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When speaking with our customers, we know health and ecological living are of highest priority. “What are the best glass water bottles?”, is a question we often hear… this motivated us to contact the best companies out there. We asked for a freebie to use and review and in September 2012 we very gratefully received seven glass drinking bottles on our doorstep.

Conscious Water staff, family, and friends have had the pleasure of putting these reusable glass water bottles to the test in our daily routines. Yes, a solid six month review! We love water, drink loads of it, and nothing beats the taste of drinking out of glass.  The bottles led a rough life, hiking, canoe, and ski trips, daily commutes, dishwashers, played with by three year olds, random drop tests… A thorough glass water bottle review. Four of the seven are Canadian companies. Glass water bottle Canada!

The purpose?  Same as always, to provide the best quality products for our customers, tried and true.

The seven glass drinking bottles reviewed:

 

1.  Aquaovo Therm-O Reviewaquaovo-thermo

  • Company:  Aquaovo (Montreal, Quebec)  canadian-company
  • Made of:  Borosilicate Glass (extra durable), stainless steel, BPA free plastic
  • Volume:  500ml (17oz),  *250ml Aquaovo Terra also available*
  • Weight:  490 grams (1.1 lbs)
  • Features:  Double walled keeps drinks hot or cold without being hot to the touch. Includes a stainless steel tea strainer to keep loose leaf teas, citrus or herbs inside while drinking.
  • What we liked:  Beautiful. Versatile as both a glass water bottle or tea vessel. Stronger than it looks.  Practical.  Canadian company!
  • Didn’t like:  n/a  Awesome bottle!
  • Retail price:  $29.00

Buy Now (we stock these) ~ Aquaovo Therm-O & Aquaovo Terra Available Here

 

 

2.  First Glass Design Miron Glass Bottle ReviewDSCN0221

  • Company:  First Glass Design (Comox, British Columbia)  canadian-company
  • Made of:  Miron Violet Glass, BPA free plastic cap
  • Volume:  1 Liter (34oz)
  • Weight:  710 grams (1.6 lbs)
  • Features:  Functional piece of art which intends to increase the vitality of the owner. Sacred symbols are etched permanently on the glass to have a positive effect on the body, mind, and spirit.  Bottles are produced in The Netherlands and etched in Canada.
  • What we liked:  Each bottle is a unique piece of functional art intended to help and heal those drinking from it. Strong glass with a beautiful color and vibration.  Etched by an incredible Canadian artist!
  • Didn’t like:  Small opening makes it hard to clean inside.
  • Retail price:  $60-$70 for etched, $19 for un-etched.

Buy Now ~ 5 Models Available Here

 

3.  Lifefactory Water Bottles Reviewlifefactory-water-bottle-canada

  • Company:  Lifefactory, Inc. (Sausalito, California)
  • Made of:  Glass, medical grade silicone, polypropylene (PP#5) cap (BPA Free)
  • Volume:  473ml (16oz)
  • Weight:  445 grams (1 lb)
  • Features:  Flip cap provides a narrow-mouth spout for on-the-go drinking. Pivoting handle provides an easy way to carry the bottle and stows out of the way while drinking. Wide-mouth access makes it easy to add ice cubes, fresh fruit, and for cleaning. All components are made in the U.S. or Europe.
  • What we liked:  Attractive. Well thought out. Silicone sleeve provides excellent grip and protection.
  • Didn’t like: Heavy, but strong ; )
  • Retail price:  $22.99

Check out the full Lifefactory lineup (click on ‘Lifefactory’ in the new page)!

Baby bottles with medical grade silicone nipples are also available.  These are awesome!

 

 

4.  Bamboo Bottle Reviewbamboo-water-bottle

  • Company:  Bamboo Bottle Company (Truckee, California)
  • Made of:  Glass, bamboo, BPA free plastic
  • Volume:  500ml (17oz)
  • Weight:  600 grams (1.3 lbs)
  • Features:  Bamboo exterior is a renewable resource, durable and beautiful.  
  • What we liked:  The look and feel of the Bamboo is very nice.  If the bottle breaks, the glass will be contained within.
  • Didn’t like:  It’s heavy, kinda clunky, and the lid is often difficult to screw on and off. Many people commented that the bright green plastic is not attractive.
  • Retail price:  $30

www.bamboobottleco.com

 

 

5.  Libre Tea Glass Bottle (Libre Large Bottle) Review

  • libre-tea-glassCompany:  Libre (Gibsons, British Columbia)  canadian-company
  • Made of:  Borosilicate glass, polycarbonate exterior, BPA free polypropylene lid interior, and stainless steel.
  • Volume:  420ml (14oz)
  • Weight:  490 grams (1.1 lbs)
  • Features:  Glass interior, polycarbonate (durable) exterior. Versatile, it’s both a glass water bottle and a tea vessel. Double walled, keeps liquids hot or cold. Stainless steel mesh tea strainer.
  • What we liked:  Confident in it’s durability and safety if dropped. Practical. Canadian company!
  • Didn’t like:  Occasional leaks if lid not screwed on very tight.
  • Retail price:  $32.50

Buy a Libre Bottle on Amazon.ca here (more reviews too).

 

 

 6.  bottlesUp Glass Water Bottle ReviewBottlesUp Glass Drinking Bottles Glass Is Back

  • Company:  BottlesUp Inc. (Bluffton, South Carolina)
  • Made of:  Minimum of 75% post-consumer recycled glass by skilled glass workers in Mexico.  Food-grade silicone.
  • Volume:  473ml (16oz)
  • Weight:  536 grams (1.2 lbs)
  • Features:  Handcrafted using ancient techniques in a modern facility.  Silicone grip rings make for a sturdy hold.
  • What we liked:  Produced 100% in North America ; ). Attractive antique looking glass with bubbles within.  Thick and strong.
  • Didn’t like:  The cap. You can’t trust it in your bag or backpack.
  • Retail price:  $25.95

Read more reviews and Buy Now. 

 

 

7.  Tkaro Glass Water Bottle Review (no longer in production)

  • tkaro-glass-water-bottleCompany:  Tkaro Inc. (Toronto, Ontario)  canadian-company
  • Made of:  Glass, stainless steel, silicone seal
  • Volume:  500ml (17oz)
  • Weight:
  • Features:  Stainless steel protective cover is suitable for food and beverage storage
  • What we liked:  Extremely classy looking. Nice to drink from thin glass. Seals well. Unique. Canadian Company!
  • Didn’t like:  It’s fragility and the seal inside can hold moisture and smoothie bits.
  • Retail price:  $39.00  (temporarily not available)

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