Hydration is an absolute must for a healthy life, especially if you live in a drier climate. If you’re anything like us, panic sets in when you’re anywhere that’s not within arm’s reach of some ice-cold water.
That’s why an increasing amount of people won’t leave the house without their own water bottles nowadays. Your own reusable bottle will keep your drink cold and easily accessible, so you’ll never be parched again!
There are so many options available, so we’ve narrowed down this list of our favorites. Some feature the newest technologies, such as double-walled vacuum insulation, and others are a downright bargain. Every single one will keep your beloved agua right where it belongs — with you at all times!
Let’s take a look at our Top Five Picks:
Hydro Flask Water Bottle – Wide Mouth Straw Lid 2.0: Best Overall
Bottom Line: This double-insulated bottle keeps water ice-cold for up to 24 hours.
Unless you live under a rock, you’ve definitely seen these around. If you haven’t tried one yet, Hydro Flask’s double-walled, vacuum-insulated bottles are seriously life-changing!
They can keep drinks icy cold for up to 24 hours, and they can even keep liquids hot for up to 6 hours, which is what makes it our pick for the best overall.
Fill it with ice water before you head outdoors, and your drink will stay chilled, even if you’re braving the sweltering desert sun. You may even be surprised to find ice cubes still floating up to 24 hours later, which makes this perfect for outdoor summer activities such as hiking, camping, and fishing!
We like the 32-ounce bottle the best, but there are plenty of sizes to choose from. A straw lid option makes it easy to drink while you’re on the move, too.
There are also more than 15 popping colors to fit your personality, and you can even completely customize your bottle with their new My Hydro program!
- New Hydro Flask water bottle design does not feature a registered trademark symbol next to the logo
- Dishwasher safe water bottle allows quick and easy cleaning; Slip-free powder coating won't sweat
- Hydro Flask metal water bottles keep the coldest drinks icy cold and hot drinks piping hot for hours
- Reusable water bottle is BPA-free, phthalate-free, and made of stainless steel; lid not leak-proof
- Hydro Flask water bottles come with a limited lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects
CamelBak Eddy+ BPA Free Water Bottle: Best Budget Buy
Bottom Line: An economical, reusable bottle that won’t spill or leak.
CamelBak’s Eddy is BPA-free, holds plenty of water, is easy to fill (even at a soda machine), and won’t spill if you’re drinking on-the-move. It also costs a fraction of what some bottles can run, which is why it’s our choice for the best budget bottle.
One feature that makes this bottle unique is the Big Bite Valve. To drink, simply flip up the valve and suck through the straw — no more spilling all over your face while driving or walking!
It’s super easy to transport, too, thanks to a carabiner-carrying loop that can hook onto the outside of a backpack. This bottle may not be anything fancy, but it will carry your water without spilling or leaking, and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
- 25 percent more flow: flip open the bite valve and sip
- Leak proof: leak-proof when closed, spill-proof when open
- Easy to carry: two finger carry loop handle
- Easy to clean: cap and bottle are dishwasher safe
- BPA free. Established by spectrographic testing on all plastics used in CamelBak products to verify that BPA is not detected at one part per million or greater.
S’well Stainless Steel Water Bottle: Best Steel Bottle
Bottom Line: A practical steel bottle that’s the perfect size for cupholders and backpacks.
We love steel bottles, like this one that’s made of food-grade steel, because they’re super durable, easy to clean, and won’t retain flavors.
Fill it with an iced coffee in the morning, water at lunch, and a drink mix in the afternoon and a quick clean between fills is all you’ll need to keep your sports drink from having a hint of coffee.
Ice will stay frozen for as long as 36 hours and hot drinks up to 18 hours. This 17-ounce bottle has plenty of benefits.
It’s affordable and has a leak-proof cap. It’s the perfect shape to fit in your car’s cupholder or in a backpack’s side pocket, which makes this option ideal for a busy lifestyle of commuting and travel.
We like this wide-mouth version the most because it’s easy to consume more water at once. Still, you can also get this bottle with an easy-to-drink sports cap in case you need something that’s easier to manage on the go.
- Included components: S'well Stainless steel bottle, Cap
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Polar Bottle Sport Insulated Water Bottle: Best Sport Bottle
Bottom Line: This sports bottle makes hydration easy while you’re exercising.
For gym sessions, a wide-mouth bottle is the easiest way to end up wearing half of your water all over the front of your shirt. That’s why a dedicated sport water bottle, such as this one, is a must.
It’s made of a durable plastic that can be tossed on a hard floor without making a loud bang. It has a cap that controls output by squeezing, and it can be opened and closed hands-free (a must for cycling).
This 24-ounce sports bottle from Polar has a light layer of insulation. This won’t compare to double-insulated steel bottles.
Still, it will keep your water from cooking when it’s exposed to the sun, whether that’s in your bike bottle cage or on the sidelines at your adult softball league.
