What began as a niche category a few years ago has exploded into the mainstream, as water bottles are now offered by a plethora of manufacturers.
A slew of new styles debuted at last month’s International Home + Housewares Show, and HFN has selected a few to highlight, both here and in a post-show video currently running on hfnmag.com.
The Bobble from Move Collective is a shapely new item designed by Karim Rashid. It features its own filter, so chlorine and organic contaminants are removed from municipal tap water for safe drinking.
Oxo launched its first water bottle, which comes in a range of bright colors. The products are made of Tritan, a BPA-free, dishwasher safe material.
Teen eco-entrepreneur Riley Hoffer partnered with CynerGreen for a line of stainless steel bottles called CG Kidz, in 12- and 16.9-ounce sizes. A portion of the line’s sales will go to environmental programs at schools.
Copco’s Cold To Go Cup can be used for water as well as other drinks, and has a stir straw and a textured non-slip comfort grip.
The cold hydration bottles from Thermos will keep beverages chilly for up to 12 hours. They have a one-hand push button design, are BPA free and have no interior coatings or linings.
Oggi launched a number of new designs in both stainless steel and aluminum versions at the show. New styles include the fun Flower Power bottle, which has a 26-ounce capacity and is made of stainless steel.
For people who want to avoid plastic altogether, there are now options with glass. SiliSkin built upon its line of silicone-covered glass baby bottles with a new line for adults. Its To-Go water bottle has a 10-ounce capacity and a fun, silicone covering.
The iconic milk bottle shape provided the inspiration for Takeya’s Classic glass bottle, which comes with colorful silicone jackets for both a soft grip and protection.
Aladdin’s Clean & Pure Water bottle has an 18-ounce capacity and an easy-drink spout for drinking on the go. It also comes in three colored lids and handles.
Whether the market will support so many bottles remains to be seen, but it looks like consumers nationwide will be well hydrated for a long time to come.—Andrea Lillo