Portable Non-Plastic Water Bottles for Adults and Kids

Nobody's palate likes water that tastes or smells of plastic, but drinking water tainted with a plastic taste from your portable water bottle may also be dangerous in the long run. Unless they are made from a safer material than plastic, recyclable water bottles can leach toxic chemicals – such as BPA or phthalates – into the drinking water. The amounts may be very small, but if you want to be on the safer side, it is better to get a plastic-free water bottle made from a thoroughly-tested non-toxic material such as stainless steel or glass.

In this article, we look at some cool and non-toxic options for those who are looking to buy a portable non-plastic water bottle. We'll cover a whole range of bottles – from light-weight stainless steel bottles designed for athletes to glass bottles covered with protective silicone sleeves – so hopefully everyone will find a bottle they like here.

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Glass Bottle with a Protective Silicone Cover

Glass bottles are certainly not the lightest non-plastic water bottles in the market, but they do have some major advantages. First and foremost, they are naturally free of BPA, phthalates, and other potentially toxic chemicals that can leach from some plastic bottles into the water. Even more acidic drinks, such as orange juice or soda, can be safely stored in a glass bottle. If you've been thinking about buying a portable glass water bottle but are worried about breaking it, get one that comes with a protective silicone cover, such as CamelBak's Eddy Glass bottle. Capacity: 24 oz.

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Light-Weight Non-Plastic Water Bottle for Athletes

Athletes, especially cyclists, hikers, and long-distance runners who do sports outdoors, know how important it is to get a water bottle that is made of a durable, yet light-weight material. Unfortunately, however, plastic-free and light weight typically don't go together when it comes to water bottles. Both stainless steel and glass – the two main materials used to make non-plastic bottles – can be rather heavy. But, there are exceptions. Eco Vessel's Bold Stainless Steel Bottle with a Screw Cap, for example, is ultra light despite being made from premium quality #304 grade stainless steel. This durable water bottle also features a comfortable drinking spout for easy sipping, and it has been designed to fit most cup holders. Size: 20-oz or 25-oz.

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Stainless Steel Water Bottle Designed for Kids

Eco Vessel's Frost Kids triple insulated water bottle made from high-quality stainless steel has been designed specifically for kids aged 4 years and older. This BPA-free bottle features an easy-to-drink sip straw and a handy carrying loop, and it is made from 100% recyclable materials. This kids' stainless steel bottle comes in several fun designs and colors, so you can get each of your kids one with their favorite design or color. Capacity: 13 oz.

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BPA-Free Tritan Water Bottles

Although Tritan water bottles are not plastic-free, they are BPA-free and are usually considered safe when used under normal conditions. Tritan bottles are also extremely durable and light to carry, which is also why many athletes like them. Nalgene's N-GEN wide-mouth water bottle made of BPA-free Eastman Tritan is a good option for those who are looking for a good, basic bottle. The cap features a practical loop that is easily grabbed by carabiners and backpack clips. Size: 24 oz.

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Non-Plastic Bottle with a Water Filter

Eco Vessel's stainless steel Aqua Vessel bottle is the ultimate portable water bottle for those who appreciate the health benefits and pure taste of clean water. Not only is the inner lining of this triple-insulated bottle made from non-toxic stainless steel, this filter bottle also purifies the water as you drink. As a result, you will be drinking cleaner water that contains less chlorine, heavy metals, toxic chemicals, microscopic pathogens, and dirt. One filter can handle up to 100 gallons of water (equal to about 400 bottles of bottled water!). Capacity: 17-oz or 25-oz.

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