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Water Bottles

Updated on May 25, 2014

Reusable Water Bottles

Find the best rated water bottles and sports bottles available. Be eco-friendly, use reusable bottles to store and carry your favorite beverage. Find the best quality, best features, and most useful water bottles or hydration bottles as they are sometimes called. With a variety of sizes, shapes, colors and styles available, find the one that is best for your lifestyle.

Help keep plastic water bottles out of our land fills, choose a reusable water bottle instead.

Read on to find out how these reusable bottles rated, and a summary of comments for each bottle.

Benefits of Reusable Water Bottles

Help the environment

Americans use over 2 million bottles of water every hour, and only about 27% of them are recycledHel, the rest end up in landfills. You can help improve these numbers by using reusable water and beverage bottles.

Drinking water is a very helathy choice, so why not make a healthy choice for the environment too.

New water bottles, or hydration bottles as they are sometimes called, come in a variety of modern fun designs, to fit your lifestyle and needs. If you need to carry water with you on a bike ride, and you like the traditional squeeze bottles, look at the polar insulated water bottle. It will fit well into the typical bicycle water holder, and keep your beverage cold throughout your ride. If you are leary of both plastic and metal hydration bottles you could choose Lifefactory's ultra safe glass beverage bottle. If you would rather not tilt the bottle to sip your water, opt for a flip straw water bottle.

Not only do water bottles come in a variety of materials, such as stainless steel, aluminum, plastic and glass, but there are also a wide variety of lids: sports lids, screw lids, flip straws, and several others. Consider also your method of carrying your beverage. Some bottles have no handles, some come with finger loops, others with carabines, still others have ergonomically designed bodies and grips for easy grasp.

Stainless Steel Water Bottle with a Sports Cap

Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Poly Sports Cap 3.0 (40-Ounce)
Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Poly Sports Cap 3.0 (40-Ounce)

Rated 4.5 stars from over 1,300 reviews.

This water bottle is made from food grade stainless steel, is very durable, lightweight and yet dishwasher safe. This stainless steel water bottle won't give off any metallic taste either. Available in 4 different sizes and a variety of different colors, and three different lid styles. Fits standard size ice cubes. Slim design fits most cup holders.

 

Square Water Bottle - It won't roll away

Stainless Steel Rectangle Bottle, Black
Stainless Steel Rectangle Bottle, Black

This cool square water bottle design allows you to clean thoroughly since both the top and bottom are removable. The square design stops if from rolling away or around in the car.

 

Filtered Water Bottle - Eau Good

Black+Blum Eau Good Charcoal Filter Water Bottle, Blue
Black+Blum Eau Good Charcoal Filter Water Bottle, Blue

With a beautiful design, built in water filter and a wide mouth, this water bottle is certain to please. It uses a solid piece of active charcoal for filtering. Provides 24 oz of purified water. It is a Bpa free tritan bottle for durability and elegant 'glass-like' appearance.

 

Stainless Steel Flip Straw

Eco Vessel Summit Discontinued 2014 Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Flip Straw (25-Ounce, Blue Glow)
Eco Vessel Summit Discontinued 2014 Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Flip Straw (25-Ounce, Blue Glow)

This flip straw water bottle is rated 4 star with 159 reviews.

This insulated bottle will keep your drinks cool, and the flip straw will give you quick, easy access to your drink without unscrewing the lid, nor needing to tilt the bottle. With a wide mouth, it is easy to clean and fill. It is BPA-free and has a quickclip finger loop for easy carrying, or attaching to a belt loop. To top it all off it has a leak proof cap.

 

A Glass Conversation Piece

Lifefactory 22-Ounce Beverage Bottle, Midnight Blue
Lifefactory 22-Ounce Beverage Bottle, Midnight Blue

This glass water bottle rated 4.5 stars from 92 reviews.

