18 Best Glass Water Bottles Reviewed

by Jay | Updated on July 20th, 2022

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You do not need an expert or in-depth research to tell you that plastic waste is growing in large amounts in several parts of the world. Moreover, it makes up a large percentage of the total waste we dump regularly.

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Plastic bottled water is a very commonly consumed product that contributes greatly to the trash count. So that is why reusability is a major characteristic that we should look for in products that we buy to help in our little way to conserve the environment by not adding to the waste. 

Fortunately, reusable water bottles are now in trend. There are numerous reasons why these glass water bottles are the best purchase you could make. First, it’s a good alternative to stainless tumblers because sometimes stainless steel can leave a distinct taste in the water.

Of course, we are actively trying to avoid plastic bottles. However, glass is high-quality and not to mention stylish. Read on because we have jotted down some of the best glass water bottles we found in all shapes, sizes, and uses. 

We’re excited to give you the run-down on the best glass water bottles, so without delay, here they are.

Our top picks for glass water bottles

ZULU Atlas Glass Water Bottle

For our first pick, we have the ZULU Atlas. It only takes a single press of a button on its lid to open and flip open and close, which makes for total convenience. However, the capacity is only 20 ounces.

Therefore, it won’t hold a lot and will need frequent refills. However, it has a silicone sleeve, which provides added protection. The bottle is not entirely made of glass. But the non-glass parts are guaranteed BPA-free and safe for the dishwasher. You can choose from six color variants. All in all, the ZULU Atlas combines convenience and style. 


  • Carry loop
  • Locking flip lid
  • Protective silicone sleeve


  • The hinge pin requires occasional adjustments

Glasstic Shatterproof Glass Water Bottle, 16oz

You could probably infer from the name that this glass water bottle is slightly different from the competition, and you’d be right!

Glasstic has effectively merged all of the advantages of glass and plastic bottles into a single packaging. You have safety and wonderful flavor, a contaminate-free inside glass insert to contain your delicious beverages, and a plastic outer shell to protect the glass.

You are not permitted to bring glass water bottles to a swimming pool or beach. However, such is not the case with this one because the plastic outer shell will contain any fracture if it occurs.


It has two walls.
The flip cap is useful.
It is available in a range of hues.
Because of its small size, the bottle is extremely portable.


The protective outer shell increases weight (but contains broken glass)
Design is not for everyone.

Equa Large Water Bottle

The EQUA comes at a close second. We simply loved the versatility of this glass water bottle that is suitable for busy office days and strenuous gym sessions. Because of the premium choice of borosilicate glass, your water is free from unpleasant taste and odor, and there is an added temperature retention due to the insulation provided by the outer layer of felt covering. 

The lid is a conventional twist-on and off cap lined with silicone to prevent spills but does not affect water taste. EQUA is designed to go well with different scenarios, whether in the office or the gym, on the desk, or beside the exercise machine. There are four different color variants that you can choose from to fit your preference. 


  • Versatile style
  • Easy-grip cloth outer covering
  • Leak-proof
  • Reliable glass type


  • Non-removable cover

Kablo Glass Water Bottle

The Kablo bottle is an addition to our list of the best 20 glass water bottles that will offer peace of mind in a package that 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 manufacturing process, so you know their bottles are always safe. Whether you are worried about cadmium, lead, BPA, BPS, phthalate, or 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 will never taste metal in your water. The Kablo also has a wide mouth opening, making drinking to heart’s content much easier.


  • Wide mouth for ice cubes
  • Air and watertight
  • Silicone sleeves are stylish and minimalistic
  • 365-day broken bottle policy


  • Basic bottle design
  • Pricey for a glass water bottle

Contigo Purity

This is our pick for those on a budget but still wanting to have a quality glass water bottle.

The Contigo Purity, albeit at its affordable price, is completely devoid of plastic components, which is not common for those sold in the market today.

In addition, the slim shape of the bottle makes it easy to place in conventional cup holders and backpack pockets. Even though the lid may not be its best feature, we still appreciate the sustainable approach and simple style. 

