I’ve been a fan of Super Sparrow bottles for a couple of years now as I love their sports bottles, so I was thrilled when the brand reached out to me and asked if I’d like to review some more of their BPA free range. Let’s take a look at Super Sparrow & what they have to offer.
About Super Sparrow
The brand was born is 2015 to fill the need for safe, eco-friendly hydration. They’ve since expanding their product range with an array of stylish, high performance bottles for hot and cold drinks on-the-go.
Super Sparrow provide a selection of reusable water bottles, all of which are eco-friendly, BPA-free, odourless, dust-proof and leak-proof, making them hygienic and practical.
BPA Free Super Sparrow Water Bottles: Good For Your Health, Great For The Environment. But their water bottles are more than just healthy & eco friendly, they’re also highly practical, fun & durable, coming in a variety of designs, sizes and colours.
“All our bottles are eco-friendly, reusable, odourless, safe and BPA free, leak & dust proof.”
Super Sparrow offer an exciting range of BPA-free water bottles for hot and cold fluids. They come in different sizes, designs and colours to suit a range of purposes, situations and personal preferences, whether you’re using them at home or on the go.
- Small Mouth : 350ml (12oz) / 500ml (17oz) / 750ml (25oz)
- Standard Mouth : 350ml (12oz) / 500ml (17oz) / 620ml (21oz) / 750ml (25oz) / 1000ml (32oz)
- Wide Mouth : 500ml (17oz) / 750ml (25oz) / 1000ml (32oz)
- Tritan Sports Bottle : 350ml (12oz) / 500ml (17oz) / 750ml (25oz) / 1000ml (32oz) / 1500ml (51oz)
- Artist Series : Stainless steel bottles with artist designs.
They also offer a few accessories for your bottles. Who says drinking water can’t be stylish?
Straw lid / Bottle sling (carry strap) / Bottle boot (anti-slip sleeve for the bottom of the bottle).
BPA-Free Water Bottles : Why Go BPA-Free?
I’ve written previously about going BPA-free. Many products, both single use & reuse, might contain BPA without you realising, and it’s an issue that’s getting more attention in recent years.
BPA (bisphenol A) is a chemical that has been in use since the 60s, predominantly found in epoxy resins and polycarbonate plastics. It’s used in bottles, packages, plastic cutlery/tableware and containers, as well as the insides of some metal products like cans and food tins. It’s been found to seep from bottles and containers into our food and drink.
Exposure to BPA has been linked to various health issues, though the FDA rules it safe in very small amounts. Regularly using products that contain BPA, especially reusing them, is therefore a worrying thought.
The true extent of the dangers and ramifications of BPA exposure are fully not known, but it’s believed to have potentially damaging effects on the endocrine system, brain function and hormones, and that it’s a contributory factor to various cancers, heart disease, birth defects and illnesses.
The best advice is to reduce it where possible and opt for BPA-free alternatives.
Super Sparrow Review : My Thoughts
I was kindly gifted three bottles to test drive. The Tritan sports bottle is the only one I’ve used before, this time in a different colour. The other two were totally new to me.
Wide Mouth :
The wide mouth bottles are insulated and made from BPA-free silica gel and food-grade stainless steel. They’re food-safe, suitable for kids and adults, and they’re recyclable. These doubled-walled bottles have vacuum insulated technology with a vacuum-seal cap to ensure your liquids stay either hot for 12 hours or cold for 24 hours.
These have a unique design that uses a ‘spray colour holding process’, giving it a soft matte texture. The streamlined shape makes it easy to hold and use, while the small flexible handle on the lid makes it easy to carry or attach to your bag.
I personally love how this one looks and how it feels. It has a sophisticated design that’s distinctive with the softer matte texture, while also being sturdy and versatile.
I’m really pleased with this one! Unfortunately it’s currently only available in Europe, but there may be stock back in the US in 2021.
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Standard Mouth :
These are some seriously impressive, hardcore bottles. With the standard mouth bottle, you’re not just getting a bottle, you’re getting a package of awesomeness. Inside the box you’ll find the bottle itself, a ‘jacket’ with straps, an interchangeable lid, carabineer, two reusable straws and a cleaning brush.
The jacket is a great addition for keeping drinks the ideal temperature, making carrying convenient and preventing any damage to the bottle when out and about.
This has an interchangeable drinking cap. The first is the loop cap, which looks like a cork with a metal handle, which you can secure with the carabineer to bags or whatever else for extra convenience. You can use straws in the wide mouth, making it a little more disability-friendly. The other attachment is the sports cap, which delivers a high flow rate for smooth, easy drinking without needing to remove the cap, making it perfect for on-the-go activities or sports.
This is a great hot or cold bottle. Stainless steel is heat-resistant, so you can safely keep hot fluids in this bottle and reuse over time without any warming or cracking. Meanwhile, cold fluids stay chilled without any condensation or sweating.
