The Modern Water Bottle: What Makes a Good Insulated Bottle?
One of the easiest ways to improve your health, especially in today’s post-pandemic climate, is to stay hydrated. Just drinking the recommended two liters of water a day could provide up to seven health benefits, including maximum physical abilities, a better immune system, and improved brain function.
The humble but practical water bottle has come a long way from flasks and bota bags. bzyoo understands that the modern water bottle does more than just hold water. It’s now a way to ensure you get your daily water intake, a socially-encouraged replacement for single-use plastics, and a multipurpose container that keeps a drink at the ideal temperature.
Characteristics of a Great Insulated Bottle
Among the best water bottles globally are insulated bottles, which perform all these benefits, but are best known for their temperature control.
An insulated bottle has two containment layers, including double-walled or vacuum tumblers, has two containment layers. There is allotted space for air in between the two layers. This eliminates the issue of condensation on the outer wall of the bottle, making it ideal for carrying around without getting your hands or bags wet.
An excellent insulated bottle has the following qualities:
Made of Quality Materials
The most popular materials for insulated bottles are plastic or acrylic, stainless steel, and glass. All of them must be high-quality to ensure the bottle or tumbler’s durability. This is important for people who take their hydration bottles during commutes, traveling, hikes, and sports activities. It ensures the bottle won’t suddenly break.
If you’re opting for a plastic bottle, look for one made of food-safe, BPA-free materials. These are often indicated in the product packaging and ensure you’re getting a bottle that doesn’t risk toxicity. Moreover, most insulated bottles and tumblers have plastic lids. These lids should also be made of the same food-safe plastic.
If you choose a stainless-steel bottle, look for bottles and tumblers made of high-quality stainless steel, resistant to scratches. It should also have the proper thickness to prevent denting and damage, even if it’s accidentally struck against something.
The rule of thumb is that the thicker the tumbler walls, the more premium and expensive a tumbler becomes. However, remember that the thickness will also affect the bottle’s weight. So pick up a bottle that has the balance between ease of carrying and thickness that is suitable to you.
Look for bottles made of thick, shatterproof glass for insulated glass bottles. Carefully observe the glass walls’ thickness before you purchase one. To ensure added durability, they should come with silicone holders or sleeves. Furthermore, look for bottles made of temperature-resistant glass to withstand a temperature change between hot and cold drinks without breakage.
The insulated bottle’s main benefit is its ability to hold drinks at the proper temperature for longer durations than single-walled bottles and tumblers. The gap between the two walls either has vacuum insulation, which is found in glass or stainless steel, or a decorative liquid, found in many plastic insulated bottles.
Traditional containers without this double-walled advantage dissipate the heat or coldness of the drinks inside much more quickly, as the temperature changes penetrate only one container wall. With an insulated bottle, the double walls and the space prevents convection, making it more resistant to temperature changes.
However, not all double-walled bottles are made alike in temperature control efficiency. To test the effectiveness of the bottle, place a drink inside the bottle and see how long it takes for it to become room temperature.
Because you’ll be taking the bottle with you to work, on a hike, to the gym, or your game, you can’t afford to buy one that leaks. Ensure that you get a tumbler with an airtight rubber ring which creates a vacuum seal. Insulated bottles should have a cap with a rubber ring that screws on tightly and doesn’t leak.
Fill the bottle or tumbler halfway with water and snap the lid on. Make sure that the sipping and straw holes are also capped or sealed. Then turn it upside down and shake it. Well-sealed bottles shouldn’t leak a drop at this point.
Get a Bottle That Does the Job Right
Remember that the modern water bottle should give you all of these benefits, giving you the utmost convenience. Get a bottle that performs as an excellent insulated bottle should, and choose one that has your favorite design or color. All of these will motivate you to drink more often and stay hydrated.
bzyoo specializes in high-quality, food-safe hydration vessels, with insulated bottles and tumblers in stainless steel and premium food-safe plastic. The bottles also come in a wide range of designs to suit every style.
Get started on great daily hydration by browsing our collection of bottles or check out our other drinkware for home use.