Staying hydrated and caffeinated with the Welly insulated and infused water bottle


During the summer months, I always find it relatively easy to stay hydrated. The warm temparatures and constant state of sweating just makes me pound water like crazy. However, when the weather turns a little bit, I find that I’d rather just forego hydrating like I should. The winter months also keep me feeling a little less jovial and energetic as I normally would be. Welly Bottle seems like they could really keep me on track this winter, as well as year round.

Welly bottles are simple, all things considered. They are made from insulated stainless steel, which allows them to keep drinks warm for up to 12 hours and cold for up to 24. Outside of that, bamboo is used complete the wrap, giving the bottle both a classy look and a moisture-free quality. While all the bamboo is the same shade, there is a colored silicone to give it a little flair around the lid and also on the bottom. The four options are:

  • Mint
  • Blue
  • Black
  • White

I liked that it had a wide mouth, especially for when adding some ice to my tea. It also made cleaning it a bit easier than trying to work with a smaller entrance. In addition to the bottles, you can also accessorize with a drinking lid and/or a bamboo handled cleaning brush.

Inside the Welly bottle is a removable infuser, which is perfect for tea or coffee. There are a few ways to go about it – the first being just adding a few tablespoons of ground coffee or loose tea to the bottom of bottle itself, adding water and letting steep, and finally adding the infuser to keep grounds from coming out during the pour. The second is to do a pour over method, where the infuser is placed first and then coffee or tea is placed in it before pouring water over. Then the infuser and grounds can be removed. If you are looking to do infusing of cold water with fruits, vegetables, or herbs, just add them to the bottle and use the infuser as a blocker. It’s pretty simplistic and works quite well. I didn’t experience any grounds getting through on any of these options.

What makes it even better is that for every bottle sold, Welly gives $1 to bring clean water to people in need. They also donate 3% of sales to sustainable water projects in developing countries.

They also have custom options, if you are looking to get something for your running group this holiday season.

Company: Welly Bottle (Instagram)



  • Materials: 18/8 Food-Grade Stainless Steel, Bamboo, BPA-free plastic, Silicone

More about Welly Bottle:

Welly bottles are made with natural, renewable resources. We support charity: water, an organization that is saving lives through clean water and sanitation projects in developing countries. All in all, Welly is about being a source of wellness for people all over the world. The name “Welly” also recalls my dear Mom, Elly, who would join me in this cause if she still could.

Thank you to Welly Bottle for providing us with samples. Please read our transparency page for info on how we do our reviews.

About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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