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Fizz on the Go: The Best Water Bottles for Carbonated Drinks

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Choosing reusable water bottles for carbonated drinks is no easy feat. For one, people’s preference for water bottles nowadays transcends utility, touching on everything from personality to aesthetics. While this obsession with water bottles is a bit freaky, we are proud to say we are a part of the cult. 

Best Water Bottles for Carbonated Drinks

Now, add the fizz factor to the complexities of choosing water bottles, and we have something more difficult than algebra. You might already know that carbonated drinks don’t go well with just any type of bottle, and if you risk it, it’s either a crime scene of bottle explosion or tasting a flat drink with no hint of fizz. 

So, we took matters into our own hands, and after long research, have brought you the best water bottles for carbonated drinks that retain the fizz, keep the drink cold, and leave no chance for spills or leaks. This guide is for fizz lovers who like to carry their favourite beverage around!

But before we delve into the many great choices, let’s first take a look at what type of bottle works best for carrying carbonated drinks!

What bottles can you put Fizzy Drinks in?

Ideally, in bottles made from PET plastic, glass, or stainless steel. 

Store-bought fizzy drinks come in PET bottles or aluminium cans because they are designed to withstand the pressure created during carbonation. Even home soda makers come with reusable PET carbonation bottles for this purpose. Glass bottles are ideal as they don’t allow CO2 to permeate, thereby retaining the fizz longer. However, if you want to keep your drinks fizzy and cold for a long time, insulated stainless steel bottles are the best option. 

Can you put Fizzy Drinks in a Water Bottle?

Yes, as long as the bottle is designed for holding carbonated drinks. Regular bottles are deemed unsuitable for soda water or fizzy drinks as the pressure due to carbonation can cause them to leak or even burst. CO2 can also permeate through the bottle, losing the fizz and making the drink go flat. A bottle will also lose carbonation if it’s susceptible to temperature changes. 

Can you put Carbonated Drinks in a Stainless Steel Bottle?

Yes, as long as the stainless steel bottle is designed for this purpose and is very durable. They are one of the best choices for carbonated drinks. 

Vacuum insulated water bottles for carbonated drinks are designed with an external wall and internal wall that do not contact each other, thereby preventing heat transfer via conduction. This technology allows them to maintain the temperature of your beverages for extended periods. They essentially put a barrier between the differing temperature molecules and seal out the heat transfer by keeping the cold in.

Moreover, these bottles are also effective at keeping carbonated drinks fizzy. The tight-sealing lids on these bottles prevent the escape of carbon dioxide, the gas that gives drinks their fizz. As CO2 is contained within the bottle, your carbonated drinks remain fizzy for long periods. Don’t expect miracles, though, because it will lose its sparkle eventually, as with any fizzy drink bought from the store.

How to Select the Best Water Bottles for Carbonated Drinks?

A good water bottle for carbonated drinks can maintain the effervescence of your beverage while being practical, durable, and convenient to use without issues like leaks and spills. Here are some key factors to consider when selecting a water bottle for carbonated drinks.

  1. Material: The material of the bottle can significantly affect the taste and temperature of your drink. Stainless steel water bottles are often preferred as they are durable, do not impart any flavours, and have good insulating properties to keep your drink cold.
  2. Seal Quality: A tight seal is crucial for maintaining the carbonation of your drink. Look for a carbonated water bottle with a leak-proof lid and seal to ensure your drink stays fizzy and to prevent any potential spills or leaks.
  1. Insulation: Insulated bottles can keep your carbonated drinks cold for hours, enhancing the refreshing experience of drinking sparkling water.
  1. Ease of Cleaning: Bottles with a wide opening are usually easier to clean, which is an important factor considering the sugar content in some carbonated beverages that can lead to bacterial growth or leave a residue. 
  1. Durability: Carbonated drinks create pressure, so both the bottle and the cap should be strong enough to handle this without deforming or breaking. 
  1. Size and Portability: Consider the capacity and weight of the bottle to select one that fits your needs. Some prefer large bottles to hold more fizz water, while others prefer ones that are travel-friendly and easy to carry around. Some bottles also come with features like a loop or carabiner for easy attachment to a bag. You also may prefer a bottle that fits your cup holder, so a smaller size may be the ideal option here.
  1. Compatibility with Carbonation Machines: Some water bottles for carbonated drinks are compatible with at-home carbonation machines like SodaStream and the Ninja Thirsti Drink System. This can be a convenient feature if you carbonate your drinks at home.

