Whether you are crossing the Sahara, battling it out at the gym, sitting through meetings that never end or just getting through the day, you need to stay hydrated.
You could go so far as to say that taking care of one of your most vital daily needs should be the first thing on your priority list and getting your thirsty hands of a glass water bottle will help you stay on top of your game, whatever that game happens to be. You can’t just run out and buy the first water bottle that you see, though. You’ve got to pay attention to the features offered to be sure that you’ll get the most out of your new personal hydrator.
You’ve got to decide if you want one-handed operation or the security and peace of mind that comes with a quality screw on cap and figuring out what type of glass would best for your needs is also important (no, they are not all the same). Knowing that the company that you buy your water bottle from stands behind their products with a warranty of some sort also makes you feel a bit better about your choice. Some of the best brands on our lists here offer no-questions-asked breakage policies for up to one year. Finding the right water bottle also comes down to looks. Glass water bottles come in a range of different sizes and styles making it easy to find one that matches your lifestyle.
Read through our list of the best glass water bottles available today to find your perfect match. You’re bound to find a solution to help you solve your drinking problem.
When you need a glass water bottle built for athletes, the Zulu Atlas is always a great choice. Zulu focuses most of their attention on engineering high-quality glass water bottles that can stand up to the rigors of sport and athleticism.
The thick annealed glass, along with the stylish and beautifully-textured silicone protective sleeve adds a layer of confidence that you just won’t find with a lot of other glass water bottles. Not only is it impact resistant but it’s easy to grip as well. This bottle didn’t just make it to the number one spot for looking great and being strong, though.
The Zulu Atlas is incredibly easy to use. With only one hand, you can flip the top to take a drink no matter what you are doing, no matter what that might be.
Coming in at number 2, we have the EQUA. One of our favorite bottles on the list, this entry is perfect for long days at the gym or yoga studio. The high-quality borosilicate glass makes for a clean-tasting water every time, and the felt outer covering helps insulate the bottle for use with hot and cold drinks.
The bottle itself has a simple, yet elegant design and it features a twist-on spill-proof metal cap with a silicone interior to protect the flavor of your water. The attractive stitched felt covering also helps the bottle fit in anywhere, not just the gym.
Glass water bottles are often designed for use in particular scenarios, but the EQUA water bottle will just as good sitting next to you on your yoga mat as it will on the conference table at work. Choose from one of four different color schemes to suit your style and mood for the day.
Coming in at number three, we have what many call the best glass water bottle on the market. Contigo is a name that most people will hear sooner or later when looking for a high-quality glass water bottle. Contigo has been a subsidiary of Rubbermade for several years now, but they design and manufacture all of their own products.
What you get with such a strong company is a limited lifetime warranty on each water bottle that you buy from them, first-class quality control, and trust that promises made are promises kept.
The main features that you can enjoy from this all glass and silicone water bottle are few, but they are the most vital ones. A silicone carry loop for easy transport, dishwasher safe, wide mouth for easy drinking, and completely leak-proof lid make for a solid water bottle option.
Lifefactory is another favorite of ours for obvious reasons. These glass bottles are made from high-quality glass, plastic, and silicone making them healthy and durable at the same time.
Apart from the fact that there are fourteen colors to choose from, there are also three different sizes. The one we chose for our list is 22 ounces which we think is the perfect middle ground for glass water bottles. It isn’t bulky or heavy and holds enough water to get you through a workout session or an afternoon at the office.
For convenience, Lifefactory also offers three different cap styles to suit various lifestyles and activities. The press-n-go cap resembles lids found on tumblers, while the sport flip cap and pivot straw cap are common lid solutions for sport bottles. No matter which cap you choose, you’ll get a convenient carry handle as well.
The Takeya Classic is a bottle made from lead and BPA-free glass which is all wrapped up in a minimalist silicone sleeve. The twist on/flip-top cap is perfect for anyone looking for both a convenient drinking solution as well as something that is completely spill proof.
The 22-ounce capacity is large enough to keep you hydrated but the slim sleeve design and shape of the bottle makes for a perfect solution for use on the go. This cupholder-friendly water bottle also comes with a convenient screw top lid with a sip lid function for added ease of use.
Another nice feature of the Takeya Classic is the large cutout in the silicone sleeve that lets you check on your water goals throughout the day. Whether you are into sports or just want a water bottle to take with you while on the go, the Takeya Classic is a good way to go.
Coming in at number six, we have the revered CamelBak Eddy. This water bottle has garnered all sorts of attention thanks to its unique drinking mechanism and solid construction. This water bottle is made from very strong glass that is both lead and PBA free and it’s all wrapped up in a stylish silicone sleeve. The sleeve doesn’t cover the entire bottle, so you’ll remember the fact that you are drinking from glass.
