The 7 Best Water Bottles to Buy in 2017

Stay hydrated with these top water bottles

A reusable water bottle is a simple solution to throwing away plastic bottles, but finding the perfect one for your needs can be a bit tricky. Some bottles are on the larger side, while others are insulated. A few have built-in straws, and others come with sport caps. We’ve got the seven best water bottles to keep you hydrated this year on all of your outdoor adventures.

The Nalgene Wide Mouth water bottle holds 32 ounces of water and fits in most packs’ side water bottle holders. It’s dishwasher safe, BPA-free and can loop onto a backpack strap or a purse. The lid locks on with a leakproof design and the entire bottle is said to be impact resistant. The bottle is 8.25 inches tall, 3.5 inches wide and weighs 6.25 ounces.

It is available in a variety of colors, including pink, blue, teal, red, purple, yellow, as well as super hero characters, flowers and hearts, and a flag design. Made in the USA. 

For those who want a straw with their water bottle, opt for the exemplar CamelBak Eddy. The sleek water bottle holds just over 25 ounces of liquid and fits in most car cupholders, as well as backpack side pockets. A loop top offers easy carrying options and the integrated straw and bite valve provide a fast flow without having to tip up the bottle (ideal for faster paced activities, such as running or the gym). The bottle is BPA-free and dishwasher safe. Colors include a variety of purples, blues, reds, greens, oranges and grays. The bottle is 10 inches tall, three inches wide and weighs 5.4 ounces.

If you want to keep your iced tea cold or your coffee hot literally all day, invest in the Hydro Flask Double Wall Insulated wide mouth water bottle. Be warned, though, hours after you fill it up with a hot drink, it will still be scorching, so watch your gulping. Hydro Flask claims that cold liquids will stay cool for up to 24 hours; hot liquids will stay hot for up to six hours. The insulated water bottle comes in a variety of sizes (18, 32, 40 and 64 ounces) with each wide mouth opening measuring 2.28 inches. The smallest size is 8.1 inches high, 2.91 inches wide and weighs 11.6 ounces; the largest size is 10.4 inches high, 4.7 inches wide and weighs 32.1 ounces. The bottle is made from stainless steel and is leakproof and sweat free. Compatible caps include a regular twist-off lid, a flip lid for drinking and a straw lid for sipping. Colors include black, blue, green, gray, orange, red, teal and pink. 

The Klean Kanteen Classic bottle is a fully stainless steel option that comes with a sport cap for quick, easy drinking with no splashing. The cap also has a loop for easy carry or to clip a carabiner on. The bottles come in 18, 27 and 40 ounces, with the smallest being an ideal bottle for kids (8.9 inches high and 2.9 inches wide; 6.4 ounces). Colors include blue, purple, pink, orange, teal, yellow and silver in durable, lead-free paint.

The Lifefactory 22-ounce Glass Water Bottle is a solid glass option that is protected by a non-slip silicone sleeve that also helps prevent breakage (though doesn’t always hinder it). The easy flip cap with a narrow mouth also makes this an ideal bottle for kids, but it will leak if not closed properly. Plus, the funky dot pattern and round carry handle make this bottle a bit more exciting than others on the market. The bottle is BPA-free and dishwasher safe. Colors include lilac, blue, raspberry, red, purple, transparent and turquoise. 

When you are trying to pack as light and minimalist as possible, the Platypus PlusBottle is the best option. It holds 34 ounces of liquid and weighs 1.3 ounces, plus, once empty, just fold or roll it up and squash it in your pack. The bottle is made from a flexible, BPA-free soft plastic that doesn’t compromise durability. It is shaped for easy pouring and has a carry loop. The bottle is 11.5 inches tall and 6 inches wide. It comes with a sport cap or a simple closure cap. 

Although there are cheaper options for a filtration bottle on the market, the LifeStraw Go Water Bottle doesn’t cost too much, but is an award-winning filtration system that does filter out everything you don’t need. In the bottles that have a one-stage filtration system, dirty water gets poured into the bottle and sucked up through the integrated LifeStraw, which uses hollow fiber membranes that filter out nearly 100 percent of waterborne bacteria (such as E. Coli and salmonella) and waterborne protozoan parasites (such as Giardia). With the two-stage filtration system, you get the same filtration, plus a carbon filter to reduce odor and chlorine. The LifeStraw can filter up to 1,000 liters of water; the carbon capsule filters up to 100 liters of water. The bottle holds 22 ounces of liquid, is leakproof, BPA-free and comes with a straw and valve for splash-free sipping. The bottle is 10 inches high and 3 inches wide; the one-stage filtration bottle weighs 5.9 ounces and the two-stage filtration bottle weighs 7.8 ounces. Replacement filters are sold separately. Colors include blue, green, gray, pink and purple. 

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