The bottle is, much like all the Super Sparrow bottles, ergonomically designed. It’s shaped so that most people can use it one-handed and it has a very robust form with hardwearing materials. I can see this being fantastic for sports or camping, but I’m looking forward to using it for picnics once the pandemic is in the rear view mirror.
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Tritan Sports Bottle :
This is a superior sports bottle, made with craftsmanship and BPA-Free Tritan Copolyester. It’s shaped in such a way to make one-handed use possible for most people. The materials look sleek, but it’s a pretty sturdy bottle. This is the bottle I’ve bought and used myself for a few years now. I’ve had purple and greeny blue shades, so I thought I’d go for something different with a vivid pink. I’m not a pink girl, and yet this really appealed to me. It’s a rich, deep pink that’s eye-catching and happy.
The carry strap is very handy, which I find useful just for carrying around the house when I’ve got my hands full with other things. The lid is simple to use with a push-button function: Push the button at the front and the lid pops up, revealing the spout for drinking from. Push the lid until it clicks closed after use. It’s designed for one-handed use and it’s spill-proof, dirt-proof and leak-proof. There’s a small air hold on the lid by the drinking spout to allow for effortless drinking with the fast flow of water.
I’ve found the lid to work very nicely. It’s well made so you shouldn’t have any problems with it sticking or breaking after only a few uses. I also like the little catch; pull this down and it’ll lock the lid in place, so you can’t accidentally push the button and open the lid. This is very useful when putting the bottle in your bag!
I’ve found it very convenient to use and haven’t had issues with the open/locking function, unlike with some plastic bottles that have rather tacky plastic lids that don’t last long. Of the bottles I’ve used over the years, they’ve all lasted very well and I’ve only swapped between bottles out of choice, not out of encountering any faults.
These Tritan Sports Bottles come in a range of colours. Some are more ‘matte’ in looking frosted, like the purple one I used to have. Others, like this pink one in the photo, are glossy and clear. These two styles and the colours are rich and vivid, which a great selection to choose from in a range of sizes.
What I especially love is just how good water tastes from these sports bottles! I keep mine in the fridge when not in use to keep it nicely chilled. It tastes so clean and delicious in a way that it doesn’t when poured in a glass or an inferior plastic bottle.
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I’ll admit I used to reuse, years ago, regular plastic water bottles like Evian. It wouldn’t take long before you could smell them. I’d also gone through a few really cheap reusable bottles and the same thing happened there; after a few uses and cleans, the bottles would develop a foul smell, and these wouldn’t have been BPA-free either.
Single use plastic is something the world is trying to get away from. If you can cut down your consumption, recycling and reusing where possible, then you’re doing a good thing for the environment. I’d also argue it’s a more cost-effective solution, especially if you’re regularly buying single use plastic drinks bottles.
One of the things I really love about Super Sparrow bottles are their quality. I’ve found them to be reliable and hard-wearing, making them a worthwhile investment that should last you a while.
I’ve had cheaper bottles in the past that have not lasted longer than two or three months because bits have broken off or they’ve developed a pong that refuses to disappear.
As I mentioned with the Tritan bottle, I love how clean drinks taste in these bottles. That there’s no BPA hidden in the product makeup anywhere is also very reassuring.
Bottles can easily be washed and reused for ongoing use. With the plastic Tritan bottle, I tend to just rinse the bottle and mouthpiece before refilling, then give it a thorough clean once a week using warm water and detergent before leaving to air dry.
With the standard mouth bottle, you’ll get the cleaning brush for the reusable straws which is handy to have as these can be tricky to clean otherwise. The rest of the bottle is simple to wash out with a little detergent and dry.
I find the plastic sports bottles are especially practical. They’re sturdy and rugged for taking on-the-go, with a wrist strap and a handy lock mechanism to stop you accidentally popping open the lid.
The standard and wide mouth bottles are particularly well-built for taking out with you, whether that’s to the shops, the gym or a camping expedition. For more hardcore adventures, the standard mouth with the jacket and strap can be particularly useful.
I actually use my plastic sports bottles at home daily. Instead of using a glass for water, which I’m prone to knocking over or leaving it out for the hairy cat to get his fur in, I use a bottle. It’s so much easier and safer, and it tastes amazing from the bottle too. Since getting these three bottles here, I fully intend to use all of them at home, but the wide and standard mouth bottles for warm drinks. too.
All of these bottles are very versatile for around the home or out & about, whether that’s at work, out walking, at the the gym, hospital appointments, camping, hiking the Himalayas or having a quiet picnic in the park.
In A Nutshell
I wouldn’t go back to other reusable bottles since using these. I’ve been happy over with my Tritan sports bottles over the last couple of years and I’ll continue using them, but now I’ll be using more in the range as well.
Each type of bottle manages to tick all of the boxes: Convenient and easy to use, great quality, hard-wearing, they look fantastic, drinks taste lovely, and they’re all highly practical. A brand & product line I’d highly recommend!
Try, Buy & Love Super Sparrow
[ Products mentioned have been gifted in return for an honest review, which I’ve provided here. ]