Apart from the sleeve, the most unique feature of the CamelBak Eddy is the drinking apparatus. Termed the ‘Eddy Bite Valve’, this solution is completely leak proof due to the silicone valve system that pops out with a simple flick. The attached straw is also helpful because it lets you drink without tipping the bottle back.
If you are interested in a strong glass water bottle with silicone sleeve featuring a bite valve and straw, and one that is made for one-handed use, you’ll get a lifetime warranty with this choice as well.
To continue our list of glass drinking bottles we have the Origin Glass water bottle. Each different bottle manufacturer puts their own unique twist onto the water bottle concept and for Origin that splash of personality is found in the spill-proof bamboo twist cap.
The glass itself is a simple design that comes in various sizes (14, 22, 32 oz) to suit different needs, and there is a thick protective sleeve made from silicone to wrap it all up. There are thirteen colors to choose from, but we like seaside Green the best.
As an added bonus, the folks at Origin have decided to give a percentage of the money earned from each of their bottles to a charity responsible for building wells in Ghana, where poverty and lack of good drinking water has become a debilitating issue.
Fits into standard cup holders
Bamboo cap isn’t strong (but comes with a 90-day warranty)
Next up, we have a large glass water bottle from Xtremeglas. The company was started by a veteran who saw a need for a clear glass water bottle with a purpose that goes beyond just holding water in it.
The Xtremeglas solution to many people’s water intake problems is the handy water measurement system complete with time stamps to help keep your eye on (quite literally) your water intake. At 32 ounces, filling the bottle twice solves your recommended daily intake, but it is also a large bottle.
For convenience, the steel lid and nylon carrying strap make for a easy-to-carry and completely spill-proof answer to the cap question. The choice of colors for the silicone sleeve is also a nice touch as we can now enjoy the benefits of silicone in the style we prefer.
Timelines printed on bottle to assist water intake
What do you get when you cross an insulated double-walled glass water bottle, a tea infuser, and a glass coffee (or tea) mug? Well, you get the ONEISALL double walled borosilicate glass tea mug with lid, of course!
At 20 ounces, this interesting addition to the world of glass water bottles is not exactly small, but it’s not too large for comfort either. What you get is a stainless-steel screw-on lid (leak proof), a tea infuser insert with metal mesh, a convenient handle for simplified use.
The thick glass is able to put with temperature swings ranging between -20 to 120 degrees making this the perfect option for a wide range of drinks. The fact that it is insulated also means there is never any need to rush if you prefer a certain temperature for your beverages.
The Kablo bottle is an addition to our list of best 20 glass water bottles that will offer peace of mind in a package that really couldn’t be any more simplistic.
Made from 100% high-density borosilicate glass, this water bottle is free from all contaminants. Kablo offers a completely transparent manufacture process so you know that their bottles are always safe. Whether you are worried about cadmium, lead, BPA, BPS, phthalate, or any of the other common toxins, the glass used for this bottle will put your mind at ease.
The stainless-steel lid and silicone gasket create a seal that will not leak, and you will never taste metal in your water. The Kablo also has a wide mouth opening that makes drinking to heart’s content that much easier.
The 26-ounce water bottle that we have included here on this glass water bottle master list is a bit of an oddball for two reasons.
For one thing, it is not actually a glassbottle for water. It’s made from a high-quality, PBA-free plastic that looks a bit like glass due to the subtle coloring and transparency. That said, it’s very nice plastic that will not break and will likely last for a very long time. The plastic also helps with the weight. Coming in a just over half a pound, this is the lightest water bottle on our list.
The second thing that really sets this water bottle apart is the fact that it has a built water filter. The filter goes right into the straw, so you can put water from any tap in your bottle and drink it as if you were drawing it from a mountain spring.
If you are looking for a fun, stylish glass water bottle that it easy to carry around, the Veegoal might be what you are looking for. The 18-ounce, borosilicate glass bottle is completely free from contaminates of all kinds, is dishwasher safe, and is strong enough to withstand extreme temperatures with ease. Whether you like your drinks cold or hot, you’ll never have to worry about the glass on this bottle cracking due to quick changes in temperature.
The screw-on bamboo cap is both stylish and functional as it creates a perfect seal around the mouth of the bottle. The silicone sleeve also looks great. It is simple, covers about 3/4 of the bottle, and comes in a variety of soothing colors in a matte finish. This bottle will look great at home, in the office, or at the gym, and you’ll never have to worry about portability because it fits cup holders with ease.
It isn’t every day that we get to try out a glass water bottle with a touch of elegance. Many are simply utilitarian bottles with a simple focus. This product from Equa will make you feel like you’ve just spent a day at the 5-star spa and you have a nice water bottle to show for it.
