Help me hydrate - I need the perfect bottle
June 29, 2012 7:33 AM   Subscribe

Does my ideal drink container exist?

I am on the market for a travel beverage container. I require:

- Absolutely non-reactive even with acidic juice, etc. (so no stainless or aluminum bottles, things end up tasting metallic)

- Able to hold something hot or cold, preferably thermally stable for a good time but doesn't have to be a vac bottle.

- Can be cleaned easily and does not absorb stains or odors at all - I might carry coffee in this one day and juice the next, so this is really key. Most plastics would fail this point, but maybe there's some miracle plastic out there that is also safe with hot things. I also hate those pop-up plastic lids on vac bottle that are impossible to keep clean inside.

- Not overly large; much more than 20oz is overkill, slim and non-bulky designs are appreciated. Hopefully it fits in a standard cup holder or water bottle cage on my bike.

So, is there something that meets my picky requirements out there? I've only found one glass model that comes close.
posted by slow graffiti to Food & Drink (10 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
How about a glass water bottle?
posted by royalsong at 7:37 AM on June 29, 2012 [1 favorite]

One of these with a sturdy lid.
posted by mercredi at 7:39 AM on June 29, 2012

Best answer: Takeya makes great glass bottles like this one. It fits all your criteria.
posted by bedhead at 7:40 AM on June 29, 2012 [6 favorites]

I haven't tried it but I like the Cuppow.
posted by ljesse at 7:42 AM on June 29, 2012 [3 favorites]

The indestructible boy scout classic Nalgene is more than okay with hot temperatures, and does not absorb coloring/odors
posted by MangyCarface at 7:45 AM on June 29, 2012

Tervis tumblers? I think they are pretty impervious to odors, but they are still plastic. They have several different lid options so you can switch them out for different drinks. Plus they are pretty good at insulating.
posted by cabingirl at 7:52 AM on June 29, 2012

Hang on, do you just want it to be heatproof and coldproof? Or do you actually want something like a thermos bottle?
posted by nebulawindphone at 7:55 AM on June 29, 2012

I use the Lifefactory glass bottle and I love it. It's glass so the bottle doesn't alter the taste of drinks and the entire bottle is dishwasher safe.
posted by mbidi at 8:03 AM on June 29, 2012 [1 favorite]

You already have the container. Here's the lid.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 8:05 AM on June 29, 2012 [4 favorites]

2nding Nalgene. Something like this one might work -- it's 24 oz but pretty slim & streamlined.
posted by jabes at 8:39 AM on June 29, 2012

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