Now that you know how these bottles work and some key factors to consider when purchasing, let’s move on to our list of top performers! We have compiled a selection of, in our opinion, the best water bottles for carbonated drinks, specifically chosen for their ability to keep your beverages fresh, cold, and fizzy throughout the day while being practical and durable. They all don’t look too bad, either!

Travel-Friendly Water Bottles for Carbonated Drinks

“Built For The FIZZ”

Ninja Thirsti Travel Bottle

While a bit on the pricey side, Ninja Thirsti Travel Bottle is one of the coveted options among soda lovers, owing to its ability to keep your drinks fizzy and cold for a long time. Its patented BubbleLock Interior is specially designed to hold carbonated drinks, although the bottle is ideal for carrying just about any drink, be it still, sparkling, hot, or cold!

This carbonated beverage bottle is also sleek and stylish and features a comfortable silicone handle that swings up for hanging or folds down for holding. The 24 oz bottle holds more than an average-sized drink and also fits into most cup holders! The slightly flat side has an ergonomic touch that gives a more natural and secure grip when holding the bottle. Overall, it’s a solid sparkling water performer and is compatible with the Ninja Thirsti Drink System. Read Our full Ninja Thirsti Drink System Review Here.

Specifications/Features

  • Volume: 24 oz. (700ml) Also available in 18 oz. (532 ml)
  • Materials: Stainless steel-Insulated-Scratch Resistant Coating
  • Top Seal: Leak Proof Screw Cap with Lid
  • Dimensions: 3.19″W x 10″H
  • Weight: 0.45 Kilograms (15.8oz)
  • Cleaning and Maintenance: Dishwasher Safe
  • Insulation Ability: Cold for 24 hours/ Ice for 2 days/ Hot for 12 hours
  • Colours: Mint, Black, Blue, Grey, and White
  • Compatibility with cup holder: Fits cup holders bigger than 3.15”
  • Warranty: 5 years
“Popular and Versatile”

IRON ºFLASK Sports Water Bottle

Available in a range of chic colours, the Iron Flask Sports Water Bottle is an excellent choice for those who like to travel in style. It’s equally impressive in keeping your carbonated drinks fizzy and cold/hot beverages at their optimal temperature. Made from high-grade stainless steel, it is durable, well-built, and doesn’t transfer flavour to your drink.

The powder coat exterior offers a good grip and leaves no room for condensation. Including 3 different lids such as the spout lid, flip lid, and handle lid, it’s versatile enough to buckle up for any occasion. While we think the 24 oz is the ideal size for a drink bottle, you can also choose from 12 oz, 16 oz, 20 oz, 32oz, and 64 oz. 

Specifications/Features

  • Volume: 24 oz. (700ml) Also available in 12 oz. (355ml), 16 oz. (473ml), 20 oz. (591ml), 32 oz. (946ml), and 64 oz. (1893ml) 
  • Materials: 18/8 premium stainless steel with a powder-coated exterior
  • Top Seal: 3 leakproof lids: Spout Lid, Flip Lid, and Handle Lid
  • Dimensions: Base (2.8in), Height (10.1in), Mouth Opening (1.9in)
  • Weight: 11.3 oz ( 0.32 kg)
  • Cleaning and Maintenance: Hand-wash only with soapy hot water
  • Insulation Ability: Keeps your drink COLD for up to 24 hours, and HOT for up to 12 hours. 
  • Colours: 26 color options
  • Compatibility with cup holder: ONLY the 12 oz, 16 oz, 20 oz & 24 oz fit in cupholders
  • Warranty: Lifetime Warranty
“One Bottle Fits All”

COLDEST Sports Water Bottle

True to its name, this sparkling water bottle is a cut above the rest when it comes to keeping your beverages cold. With triple insulation technology, the bottle retains the temperature of your cool fizzy drinks for over 30 hours! It is made from sturdy stainless steel and comes with 3 tight leakproof lids, including the Blendinator, making it easy to mix your protein shakes and pre-workout drinks on the go. This lid also helps you level up your sparkling drink with some fruit pieces! 

