The 13-ounce EarthLust Bottle is made by California-based, family owned EarthLust. The company was founded by a mom who wanted to find safe bottles for her children, and this backstory may appeal to some buyers. The 18/8 stainless-steel EarthLust bottles are BPA-free, and come in 13-, 22- and 33-ounce sizes. EarthLust's distinguishing feature is a wide variety of designs. The bottle features a small opening, which makes it easier to drink from but more difficult to clean. Sport tops are available instead of the bottles' standard screw top with carabiner.
While there are few critical professional reviews of the 13-ounce EarthLust Bottle, it's included in HuffingtonPost.com's list of "Best Reusable Water Bottles" and in Vegetarian Times' "BPA-Free at Last." The website SafeWaterBottleReview.com reviews this bottle as well, though it isn't a very critical review. Amazon.com users provide the greatest wealth of information about this bottle's pros and cons.
HuffingtonPost.com lists nine "best" reusable bottles and allows readers to vote on them. Writer Lindsay Armstrong suggests the EarthLust Bottle as a more stylish alternative to the Klean Kanteen. It isn't clear exactly how the bottles were chosen for the list, and readers give the EarthLust Bottle a 6.6 out of 10. Compared to other bottles this score isn't bad, but there's little information to back up the score.
Review: The Best Reusable Water Bottles, Lindsay Armstrong, Jan. 29, 2010
2. Vegetarian Times
Four Vegetarian Times staffers list their top BPA-free water bottles in this short article, including the 13-ounce EarthLust Bottle.
Review: BPA-Free At Last, Elizabeth Turner, April 2009
With more than 50 customer reviews, the EarthLust Bottle scores a respectable 4 stars. The most common issue seems to be trouble with the paint chipping or melting, despite users following washing instructions. If consumers are looking to the EarthLust Bottle for style, chipping paint may be a deal-breaker.
Review: EarthLust Stainless Steel Water Bottle, Contributors to Amazon.com