It's no secret that single-use plastic isn't just, but can . If you are looking to reduce your use, a reusable water bottle is one of the best and easiest ways to start. A good reusable water bottle will last for years and will withstand everyday stresses, such as being thrown into a bag or accidentally hit on a railing. Plus, having a bottle of water that you love could make it easier all day.
How to choose a reusable water bottle
Water bottles are mainly made of three different materials: plastic, glass, and metal (or) All three have their own hydration pros and cons.
Plastic is lightweight and durable, but plastic can transfer a taste or smell to your drink when you drink. Glass bottles are safer to drink than plastic bottles and don't cling to flavor, but they are fragile and not ideal for outdoor activities as backpackers. Metal water bottles andThey are usually insulated too (there is insulation around the body) and are best at keeping drinks you drink hot or cold (depending on whether they start to get cold or hot naturally), but they can be heavy and subject to dents and scratches.
After deciding what material you want your reusable drinking water bottle to be made of, consider the type of cap. Do you want a straw top, a flip top (like a travel mug), or a screw top? Maybe you need a lid that can be attached to a backpack with a carabiner or a lid that won't unscrew in your work bag.
Also, consider size and design when choosing your perfect water bottle. Most companies make their bottles available in a variety of sizes, from 12 to 40 ounces and more. Smaller sizes allow for slimmer, sleeker designs with a narrow mouth, while larger sizes generally mean a wide-mouthed bottle or jug-like design ideal for drinking at all-day events, such as on beach days.
I scoured the web foroptions for the most functional and fashionable reusable drinking water bottles. I started my search with brands that I already knew were creating good products, like S & # 39; well bottles, although I ended up finding a pair that is not as evangelized but still create great products to help you stay hydrated.
All of these brands have received multiple customer reviews on Amazon – the bottles on this list are in the four-star range with mostly favorable reviews on Amazon (no one can please everyone). From basic bottles to portable bags and all-day dining rooms, try replacing your disposable plastic drinking water bottles with one of these reusable models. In the end, it's up to you to decide what the– and to stay hydrated.
Hydro Flask exploded in popularity a few years ago and has remained at the top of the water bottle totem due to its double insulated design, durable stainless steel materials, and a fun variety of colors. Hydro Flask insulated stainless steel bottles keep liquids cool for up to 24 hours and beverages hot for 12 hours.
They're sturdy enough to be bagged and survive the hustle and bustle of your days (stainless steel, remember?), And Hydro Flask vacuum-insulated bottles resist condensation, so the exterior of your water bottle will stay dry when you drink. The vacuum insulated water bottle comes with a standard cap and spout, but you can always mix and match to make the best water bottle for you.
Some people love to drink tap water. Some think that it is the most boring liquid that has adorned this planet, despite being essential for human survival. I'm one of the last, which is why I love Pressa Bottle, the infuser water bottle with a built-in juicer. It's a great reusable water bottle for people on the go who want fruit-infused water but don't want to deal with (or forget to make) a full full jug at home.
All you have to do is put your fruit of choice in the juicer and turn the dial on top. This reusable glass bottle has a silicone sleeve (the silicone sleeve helps grip) and separates for easy cleaning. You can also safely clean your Pressa bottle in the dishwasher.
Tad Martin / CNET
Previously, we listed the Platypus Platy Ultralight Collapsible as the best portable backpacker water bottle, but since then, Platypus has introduced the Platypus DuoLock Soft Bottle 1.0 L, a stronger and sleeker version of the Ultralight foldable water bottle. The DuoLock Soft Bottle has a built-in carabiner, making it perfect for clearing space in a hiking backpack – just put it outside instead of tucking it in. You can choose between a liter or two, but in my own hiking experience, I found that a liter is enough unless you go on a full day hike.
Grayl's Geopress Purifier filters 99.99% of bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and sediment. It has a standard amount of water (24 ounces); it is incredibly durable; And it's easy to clean – a big deal since heavy-duty filtered water bottles are notoriously difficult to clean. I tried the Grayl Geopress Purifier along with five other filtered water bottles, and Geopress seemed like the best and safest investment for the outdoor use of a water bottle.
