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The best water bottles don’t just chill our beverages for hours on end — they also help us lower our carbon footprint by reducing single-use plastic waste. Reusable bottles have become an eco-friendly accessory beyond the outdoor-going set, with some high-end water brands tapping luxury designers to create chic vessels.
Whether you’re looking for a good reusable water bottle for camping, commuting, hiking, traveling, or home use, there are a few factors you’ll want to consider first. The opening width, single- or double-walled construction, and durability are just some features that dictate how long the bottle can keep drinks cold or hot, how easy it is to clean, and whether it’s suited for active lifestyles.
If health is also your concern, look for non-toxic water bottles that are free of harmful chemicals such as BPA, BPS, and phthalates. Here are some of our favorite water bottles to use right now.
1. Takeya Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle
Our favorite long-lasting and durable option to bring along on workouts, this insulated Takeya water bottle’s double-walled design keeps drinks hot for 12 hours and cold for 24 hours. It’s made of professional-grade 18/8 stainless powder-coated steel that’s tough enough to withstand drops.
The bottle has a silicone bottom bumper that helps prevent dings, and we like that it also helps the bottle keep quiet as you’re setting it down on a desk or table. It also fits in most vehicle cup holders, and you can remove the bumper for a looser fit.
Available in 18 to 64-ounce sizes and a wide range of colors, this bottle offers either an insulated leak-proof spout lid with a handy hinge lock that keeps the cap out of your way. You can also get a straw lid, and the bottle’s wide mouth allows you to easily add ice or clean the inside. We also like that the lid is textured, so it’s easy to open.
This bottle is BPA-free and is built to last.
2. Hydro Flask Standard Mouth Water Bottle
Hydro Flask’s bottle is made with 1/8 professional-grade steel and was designed to eliminate the aftertaste of tap water. This double-walled, vacuum-insulated bottle’s proprietary TempShield technology means your beverage will stay hot for 12 hours and cold for 24 hours.
The bottle is available in 18 to 24-ounce sizes, and you can get a quiet sport cap for one-handed drinking or the standard twist-off flex cap. It also comes in a wide-mouth option as well as a variety of colors and is BPA and phthalate-free.
3. Nalgene Tritan Wide-Mouth Bottle
This classic BPA and phthalate-free water bottle by Nalgene is a long-time pick among campers and hikers for its durable and leak-proof construction. It can hold beverages as cold as -40 degrees Fahrenheit and as warm as 212 degrees Fahrenheit, and the wide mouth opening makes it easy to add ice cubes and water filters.
The dishwasher-safe bottle features convenient millimeter and ounce measurements and has an attached screw-on lid that won’t get lost easily. Though it’s designed to be shatter-proof, Nalgene will replace the bottle if it breaks.
4. CamelBak Eddy+ BPA-Free Water Bottle
A favorite among outdoor enthusiasts, CamelBak’s BPA-free water bottle is made of heavy-duty plastic that’s backed by a lifetime warranty. The two-finger loop handle makes the vessel easy to carry while on the go, while the spill and leak-proof bite valve easily flips up for one-handed drinking.
The Eddy+ is available in 20 to 32-ounce options and can be used with the company’s Chute Mag and Hot Cap lids. The straw and bite cap are easily removable for cleaning.