This bottle is made from glass, which eliminates any toxins from plastic, as well as the residual taste that often comes from plastic and metal water bottles. This glass bottle is dishwasher safe, easy to clean, has a wide mouth for easy cleaning and filling. The silicone sleeve provides a fun design, as well as good grip and helps prevent breakage. The silicone slip can also be left on in the dishwasher. Comes with an easy to carry handle. These glass beverage bottles are a little heavier than their metal or plastic counterparts, and breakable, however with a little extra care, you get a great tasting, safe drink.

 

Water Versus Sports Drinks

Water

People tend to debate which is better, water or a sports/ energy drink when exercising. The truth is that for most people water is the best option. Your body needs to stay well hydrated and the best way is to drink plenty of water, especially before, during and after a workout. Most people only lose a few electrolytes during their workouts, which can be replaced by water and a healthy diet.

Sports Drinks

If you exercise vigorously for over an hour, or in hot, humid conditions, then you may be losing more electrolytes than what can be replaced with just water alone. Sports or energy drinks contain electrolytes (usually sodium, chloride, and potassium), carbohydrates (sugars), and calories. Drinking water before you exercise, even several hours before you exercise, then drinking a sports drink after a heavy workout will help replenish lost electrolytes, and boost your energy. Be careful though, sports drinks do contain calories, so don't guzzle them down if you don't need them.

The Popular Camelbak Water Bottle - Variety of sizes and colors

CamelBak BPA-Free Better Bottle with Bite Valve
CamelBak BPA-Free Better Bottle with Bite Valve

Average rating of 4.5 stars out of 799 Reviews.

This spill proof water bottle comes with a bite and sip valve that makes it easy to drink from, without tipping the bottle. When you are done, flip it down and it fits flush with the top, to keep it clean. The plastic is very durable yet does not impart any plastic taste. It is also dishwasher safe. This Camelbak water bottle has a useful carry loop that can be used to hold the bottle with one finger, or to attach to a backpack with a carabiner. The straw is attached securely enough to not always fall off, yet will come off for cleaning with a little tug. Comes in a side variety of cool colors.

 

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More Popular Designs of Water Bottles

Sigg Design Eco Message Water Bottle (0.6-Liters, Rise above Plastic)
Sigg Design Eco Message Water Bottle (0.6-Liters, Rise above Plastic)

Sigg is a very popular water bottle, that is BPA-free, taste neutral, and comes in a variety of interesting designs. It is made from one piece of aluminum, ensuring a leak-proof water bottle, and it is virtually indestructible. The lids are easy to work and interchangeable among Sigg bottles.

 
Thermos Nissan Intak Hydration Water Bottle with Meter, Blue
Thermos Nissan Intak Hydration Water Bottle with Meter, Blue

This BPA-free water bottle is durable, dishwasher safe and has a leak-proof lid. With the push of a button the spout flips up for easy drinking. It even has a water in-take meter to let you know how much water you have been drinking. Textured to provide easy grip for holding, even when you are wet or sweaty. The spout stays clean within the lid, no matter where you put or bring your bottle. Transparency allows for you to see your drink and know how much is left, as well as how much to fill without spilling. 24 ounce capacity.

 
New Wave Enviro Stainless Steel Water Bottle (1 Liter, Blue)
New Wave Enviro Stainless Steel Water Bottle (1 Liter, Blue)

These stainless steel bottles made from # 304 Food Grade Stainless Steel are light weight, rugged, reusable and easy to clean. The 1 litre size comes standard with a sports cap.

 
Polar Bottle Liquid Motion Insulated Water Bottle, 24-Ounce
Polar Bottle Liquid Motion Insulated Water Bottle, 24-Ounce

While most insulated bottles are too hard to squeeze, not so with this polar insulated sports bottle, it is as easy to squeeze as other non-insulated sports water bottles. This insulated bottle will keep your drinks cold even in the summer, and will not sweat like most water bottles do on a warm day. Fits most bicycle water bottle holders, and has an easy grip and easy to use spout. This bottle is made from low density polyethylene, which is FDA approved.

 

What do you look for in a water bottle?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I am looking for a glass water bottle, 22-28 oz size, with silicone sleeve for protection and handling with a flip up straw.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      glass with a place for a straw and a neopreen sleeve.