Contigo’s glass water bottle has outstanding Amazon reviews and no plastic pieces, which is a huge bonus from an environmental standpoint. Instead, the top is stainless steel, and the sleeve is made of food-grade silicone.

It has a larger mouth opening, perfect for putting in ice and allowing for faster hydration. In addition, this water bottle’s body and lid are top-rack dishwasher safe, making it less durable than other options but still easy to clean.


  • Affordable
  • Zero plastic parts
  • Leakproof
  • Narrow mouth for easy drinking on the go
  • Dishwasher-safe


  • Less durable due to large portion of exposed glass
  • Heavier than conventional bottles
  • The lid design is not the most optimal and convenient

Ello Syndicate Glass Water Bottle, 20-oz

Convenience? Check. Ello has a touch-to-open flip lid for easy drinking without a nozzle or straw. The entire bottle is safe for the dishwasher, even the silicone sleeve wrapped around the base for grip and protection. 

We prefer this bottle for everyday on-the-go use. Having a water bottle that constantly leaks for busybodies is a total inconvenience. The Ello Syndicate can be a great companion for those always on the move. The lid is secure enough to prevent leaks and can be opened with one hand. The only drawback that made us think twice is its unattractive style that is not appealing to the sights. 


  • Lockable & leak-proof flip lid
  • Ergonomic size & shape
  • The spout is easy to drink from while on the go
  • Durable
  • Dishwasher-safe 


  • Unattractive style and design

Tronco Glass Tumbler, 20-oz.

Tronco is a stylish water bottle to have by your side on busy work days when you would just spend the entire day at your desk. It comes with a straw for easy drinking. The lid can either be screwed on like a mason jar style, or it can be a removable cap.

We would not recommend this for on-the-go use. However, Tronco is also safe for dishwashers and can be used by kids and adults because of its simple, minimalist design. 

We love that it is designed in a minimalist way without too much eye candy, making it perfect for all ages. It looks great as a work companion by your desk with the straw and is a perfect size and shape for iced coffee.

Because of the easy accessibility provided by the straw, we drink more fluids than usual without feeling too bloated because of drinking too much at once – just little sips now and then. Sustainable, food-grade material, no lingering taste to affect the content – Tronco is a great contender for home use. 


  • Simple and minimalist
  • Affordable
  • It comes with two straws
  • Lightweight
  • Dishwasher-safe


  • Might leak
  • Not as durable as other bottles though this isn’t a big concern

Yomious Glass Water Bottle, 20-oz

A close competitor to the Ello Syndicate, the Yomious Water Bottle may be the next best thing to bring in your next busy day. The bamboo lid prevents leaks, and the silicone sleeve protects the bottle’s body. High-quality borosilicate glass is temperature-resistant as well. 

The temperature-resistant characteristic of the Yomious Glass Water Bottle makes it great for both hot and cold drinks. The silicone sleeve protects both you and the bottle but does not entirely cover the whole body of the bottle, leaving a little bit of the top portion exposed. The wooden bamboo lid’s design is a nice contrast to the solid color and gives it a sustainable touch. 


  • Affordable
  • Stylish
  • Sturdy glass material
  • Leakproof
  • No plastic touches water
  • Lightweight
  • Dishwasher safe (except for lid)


  • Lid requires manual handwashing

Origin Glass Water Bottle, 22-oz

The Origin Glass water bottle is available. Each bottle manufacturer adds their personality to the water bottle concept, and for Origin, that personality is evident in the spill-proof bamboo twist cap.

The glass is a simple design that comes in various sizes (14, 22, and 32 oz) to meet various demands, and it is wrapped in a thick silicone protective cover. There are thirteen colors to select from, but we choose coastal Green.

As an extra benefit, the Origin team has opted to donate a portion of the proceeds from each bottle to a nonprofit that builds wells in Ghana, where poverty and a lack of safe drinking water have become crippling issues.


