Water Bottle Guide: The Different Types of Water Bottles You Can Customize

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When you’re on-the-go all day, a reusable water bottle is a must-have item for every person. We all rely on our trusty water bottles to keep us hydrated all day, while we’re in the office, on the field, or just running errands.

It’s no wonder that reusable water bottles have become a staple custom promo item for many businesses and organizations. The durability and functionality of water bottles make them the perfect canvas to print your logo on. Not only do they make the perfect company swag item, they’re also great giveaway items at trade shows and a great item to add onto any team uniform.

And with so many options for reusable water bottles to design, we’re going to break down the different types of materials and styles available, so you can quickly pick which one you’d like to customize with our logo!


The 4 main materials that reusable water bottles are available in are:

1. Stainless Steel

2. Plastic

3. Aluminum

4. Glass

Keep reading to find out more about each type of custom water bottle below!

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is by far one of the most popular options for reusable water bottles because of its temperature control and vacuum insulation features. This water bottle will keep your water cold for hours, so you can have a refreshing sip of your beverage each time. Plus, the sleek design of most stainless steel water bottles make them look more expensive and of higher quality.


• Well-insulated to maintain the temperature of your beverages for longer

• On trend and modern design

• Chemical resistant

• Strong and durable material

• Long lasting

• Customizable with your logo or design

Stainless Steel Water Bottle


Plastic water bottles are great for everyday use because of the lightweight feel of them, making them easy to carry in your bag or keep on hand at work. The main downfall of custom plastic water bottles is that most of them are not insulated, which means your beverage won’t stay hot or cold for as long. On the other hand, the main selling point for plastic water bottles are their affordability, which makes them ideal custom promo items to giveaway at fundraisers, trade shows, or community events.


• Lightweight and easy to carry

• Dishwasher safe

• Affordable

• Available with different lids – twist, screw-on, push-top, and straw

• Customizable with your logo or design

Plastic Water Bottle


Aluminum is another popular water bottle material that is the ideal choice for outdoor activities or team sports. The design of custom aluminum bottles provides a larger ounce capacity, making it easier to go longer without having to refill your water bottle. They’re also very affordable, easy to carry, and have a wide design that will showcase your logo or design front and centre.


• Lightweight and easy to carry (most come with an attachable clip)

• Durable exterior

• Long-lasting

• Affordable

• High ounce capacity

• Customizable with your logo or design

Aluminum Waterbottle


Glass is a versatile material that is used to store both food and liquid because it doesn’t alter or change the flavour of any substance it holds. Although a little heavier to hold and more delicate, it’s a great custom water bottle choice that looks classy and modern with your design added onto it. Also, most glass water bottles are chemical free and made from natural materials, making them a safe choice to carry your beverages in.


• Strong material

• Chemical free and made from natural materials

• Stylish and modern appearance

• Dishwasher safe

• Fresh taste at each sip

• Customizable with your logo or design

Glass Water Bottle

Ready to Design Your Own Custom Water Bottle?

With all this information about the different water bottles in mind, we hope you’re excited and ready to get started on customizing your own custom water bottle with your logo or design. Once you’ve picked your water bottle of choice, simply click on the “Design it Yourself” button and head over to our Design Studio to put together your very own custom water bottle!

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