Glass, plastic or aluminum? How to choose the right water bottle

Drink­ing water reg­u­lar­ly and sim­ply enjoy­ing cool drinks in the sum­mer is a great way to reduce the effects of the heat. But buy­ing a drink every time in a dis­pos­able con­tain­er is not only bad for the envi­ron­ment, but also expen­sive. Is there a way out? Just try choos­ing a refill­able water bot­tle!

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You can stay in good shape and get the nec­es­sary flu­id on time with the help of water bot­tles. How to choose one so that it lasts a long time and brings you only plea­sure? We will tell you how to choose the right water bot­tle, what mate­r­i­al it should be made of and what you should pay atten­tion to when choos­ing.

Decide on a goal

Some bot­tles are good for sports, oth­ers are good for every­day life, and oth­ers are best for chil­dren. The choice of mate­r­i­al, shape and oth­er para­me­ters that affect usabil­i­ty depends on your goal.

Sports water bottles

Suit­able for both out­door and indoor sports. Designed for vig­or­ous activ­i­ty, and there­fore eas­i­ly cope with falls and bumps. Also in sports bot­tles there is a con­ve­nient spout for drink­ing. When choos­ing a bot­tle for sports, you should pay atten­tion first of all to plas­tic and alu­minum.

Also a dif­fi­cult issue in choos­ing a sports water bot­tle is its vol­ume. Please note that such bot­tles should pro­vide an opti­mal amount of water that will not run out in the mid­dle of the work­out.

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For everyday life

If you do not play sports, but want to enjoy your favorite drink even in the office, pay atten­tion to glass bot­tles. They do not absorb smell, look styl­ish, but are quite heavy.

For other drinks

If you plan to use a bot­tle not only for water, but, for exam­ple, you will order cof­fee direct­ly in your favorite cof­fee shop, pour juices or any oth­er pecu­liar drinks into it, be sure to con­sid­er this when choos­ing a bot­tle. Not all mate­ri­als are suit­able for pour­ing hot or sour into them. So, for exam­ple, alu­minum does not tol­er­ate acidic juices, which grad­u­al­ly begin to oxi­dize it.

For a child

Chil­dren are very active, they love to move and run, and they also tend to car­ry heavy bags with text­books. For a child, you should choose a light water bot­tle that fits in a back­pack and will be light itself, and it will not fall out or crack in the process, fill­ing the own­er with text­books and note­books.

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What material is better?

All mate­ri­als are good, but for some pur­pos­es, some are more suit­able than oth­ers, so it is worth learn­ing as much infor­ma­tion about each.

Glass water bottles

The advan­tages are high envi­ron­men­tal friend­li­ness and health ben­e­fits, you can pour hot (mod­er­ate­ly) and cold, sour and sweet into such a bot­tle. But the trou­ble is that a glass bot­tle is not suit­able for an active life and can break at the slight­est impact. Also glass bot­tles weigh more than oth­ers.

  • Suit­able for: office work, leisure­ly walks and a qui­et life.
  • Not suit­able: for sports, for chil­dren, for an active lifestyle.

Plastic water bottles

Light­weight and vir­tu­al­ly inde­struc­tible, plas­tic bot­tles appeal to any­one who wants to stay hydrat­ed. Plas­tic does not break, it is much cheap­er than glass, and also light­weight. Plas­tic bot­tles are good for warm drinks, but if you like hot cof­fee or tea, you will have to choose a plas­tic bot­tle that can with­stand high tem­per­a­tures.

  • Suit­able: for office work, active and not very lifestyle, sports, for chil­dren.
  • Not suit­able: for very hot drinks (par­tial­ly).

Aluminum water bottles

Alu­minum is a light­weight mate­r­i­al, but with its light­ness it has envi­able strength and dura­bil­i­ty. In order to make an alu­minum water bot­tle unus­able, you need to try very hard, so acci­den­tal drops are not at all ter­ri­ble for her.

  • Suit­able: for office work, active and not very lifestyle, sports, for chil­dren.
  • Not suit­able: for acidic drinks.
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How and where to buy a water bottle

It is cheap­er and more con­ve­nient to choose a water bot­tle online: this way you will not only save mon­ey, but also time that can be spent on some­thing else. The advan­tage of this method is the con­ve­nience of deliv­ery and ease of choice, which is car­ried out lit­er­al­ly sit­ting on the couch.

For exam­ple, the Uzspace store offers a large selec­tion of a wide vari­ety of bot­tles, among which even the most harm­ful buy­er will choose some­thing for him­self or as a gift to a loved one.

Ath­letes will also like the choice of the store, because Uzspace has a very wide selec­tion of sports water bot­tles: large, small, for active sports and not so much.

What you should pay attention to

When choos­ing a water bot­tle, you should pay atten­tion to three fac­tors: tight­ness, ergonom­ics and vol­ume.

The bot­tle should close tight­ly, not leak and open quick­ly. The neck is medi­um in size, with a spe­cial­ly equipped spout. A good choice is a water bot­tle with a rub­ber­ized lid.

Also, a water bot­tle, espe­cial­ly a sports one, should fit com­fort­ably in your hand, not slip out of it. And also — keep inside as much drink as you need.

Choose eco-friend­ly lifestyle and reduce waste with reusable bev­er­age con­tain­ers. This is not only envi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly, but also very con­ve­nient, and some cafes give a dis­count to cus­tomers who bring their own bot­tle.

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