Kaare Iverson fills his water bottle from a glacial stream on the way to a climbing route in Bugaboos Provincial Park, British Columbia
Kaare Iverson fills his water bottle from a glacial stream on the way to a climbing route in Bugaboos Provincial Park, British Columbia (Photo: Dan Holz)

The 13 Best Water Bottles

Hydrate or die

Kaare Iverson fills his water bottle from a glacial stream en route to a climbing route in Bugaboos Provincial Park, British Columbia

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You’ve seen the research: disposable plastic bottles are destroying the planet, taking up precious space in our landfills, and getting dolphins addicted to methamphetamines. (We may have made up that last part). So get a reusable water bottle, like any one of the 13 listed below, then hold onto it for the next decade. 

Hydro Flask 40 ounce ($43)

(Courtesy Hydro Flask)

Best For: The really thirsty 

If you need to carry a lot of water with you at all times, consider this oversize, double-walled Hydro Flask, which keeps your H20 cold for hours. Go with the $12 Straw Lid for easy drinking.

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Nathan SpeedDraw 18 ounce ($35)

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Best For: Runners

It’s insulated and easy to grip, plus it comes with its own miniature backpack to hold your phone (because Strava!).

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MiiR Slate 27 ounce ($20)

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Best For: Giving back

You won’t be disappointed in this stainless-steel bottle's ability to hold water. But more importantly, MiiR gives five percent of its revenue to clean water and health projects*.  

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Mizu V5 15 ounce ($34)

(Courtesy Mizu)

Best For: Workplace pros 

You can’t show up to a board meeting toting a Nalgene. Try this stainless-steel Mizu V5 instead. 

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Klean Kanteen Kid Classic Sport 12 ounce ($18)

(Courtesy Klean Kanteen)

Best For: Adventurous kids

The silicone spout on this water bottle is fun for kids to drink from—and also cuts down on leaks when it tips over in the back seat of your car. Pick from a variety of colors; we like School Bus Yellow. 

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EcoVessel Surf Glass 22 ounce ($18)

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Best For: Glass purists

There’s just something about drinking from glass. But it's fragile. EcoVessel solves that problem by wrapping this bottle in a protective silicone sleeve.

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Hydrapak Stash 750 milliliter ($18)

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Best For: Space-saving backpackers

The Stash offers 750 milliliters (about 25 ounces) of liquid, then collapses down like a crushed can when you're finished. 

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LifeStraw Go 23 ounce ($45)

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Best For: Making water drinkable 

Just fill this bottle with stream water and drink. It removes 99.9 percent of waterborne bacteria and protozoa and is good for up to 1,000 liters. 

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Nike Sport 20 ounce ($9)

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Best For: Cyclists

It’s shaped to fit inside your bottle cage and has grippy sides, so it won’t slip out or rattle. 

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Thermos Intak 24 ounce ($12)

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Best For: Hydration geeks

The Intak has a rotating meter on the lid that keeps track of how much water you’re drinking. We also like the push-button lid for easy one-handed use. 

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Miu Color 22 ounce ($29)

(Courtesy Miu Color)

Best For: Adding flavor to your water 

We dig the 22-ounce glass bottle, but the real appeal is the tea and fruit infuser (tea and fruit not included) that gives your water some pizzazz. 

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S’Well Bottle 25 ounce ($45)

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Best For: Artists 

It’s double-wall insulated, stainless steel, and actually fits in your car’s cup holder. But we like this bottle because of the great design on the exterior.

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CamelBak National Park Service Chute 25 ounce ($13)

(Courtesy CamelBak)

Best For: National park fans 

This spring, CamelBak is releasing a national park series of bottles that feature scenes from eight iconic parks. A dollar from each bottle goes to the National Park Foundation.

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Corrections: (08/15/2022) *This statistic has been updated. Lead Photo: Dan Holz

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