  • Non-toxic in every way
  • It fits standard cup holders
  • Stylish\sSturdy


  • The bamboo cap is not durable (but comes with a 90-day warranty)

Xtremeglas Glass Water Bottle, 32 Oz

The company was founded by a veteran who identified a need for a clear glass water bottle with a purpose other than simply storing water.

The Xtremeglas solution to many people’s water intake difficulties is the handy water measurement system, which includes time stamps to help you keep an eye (quite literally) on your water intake. Filling the bottle twice solves your recommended daily dose; however, it is a huge bottle at 32 ounces.

The steel lid and nylon carrying strap offer a convenient and entirely spill-proof answer to the cap question. The silicone sleeve’s color selection is also a good touch, as we may now experience the benefits of silicone in the manner we like.


  • Timelines are printed on the bottle to help with water consumption
  • The nylon carrying strap is supplied with the extra thick glass


  • Some people may find 32 oz bottles to be too large

Lifefactory Glass Active Flip-Cap, 12-oz

Looking for a great glass water bottle for your little ones? Lifefactory has a petite-sized, 12-oz bottle with a flip lid and an easy sip nozzle. The silicone sleeve protects it from external impact and is safe for dishwashers. 

Designed for convenience, this Lifefactory Glass Water Bottle has several lid-style options. One choice is the active cap since the spout is secured, and you won’t have to worry about leaks if you drink while on the move. 


  • Ergonomic design
  • Multiple lid options
  • Easy to drink nozzle
  • Measurement lines


  • The carry handle is a little tight on the fingers
  • Eater touches the plastic component

Ello Devon Glass Tumbler, 18-oz

The wide opening allows you to put ice cubes or fruit slices for your favorite cold drink and makes cleaning much easier. Made by Ello, this is another trustworthy glass bottle for home or office use that is sure to keep your water protected from taste and odor-altering chemicals.

The supplied straw is thick, making it easy to drink almost any beverage you choose to put in your elegant new tumbler. In addition, the broad, 2-inch mouth is large enough for ice cubes, bits of fruits and vegetables, and easy washing, which is another reason we enjoy Ello’s offering.


  • Elegant style with a non-slip silicone sleeve
  • It is available in a variety of appealing colors.
  • On the lid, there are real wood details.


  • The straw that comes with it is not spillproof.

Takeya Glass Water Bottle, 22 oz

The Takeya Classic is a bottle made of lead and BPA-free glass encased in a simple silicone sleeve. The twist-on/flip-top cap is ideal for anyone looking for a convenient drinking option that is also entirely spill-proof.

The 22-ounce capacity is sufficient to keep you hydrated, but the bottle’s slender sleeve design and form make it ideal for usage on the go. This cupholder-friendly water bottle also has a handy screw top cover with a sip lid function for added convenience.

Another appealing feature of the Takeya Classic is the wide cutout in the silicone sleeve, which allows you to keep track of your water intake throughout the day. The Takeya Classic is a wonderful option if you enjoy sports or simply want a water bottle to carry with you on the road.


  • Cap that is easy to use
  • Fits perfectly in the side pockets of a backpack.
  • Excellent balance


  • The cap is not attached to the bottle.

CamelBak Eddy Glass Water Bottle, 24oz

We have CamelBak Eddy, who is highly regarded. Because of its unusual drinking mechanism and sturdy construction, this water bottle has gotten a lot of attention. This water bottle is made of high-quality glass free of lead and PBA and encased in a fashionable silicone sleeve.

Because the sleeve does not cover the full bottle, you will be reminded that you are drinking from a glass.

Aside from the sleeve, the drinking device is the CamelBak Eddy’s most distinguishing feature. This solution, known as the ‘Eddy Bite Valve,’ is fully leakproof thanks to the silicone valve system that pops out with a simple flick. The attached straw is particularly useful because it allows you to drink without having to tip the bottle back.

This option also has a lifetime warranty if you want a durable glass water bottle with a silicone sleeve, a bite valve, and a straw for one-handed use.


  • Bite valve for ease of use
  • Spill-proof lid
  • The silicone sleeve is non-slip and looks wonderful.