What makes this entry so special are the design features coupled with the high-quality materials used in making it. Style-wise, the tall hourglass shape is a thing of beauty. Not only is the shape unique but there are several versions, each having its own style of silicone protection and artistic touch.
The fact that this bottle is made from 100% borosilicate glass also means that unwanted toxins leeching into your water will never compromise your water.
At number 14, we have another great water bottle for you to consider. The Kitchen Lux glass water bottle checks all the boxes when it comes to convenience and you’ll be able to give that convenience to your entire family. The Kitchen Lux bottles come in packs of 1, 4, and 6, so you can keep everyone hydrated in style.
The silicone strap attached to the stainless-steel screw-on cap makes transporting these bottles a simple task, and you’ll never have to worry about spills thanks to the food-grade silicone seal on the inner part of the lid. The nylon sleeve is also useful and adds a bit of protection from dings and scratches.
As far as your safety is concerned, this glass is free from toxins like BPA, lead, PVC, and more.
Ello Elsie is a water bottle that will stand out from the crowd, no matter where that crowd happens to be. You could bring this glass water bottle to the office, to the gym, or anywhere else, and it’ll look great. The choice of colors for the easy-open silicone flip cap adds a flare of style to the classic milk bottle look that this product is modeled after, and the branding and accents are very tastefully done.
Looks aren’t everything when it comes to glass water bottles though. Many leak and spill, for example, but that is never an issue with the Ello Elsie. Beyond being able to keep contents contained, all the materials used are safe and clean, leaving you free to enjoy your beverages without worry.
Another nice thig about this bottle is that the mouth is large enough for ice cubes, which also means that it is large enough for food items making this a perfect bottle for infused drinks.
At number 16, we have a water bottle that is perfect for anyone looking for an all-in-one glass water bottle kit to solve their hydration needs. Not only do you get a great water bottle when you order a Sursip bottle, but you’ll also get a padded nylon carrying case with a handle strap for added mobility.
On top of that, a second longer detachable strap is also included, as is a bottle brush to keep your large, 1-liter bottle clean and tasting great. Another useful feature of this water bottle is the measuring system printed on the side of the bottle.
What you need in a glass water bottle is convenience, good-quality glass that won’t negatively impact your drinking water and a lid that is sure never to leak. Add in some other bells and whistles and you’ve got yourself a winner. The Sursip ticks all the necessary boxes, and then some.
Comes with a bottle brush
Stainless steel lid
Not the best for hot drinks
Large size not the best for hiking or other sporting activities
When you are ready for something a little bit different, the Zulu Studio might be the one you are looking for. This water bottle comes with all the usual benefits, including durable glass that doesn’t leech harmful substances into your beverages, a sealing lid and a silicone sleeve.
What’s different about this bottle, though, is that fact that Zulu has managed to make all those standard offerings a little bit better. The cap, for example, doesn’t just seal perfectly. It also snaps closed and flips open at the touch of a button, and it can even be locked for times when accidental leaks are an absolute no-no.
As far as the silicone sleeve, the one on the Zulu Studio is one of the thickest we’ve seen, and it features some great-looking design choices as well. The whole package is easy to clean and when it comes time to wash this water bottle, all that is required is quick trip through the dishwasher.
Oh yeah, and did we mention that this glass water bottle is made with the demanding needs of athletes in mind?
Our list is coming close to the end but no comprehensive collection of the best glass water bottles 2023 has to offer would be complete without this unique offering from Glasstic. You could probably guess by looking the name that this glass water bottle might be a little different from the competition, and you would be absolutely correct!
Glasstic has cleverly combined all the benefits of glass and plastic bottles and put them into one package. With a contaminate-free interior glass insert to hold your delicious beverages and a plastic outer shell to protect the glass, you get safety and great taste together.
Normally, you can’t bring glass water bottles to the swimming pool or beach. That’s not the case with this one, though, because the plastic outer shell will contain any breakage, should it occur.
Another water bottle we had to include in number 19 on our list. The MIU Color glass water is a cool glass water bottle that looks quite different than a lot of the others that you’ve seen wither on this list or anywhere else.
Resembling the shape of the old plastic Gatorade bottles, this water bottle is wider that most and is completely covered by a silicone sleeve. The large, screw top lid is black and provides a complete seal for added protection and the convenient silicone carry strap connected to the lid is as functional as it is complimentary to the overall look of this handsome water bottle.
You’ll also find measurements on the sleeve making it easier to keep track of how much water you are drinking, and the borosilicate glass makes for one of the most durable glass water bottle experiences available today.
Since we’re ending our list with several unique offering from the world of quality drinking vessels, the chakra-aligning glass water bottle from Zura is about as interesting as it gets.
