My family and I have been using reusable drinks bottles for years now, and we’ve been through a few different types with the children to find ones that are leak-proof, easy to drink from and easy to keep clean.
Some claim to be leak-proof but have a cap that can really easily be knocked open, resulting in soaking wet school bags.
Others have caps and spouts that are almost impossible to keep properly clean and hygienic.
So when Super Sparrow asked me if we wanted to test out some of the water bottles in their range I was really excited to see what they had to offer. And I think we may have found a winner here in our search for the perfect reusable drinks bottles.
Super Sparrow have 4 different styles of drinks bottles to choose from, and we put 3 of them to the test.
We were sent a wide mouth stainless steel insulated bottle, a standard mouth stainless steel insulated bottle, and 2 Tritan sports bottles. The range of bottles that Super Sparrow have is spot on in my opinion. There are enough choices to suit pretty much any needs, but not so many that it’s impossible to make a decision.
The only trouble we had was with picking what colours we wanted, because there were lots of lovely options we could’ve gone for!
If you’re looking for new drinks bottles for your family, then here are our thoughts on the different types that Super Sparrow have to offer.
Super Sparrow wide mouth stainless steel insulated bottle
This is a lovely, classic drinks bottle which is perfect for so many different situations.
It’s available in 3 different sizes, 500ml, 750ml, and 1000ml and no matter which size you choose the opening is a really wide 66mm.
My husband chose the 750ml bottle and is really happy with it. It is quite big in your hands and, obviously, holds that bit more water so it’s great for a day out or just to have on the table next to him to remind him to keep drinking through the day as he’s working.
One thing we were pleased with is that, even though it’s a pretty big bottle, it still fits in the stretchy pocket on the side of his backpack so it’s really convenient for when we’re out and about. There’s also a great, sturdy handle on the cap which makes it comfortable to carry on its own.
The bottle uses stainless steel double-walled vacuum insulated technology (try saying that five times fast!) to keep hot drinks hot for up to 12 hours, and cold drinks cold for up to 24 hours, which is incredible. On a hot day at the beach it’s so nice to be able to have a perfectly cold drink on hand to cool us all down.
The outside of this bottle (and the other stainless steel ones in the range) has a matte texture which makes it nice and grippy. This along with the little arc in the middle of the body of the bottle make it really easy to hold onto and drink from.
Super Sparrow standard mouth stainless steel insulated bottle
This is the bottle that I picked out for myself and it has barely left my side since it arrived!
Like the wide mouth bottle it’s a pretty classic water bottle at first glance but there are some little details that really make it great. It’s available in 5 different sizes, from 330ml which would be great for lunch boxes or short trips out, to 1000ml which is perfect for big days out or keeping you hydrated throughout the day without having to keep refilling.
I opted for the 750ml bottle which is perfect for getting me to drink more while I’m working at home, but still great for popping in my bag when we go out.
Like the wide mouth bottle that Steve picked, this one fits really nicely into the side pocket of my backpack so it’s always nice and accessible while we’re out at the beach or the park.
It also has the same stainless steel double-walled vacuum insulated technology as the wide mouth bottle so it keeps hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold, as well as being completely leak-proof.
What I particularly like about this bottle though is the fact that it comes with 2 interchangeable caps.
One of them is a simple screw on cap that comes off completely to let you drink from the open mouth of the bottle. The other cap is a sports cap with a straw that flips out so you can drink really easily on the go.
You also get a spare straw and a little straw-cleaning brush in the box too, which is really useful.
Super Sparrow Tritan sports bottles
These are the bottles that we chose for Rhys and Nerys and they’ve been a huge hit, with both them and me.
They love the bright colours, the handy carrying strap, and the fact that they’re really easy to drink from.
I love the fact that they’re completely leak-proof, really durable, and nice and easy to clean.
The Tritan sports bottles from in 3 sizes, 350ml, 500ml, and 1000ml and they’re perfect for school lunchboxes and for popping in a bag for a day out. They would also be great to take to the gym to keep you hydrated as you work out.
They’re made from BPA free plastic so there’s no worries about anything nasty leeching out into the children’s drinks. They’re not insulated like the steel bottles, so they don’t keep drinks hot or cold, but they’re still perfect for the children to take to school and on trips out to the park or the beach.
What I really love about these Titan bottles is how nice they are to drink from. There’s no valve or anything, so once you’ve popped the top open the drinks flow freely so there’s no frustration from the kids when they’re really thirsty.
The caps themselves are great because they lock into place to keep them safely closed, but are still really easy to open. You just have to flick the catch down and then press a button for the cap to open up.
We’ve been really impressed with all of the Super Sparrow water bottles that we’ve tested, and they’ve quickly replaced the other bottles we used before.
I love the fact that they’re all completely leak-proof so we can chuck them in our bags when we go out and not worry about them leaking everywhere.
I also love the smart little features like the carry handles, and the fact that they’ve clearly been designed to make drinking from them as easy and enjoyable as possible.
Whether you need a water bottle for your children to take to school, for family days out, or for taking with you to the gym, there’s something in the Super Sparrow range that would fit the bill perfectly. And with a huge range of colours to choose from you’ll be able to find something to suit every member of the family!
All the drinks bottles are available from the Super Sparrow website and from Amazon.
Disclosure: We were sent these bottles for the purpose of this review but all thoughts, words, and images are my own.