  • The cap is intended for a specific purpose.

Purifyou Premium Glass Water Bottle with Non-Slip Silicone Sleeve

Another unique find we have for you is this Purifyou Glass Water Bottle that glows in the dark. If you’re not a fan, there are also non-glowing variants available. But we love the fun, innovative style integrated into the product. It is available in three sizes. 

Some people do not go for glass bottles because their fragility is a drawback. While it’s true that glass is more vulnerable to breakages, this particular bottle is made sturdier. The Purifyou Glass Bottle is a little heavier than most, but that’s only because the body is thicker than conventional glass bottles, and the silicone sleeve is thick for maximum protection.

It is made with a narrow mouth for on-the-go use and has a plastic finger loop on the lid for easy handling and carrying. In addition, it has a stainless steel lining on the lid, so the content never actually touches the plastic. 


  • Durable (thick silicone sleeve, thicker glass)
  • Content does not touch plastic component
  • Measurement lines
  • Narrow mouth for spill-free on-the-go drinking
  • Dishwasher-safe


  • Slightly heavier but makes up for a larger capacity than others
  • Less ergonomic design

W&P Porter Glass Bottle, 20-oz

Sustainability is the key unique feature of this water bottle. The W&P Porter Series make the nicest cups, bowls, and mugs from sustainable materials. Now they are expanding to water bottles, and this model is one of their masterpieces.

It has 16-oz and 20-oz variants for capacity and comes in bold terrazzo color prints. It also has a silicone sleeve to protect the borosilicate glass base and allow easy holding. It is dishwasher-safe. 

BKR Glass Water Bottle

The BKR bottle has a narrow mouth made for less risk of spills. In addition, the bottle, along with its silicone sleeve, is dishwasher-safe. You can choose from its 16-color variety; the available sizes are 8oz, 16oz, and 32oz. 

A semi-opaque twist-off cap with an integrated carrying loop is ideal for hanging from a backpack.

BKR’s Naked 1L is hard to beat regarding extra-large-sized reusable glass water bottles.

HydroMATE Glass Water Bottle 32 oz with Straw and Motivational Time Markings

Trying to build that discipline of being more hydrated throughout the year? This bottle will help you to do just that. The bottle is printed with time markers to help you monitor and track your consumption for the entire day.

It has an easy drink nozzle with a design more inclined for active use and also prevents accidental spills. In addition, it has a top loop for easy hold on the go. This bottle has a lot of positive consumer feedback about style and convenience, and the bottle markers helped them build a healthy hydration routine. 

Why choose a glass water bottle?

Leaching is a phenomenon that occurs in plastic containers where the surface of the plastic adheres to the content. This doesn’t happen in the glass. Therefore, the water stored in glass is not at risk of recontamination from the bottle. The chemical BPA is used in the manufacture of plastic materials. It is an endocrine disruptor that can cause dysfunctions in the normal production and regulation of your hormones and lead to unwanted side effects. 

Even though plastics that are manufactured today do not commonly contain that compound anymore, plastic is still prone to deterioration and corrosion, especially when exposed to liquids of high acidity.

On the other hand, glass is unreactive to acids and alkaline and therefore does not react to any liquid it contains. Glass can also retain temperatures for a long period. However, the biggest concern regarding glass containers is their breakability. Glass is the most fragile kind of container, so you have to be extra careful when handling it.

But not to worry, because there are aids to help with that. For example, some glass bottles have a rubber or silicone sleeve on their bottles for protection and better grip. 

Glass Water Bottles VS. Plastic Water Bottles

Reusability is the number one highlight of glass water bottles. With the right care, they last for a long time. In addition, they come in various designs, features, and styles that suit various preferences. 

  • Glass does not leach. It does not contain many chemicals upon manufacture that tend to leak onto the bottle’s contents. 
  • Glass does not alter the taste of water. 
  • Glass is easy to clean and generally safe for dishwashers.
  • Glass is not prone to discoloration or fading. It retains its appearance. 
  • Glass is reusable and environment-friendly. 