While the tapered design of the bottle can feel a bit top-heavy, it fits easily into most cup holders. In addition to the 26oz, you can get it in 36 oz. and 46 oz., if you need more capacity! COLDEST Sports Water Bottle is a certified sustainable product, and the company has also been recognized as climate neutral by Climate Partner as they measure and offset the carbon footprint of every product.

Specifications/Features

  • Volume: 26 fluid ounces (770ml) Also available in 36 oz. (1065 ml) and 46 oz. (1360 ml)
  • Materials: PREMIUM STAINLESS STEEL
  • Top Seal: 3 leakproof lids: Chug Lid, Flip Lid 2.0 with a handle, and Insulated Loop Lid
  • Dimensions: 5″W x 13.7″H
  • Weight: 1.5 lbs (0.6 kg)
  • Cleaning and Maintenance: Hand wash only with soapy hot water
  • Insulation Ability: Cold/ice cold drinks for 36+ hours and hot beverages for 13+ hours 
  • Colours: 24 colour options
  • Compatibility with cup holder: Fits most cup holders
  • Warranty: Lifetime Warranty over Manufacturer’s Defects
“A Buddy for Your SodaStream Machine”

Tepist TwentyO Stainless Steel Water Bottle

The Tepist Stainless Steel Bottle is one of the best water bottles for carbonated drinks if you own a SodaStream machine at home. Compatible with most SodaStream models, it can be used straight as a carbonation bottle to prepare your sparkly water and preserve the fizz right away. However, be cautious when filling the bottle and leave room for carbonation to ensure it doesn’t overflow.  

Featuring a double wall construction, the bottle’s insulation is also exceptional, preserving your cold drinks for up to 72 hours. The leakproof loop handle makes it easy to carry the bottle or attach it to a carabiner. Featuring a double-wall construction. The exterior features a powder coat finish and will resist normal wear and tear very well. Tepist Stainless Steel Bottle is available in 20 oz and 30 oz. 

Specifications/Features

  • Volume: 20 oz. (591ml) Also available in 30 oz. (887ml)
  • Materials: 18/8 PREMIUM STAINLESS STEEL with powder coat exterior
  • Top Seal: Leakproof Loop Lid
  • Dimensions: 2.75″ W x 11.25″ H
  • Weight: 14 oz. (0.4 kg)
  • Cleaning and Maintenance: Dishwasher Safe
  • Insulation Ability: Cold/ice cold drinks for 72+ hours and hot beverages for 6+ hours 
  • Colours: Black, Coral, Silver, Teal, and White
  • Compatibility with cup holder: Fits most universal cup holders
  • Warranty: N/A
“Best for Your Chilled Drinks”

Takeya Actives Insulated Water Bottle

With a foolproof construction, Takeya Actives Stainless Steel Water Bottle is another durable and travel-friendly choice for seltzer addicts. It is strong enough to withstand daily use and comes with a removal bumper for the bottom to prevent denting. The powder coat exterior leaves no room for condensation.

Takeya’s patented Chill-Lock triple insulation technology keeps your drinks chilled for up to 24 hours. The leakproof spout lid with a hinge lock is very convenient and won’t get in the way when sipping! The lid also features a loop handle, allowing you to carry or hang the bottle easily. While you can also get the bottle with a straw lid, we don’t recommend it for carbonated drinks. In addition to the 24 oz, you can get Takeya Stainless Steel Water Bottle in 18 oz, 22 oz, 32 oz, and 40 oz.

