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These insulated water bottles are perfect for temperamental Australian winters

Plastic water bottles just don't compare.

There is nothing like a hot bevvy on a cold Winter’s morning, but when the next day presents with a hot wind, and our cravings shift for a cold drink, what are we to do? 

Ahh, that’s right! The insulated water bottle, designed and created just for this purpose. Crafted with double walled insulation, these bottles keep water both ice-cold and steaming hot for extended periods.

So, whether you have planned a trip out with the family, or if there is a day of office work ahead of you, the insulated water bottle is guaranteed to keep you happy and hydrated. 

To make it all the more simple, we have rounded up a list of the top-rated insulated water bottles available to shop in Australia. Read on to find a water bottle suited to your style and budget.

The best insulated water bottles in 2024

Owala freesip stainless steel waterbottle
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Owala FreeSip insulated stainless steel water bottle in Shy Marshmallow, $35.44, Amazon

Catering to the sippers and swiggers of the world, the Owala FreeSip water bottle features a two-in-one straw to open drinking section. 

Key features:

  • Capacity: 1L
  • Keeps beverages cold for up to 24-hours
  • Push button FreeSip spout
  • Easy to clean – minimal hard to reach surfaces 

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BB Australia stainless insulated bottles
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BB Australia stainless steel insulated water bottle, $25.95, Amazon

BB Australia is a small Aussie owned business that will support you just as much as you’ll support it. With first-hand knowledge of the Australian lifestyle, BB has designed an insulated water bottle catering to triage of needs from sipping on the go, to chugging water after a long day in the sun, and enjoying a hot tea in the outdoors.  

Key features:

  • Capacity: 620mL
  • Available in five colour variations
  • Includes a straw lid, wide mouth lid, and tea/coffee lid
  • Double wall insulation

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Frank Green water bottle in mint gelato
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Frank Green stainless steel ceramic reusable water bottle in Mint Gelato, $49.95, The Iconic

It would be unjust to not include the good ol’ Frank Green in the list of best insulated water bottles. Preparing for a long day of study or work? This ceramic-lined water bottle guarantees a day of happy sipping, cold or hot!

Key features:

  • Capacity: 595mL
  • Ceramic-lined construction
  • Spill-resistant 
  • Unbreakable base
  • 12-month warranty 

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Ello cooper vacuum insulated water bottle
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Ello Cooper vacuum insulated stainless steel water bottle in Halogen Blue, $47.03, Amazon

With a singular touch lip flip button, and an acrylic lid covering, this water bottle from Ello Cooper is a must-have for the cold and flu season ahead of us. 

Key features:

  • Capacity: 1.1L
  • Available in seven colour variants
  • 100 per cent leak proof
  • Soft silicon spout
  • Easy to clean
  • BPA-free

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Hydro flask water bottle
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Hydro flask wide flex straw cap in stone, $76.83, Amazon

Again, just like the Frank Green, this list would be incomplete without the Hydro Flask. You may have heard of this one after it went viral on social media for its trendy appearance and durability. 

Key features:

  • Capacity: 1L
  • TempShield️ double-wall vacuum insulation
  • Keeps water cold up to 24-hours
  • Wide Mouth opening – ice-cube friendly

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Berusd insulated tumbler
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Berusd insulated tumbler with handle, $19.98, Amazon

What is it about a handle that takes an average water bottle to an accessory? If you find that you never have an arm free, then this just may be the way to go. 

Key features:

  • Capacity: 1.2L
  • Available in nine colour variants
  • TempShield insulation keeps beverages cold up to 11-hours, and hot up to 7-hours
  • 100 per cent BPA-free and non-toxic

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Lululemon water bottle

Back to life support water bottle, $55, Lululemon

A little more up market, the Back to Life Support water bottle from Lululemon is as aesthetic as it is functional. With a range of colours to choose from, why not mix and match with your yoga or Pilates wear?

Key features:

  • Capacity: 710mL
  • Vacuum insulation 
  • Easy to open and leak proof
  • Double wall design

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Grand Ties wide mouth insulated water bottle
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Grandtides wide mouth insulated bottle in ivory white, $65.77, Amazon

For the times when a one litre water bottle just won’t suffice, look to Grandtides for a double walled and double duty unit like this one here. 

Key features:

  • Capacity: 1.89L
  • Double walled food-grade stainless steel
  • BPA-free
  • Keeps water cold up to 12-hours, and hot up to 8-hours
  • 100 per cent leak proof

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Thermos stainless insulated water bottle
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Thermos stainless steel vacuum insulated drink bottle, $26.97, Amazon

Tried and tested, the Thermos brand never fails to deliver in the insulation department. Light weight and super compact, the Thermos stainless steel vacuum insulated drink bottle is the perfect size to keep in your work bag. 

Key features:

  • Capacity: 470mL
  • Keeps water cold up to 24-hours, and hot up to 10-hours
  • Light and compact design
  • Stainless steel interior and exterior 

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Maxwell Williams insulated water bottle
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Maxwell & Williams rach jackson rock garden drink bottle, $10, Amazon

Known for their artistic take on kitchen items, Maxwell & Williams set out to impress with this Rach Jackson garden design. Plus, with a matching dining set, you can really make a statement.

Key features:

  • Capacity: 480mL
  • Double walled insulation
  • Made from impact resilient stainless steel

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Are insulated water bottles worth it?

If you are in the market for a water bottle that will keep cold or hot all day long, then yes, the insulated water bottle is worth the purchase. While these water bottles come in a variety of shapes and sizes, they all feature a double walled insulating system which works to keep water ice cold for extended periods, and water hot for up to 15 hours. 

Can you put hot drinks in insulated water bottles?

Yes, you can. Unlike plastic and stainless steel water bottles, you can safely poor boiling water into insulated bottles. It is, however, important that you ensure the water bottle is completely leak proof to avoid possibility of burns. 

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