A review of Super Sparrow water bottles A real-life test of Tritan sports bottles, and stainless steel insulated flasks (350ml/500ml/750ml/1000ml/1500ml)
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Are you looking for a water bottle that’s BPA-free, Insulated, and eco-friendly? Among the thousands of options available, we’ve recently come across the Super Sparrow water bottles line, and we’ve been genuinely impressed. Here’s our Super Sparrow water bottles review, where we’ll go through all the different models describing the strong points and eventual flaws of each of them.
We receive many products for testing, but not all of them end up being reviewed here on Cycloscope. When I got the Super Sparrow water bottles I wasn’t sure what to expect, but now they have become a daily part of my life; I use each of them for different purposes and I’m quite happy overall.
Super Sparrow Water Bottles in a Nutshell
Tritan Sport Bottle – Tritan Plastic / Not Insulated
Ultralight Standard Mouth – Stainless Steel / Insulated
Stainless Steel Standard Mouth- Stainless Steel / Insulated
Tritan Sport Bottle
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Let’s start with the only plastic product in the Super Sparrow line. The Tritan Sport has quickly become one of my cycle-touring water bottles of choice.
This is the lightest bottle on this list, it’s easy to use one-handed, has a protective cap to protect the mouthpiece from dust and mud, it’s grippy and solid, and delivers fast water flow thanks to the clever air-hole on the lid.
Tritan is indeed one of the best plastic materials in the world. 100% non-toxic, heat resistant, and shatterproof, it’s also in medical grade devices. It has the look and feel of glass, is neutral in taste, and it’s free from BPS (bisphenol S) and all other bisphenols.
The removable strainer is a nice feature if you like to infuse herbs in your water.
Let’s start our review of the stainless steel series from the only one-handed bottle of them all, the Ultralight Insulated.
This one is my go-to insulated cycling bottle for coffee, tea, or cold drinks on the go. Although it could be a bit grippier, this bottle really does its job and it’s super easy to clean (as opposite of many classic style bike bottles).
Made of 18/10 medical grade stainless steel, leakproof, and featuring a one-handed opening protection lid, the Ultralight stand by its name by being 35% lighter than similar bottles thanks to the rotating thinning technology.
The Insu-shield insulation keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 12. It comes in 25 different colors and it’s warranted for a lifetime for manufacturing defects.
Weight: 314g (12oz)
Material: Ultralight stainless steel
Available sizes: 350ml (12oz)/ 500ml (17oz)/ 750ml (25oz)
Here’s the most solid of the Super Sparrow bottles, which means it’s also the heaviest. The reinforced steel at the bottom makes this bottle pretty much bombproof, it could be ideal for difficult trails where you might bump your bottles on sharp rocks, if only it had a carry strap.
Personally, I use this as a house bottle and to carry it in my car, since it perfectly fits my cup holder (while it doesn’t fit in a standard bike bottle cage).
It comes with two interchangeable caps: a twisting steel cap and BPA-free plastic folding straw. The double wall insulation keeps hot for 12 hours and cold for 24. A sweatproof finish and a slim and tall design make the grip quite comfortable. Lifetime guarantee like all Super Sparrow stainless steel bottles.
If you’re looking for a wide-mouth option Super Sparrow’s got you covered. This model is quite wider than the others, both at the mouth and at the flask, which makes it very stable (perfect for bumpy boat rides) but not the handiest to grab unless you have big hands.
On the positive side though, its width makes it the easiest to clean. Also, the insulation here works even better than on its siblings, with a vacuum insulation device inside the lid for additional temperature control.
I use this one as my office thermos, to sip hot tea during the long hours spent at the laptop to work on this cycle touring blog. The tea stays hot as it should.
Made of 18/8 stainless steel, dishwasher safe, a bit on the heavy side.
The 750ml one does still fit in a standard bike bottle cage, making this a great third bottle for cycle touring.
My actual setup is: Tritan Sports 1L on the main cage, Ultralight Insulated in the vertical cage, and this one on the bottom of the downtube). This way I have two insulated bottles with a combined capacity of 1.5l – I eventually use one for hot and one for cold drinks, or just to keep more water cold – plus an ultralight 1 liter that I refill with cold water once it’s empty (I drink fast when cycling).
The Ultralight Standard Mouth is made of medical grade 18/8 stainless steel, it’s 26% lighter than other steel bottles, and incredibly easy to clean.
The standard insulation is hot up to 6 hours and cold for up to 12, but this can be doubled by the insulated pouch (see picture below), which also comes with a very handy and long carry strap.
Again, two caps are included: a stainless lock-temp lid and the Super Sparrow folding straw.
Weight: 314g (120z)
Material: 18/8 stainless steel
Available sizes: 500ml (17oz)/ 750ml (25oz)/ 1l (32oz)
All Super Sparrow water bottles have double wall stainless steel insulation with a rating of cold up to 24 hours and hot up to 12 hours. The exception is the Tritan Water Bottle, which is made of Tritan Plastic and therefore not insulated.
Are Super Sparrow bottles BPA-Free?
Yes, all Super Sparrow bottles are BPA-Free, made of stainless steel or Tritan medical-grade plastic.
What material are Super Sparrow bottles made of?
Super Sparrow bottles are made of stainless steel or Tritan medical-grade plastic.
Do Super Sparrow bottles come with straws?
Yes, all the bottles come with two BPA-free plastic straws.
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