"I don't go anywhere without this bottle!"

Read more reviews

Hard-Sided Bottle

(159) Write a Review Read Reviews

Features You'll Love

  • BPA free
  • Built-in carrying loop
  • Durable hard-sided plastic
  • Easy sip straw
  • 23 oz. capacity

The Reviews Are In


out of 5

Total Reviews



Hard-Sided Bottle is rated 3.0059880239520957 out of 5 by 167.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Mold?! I purchased this bottle because, in my effort to regain my health, I have cut out soda, sweet tea, and other sugary drinks from my diet. This bottle provided convenience in the fact that I simply had to fill it up with tap water and go. I took it everywhere, even to restaurants in order to avoid drinking their dirty-tasting tap water. I had been using it for about a month, rinsing the nozzle periodically, as the instructions say to do, when I noticed MOLD growing in the nozzle, below the mouthpiece. I tried to reach the spot to clean it out, but since there is no way to take the lid assemply apart, I was unable to remove the mold from the nozzle. In essence, my bottle is now garbage.
Date published: 2014-03-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor function and quality I have purchased 3 of these bottles in the past few months specifically for the fact that they filter and have spent over $50 between the bottles and the filters. The first bottle dropped off a desk and shattered. I then bought two more, a 24oz and a 32 oz. Both of them leaked out of the top whenever transporting or trying to drink from them. One made a horrible embarrassing noise when drinking. Again, one fell a few feet and shattered. For the cost they should be stronger and better quality. As others have mentioned, you can't get a refreshing drink from them as you can only get a little at a time. Now I have several filters and one remaining leaky bottle. Not impressed.
Date published: 2014-04-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Lid grows mold I loved this bottle at first! Yeah it had a few quirky issues like making noise when you suck the water and leaking water out the top when the straw was left up, but no big deal. But then after a few months of use I noticed that there was black mold growing inside the lid! Gross!!!! I clean it in the dishwasher weekly and have tried getting at that mold in every way I can think of. There is no way to take the lid apart to properly clean it. A significant design flaw. I bought this bottle so I could drink nice clean water. Unfortunately the bottle itself could make me sick. Sadly, I will no longer be using this bottle. Brita, you need to make the lid to the hard sided bottle so that you can take it apart.
Date published: 2013-12-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Too Much Work to Drink from this Bottle! Trying to get away from disposable bottles, I got this one, thinking Brita had a good reputation. This is my first experience with their products though. Unfortunately, it takes way too much suction to get a drink when it is mostly full. And it's downright impossible once you get to just above the 8oz line. You have to really suck it, and it makes loud gurgly noises, completely inappropriate for the office. It is unusable, and I am very disappointed. This is the first day of use, so I came on the site to see if I had missed something in the prep, but apparently it is just a poor design.
Date published: 2014-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this bottle! I've had my Brita bottle for over half a year and I love it! I've been lucky to not have many of the problems that others have had (cap breaking, suction, mold). The filter works and the water definitely tastes better. I've dropped my bottle on concrete before and there were only minor scratches so I would say it's pretty durable. The bottle does leak when it's tipped over, but it's not a problem for me because I place the bottle on the side of my backpack in the water bottle slot. Tip: I wash the bottle with dish soap often and clean the inside of the mouth piece with an alcohol-soaked cotton swab so mold doesn't grow inside of it.
Date published: 2014-12-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do not buy This product is a waste of money. My fiancé and I bough two of them, one for us each, and they both broke. We didn't have them long when his started to become difficult to drink out of. We took it apart and took a look at it and the soft plastic inside the staw had become warped causing a blockage. A few weeks later my bottle did the same thing. I was do upset because I loved usuing the bottle! It was nice to have at the gym and would have hopefully saved us a ton of money by not buying water bottles anymore. It could have been a really great product. Very disappointed.
Date published: 2014-08-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from So disappointed I was very excited to use my water bottle! I didn't even mind that it was hard to drink out of, and occasionally made a weird noise. However, there is mold growing in the cap of the bottle. If I didn't have the blue one, with the clear top, I wouldn't have even known. My husband has the gray one, and he couldn't see if there was mold in his. The thing is, there's no way to take it apart to clean it, but obviously there is moisture getting in there. I am going to have to throw both of ours away. I was just sending an email to customer service, when I read the reviews for the bottle and realized that I am not alone...what a bummer.
Date published: 2015-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great buy. Let me just start off by saying if you are having trouble drinking through the straw or experience loud gurgle when doing so, your filter is not installed correctly. Make sure it is pressed firmly so the seal is closed. I made this mistake when I first got it and had a heck of time trying to get water. When I took it apart and made sure all seals were firmly in place, it worked like a charm. For everything else, it's sturdy and large water bottle. How can you go wrong?
Date published: 2013-03-14
  • 2016-10-21T06:12CST
  • bvseo_cps, prod_bvrr, vn_cps_3.4.0
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_10, tr_157
  • loc_en_US, sid_hard-sided-bottle, PRD, sort_relevancy
  • clientName_Brita

Change Your Hard-Sided Bottle Filter

See More FAQs »