*Edit: As we were preparing this blog we got so excited about the lovely onegreenbottle flasks that we did a collaboration - a limited run of beautiful Small & Wild branded bottles coming very soon to our webshop*
We’ve all reached for our water bottles on a hot day only to find ourselves taking a big glug of sweaty, warm water – a huge disappointment when you’re longing for some ice-cold refreshment!
The satisfaction derived from an insulated water bottle, which keeps drinks ice-cold throughout sticky park trips and on stuffy car journeys is not to be sniffed at. When we bought our first reusable insulated water bottle, our kids all wanted in on the action and immediately realised their superiority to their plastic cousins.
As July is National Picnic Month and also a key single-use plastic awareness month (#plasticfreejuly), we thought it was a great time to highlight some of the best reusable bottles out there.
We've done the hard work for you and trawled the web and our local shops to find the best insulated bottles and flasks out there for kids. Whether your little people are carting around their water all day at school or enjoying iced tea on a day out adventuring, these bottles will keep their drinks cool and refreshing all day long… and as an added bonus, once the cold weather hits again, they will keep drinks warm too.
These guys have to be top of our list. Not only are they a mum-run business based not too far from us down in Brighton, but for every bottle they sell, they reclaim 25 plastic bottles from ocean-bound trash.
Founded by a mum on a mission to create the safest and most sustainable drinking vessels for her family & friends, their fully recyclable bottles are all crafted using 304 grade stainless steel and the sports caps are BPA and BPS free.
Small & Wild Loves Their new LIFE collection in a range of muted scandi neutral colours. Check out the bobbly matching silicone straws and toddler-sized 350ml bottles also!
We’ve a grown-up 21oz HydroFlask which we take out and about with us day-to-day. Our water, or iced tea, is always ice-cold and there’s none of that icky taste you can get from a plastic bottle.
Small & Wild Loves Their pallet of colours generally, but would love to get our hands on a kid's 12oz hibiscus flask. The silicone ‘Flex Boot’ is a brilliant addition on the base of the bottle providing extra protection and grip on slippy surfaces.
The adults in our household cart around Yeti Rambler flasks with hot shot caps filled with tea or coffee on a nearly daily basis so we were excited to spot their kid's range also. They’re pretty serious bits of kit with some good, solid credentials including ‘super strong stainless steel armour’ and come in a range of 6 bright, bold colours. Ours have accompanied us on camping trips, woodland adventures and slow mornings in the park and are yet to show signs of wear and tear.
Small & Wild Loves Their ‘Sea Foam’ colourway, a bright mint flask perfect for all little Wildlings. Yeti promise leak-resistance, their bottles and caps are dishwasher proof also plus they offer a life time guarantee.
Hot/Cold Yeti don't specify a time for this, rather say it depends on the contents and conditions
There aren’t many parents who haven’t lusted after something from Liewood – their muted parent-friendly palette is pretty unmistakable… and who doesn’t want to colour match their flask with their toys?!
Small & Wild Loves: That the bottles come with both a normal and a sports lid included. Smaller children are bound to love the cute animal faces and bigger kids will love the sophisticated two tone bottles.
Frank Green began with reusable coffee cups and has expended it’s range to include bottles and homewares too. Its founder was fuelled by childhood experiences of hundreds of plastic bottle washing up on the beach near to his home and the desire to make a change. The bottles are crafted with an innovative ceramic inner with a stainless steel outer for ‘a pure flavour experience.’
Small & Wild Loves Our super-hero-obsessed middle Wildling spotted the monster themed flasks and It was love at first sight. They’re brilliantly fun and a bit a departure from your run-of-the-mill bottle with a muted palette but still manage to be beautiful.
Hot/Cold How long it stays hot or cold for will depend on the volume of drink, the temperature of your initial beverage and how often you release the seal by opening and drinking from your frank green.
Becky & Kate x