Welcome to our Manna water bottles review. In this article, we’ll take an in-depth look at Manna water bottles including the Vogue, Moda, Ranger, and Ring Growler models. Along with our review, we included a Manna vs Swell (S’well) water bottle comparison to help make your buying decision even easier.
Over the past year, we’ve reviewed and inspected a long list of water-related products. We’re big fans of vacuum-insulated stainless steel water bottles. They not only significantly cut down on plastic waste, but they’re also the best way to store our alkaline ionized water for the day, or any type of filtered water for that matter.
In this review, we’ll go over the most popular Manna models, features/highlights of Manna water bottles, compare them to S’well, and share our review.
Let’s start with the available models.
Manna Water Bottle Models
These are the four main types of Manna water bottles that we’ll focus on throughout our review.
Key Features & Highlights
- All Manna water bottles are made with kitchen-grade 18/8 stainless steel
- The bottles are both BPA-Free and free of lead
- Manna vacuum-insulated bottles keep hot drinks up to 12 hours and cold drinks up to 24 hours
- The Ranger and Ring Growler models have swing-top lids that make it easier to avoid losing the lid
- Replacement lids are easy to find (unlike other bottles we’ve reviewed)
- All Manna bottles are leak-proof and sweat-proof (no condensation to worry about on the outside of the bottle)
- The Ranger and Ring Growler models have wider mouths, making them easier to clean and add ice to
- The Vogue and Moda models may require a silicone bottle brush or the Manna bottle brush #ad to clean
- There are non-slip matte, metallic, and powder coating (Ranger) finishes available
Overall, Manna water bottles have mostly the same features as competing brands, including S’well and YETI. The most important considerations are execution and performance.
What to expect?
When we created this section, we identified key trends to be aware of before you buy:
- The seal works well to keep your liquids cold even on hot summer days
- Great visual appeal and design
- Rust spots may occur
- The silicone seals around the mouthpiece may need to be replaced
- The tough shell is durable, stays intact even after a drop
- Coffee and tea stay hot for the advertised time
- Stick with the wide-mouth models if you want to add ice
- Chipping and scratching issues may occur over time
- Using ice significantly extends the period drinks stay cold
- The Ranger lid can shatter after being dropped
- No replacement lids available on the growler models
- Comparable to the YETI growler
Our Manna Water Bottles Review
After researching all the available models, we’re confident that our review will help you make the best buying decision.
- Kitchen-grade 18/8 stainless steel is currently the gold standard in the vacuum-insulated stainless steel bottle department.
- Manna certainly delivers on its promise of keeping cold drinks for up to 24 hours and hot beverages for up to 12 hours.
- We like the price. Manna bottles are more affordable than other competing brands.
- The designs are sleek, and we especially enjoy the design of the Growler for holding beer and other alcoholic beverages.
- The durability of the Vogue and Moda bottles impressed us. We think out of the four models, the Vogue bottle is the best for people who want a stainless steel water bottle.
- Replacement lids and gaskets are easy to find for the Vogue bottle.
- Rust spots forming around the mouth and inside the bottle turned us off, although, we do think this problem is rare.
- Accidental drops can lead to broken Growler lids, which equals money down the drain since there are no replacements available.
- Large ice cubes won’t fit in the Moda bottle.
- Paint chipping off of the metallic finish makes us wary about recommending the Moda bottle.
Overall Score: 7/10
Manna vs S’well Water Bottle
Now, let’s compare Manna to S’well. We put the popular S’well 17 oz. stainless steel bottle up against the Manna Vogue 17 oz.
- S’well bottles cost a good chunk more than Manna bottles
- S’well offers triple-walled vacuum insulation while Manna uses a double wall
- Both companies use 18/8 stainless steel
- S’well offers a wider range of accessories including straws, cleaning brushes, a sports cap, and a swing cap
- There are more color and size options offered by S’well
- Manna offers a limited lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects while S’well offers a one-year limited warranty
- S’well is a more established company with a focus on reducing plastic waste through the sale of its bottles
- Strangely enough, both companies are based in New York City
- There are significantly fewer rust issues for the S’well bottle
- Paint chipping off of the S’well bottle is rarer
Overall, the winner is S’well. S’well more than makes up for the difference in price with quality. The triple-wall vacuum seal alone makes it worth the extra money.
Aside from the triple-wall feature, there is less rust and paint chipping from the bottle. That’s an important factor to consider before you purchase.
The longer warranty period for Manna bottles is a solid selling point, but we’d rather not worry about replacing a water bottle by starting with a higher-quality product.
While we do think Manna makes a reliable stainless steel water bottle, we prefer spending a little more to avoid several of the problems. If you plan to use your water bottle every day, you may agree with us.
If you plan to use the bottle occasionally, Manna is a solid option. We recommend sticking with the Vogue or Growler models to get the best quality. The Manna bottle will undoubtedly keep your drink cold even after sitting for hours in a hot car, which makes it perfect for people who intend to use it while running errands on a hot day.
Read our complete Sip by Swell review next.