Hydrasip Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I choose hydrasip?
Hydrasip bottles, including the collar are made of solid 304 18/8 stainless steel. Stainless steel is one of the most hygienic materials used in all food preparation applications. It is not porous, is resistant to corrosion, staining, and antibacterial properties, therefore resists buildup of bacteria and is easy to clean.  Hydrasip bottles are the only bottle designed with an ergonomic hold design for easy grip and comfort.  Every hyrasip bottle you order comes with our Select Cap Design, this includes both the loop and sport cap at no additional charge. Hydrasip bottles are attractive, healthy and safe while reusable and 100% environmentally friendly. Use hydrasip stainless steel bottles and help save our oceans and stop the alarming plastic landfill explosion. Please refer to our bottle feature page for further details.

Why should I fill my hydrasip stainless steel bottle with tap water vs. bottled water?
It is estimated that more than 40% of bottled water is actually filtered tap water...which in turn actually removes some of the healthful natural ingredients from the water. Contrary to the abundant marketing messages, tap water is potentially healthier than bottled water.  Consider this, the bottled water you are purchasing is repackaged in an environmentally hazardous container with a fancy name and label, exposed to several methods of transportation while exposing these bottles to extreme temperature fluctuations for an undetermined period of time AND then priced 9,000 times that of plain tap water! Tap water is highly regulated and consistently monitored for quality and is closely regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Clean Water Act of 1977. Bottled water is not regulated by the EPA.

Why use hydrasip stainless steel drinking bottles instead of plastic (polycarbonate) drinking bottles?
Hydrasip stainless steel water bottles are an attractive, healthy and safe solution to polycarbonate drinking bottles.  Plastic bottles contain varying amounts of biphenyl-A (BPA), a building block chemical necessary to make polycarbonate drinking bottles. Stainless steel water bottles are made with the “performance characteristics of non leaching chemicals” and are the proven alternate to consumers having concerns about BPA.

Why use hydrasip stainless steel drinking bottles instead of aluminum drinking bottles?
Hydrasip stainless steel water bottles are an attractive, healthy and safe solution to aluminum drinking bottles. Stainless steel bottles do not require any coating or lining on the interior bottle surface. Most aluminum drinking bottles require a lining material in order to prevent taste inconsistencies and leaching; these liners can often be made with a baked on lacquer which contains varying amounts of biphenyl-A(BPA). BPA can leak out of aluminum lined bottles and into your drink.

What is stainless steel?
Stainless steel is defined as an iron-carbon alloy with a minimum of 10.5% chromium content. Stainless steel is one of the most hygienic materials used in all food preparation applications. It is not porous, is resistant to corrosion, staining, and antibacterial properties, therefore resists buildup of bacteria and is easy to clean. There are several different grades of stainless steel. Hydrasip uses only the highest quality, type 304 18/8 food grade stainless steel.

What are my hydrasip Select Caps made of?
Hydrasip loop and sport cap are made of toxin and BPA free food grade polypropylene, which is durable and has no known leaching characteristics. The food grade silicone (a natural element found in both rock and sand) seal is stain resistant, hard-wearing and toxin free. Caps made from BPA free are also cost effective. All hydrasip bottles come with our Select Cap Design, this includes both caps at no additional charge.

Why do I get two caps with every bottle that I order?
Hydrasip, unlike most of our competition, strives to provide you with safe options at no additional cost. We have selected the optimum cap style for the active lifestyle and are providing both at no extra cost instead of forcing our customers to place a second order and spend additional money for an alternative cap.   We have created a quality and economic solution... both caps are included with every bottle.

Why is my hydrasip bottle collar stainless steel instead of polypropylene?
Utilizing a stainless steel collar allows for smooth, rounded, sweeping threads, with no creases for bacteria to hide, making it easier to clean thoroughly.

What is the difference between a hydrasip single wall and double wall bottle?
The simple answer is “insulation”. We recommend liquids with desired holding temperatures be used with vacuum sealed hydrasip double wall bottles (ideal for hot liquids as well as cold!). The double wall will aid in holding desired temperatures for an extended period of time.  Because of the vacuum seal double wall construction varying temperatures of the liquids cannot be felt on the exterior of the bottle. The single wall bottles are lighter in weight and perfect for everyday use (NO hot liquids please!).   Also, due to the insulation layer, double wall bottles hold 17oz of liquid compared to 27oz for the single wall style.

Why is my hydrasip stainless steel bottle a different shape than others?
Hydrasip bottles are the only stainless steel bottle designed with an ergonomic design for easy grip and comfort. Hydrasip’s design is attractive, affordable and environmentally friendly all at the same time. This unique design also assists with hydrasip bottles fitting into most standard cup holders and bike cages.

Will my hydrasip stainless steel bottle react with acidic beverages?
No. Hydrasip high quality solid stainless steel will not corrode or react to acidic beverages.

Why does my single wall hydrasip stainless steel bottle sweat?
This is due to naturally occurring condensation. This process is safe, natural and expected/normal. Double wall bottles do not produce condensation and therefore do not “sweat”.

What is the warranty on my hydrasip stainless steel water bottle?
Please refer to the warranty page to find the answers to your questions.

General care and use of my hydrasip stainless steel bottles?
Please refer to our care and use page to find answers to your questions.

Can I put hot liquid in my hydrasip stainless steel bottle?
Only hydrasip double wall bottles are safe for hot liquids.  Hydrasip single wall bottles are not insulated and present a burn hazard if used with hot liquids. Please refer to “What is the difference between a hydrasip single wall and double wall bottle” above for further information.

How much does my hydrasip bottle weigh?
The single wall bottle weighs only 11oz!
The double wall bottle weighs just under 1 lb.

Will my hydrasip bottle fit in my cup holder and bike cage?
Unlike most other bottles that are “same diameter shaped” through the length of the entire bottle body, the hydrasip curved ergonomic design assists with fitting into most standard cup holders and bike cages.