Welcome to our DYLN water bottle review. In this comprehensive buying guide and review, we’ll compare the original DYLN living alkaline water bottle vs the newer DYLN insulated water bottle.
We’ll also answer the most important question: Are DYLN water bottles worth it? Or are there better options to boost the quality of your daily drinking water?
We’ve reviewed mostly every alkaline water filter bottle on the market and have a complete understanding of how they work. There are two primary types of alkaline water filter bottles:
- The first type relies on reactions between mineral filter cartridges or bags and your tap water to make alkaline water
- The second type filters your water first to remove impurities with the use of activated carbon before adding alkaline minerals to boost pH
DYLN water bottles fall into the first category.
Let’s start by exploring the core features of both types of DYLN water bottles before moving on to the current DYLN info. After that, we’ll wrap up the article with our expert opinion to help you make the most informed buying decision.
DYLN Living Alkaline Water Bottle Features & Overview
- Capacity: 750 ml or 25.4 oz
- Advertised pH increase to 9+ and ORP reduction to -150 mV (ORP is a measure of antioxidant potential)
- DYLN’s VitaBead diffuser contains magnesium, tourmaline, zinc, and silica
- VitaBead Diffuser Life: 400 refills
- Made with surgical-grade 316 stainless steel (unlike most popular water bottle brands such as S’well that use 18/8)
- Bamboo Cap w/ Carry Handle & Removable Silicone Sleeve
- Water must sit for 15-20 minutes for pH boost to take effect
DYLN Insulated Water Bottle Features & Overview
In this section, I list only the features that make the insulated bottle different from the Living Water bottle to avoid repetition:
- Capacity: 950 ml (vs 750 ml in the Living Water bottle)
- VitaBead Diffuser Life: 315 refills or roughly 3 months of regular use
- The bottle interior is made of 316 surgical-grade stainless steel while the outside is made of food-grade 304 stainless steel
- Double-wall vacuum insulation w/ a copper outer layer keeps your beverages cold for up to 24 hours (add ice for better effect)
- Wide-mouth opening to make adding ice easier than you’ll find with a narrow-mouth S’well bottle
- Flexible wide-grip carry handle
- Condensation-free design
- Made in China w/ Japanese steel
What to expect?
Now that you know how both versions of the DLYN bottle water work, let’s see what to expect from DLYN bottles.
As part of our analysis for all products we review, we investigate current information to identify positive and negative trends. We then pass this information along to you to consider before you buy.
DYLN Living Water Bottle
- For the price, there’s a good chance you’ll be dissatisfied with the quality of the materials.
- The bottle shows damage if dropped (easily dents).
- It’s important to test the pH of your alkaline water using accurate pH test strips to confirm whether DYLN water retains an alkaline pH rather than taking DLYN’s word for it.
- If you already own a water ionizer and are on the hunt for alkaline water on the go, you’ll more than likely be disappointed with DYLN water compared to your ionized water.
- Perhaps the appearance and aesthetic appeal are the greatest advantages of owning the DYLN Living Water bottle.
- You may not like the taste of the water or the effect the minerals added to the water have on your stomach.
- Overall, we recommend being extra careful about choosing the Living Water bottle as a reliable alkaline water solution.
DYLN Insulated Water Bottle
- Since the insulated water bottle is relatively new, there isn’t enough info available to draw any definite conclusions.
- You may find that the bottle does not keep your cold beverages cold for up to 24 hours. DYLN appears to be competing with top brands such as Hydro Flask and S’well, which will be a steep uphill battle for DYLN.
- The bottom line is the DYLN insulated water bottle is essentially the same as the Living Water bottle, except it’s larger and insulated.
Our DYLN Water Bottle Review
Okay, I know that the last section wasn’t the most exhilarating read of your life, but now for the fun part. I was eager to get to our review because parts of DYLN’s advertising are suspect.
Before I share our DYLN water bottle review, I want you to know that we’ve spent the past year reviewing, researching, and inspecting the guts of every type of water filtration product currently on the market, particularly alkaline water products.
The reason I’m telling you this is so you know that we know what we’re talking about when it comes to alkaline water. This isn’t our first rodeo. We have a lot of product and alkaline water knowledge to compare the DYLN bottle against.
With that out of the way, I broke our review into two parts: our likes and our dislikes.
- The DLYN insulated bottle is currently one of the only insulated alkaline water bottles on the market. If you like the DYLN Living Water bottle, there’s a good chance that you’ll enjoy the insulated version even more.
- Japanese metals are quality. The best water ionizers in the world also use Japanese metals.
- The exterior copper layer for added insulation (in the insulated bottle only) is a nice touch.
- The insulated bottle does not store hot liquids, we assume since the VitaBead diffuser is compatible with cold water only. ThermoFlask and other leading brands keep hot beverages for up to 12 hours.
- It’s difficult for us to trust that the DYLN bottle keeps cold beverages for up to 24 hours. We’ve reviewed a long list of stainless steel insulated water bottles, and most secondary brands can’t keep up with the leaders. Since DYLN suddenly emerged with an insulated bottle, and their original bottle has mostly negative feedback, we don’t consider their insulated bottle a reliable option.
- DYLN’s advertising claims are far-fetched, and the technology for this bottle is old. I purchased the same type of bottle in 2010 and was 100% dissatisfied. The mineral infusion technology is questionable and does not filter your water. In the end, the water tastes funny.
- Why not buy alkaline bottled water since the DYLN bottle requires filtered water to use?
- DYLN claims that its bottle makes “hydrogen-rich” water. We find this highly unlikely. The preferred ways to make molecular hydrogen-rich water with proven therapeutic value are with a hydrogen water generator or top-of-the-line water ionizer. In our opinion, DYLN threw this word out there to attract buyers who have heard of molecular hydrogen water benefits yet don’t understand how it’s made.
- DYLN provides a chart showing how you’ll save money compared to buying a water ionizer. DYLN water is not on the same planet as ionized water from an ionizer. Quality water ionizers employ state-of-the-art water filters and don’t rely on adding minerals to boost pH. To make this point crystal clear, DYLN water is not ionized water. It does not undergo electrodialysis, the required process for turning tap water into alkaline ionized water.
- DYLN goes a step further down the quackery abyss by stating that its Living Water bottle “Micro-clusters” water. This is pseudoscience. Even reputable water ionizer companies readily admit that micro-clustering water is a myth.
- Both bottles are overpriced.
Final Score: 1/10
Of all the products we’ve reviewed, DYLN water bottles received our lowest score to date. The materials used to make their bottles may be decent, but the marketing angles laced with pseudoscience are so appalling that it’s impossible to give their products a higher score.
We’ve seen other filter brands that manufacture better filtration products than DYLN use pseudoscience terms and docked them a few points. However, DYLN is the worst we’ve seen.
We recommend our guide to choose the best alkaline water filter bottle for better options and to gain a deeper understanding of how a quality alkaline water bottle works.
A second option we recommend is to invest in alkaline water drops to add to your filtered water on the go.
Bottom line, be careful should you decide to buy a DYLN water bottle.