Specifications/Features

  • Volume: 24 oz. (710ml) Also available in 18 oz. (532ml), 22 oz. (650ml), 32 oz. (946ml), 40 oz. (1183 ml)
  • Materials: 18/8 PREMIUM STAINLESS STEEL with powder coat exterior
  • Top Seal: Leakproof Spout Lid with loop handle
  • Dimensions: 3.25″ W x 10.38″ H
  • Weight: 12.3 oz. (0.35 kg)
  • Cleaning and Maintenance: The bottle is dishwasher-safe, but the lid is hand wash only
  • Insulation Ability: Keeps cold drinks for up to 24 hours and hot drinks for up to 12 hours
  • Colours: Over 17 colour options
  • Compatibility with cup holder: Fits most universal cup holders
  • Warranty: Limited lifetime Warranty
“The Most Friendly”

CamelBak Chute Mag Vacuum Insulated Water Bottle

CamelBak Chute Mag Stainless Steel Bottle is very user-friendly in design and is recommended for carbonated drinks. It features a magnetic lid that stays out of the way when drinking, and the angled spout delivers high flow without spills. The leakproof lid also comes with an integrated handle for easy portability.

As for insulation, the bottle does a solid job, with drinks staying cold for up to 28 hours! Made from food-grade stainless steel, it doesn’t transfer any taste to your water. The coated exterior provides a good grip, and the bottle won’t suffer from condensation, regardless of how cold your beverage is. Chute Mag stainless steel water bottles for carbonated drinks are available in a variety of sizes, such as 12 oz, 20 oz, 25 oz, 32 oz, and 40 oz, making them an ideal choice for kids and adults.

Specifications/Features

  • Volume: 25 oz. (739ml) Also available in 12 oz. (355ml), 20 oz. (591ml), 32 oz. (946ml), 40 oz. (1183 ml)
  • Materials: 18/8 PREMIUM STAINLESS STEEL with powder coat exterior
  • Top Seal: Leakproof magnetic spout lid. The bottle is also compatible with Eddy+, Carry Cap, Pivot Bottle, and Hot Cap, which have to be purchased separately. 
  • Dimensions: 3.74”W x 10.24”H 
  • Weight: 13 oz. (0.37kg)
  • Cleaning and Maintenance: The bottle is dishwasher-safe
  • Insulation Ability: Keep cold drinks for up to 28 hours and hot drinks for up to 11 hours
  • Colours: Over 10 colour options
  • Compatibility with cup holder: Fits most cup holders
  • Warranty: Got Your Bak™ Lifetime Guarantee
The  Portable Carbonator

Drinkmate InstaFIZZ

InstaFizz is not a regular water bottle. It is a handy portable home soda maker that lets you carbonate any drink whenever you want. With this, you don’t have to worry about losing the fizz over time and even create your favourite drink right in the bottle. Every time you want to carbonate something, insert one CO2 charger to the bottom and twist. The fizz strength is decent. 

The bottle features a stainless steel construction, a silicone sleeve for added grip, and a ring on the lid to carry it easily. However, it’s only available in 20 oz. size and can carbonate up to 15.5 oz of liquid. Also, this carbonator bottle doesn’t come cheap because, in addition to the bottle, you also have to keep purchasing CO2 chargers to carbonate your drink. While it may not be ideal for longer distances, it’s a good one for longer journeys or outdoor adventures. Read our full review of InstaFizz to know more!

Specifications/Features

  • Volume: 20 oz. (591ml) Can only carbonate 15.5 oz. of liquid
  • Materials: Stainless steel and plastic
  • Top Seal:Leakproof lid with a built-in carry-ring
  • Dimensions: 3”W x 10.25”H 
  • Weight: 1lb (453g)
  • Cleaning and Maintenance: The bottle is hand wash only
  • Insulation Ability: N/A
  • Colours: Black, blue, green, and white
  • Compatibility with cup holder: N/A
  • Warranty: 2-year warranty for manufacturer defects

Conclusion

Reusable bottles are a must-have for those of us who are aware of water’s subtle flavours and picky about which water we like to taste. But carrying your favourite water, sparkling or otherwise, is one of the many perks of carrying a water bottle when you head out! 

We hope our list of the best water bottles for carbonated drinks helped you choose a good portable sparkling water bottle to suit your needs. One thing to remember, though, is that insulated stainless steel bottles will lose carbonation faster if you open them often. However, they are still a superior option compared to others. As for temperature, you can refrigerate the bottle for some time before pouring the drink to prolong its insulation period. Finally, do consider the sustainability certificates or other features that make the bottle an eco-friendly and safe one for us!

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