Amanda Capritto / CNET
Glass is non-toxic, does not filter chemicals, and does not degrade over time, making it an excellent alternative to a plastic water bottle. The body of this Contigo bottle is made entirely of glass, while the protective outer layer is silicone and the lid is stainless steel. The silicone outer sleeve makes this bottle more sticky (no broken glass!), And it's dishwasher safe on the top rack.
I've had many bottles of Contigo and this one from Purity Crystal echoed the brand's reputation for making durable, stylish and functional bottles. It is also one of the least expensive bottles on this list; I honestly don't know how Contigo even benefits from such cheap bottles, especially when they appear to be high quality and durable. But hey, I'm not complaining about a large reusable water bottle for only $ 15.
Amanda Capritto / CNET
All Klean Kanteen water bottles are eco-friendly thanks to the company's patented durable chip-resistant finish called the Klean Coat. But the 20-ounce Klean Kanteen Reflect vacuum-insulated bottle is especially eco-friendly, made from just three materials: stainless steel, food-grade silicone, and bamboo. It has no paint, ink, coatings, or plastic.
It is easy to carry with a nice carry handle, and the bottle is elegant in its simplicity. Despite lacking the insulating coating that most stainless steel bottles have, Insulated Reflect still has double-walled vacuum insulation and the Klean Kanteen insulated bottle kept my water cold for as long as I needed to. Hot drinks and hot liquids are not recommended due to the bamboo steel lid.
Amanda Capritto / CNET
S & # 39; well's Stainless Steel Roamer Insulator keeps 64 ounces of water cool and delicious even in hot weather. I took this bottle on a 9 mile hike and it lasted all the way. It was a hot day, so there were no ice chips left, but the water was still freezing.
Made from food grade stainless steel, S & # 39; well Insulated Bottles are perfect for those long, hot beach days and for those who just don't feel like refilling their bottle multiple times a day. Because it contains 40 or 64 ounces and is made of stainless steel, this insulated bottle can get quite heavy when full. Depending on your preferences, you may not want this one for walking or walking. It's definitely not the easiest way to transport water on a hike, but overall, I didn't mind carrying this 64-ounce bottle of water.
Paige Thies / CNET
I also tried the Astrea One water bottle for our list of the best filtered water bottles for 2020, and while I wouldn't recommend using this with natural fresh water, it works wonders in tap water, filtering lead, benzene, mercury , copper, chlorine and more. It also has a great design that is strong, durable, and easy to clean.
Tad Martin / CNET
The bottle of What could be the most adorable water bottle I've ever used. Made only of silicone and stainless steel, this jar collapses to half its size when empty, perfect for anyone who's always trying to tear up space in their bag. The Que bottle is also dishwasher safe, BPA free and 100% plastic free. Flexible and durable, this bottle can withstand drops and falls, and recovers to its normal size and shape even after being completely crushed.
In another category of reusable water bottles that remove dirt and pathogens, self-cleaning water bottles use UV-C light to decontaminate water. I tried three self-cleaning UV-C water bottles and the CrazyCap Gen 2 produced the best flavor and has the best feature set: it has a normal purification mode for tap water and a "Crazy Mode" for fresh water; an autoclean function; and a slim design that makes it ideal for carrying in the car and sliding in bags.
Amanda Capritto / CNET
No matter how hard we try, it is not always possible to prevent a service station from encountering a bottle of water. Maybe you forgot your reusable water bottle or brought it, but it's in the middle of nowhere and needs a clean refill. Enter: Pathwater.
Pathwater is the first 100% reusable and recyclable bottled water in an aluminum bottle. You can find it at gas stations and convenience stores (use the store locator) and it only costs $ 2 to $ 3, depending on location. The water that comes in these bottles is as good, if not better, than any water you can get in a plastic bottle, and they are infinitely reusable and recyclable.
Four months ago I stocked my refrigerator with a box of Pathwater and have been using the same set ever since. Even if you don't reuse a Pathwater bottle, it takes five times less energy to recycle than a plastic bottle of the same size, according to the Pathwater website.
Originally released before and updated as new products become available.
The information in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as medical or health advice. Always consult a doctor or other qualified healthcare provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health goals.