EcoVessel Water Bottles – While there are many excellent reusable water bottles available, EcoVessel water bottles stand out for many reasons.
Living in the dry southwest, our family brings water bottles everywhere we go.
It’s a habit, even in the winter months.
We choose stainless steel, rather than reusable BPA-free plastic ones, 98% of the time.
During the school year, this also means our kids bring a stainless steel water bottle in their backpacks each day.
They also pack water for their lunch bags.
They need water bottles that are reliable and easy to use for 180 days each school year.
We own many water bottles and have tried many through the years.
We have various ones for different circumstances.
In the summer and for outdoor adventures, we carry water bottles that hold 25 or more ounces.
For school, our kids bring water bottles that are at least 16 ounces.
For their lunches, they need something much smaller.
EcoVessel water bottles
We owned The Surf, and now we own two EcoVessel water bottles.
We wanted a smaller one for lunches and a larger, all-purpose one for everything else.
EcoVessel Scout review
One of our biggest problems has been finding an appropriately-sized stainless steel water bottle to fit in our kids’ lunch bags.
We had tried a competitor to EcoVessel in the past; however, the lid broke after a few months.
Additionally, while it was BPA-free plastic, we preferred stainless steel. It was also 16 oz and took up a lot of room.
Our goal was to find something smaller.
What we like about the EcoVessel Scout:
13 oz size
The bottle’s size fits well in taller lunch bags as well as shorter ones.
It holds 13 oz which is an ideal amount to bring for lunch.
Easy to use
It’s easy to lift and open the drinking spout.
You can keep the straw in for no-tilt drinking or choose to remove it.
Materials and design
This water bottle is made from 18/8 single layer stainless steel.
It’s not insulated but for our purposes, this isn’t a problem.
It’s suited for cold drinks, not hot.
Again, this meets our needs.
There is a wide-mouth which makes it easy to fill.
We like the wide mouth also because it makes it very easy to clean as well as dry out completely.
It’s hand wash only.
We are used to this with water bottles.
We empty them when the kids are home from school and rinse them out and wipe them down.
Like with all reusable water bottles, we air them out completely overnight to inhibit mold growth.
The Scout is easy for kids to hold and carry with the loop in the lid.
Colors and designs
They have cute, unique designs which are suited for children.
What could use improvement:
The lid handle is wide.
It’s four inches which takes room in the lunch bag but it’s not a deal-breaker.
Some may view this as an attribute as it’s handy for kids to carry it.
However, for our purposes, we just wanted something our kids could use at lunch.
Designs and patterns
The EcoVessel Scout comes in artistic, appealing designs.
However, being our kids are older, it would be great if EcoVessel would offer the Scout in bright solid colors — even more than one color, with stripes, etc. — to appeal to tweens and teens.
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EcoVessel The Boulder review
This is EcoVessel’s triple insulated water bottle.
They advertise you can carry any drink, any time.
This water bottle has fast become one of our favorites.
It’s ideal for many outings.
What we like about EcoVessel’s The Boulder:
20 oz size
Many insulated stainless steel water bottles that hold 20 oz (600 ml) are bulky and much larger.
This one is sleek and narrow.
There are many choices of bright, solid colors.
We own the Hudson Blue which is rich and vibrant.
We also like you can choose Silver Express which is not painted.
It’s stainless steel which means there isn’t paint to chip.
The Boulder has triple insulation.
It will keep your drinks cold for 36 hours.
Being we live in such a hot, dry climate, this is a benefit.
It will keep drinks hot for 8 hours.
Materials and design
The Boulder is slim and fits in our car drink holders easily.
It also fits in our bikes’ water bottle holders.
It’s made with 18/8 food grade stainless steel.
There’s also a strainer for ice, tea, fruit, etc.
The top is easy to unscrew to drink from.
It also has a wide enough mouth which makes it easy to fill as well as to clean.
Like the Scout and most water bottles, this is hand wash only.
It’s easy to clean with a bottle brush, and the wide mouth allows enough air to come in for it to air dry completely.
We love that it doesn’t contain a straw.
However, if that is your preference, you can interchange lids with one of EcoVessel’s other water bottles.
If you like using strainers to keep ice at bay or to use with tea or fruit, you will find this one easy to use and remove.
The stainless steel strainer comes with a handle that folds down.
Easy to use
It’s leak-proof and condensation free so you can carry it in your bag without worrying about anything getting wet.
It’s narrow and easy to hold.
There’s also a loop to make it easy to hold while hiking, etc.
What could use improvement:
We love everything about The Boulder.
It will be interesting to see how long the plastic handle holds up.
This is a flaw on many other water bottles we’ve owned: After a few months, the strap breaks.
The Boulder’s appears to be very sturdy.
We also like that it’s wider and thicker than other handles.
EcoVessel stainless steel water bottles
While we’ve only reviewed EcoVessel’s Scout and The Boulder, the offer other quality drinking vessels as well.
EcoVessel’s designs make it easy for you to enjoy a green lifestyle.
They also support Water for People, an international nonprofit.
(EcoVessel sent us the Scout and The Boulder for review. The opinions are our own.)