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EcoVessel SURF Sport Glass Water Bottle: Best Glass Bottle
Bottom Line: Now, you can drink water from (silicone-encased) glass outside of your own kitchen.
If you’re someone who insists that water (and other liquids) just taste better from a glass, you also know that it’s not safe (or practical) to carry a pint glass outside of the house.
If you wish they made glass sippy cups for adults so you won’t fry the electronics at your workspace in the event of a spill, this is the perfect option for you.
This Eco Vessel Surf bottle has a 22-ounce capacity, and it’s made from recycled glass. If you’re scared of breaking it, have no fear — the reinforced silicone sleeve will prevent breakage from a drop of up to 8 feet high!
- Natural Glass For a Pure Taste
- TriMax Triple Insulation
- BPA, Phthalate and Lead Free
- Integrated Carrying Loop
- Fits Most Cup holders
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Though we couldn’t imagine 30 minutes without water, we understand that not everyone is as addicted to H2O.
That’s why we’ve included a few additional bottles worth honorable mention — one with an infuser, one with a filter, one that’s a straight-up splurge, and one that’s just plain sexy!
LifeStraw Go Water Filter Bottle: Best Filter Bottle
Bottom Line: Clean, purified water is now available literally anywhere you go.
Not a fan of water from a public fountain? Travel often to cities with murky tap water? Or do you need something to filter water from a stream while hiking?
Check out LifeStraw’s Go: It’s a 22-ounce bottle with a portable purification system.
This bottle features two-step water filtration without using iodine or iodized resin. In stage one, it removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria. In stage two, the removable carbon capsule reduces chlorine, bad taste, and organic chemical matter.
The capsule is good for up to 26 gallons of use, so you’ll have access to clean, purified drinking water no matter where you are.
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YETI Rambler 26 oz Bottle: Best Splurge
Bottom Line: An investment for the outdoors person who needs a durable, versatile, insulated bottle.
By now, almost everyone knows that Yeti started the double insulation movement for coolers and tumblers and that their products can keep contents incredibly cold for an insane amount of time.
Their Rambler bottle line is killer, too, thanks to the double-wall vacuum insulated construction that’ll keep ice cubes frozen even if you’re baking in 100-degree weather on a fishing boat.
Sure, this 26-ounce Rambler comes with a bit of sticker shock, but it’s so much more than just a water bottle.
Fill it with a few cold beers and head down to the beach, or fill it with hot coffee before you head out for an early morning. Either way, your liquids will stay hot or cold until they’re gone!
We really dig this option’s powder-coated black finish. You can also choose from four additional colors (olive, seafoam, blue, and steel), or even customize your bottle with a logo!
- Get to drinking faster with the Chug Cap. It just takes a quick half-twist of the TripleHaul Handle to open and then you’re good to go, making it easy to steal a sip without slowing down
- This Double-Wall Vacuum Insulated water bottle has the power to keep your water cold (or coffee hot) until the last sip
- 18/8 stainless steel construction stands up to even the toughest of conditions
- DuraCoat Color that is built to last - no fading, peeling, or cracking here
- The Chug Cap is not intended for use with hot beverages. Bottle Dimensions: 10 1/2 in high, diameter of 3.5 in.
S’ip by S’well Stainless Steel Water Bottle: Best Stylish Bottle
Bottom Line: When the style is just as important as hydration, accessorize with this bottle.
This S’well bottle is about as fashionable as a water bottle can be, and it performs pretty darn well, too.
If you can’t bring yourself to carry the bulkier, sportier bottles, this one has over 15 fun patterns that look damn good on your desk at a team meeting or right by your side at Pilates.
The double-insulated construction will keep your beverage cold throughout a session of hot yoga, too.
The 15-ounce capacity is rather scant, though, and the narrow opening doesn’t accept ice cubes as easily as it should. However, for anyone who can get by on a smaller amount of water and values style overcapacity, S’well’s fun prints will no doubt be a conversation starter.
- Vacuum insulated - keep your drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 12 hours.
- Spill protection- toss your bottle in your bag without worrying about spills or drips with the leak-free top.
- Superior Construction - bottles are composed of double-walled, insulated 18/8 stainless steel
- Sustainable - BPA/BPS-free and reusable.
- Hand wash only
OMORC 32 OZ Sport Fruit Infuser Water Bottle: Best Infuser Bottle
Bottom Line: Creating your own flavors will make it easier than ever to stay hydrated.
Is water’s lack of taste preventing you from staying adequately hydrated?
Then add some fruit to your water with this infuser bottle.
It features a full-length infuser compartment that can hold more fruit than ever before, so you’ll get tons of flavor with each sip.
It also has two nonslip grips, a flip-top cap that keeps germs off the spout, and a 32-ounce capacity that, when filled with fruit in the morning, will provide plenty of flavorful water all day long.
If you’re trying to make the switch from sugary beverages to water, the infusion will make the transition a little less painful.
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