I consider myself a bit of a water bottle connoisseur, we’ve reviewed a lot of bottles, but most of my bottles are made out of BPA-free plastic or stainless steel. I’m a big fan of stainless steel water bottles, but I know some people don’t like the way the water tastes when they’re drinking from a metal water bottle. That’s where glass water bottles come in.
My BPA-free plastic CamelBak Eddy is one of my favorite water bottles, so I was thrilled to try out CamelBak’s new glass water bottle. If you want an excellent glass water bottle, CamelBak’s glass Eddy bottle is for you. And with the holidays just around the corner, the glass Eddy is the perfect gift. Here’s my review of what I love about the CamelBak glass Eddy.
Glass Water Bottle Review
The Bottle Feels Sturdy
There is something about how the Eddy glass bottles feels in your hand that helps you realize you probably won’t break it. In fact, I have dropped the bottle numerous times without any cracks or even scuff marks. The silicone sleeve offers good protection for the bottle and keeps it from slipping out of your hand. Plus, the bottle is just made of thicker glass than I’ve seen on other (non-reusable) glass water bottles. It’s sort of like the difference between a wine glass and a glass jar. The only downside to the bottle’s sturdiness is that it’s a little heavy. I wouldn’t take this on long trips with me, but I would highly recommend it for around the home or office.
The Water Tastes Better
I’ve heard the complaint about stainless bottles all the time: “the water tastes funny.” I personally don’t taste any difference drinking from a stainless or plastic bottle, but if you lined up all three — a stainless, plastic, and glass — I’m certain that most people would prefer the taste of water from the glass water bottle. It tastes like delicious regular water, without anything extra.
The Glass Water Bottle is Attractive
The silicone sleeve protects the bottle and adds a splash of color and style. Each of the four color choices (purple, charcoal, aqua, and lime) is vibrant and fun. A glass water bottle is something you’d rather have sitting out on your desk at work than a stainless bottle.
The CamelBak Eddy is Toxin-Free
The CamelBak Eddy doesn’t contain any BPA — the container, lid, straw, and bite valve are all BPA-free. The glass bottle is toxin-free, so you don’t have to worry about what is ending up in your body.
The Bottle is Easy to Drink From
One of my least favorite things about most stainless steel water bottles is that they’re noisy to drink out of. If you have a sport cap on a stainless bottle, it makes a strange squeaky noise. Certainly not something you’d want others to hear if you’re at the office or in a quiet coffee shop. And, if you opt for a regular top, you’ll spill water down your shirt (especially while driving).
The great thing about CamelBak bottles is their bite valve system. You just bite down on the bottle and suck from the straw. Right side up. This means no funny noises from a sports cap, no spills down the front of your shirt, and no spills on the floor. (The valve keeps it from spilling even when it’s on it’s side.) If you’ve previously owned a CamelBak you may have found the bite valve a little difficult to clean. But you’ll be glad to know that this bite valve is a little bigger and therefore much easier to clean.
Who I Recommend This Bottle For
The Eddy Glass Bottle is the perfect bottle for anyone looking for a reusable bottle for work, home, or the car. It’s great for anyone who doesn’t like stainless bottles because of their taste, or are worried about other ingredients in BPA-Free plastic bottles. You can buy the bottle here for about $23. As you can see from reading this glass water bottle review, I’m a big fan of the Eddy Glass Bottle. I know you will be, too.
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