The consumption of plastic water bottles increases yearly, and it is estimated that by the end of 2021, half a trillion tons of plastic bottles will be consumed. And out of these numbers, only a small percentage is recycled while the rest are disposed of in landfills or the oceans.

The enormous amounts of plastic waste grow and cannot be managed with the current recycling efforts. They are a hazard to the environment and one of the top destroyers of nature. Simply using glass water bottles and not adding to the waste can be our little contribution towards managing this problem. 

Criteria for Great Glass Water Bottles

Before we get into the product reviews, let us educate you on what you need to consider when looking for the ultimate glass water bottle that works for you.


What is your main purpose for the water bottle? Do you need it for daily workouts or just a regular companion to carry when you’re out and about? Or is it just for your desk while you’re working? Regardless, your main purpose sets the tone for the features you need in a water bottle. 


Glass water bottles aren’t necessarily too expensive; the ones we listed here are also pretty affordable. But you still need to decide how much you will spend on one. 


Yes, glass is more fragile than stainless and plastic. But there are coated glass materials nowadays that make glass more sturdy. Also, glass water bottles often come with a silicone sleeve or wrap that protects the water bottle and makes gripping easier because silicon isn’t prone to slipping. Durable glass water bottles: Purifyou Premium Glass Bottle and Yomious Glass Bottle 


We are making it a mission to reduce plastic consumption. Glass is one of the best alternatives we have for that. Also, glass bottles do not tend to leach onto the content, are resistant to stain, and do not impart any unpleasant taste to the water. 


If you’re bringing the bottle while you’re out, you might be more comfortable with a lightweight water bottle like the Yomious Glass Bottle, Purifyou Premium Glass Bottle, Tronco Glass Tumbler, and Contigo Purity. 


Of course, we always like products that are visually appealing to us and fit our taste in style and design. The Yomious Glass Bottle and Tronco Glass Tumbler are, in our opinion, the most stylish ones. 


We made sure that most of the glass water bottles we will suggest are dishwasher-safe. But if you do not have a dishwasher or would prefer manual handwashing, the HydroFlask Bottle Brush and some Hydrapak Bottle Bright Cleaning Tablets may come in handy for cleaning your water bottle. A home remedy we can suggest is making a solution of hot water, dish soap, and a couple of pinches of rock salt, pour it into the bottle and give it a good shake. 

Care Instructions

Concerning the one above, some glass bottles should only be cleaned by hand and are unsuitable for dishwashers. Take note of the care instructions for the bottle when you buy one, so you know how to handle it properly. 

Lid and Mouth Type

The common types of lids in glass bottles are screw lids and flip tops. Flip tops are usually designed for easy access, which works for bottles designed for outdoor and sports use. Screw lids can be great for those who prefer style over convenience.

The mouth size should also be wide enough to make refilling easy from whatever water source and at the same time not be prone to spills and leaks, especially during rigorous movement. There are glass bottles with a silicone or rubber lining in the lid to help secure them and stop any leaks or spills. A wide-mouthed bottle can also allow you to put in ice cubes or fruits that you may like in your drinks. 

Versatility in carrying

Glass water bottles are generally made for portability. Great features or accessories are straps, no-slip sleeves, easy grip, and easy fit for most cup holders. Carry straps are usually tied to the neck, between the mouth and the bottles. You can wear the loop around your wrist or tie it to a backpack. A good grip is also a bonus if you prefer holding the bottle.

However, some inconveniently-shaped bottles made for aesthetic purposes may strain your hand when carrying them, or they may not fit in standard cup holders like the ones in cars or bike cages.

FAQs About Glass Water Bottles

Lastly, we will answer some of the consumers’ most common questions about glass water bottles.

Are glass water bottles a better choice than plastic?

Solid yes. Aside from the obvious fact that glass bottles are reusable, they are also BPA-free, chemical-free, and do not leach onto the bottle’s content. The taste of the drink you put in does not linger in the bottle.

Can you put hot water in a glass water bottle?

