Water Bottle Reviews
Everyone at SeaPigs uses reusable water bottles and that’s why we have decided to make SeaPigs bottles. We did not just want to make any bottle, we needed to make the best bottle we could, by finding out what the customer needs, what’s best for the environment and how we can still make a fair profit at SeaPigs. All the profits from our water bottles will go on Research & Development for the SeaPigs Drifters, our flagship product with a fully closed loop manufacturing process.
We decided to choose 5 different bottles on the market to find out which is best. Rachel, our Herd of Content, has conducted the reviews and chose the 5 water bottles with consultation from the team. The aim is to find the best bottle possible.
We have carried out numerous research on water bottle users, we underwent a sustainability research on which material is best to make water bottles from and then this - a review of our competitors.
Chilli Bottle - 9/10 - £25
I purchased a Chilli bottle about 8 months ago, and I could not tell you when I last bought a single plastic water bottle. It permanently lives in my bag and is filled up to three times a day. What motivated me to buy the bottle is that it’s not made from plastic. With being a student staying hydrated is vital to concentrate, I wanted a bottle which would keep water cool all day. And the Chilli bottle definitely does that. The tap water remains fresh and cool all day long. The Chilli bottle is also very attractive. It is slim and is available in many different colours. I went for a light pink colour, there are now small scratches on the bottle from where it has been in my bag but they are only noticeable from up close. Overall I am very satisfied with the bottle and continue to use it to this day.
Dopper Bottle - 6/10 - £16.99
The Dopper Bottle is a lightweight slim bottle with a detachable lid which can be used as a cup. Due to it being so light it is easy to use and carry around. However the downside is that although it is refillable it is made from plastic. Therefore unlike the Chilli Bottle the water does not stay as cool, and it isn’t as sustainable for the environment. Although it does help reduce the amount of single plastic bought, the water gets warm quickly and therefore needs replacing frequently. With the lightweight and the detachable cup this may be ideal for younger children.
Hydro Flask - 7/10 - £31.95
The Hydro Flask is a large and bright bottle made from thick stainless steel and is BPA-Free. It is a heavy and wide bottle and can contain a large amount of water. Therefore it would be a fantastic bottle to take on camping trips or hikes. As an outdoor bottle it will keep cold drinks for 24 hours and hot drinks for up to 6 hours. The Hydro Flask was easy to use but due to its size it was difficult to fit into bags and carry around. The bottle is designed to be used in the outdoors rather than everyday life.
Life Factory Bottle - 8/10 - £14.99
The Life Factory Bottle was quite a surprise. The bottle is made from glass and covered in a rubber casing to protect it from breakage. The rubber is soft and smooth and when dropped the glass should not break. The glass maintains the temperature of the water better than the plastic bottles do. Considering it is made from glass it is quite light and is easy to use day to day. Although grains of dirt can stick to the rubber the bottle is one I would use again!
Memo Bottle - 4/10 - £29.99
Like the Dopper Bottle, the Memo Bottle is made from plastic. This was the bottle which I was most interested to use because of its shape. Unlike the standard bottle shape the Memo bottle is flat and rectangle and can come in an assortment of different sizes. Like paper sizes the bottles vary from A5, A6 and A7. The Memo Bottle came in fantastic packaging and looked very impressive. Unfortunately using this bottle was not as pleasant. The bottle lid is small and feels as though you are drinking out of a shampoo bottle. The bottle does not hold a large amount of water and becomes warm quickly. Although it was very handy to slot into a bag among books and notepads the usability did not outweigh this. Holding the rectangle bottle while drinking looks and feels strange.
SeaPigs Bottles coming soon.