Welcome to our Mira water bottle review. Over the past several months, we’ve been mighty busy researching and reviewing a long list of water-related products. This past week, we ramped up our efforts to decide which company manufactures the best vacuum insulated stainless steel water bottle.
In this review and buyer’s guide, we’ll explore all the available Mira water bottles and sizes, Mira vs Swell, our review, and other helpful information to help you make the most informed buying decision. Through our research, we’ve concluded how difficult it can be to choose the right water bottle with all the options available.
By following our guide, we’re confident you’ll make the right decision the first time. Let’s start by looking at what Mira has to offer.
Mira Water Bottle Sizes & Designs Comparison
Mira does sell additional products all the way from tea infusers to lunch jars. The Cascade, Alpine, Sierra, and Ridge models are the best Mira bottles for holding water, and since we’re focusing on water bottles, these are the four we’ll concentrate on throughout our review.
In the crowded stainless steel water bottle space, what sets Mira apart from its competitors? Let’s begin answering that question by looking at the key features of the Mira insulated water bottle.
- Made with food-grade 18/8 stainless steel (18/8 is the current gold standard that all the best water bottle companies are using)
- MiraGuard Technology: double-wall vacuum insulation with a copper layer for enhanced temperature retention (keeps liquids cold for up to 24 hours and hot up to 12 hours)
- BPA-free, phthalate-free, and toxin-free materials used in all of Mira’s bottles (no flavor retention/transfer or metallic taste)
- A vast selection of sizes available with both narrow-mouth and wide-mouth options
- Straw cap available that comes standard with the Ridge model (perfect for the gym)
- Powder coat finish for enhanced durability and a slip-free grip
- Leak-proof, toss it in your gym bag or purse without worry
- Condensation-free design, no sweat to worry about when storing icy beverages
- Multiple lid options available for the Sierra and Alpine models
Mira Water Bottle LidsThe wide-mouth Alpine and Sierra models give you the option to use several types of lids. Mira currently offers three alternate lids for its wide-mouth bottles:
Is the Mira water bottle dishwasher safe?
No, according to Mira, it’s not. It’s best to hand wash, and for the narrow-mouth Cascade bottle, it’s best to use a bottle brush. We recommend a silicone bottle brush to avoid scratching the metal.
What to expect?
When we prepare our guides and reviews, we always do a deep dive into the current info to identify positive and negative trends. Below, you’ll find the good news and bad news about Mira:
- We recommend checking the dimensions of the bottle before you buy it to ensure it’ll fit in your desired cup holder.
- We are loving the versatility of the Alpine and Sierra models. The wide mouth makes cleaning the bottle a breeze, and the option to use different lids is an advantage most other water bottle companies aren’t currently offering.
- Mira delivers on its promise of keeping beverages cold for up to 24 hours.
- You might be happy to save some by choosing Mira over YETI and Swell.
- Mira has an extremely small percentage of rust issues, which is one of the main things we look for when researching a stainless steel water bottle.
- The powder coat finish is a nice touch that’s unlikely to chip
Our Mira Wattle Bottle Review
Now it’s time for our Mira water bottle review. I’ll admit that when I first encountered Mira, I thought it was just another copycat company, and the deeper I looked the more Mira proved me wrong.
- The price of the Mira water bottle is considerably lower than competing brands YETI and S’well.
- We’re big fans of the powder coat finish mainly because of the low number of scratch and paint chip issues.
- TA wide range of sizes and designs are available. Mira definitely has a water bottle to suit everyone’s taste.
- We love using ice and prefer the convenience of a wide-mouth water bottle. The Sierra model is our personal favorite of the four because of its versatility.
- The straw cap is awesome for the gym.
- We’re digging how Mira went the extra mile to use only BPA, Phthalate, and Toxin-Free materials.
- The temperature retention is solid, which means the MiraGuard double-wall technology is the real deal. We prefer insulated water bottles with a copper layer, and that’s what Mira delivers.
- The Mira designs and colors aren’t as fun as Sip by Swell.
Overall, we had trouble finding dislikes for the Mira brand because we were so impressed by their products. As I hinted at earlier, the quality of Mira products surprised us because we weren’t expecting much going into our review.
Final Overall Score: 9/10
Mira Water Bottle vs Swell
Earlier this week, we published our detailed Swell water bottles review, so we still have all the Swell features fresh in our minds. Below, I list the key differences between Mira and Swell:
- Mira Cascade bottles cost considerably less than Swell original bottles, at the time of this writing
- Swell offers more attractive colors and a ton more designs.
- Mira brand is more geared toward active people while Swell is better for business professionals and students.
- Swell uses triple-wall insulation, and Mira uses double-wall.
- Mira offers more lid options and bottle types.
- Swell is a more established company with a longer track record of manufacturing superior products.
- Both companies offer a limited one-year warranty against manufacturer defects in materials and/or workmanship.
- Both companies use 18/8 stainless steel and BPA-free materials.
While we do love both brands, we think the original Swell bottle is the best available for temperature retention. It will keep your cold beverages cold the longest.
In terms of versatility and functionality, we choose Mira. The Mira Alpine and Sierra models are our top picks because they’re perfect for hiking, camping, outdoor music festivals, and all the other activities we love.
You can’t go wrong with either brand. It all comes down to your preference.
Mira is certainly a worthy affordable alternative to Swell. Mira is also more than just a water bottle. After researching Mira’s line of products, we concluded that they have a unique identity and are a lot more than just another cheap Swell alternative.
The best way to decide if Mira is the bottle for you is to take a second to think about when you plan to use your water bottle. If you plan to bring it with you camping, hiking, to the gym, and for other outdoor activities, the Mira bottle is the better choice.
If you plan to bring your water bottle with you to work and while running errands in a hot car, Swell may be a better option. Once you finish brainstorming, we’re confident you’ll choose the right bottle for you.