When you go the Zura Crystal Infused Water Bottle route, you get high-quality glass, a tightly sealing stainless-steel lid with a silicone insert to preserve flavor, a carrying strap for added control, and a removable stainless-steel bottom cap with a giant amethyst crystal mounted on top of it.
Mined and processed in Brazil, the amethyst crystals used to infuse your water are beautiful, but they also infuse your water with high vibrational energy to improve your mood and present-ness throughout the day.
The Zura Crystal comes in several colors and styles, is narrow enough for cup holders, and is easily dismantled for cleaning. The protective nylon cover is also a nice touch as it strengthens, adds grip, and conceals the crystal on the inside of the bottle.
May align your chakras!
Amethyst crystals add a sense of mystery and intrigue
Our bonus product is a good option for use either at home or at the office. The Ello Devon is a glass tumbler made from thick glass that is PBA free. It has a friction-fit wooden lid which is water tight thanks to its silicone seal and there is a straw for ease of use. For both added durability and style points, the attractive silicone boot which covers the majority of the tumbler’s body comes in several fun colors.
The included straw is thick making it easy to drink pretty much any drink you decide to put into your stylish new tumbler. The large, 2-inch mouth is big enough for ice cubes, chunks of fruits and veggies, and convenient washing, as well, which is yet another reason that we like this offering from Ello.
As you can see, there are a huge number of glass water bottles to choose from but finding the perfect one isn’t always as simple as it seems. Considerations that you have to make include cap styles, material composition, size, and more. Do you need a silicone sleeve or is a nylon carrying case enough?
What type of glass should I choose?
When it comes to material composition you may have noticed from our list that the best glass water bottles are made from borosilicate glass. This type of glass is highly resistant to temperatures changes, meaning you can go from an iced drink to boiling tea in a matter of seconds without worrying about your glass bottle shattering. If you see a bottle design that you like made from borosilicate glass, it’s always a nice choice. Otherwise, be sure that the glass you choose is from a trusted company and is thick enough to withstand normal, daily wear and tear.
Is there a perfect size?
Another thing that you should pay attention to is the size of the bottle. Some people want a bottle large enough to satisfy their hydration needs with only one refill throughout the day, while others want more portable options. Looking at the diameter and height of the bottle that you are considering will help you understand if it’ll fit into your lifestyle. Sizes range from 14 ounces to 32 ounces, and sometimes even higher, so finding a glass water bottle that you will be able to use comfortably is very important.
Does it matter which lid I choose?
The short answer is, yes. Absolutely. Lids come in a few different form factors, and, like everything else in life, the one you choose should depend on how you intend to use it.
Some of the best lids for near-guaranteed leak-proof performance are screw on tops. There are many bottles that feature this lid style because of the inherent reliability that comes with it. Something to keep in mind, however, is that the material the cap is made from. Some water bottle makers choose materials that leave a metallic taste in the water which defeats the purpose of buying a glass bottle in the first place. Others create caps of multiple parts that easily come apart over time, and still others do not add anything in the seal department to guarantee leak-proof-ness.
Other lid styles that are commonly used include flip-top caps (with and without locking mechanisms), screw-on solutions with spouts (with and without straws), and there are even some fiction-fit press on style lids available. The best of all the variations that you will find will be leak-proof, but you’ll also find that each category also comes with its fair share of pretenders. Read through the reviews to see what types of experiences others have with the same cap styles.
Are there advantages to different types of protective sleeves?
Again, yes. The most common type of sleeve that you will find on the best glass water bottles is silicone. The durable nature of the material along with the great look and feel makes it the perfect solution to protect a glass bottle. That said, they are not all the same. Some are made to be removable and other are not. Some are thicker than others offering better protection, and some are made to be more stylish than protective.
If you care about taking your protective sleeve off for cleaning purposes, make sure to choose a bottle that makes that possible. Some manufacturers will include the product description that the sleeve is removable but reading a few customer reviews will tell you that the removal process can take you all day to complete.
If you are looking into buying a glass water bottle, you probably already know at least some of the advantages that glass has over plastic. You might be more focused on the taste benefits or maybe the environmental attributes, you could be concerned for the health of you and your family or perhaps you just want a great-looking water bottle to use at the gym or the office. The truth is, it doesn’t really matter which reason a person might pick for enjoying all that comes with glass water bottles because there are just so many benefits to choose from.
Choosing the right bottle for your particular needs comes down to figuring out how you are most likely to use your new bottle. Are you going to take it to the gym? The office? Are you going to be carrying your new glass water bottle around in your backpack or will it be sitting on top of your desk all day? Each of the products we have covered here comes with its own set of pros, and all you have to do is choose the best one for you.