There are glass bottles with more temperature-resistant materials that can accommodate hot drinks. But in general, glass bottles are intended for cold drinks. In addition, some bottles cater to hot and cold temperatures; check the product description beforehand. 

Are glass water bottles safe to put in the dishwasher?

Most of the glass water bottles in the market today are made safe for dishwashers. However, the same cannot be said for some of the lids. There are bottle lids that should be hand washed. We recommend reading the product guide or label to be sure and avoid damage both to the bottle and your dishwasher.

Are there advantages to different types of protective sleeves?

Silicone is the most common material regarding protective glass bottle sleeves. It is the most compatible and durable kind to use in terms of design and convenience.

The silicone sleeve is the most popular form of sleeve found on the best glass water bottles. The material’s durability and attractive appearance and feel make it the ideal alternative for protecting a glass bottle.

However, they are not all the same. Some are designed to be removable, while others are not. If you want to remove your protective sleeve for cleaning, purchase a bottle that allows you to do so. Some manufacturers will state in the product description that the sleeve is removable, but reading a few customer reviews will reveal that the process can take all day.

What kind of glass should I get?

Regarding material composition, you may have observed that the best glass water bottles on our list are composed of borosilicate glass.

Because this glass is resistant to temperature changes, you may go from an icy drink to boiling tea in a matter of seconds without fear of your glass bottle shattering. If you see a bottle design you like that is made of borosilicate glass; it is always a good pick.

Otherwise, ensure that the glass you select is from a reputable manufacturer and thick enough to resist normal wear and tear.

Is there such a thing as the perfect size?

Another factor to consider is the size of the bottle. Some people choose a large bottle to meet their hydration needs with a single refill during the day, while others prefer more portable options.

The diameter and height of the bottle you’re contemplating will assist you in determining if it will fit into your lifestyle. Sizes range from 14 ounces to 32 ounces, and occasionally even higher, so it’s critical to pick a glass water bottle that you’ll be able to use comfortably.

Does it make a difference which lid I use?

Yes, it is a quick response. Absolutely. Lids exist in various shapes and sizes, and the one you choose should be determined by how you intend to use it.

Screw-on caps are some of the best lids for near-guaranteed leak-proof performance. Because of its inherent dependability, this lid type is used on many bottles.

One thing to remember is the material used to make the cap. Unfortunately, some water bottle manufacturers use materials that impart a metallic taste to the water, defeating the point of purchasing a glass bottle in the first place. Others make caps out of several sections that readily come apart over time, while others don’t use seals to ensure leak-proofness.

Other frequent lid styles include flip-top caps (with and without locking mechanisms), screw-on solutions with spouts (with and without straws), and certain fiction-fit press-on style lids.

The greatest of all the versions you’ll find will be leak-proof, but each category will also have its fair share of pretenders. Read the reviews to see what kinds of experiences other people have had with the same cap styles.

Is it safe to drink from all glass water bottles?

While it is difficult to say if every particular glass water bottle ever manufactured is safe, it is safe to claim that, in general, all glass water bottles are safe.

A more accurate response would be that all glass water bottles are safer than metal and plastic water bottles due to the toxic chemicals and components included in the latter two goods.

Is it ok to bring a glass water bottle on a plane?

Yes, you can bring a glass water bottle on a plane. You can bring any water bottle on an aircraft if it is empty when you go through security. After passing through the airport’s security checkpoint, you are free to refill your bottle at one of the airport fountains.

Is it possible for a glass water bottle to break in the freezer?

It is not suggested that you freeze your glass water bottle. When liquids freeze, they expand rapidly. As a result, if you place a full bottle of liquid inside a freezer, the liquid will expand as it freezes, shattering your glass.


Jay is a health and wellness enthusiast with expertise in water quality and nutrition. As a knowledgeable advocate for holistic well-being, Jay successfully manages Type 2 Diabetes through informed lifestyle choices. Committed to sharing reliable and authoritative insights, Jay combines firsthand experience with a passion for enhancing health."