We’re gonna skip the depressing statistics about the number of plastic water bottles Americans go through every day, and we won’t even mention that floating island of plastic in the Pacific Ocean. We’ll just say that with so many great bottles on the market, there’s no reason to bother with single-use plastic ever again. Here are five highly rated bottles you should stash in your pack, desk, or bike cage.
Hydro Flask 24-Ounce Standard Mouth ($35)
It’s tall and slender, double-wall insulated, and built from stainless steel. And the new pink and blueberry colors are downright hot.
Nathan SpeedDraw Plus ($25)
This BPA-free bottle holds 18 ounces of liquid and the hand strap makes it easy to hold on runs. But we love the SpeedDraw because of the pocket which gives you a place to put your keys and a snack.
HydraPak Stash ($20)
Hitting a festival and want to be able to hydrate from a water station without lugging around a huge jug? The Stash is a flexible bottle that holds 32 ounces of water but collapses to the size of the cap so it’ll fit in your fanny pack when not in use.
Nalgene Wide-Mouth ($11)
If you want to carry a bunch of water in a lightweight bottle for super cheap, you can’t beat a Nalgene. It’s not insulated, but it’s BPA-free, holds 32 ounces of water, and only weighs six ounces, making it ideal for a weekend backpack when you’re worried about weight.
Polar Zipstream Breakaway ($7)
Made in Boulder, this double-wall insulated, plastic bottle is built for cycling with a high flow cap and a self-sealing valve that won’t leak.