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Silicone-Wrapped Glass Bottles (Both Cheap and Pricier Models Covered)


Bottle Eco Vessel's Surf Glass bottle, available through Amazon.com, Amazon.ca and Amazon.co.uk 2

Silicone-wrapped glass water bottles are all the rage among eco-minded and health-conscious consumers who are looking for non-plastic water bottles, and for good reason: glass is recyclable and naturally free from controversial chemicals such as BPA (Bisphenol-A), phthalates, PFOA and PTFE. It is also odorless, and the liquids and foods that come in contact with it won't be tainted with an unpleasant plasticky or metallic smell or taste. And because these new-generation water bottles are covered with a protective silicone sleeve, they are durable and portable – perfect to take to the gym, office or school! And the best part is, silicone-covered glass bottles are today available in all price ranges, from cheaper standard bottles to more elaborate designs. Below we take a look at some of these trendy eco-friendly products, including a couple of bottles that are also available in the UK and Canada.

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3 Silicone-Encased Water Bottles Definitely Worth Checking Out


Silicone Wrapped Bottle Lifefactory's Flip Cap Bottle

Lifefactory is arguably one of the most famous manufacturers of silicone-wrapped glass water bottles and other silicone-coated products, including the trendy silicone-protected glass lunch boxes you may have already spotted in some stores. Lifefactory's 22-ounce and 16-ounce water bottles may not be the cheapest silicone-wrapped glass bottles out there, but they come with handy flip caps, which is something you should not take for granted when shopping for a silicone-wrapped beverage bottle. Plus, these stylish and functional bottles have got loads of great reviews on Amazon. And, in case price is a concern for you, you could still check out their 9-ounce silicone-covered water bottle with a flat screw-on lid which may be substantially cheaper than their bigger (and fancier) bottles.

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EcoVessel EcoVessel's Surf Glass Bottle

Based in Boulder, Colorado, EcoVessel offers a diverse line of reusable water bottles for adults, kids, and toddlers. In addition to affordable silicone-covered glass bottles, they sell stainless steel beverage bottles which – just like glass counterparts – are naturally free of BPA and phthalates. Designed to fit most cup holders, EcoVessel's silicone-encased Surf Glass bottles come in a variety of attractive colors, including pink, black, orange and two different shades of blue. Note, though, that the color options may be more limited if you live in the UK or Canada.

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Cheaper Glass Bottle Ello's Carry-Loop Cap Bottle

Ello Products specializes in BPA-free beverage bottles and containers, and their silicone-encased Ello Pure glass water bottle has already received tons of great reviews on Amazon. According to a number of reviewers, this product is durable and great value for money, but there's more to it than just a sturdy construction and an attractice price: this portable bottle also features a practical top handle that makes it easy to carry around as well as a leak-proof screw-on cap. What's more, the whole bottle is dishwasher-safe and you don't even have to remove the protective silicone jacket before popping your bottle into the dishwasher!

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Comparison: Lifefactory vs EcoVessel vs Ello Products

Lifefactory's Flip Cap BottleEcoVessel's Surf Glass Bottle'sEllo's Carry-Loop Cap Bottle
Amazon.com deal 1
Cap/lid typeFlip capScrew-on lidScrew-on lid
Carrying loopYesYesYes
Size options 212 oz, 16 oz, 22 oz22 oz20 oz
Color options 2Green, blue, turquoise, pink, red, gray, purple, etc.Turquoise, black, orange, pink, gray-blueGray, pink, teal, etc.
Country of manufacture 3USA, FranceChinan/a
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1 Current price on Amazon.com in US$. The price of the product in your local Amazon store (e.g. Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.ca) may be substantially different. To view the current prices on Amazon's Canadian or UK stores, use the appropriate "Click here" links provided in the chart above.
2 Some of the size and/or color options may be unavailable at your local Amazon store
3 Based on information provided on the supplier or manufacturer's website in January 2015; to confirm whether the information is still valid, please contact the seller/manufacturer directly