It is no secret that disposable plastic water bottles are harmful to health and the environment. And yet, most of us use them occasionally, if not regularly (I'm guilty and I want to change that).
Luckily, there are alternatives and there is something for everyone to offer.
How to choose a water bottle
Water bottles are mainly made of three different materials: plastic, glass and metal. All three have their own advantages and disadvantages.
Plastic is light and durable, but it can transfer flavors and fragrances to your drink. Glass bottles are safer than plastic drinks and do not hold on to the taste, but are fragile and not ideal for harsh outdoor activities like backpacking. Metal bottles usually keep your drinks cold, but they can be heavy and exposed to dents and scratches.
When deciding which material to make your bottle from, consider the lid type. Would you like a drinking straw, a flip top (like a travel mug) or a screw cap? You may need a lid that can be attached to a backpack with a carabiner, or one that can not be screwed into your work bag.
Consider also size and design. Most companies provide their bottles in various sizes, from 12 to 40 ounces and beyond. Smaller sizes allow for thinner, sleeker designs, while larger sizes usually mean wider, pitcher-like designs that are ideal for all-day events such as beach days.
I searched the internet for some of the most functional and modern water bottles. I started my search with brands that I already knew had created good products, though I found a couple that is not so evangelized but still creates cool products.
All of these brands have passed the Customer Review test at Amazon – the bottles on this list are all in the four-star range and the most favorable reviews on Amazon (nobody will like it). Replace your water bottle with one of these bottles, from simple bottles to portable bags to all-day canteens.
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Platypus Platy Ultralight Collapsible
Our portable drinking bottle for the water bottle
This plastic bag from Platypus holds two liters of water (this is approximately the amount you should drink daily, especially if you are active) , and weighs only 1.3 ounces when empty.
Ideal for backpackers, campers and those with limited storage space. This Platy comes with a screw cap as standard, but you can always combine it with various caps and straws from Platypus.
$ 12.95 at Amazon
LifeStraw Go (23 oz.)
Our Filtered Water Bottle 19659023] Lifestraw
LifeStraw is a resource for nature lovers, and rightly so: this bottle uses a two-stage filtration system, The nearly 100 percent of bacteria and parasites in natural waters as well as chemicals like these are removed as chlorine and pesticides.
Refueling at a creek, lake or river is dangerous, even if the water looks very clear, but the LifeStraw Go allows you to do so without risk of infection. Even if you do not camp or hike, the Lifestraw Go offers peace of mind when you refuel at a public sink or well.
$ 36.00 at Amazon
Lifefactory glass bottle
Our glass bottle
Glass is non-toxic, does not penetrate chemicals and does not degrade over time. Therefore it is a good alternative to plastic. The body of this Lifefactory bottle is made entirely of glass, while the outer protective layer and the flap seal are made of silicone. The silicone cover makes this bottle particularly grippy (no broken glass!) And is dishwasher safe.
These bottles are available in sizes from 12 to 22 ounces and are available in different colors.
$ 15.00 at Amazon
Hydro Flask Standard Mouth
Our Metal Bottle Pick
Hydro Flask has gained in popularity in recent years due to its double insulation and durable materials. Hydro Flask bottles keep liquids hot for up to 24 hours and up to 12 hours.
They are tough enough to pocket and withstand the hustle and bustle of your day, and Hydro Flask bottles resist condensation to keep the outside of your bottle dry. This bottle comes with a standard lid, but you can always mix and match.
$ 35.00 at Amazon
Klean Kanteen Insulated Classic
Our eco-friendly drinking bottle pick
Klean Kanteen uses a patented, durable and durable finish called the Klean Coat. This bottle is tuned to the time and the elements. Therefore, a Klean Kanteen is a great option for anyone who likes to go hiking, camping or doing other outdoor activities on a regular basis.
Klean Kanteen bottles are accredited by a chemical rating procedure called GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals. All ingredients that did not meet Klean Kanteen's human and environmental contact standards were eliminated.
They also come in funny neon colors and different styles.
$ 32.00 at Amazon
S well Roamer
Our Large Drinking Bottle
S & # 39; well
The insulated stainless steel roamer from S & # 39; well keeps 40 ounces of cold and cold water delicious, even when it's cold it's hot outside The roamer made of food-safe stainless steel is ideal for long beach days and for those who just do not want to refill several times a day.
Since it contains 40 or 64 ounces and is made of steel, it can become quite heavy when fully loaded. Therefore, it may not be ideal for hiking or similar activities.
$ 45.00 at Amazon
Hidrate Spark 2.0A Smart Water Bottle
Our Smart Water Bottle
Always need a gentle push to remind you to hydrate? Me too. This smart drinking bottle does just that with an aesthetically pleasing shine. The Hidrate Spark holds 24 ounces and is synced with your smartphone, Fitbit or the Apple Watch. So you can easily track how much water you drink.
A sensor in the bottle keeps track of every sip you take and records it when you sync it in your activity app. The Hidrate Spark bottle works with iOS and most Android phones. The lid and the bottle are dishwasher safe and the sensor can be washed by hand. The bottle uses replaceable batteries, which you can buy directly from the Hidrate website.
$ 65.00 at Amazon
Bonus! The Flow Bottle made of Stainless Steel
Our functional bottle
This bottle was developed for the undecided drinker. The stainless steel bottle of The Flow is non-toxic and with a handy rubber coating isolated. There are three different closure options. Choose a straw lid, a hinged lid or a carabiner lid (screw cap), depending on what you need for the day and for which beverage you drink (coffee goes well with the hinged lid).
This bottle keeps liquids cold Up to 24 hours and up to 12 hours hot, and there are two sizes: 18 ounces and 32 ounces.
$ 25.00 at Amazon