Do you visit the factory to oversee production periodically?
    3. Do any plastic parts contain BPA?
    4. How often do you have your bottles third party tested for lead (especially the painted ones)?
    5. What makes your bottles unique and a better choice than the many other stainless steel bottles on the market?

    Thanks and we'll look forward to hearing back from you,

    Alicia

  • Deborah

    I became a fan of Kleen Kanteen about a year ago because they make stainless steel sippy cups for children. (Plastic parts are BPA-free.) I don't know whether more companies now offer them – and it turned out that our toddler prefers a regular cup anyway – but we've been happy with Kleen Kanteen otherwise.

  • lovethisbottle

    I found a company that sells high quality 304 stainless steel bottles and accessories like sippy and nipple caps, insulated covers, bike cages etc. They have the lowest prices I have found and the bottles are amazing. I like them better than my Kleen Kanteen. For example a 40oz 304 stainless steel wide mouth bottle with a leak proof loop cap for $9.95 and under $3.00 shipping. I bought 4 of them. They even have a lifetime warranty. The web site is http://www,greenvirginproducs.com

  • lovethisbottle

    Sorry I typed the web site info wrong for the 40oz 304 stainless steel wide mouth bottle for $9.95. The web site is http://www.greenvirginproducts.com.

  • mikeloveswater

    Hello! In a perfect world, I would have a Klean Kanteen bottle with SIGG Design on the outside- that way the inside and outside would perfect! I have come to love both of these companies for design and functionality- my vote does go to Klean for a bottle with no liner and what i believe to be the best sport top on the market-

    Thanks and drink that water~!!!

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    When the total life cycle costs are considered, stainless is often the least expensive material option.

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  • Jeremy Leeds Frank

    How is the Kor Vida not part of this collection.  Most of these are thermos builds and not actual water bottles.  This should be re-titled best double wall steel thermos.  But it also allows you to make a new post for best single wall steel water bottles :)

    • http://thesoftlanding.com Alicia

      Hi Jeremy – Kor Vida wasn’t around when we wrote this list, but you can bet we’ll be looking into them for a future list! Thanks for the recommendation.

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