Chillyís Bottles Review
Chillyís Water Bottles
Chilly's make high end designer water bottles that come in a huge range of amazing colours and designs, that are insulated to keep drinks at the perfect temperature, and that come in a range of sizes to meet your needs.
These bottles were designed to make sense for busy lives. The founders wanted to create a bottle that you really like, enough to take out with you every day, and therefore ditch the habit of buying water in plastic bottles.
So are they any good?
Chilly's bottles are made from food-grade stainless steel, they are BPA free. The interior of the lid is plastic and the seal is a silicone o-ring.
The opening at the mouth is fairly narrow at 35mm which is quite a bit narrower than the Klean Kanteen or FOSH equivalent bottles. This makes Chilly's arguably easier to drink from while you are on the go, less chance of spilling water or anything else you might be drinking down your front, but the narrower neck does also make it more difficult to add ice cubes and you might want to invest in their special ice cube tray.
The bottles are available in 3 sizes: 260ml which measures 20.3 x 6.4cm, 500ml which measures 26 x 7cm and 750ml which measures 30 x 7.6cm.
What's great about Chilly's bottles?
When it comes to meeting a need it's pretty obvious what you will require from a reusable bottle and Chilly's bottles tick all the boxes.
✔ Leakproof. Throw it in your bag or wave it around your head. So long as you've got the lid on you're all good.
✔ Insulated keeps drinks hot or cold. Even kept wine ice cold all day at a sweltering hot festival, the outside of the bottle was hot to touch. The contents super chilled!
✔ Stylish. These bottles look great. Whether you want matt black, shiny rose gold, pretty pink flamingos or gorgeous Emma Bridgewater designs there's a Chilly's bottle for every style. And it's fine to collect all your favourites!
Plus they are stainless steel so easy to clean, environmentally friendly, and they come beautifully packaged so make great gifts.
When a Chilly's bottle might not be the best choice
❌ Not a negative as such, especially not for people who like to drink straight from the bottle, but Chilly's bottles don't have the option of a flip or sports lid meaning they are trickier for one-handed operation and might not be your first choice for children or for a bottle to use at the gym.
That being said the small bottles are the perfect size for keeping a kids size portion of milk or juice cold all day and you can always use a straw.
❌ The size of the mouth. Although this is arguably the perfect size to drink from, which is obviously the primary function of a water bottle, I would argue it is not the perfect size for adding ice cubes, bashing may be required if you don't have the funky Chilly's tray. It's also not my favourite bottle for making herbal tea in, although I do because I can make it before I go to bed and drink it, still hot, in the morning.
Are Chilly's Bottles worth it?
Spending over £20 on a water bottle might seem like a lot of money but I think it's fair to say, as is so often the case you get what you pay for.
Chilly's bottles are very durable, offer great performance, and look great. If you are drawn to the style and love the designs then these bottles won't disappoint in terms of performance or value for money.
Next up: Finding a water bottle that keeps water cold.