The Best Glass Water Bottles to Use Every Day
Investing in a reusable water bottle is one of the easiest ways to reduce waste and save money—and they're easier to clean than you think. With new durable borosilicate glass and silicone sleeves, glass has become one of the most popular water bottle materials. If you're not big on the taste of stainless steel or the feel of plastic water bottles, a glass water bottle is a great alternative that feels a bit luxurious. With so many options available now, the question is: which style is right for you?
We've sifted through offerings from our favorite brands to find the most highly rated, durable, and BPA-free bottles on the market. Our editors' picks range in usage and size, but all are excellent options for hydrating at home and on the go. The best glass water bottle to buy right now is Takeya's new Sure-Grip Glass Water Bottle, which includes a leakproof wide mouth top, folding straw lid, and a silicone bumper to set it down wherever you go. Take the leap with any one of these best glass water bottles for all your drinking purposes.
Our Top Picks
- Best Overall: Takeya Sure-Grip Glass Water Bottle
- Best Value: Ello Syndicate Glass Bottle
- Best Glass Tumbler: Tronco Tumbler
- Best Personalized: W&P Porter Water Bottle
- Best Steel Hybrid: Corkcicle Hybrid Canteen
- Best Large Capacity: Mukoko
- Most Durable: PurifYou
- Best Sports Bottle: Zulu Atlas
- Best with Infuser: Beast
Best Overall: Takeya Sure-Grip Glass Water Bottle
Best Value: Ello Syndicate Water Bottle
Best Glass Tumbler: Tronco Tumbler
Best Personalized: W&P Porter Water Bottle
Best Steel Hybrid: Corkcicle Hybrid Canteen
Best Oversized: Mukoko Glass Water Bottle
Best Durable: PurifYou Glass Water Bottle
Best Sports Bottle: Zulu Atlas Glass Water Bottle
Best with Infuser: Beast Hydration System
Factors to Consider
Size and Capacity
The volume your bottle holds will determine its weight and how long it will keep you hydrated. Kids will do fine with 16 ounces or less (though purchase with caution and be sure to choose one with a protective silicone sleeve). Outdoor athletes might want 20 or more ounces, with good volume but still portable. Ultra-thirsty folks might opt for 32 ounces, which is generally the top end of glass bottle volume (more than that is rather heavy).
The size of the bottle, as well as the shape, will also impact whether or not it fits in a cup holder—an important consideration for commuters. Pay attention to the mouth width as well; if you need one that's easy to fill and fits ice cubes, you should opt for a wide-mouth style.
The good news is that most glass water bottles will be easy to clean and won't retain odors or absorb colors, but beyond the material, there are other features to look out for, including silicone sleeves for better grip style, straws, and even infusers. There are also various lid styles. Want one that won't leak in your gym bag? A hardy screw-top is perfect. Some offer a push button to open or a carry loop for easy transport. Most glass water bottles are dishwasher safe but if you're skeptical, you can use bottle cleaning tablets ($8) and invest in a good bottle brush cleaning set ($12).
Megan Soll is a senior editor with a decade of experience writing and editing food, drink, and product content. If there is such a thing as a water bottle expert, Megan is almost never caught without one and has used and tested dozens of bottles from insulated tumblers to glass twist tops. For this piece, she relied on past experience and research on the current top models from brands across multiple budgets, styles, and notoriety.