We all know that disposable plastic water bottles are bad for our health and the environment. Yet many of us use them occasionally, if not regularly. (I am guilty as a defendant, and I try to change that).
Fortunately, there are alternatives with different options for reusable water bottles to meet the needs of all.
How to choose a water bottle
Water bottles are mainly made from three different materials: plastic, glass and metal. All three have their own advantages and disadvantages.
Plastic is light and durable, but can transmit flavors and smells to your drink. Glass bottles are safer to drink than plastic bottles and do not hold on to flavors, but they are fragile and not ideal for rough outdoor activities like backpacking. Metal water bottles and stainless steel are usually the best way to keep your drinks cold. However, they can be heavy and exposed to dents and scratches.
After deciding which material your bottle should be made of, consider the lid type. Would you like a straw cap, a hinged lid (like a travel mug) or a screw cap? You may need a lid that can be attached to a backpack with a carabiner or a lid that will not unscrew your work bag.
Consider also size and design. Most companies offer their bottles in various sizes from 12 to 40 ounces and beyond. Smaller sizes allow for thinner, sleeker designs, while larger sizes usually mean a wide-mouth bottle or jug-style design that's ideal for all-day events such as beach days.
I searched the internet for some of the most functional and modern water bottles. I began my search with brands that I already knew to produce good products, but found a couple that is not so evangelized but still produces cool products.
All of these brands have passed the test of customer reviews at Amazon – the bottles on this list are all in the four-star range with mostly cheap reviews on Amazon (nobody can please anyone). Try replacing your plastic water bottles with one of those reusable water bottles, from simple bottles to portable bags to all-day canteens.
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Hydro Flask has gained in popularity in recent years due to its double insulation and durable materials. Hydro Flask bottles keep liquids cool for up to 24 hours and hot drinks for up to 12 hours.
They are sturdy enough to be thrown into sacks and survive the hustle and bustle of your day. The Hydro Flask bottles withstand condensation to keep the outside of your bottle dry. This bottle comes with a standard lid, but you can always mix and match.
This plastic bag from Platypus holds two liters of water (that's about the amount you should drink daily, especially if you're active) and weighs only 1.3 ounces when empty.
Perfect for backpackers, campers and those with limited storage space. This Platy comes standard with a screw cap, but you can always combine it with various duckbill caps and straws.
LifeStraw is a one-stop shop for nature lovers two-stage filtration system that removes nearly 100 percent of bacteria and parasites in natural waters and chemicals such as chlorine and pesticides.
Refueling at a stream, lake or river is dangerous, even if the water looks very clear. But with LifeStraw Go, you can do it without the risk of infection. Even if you're not camping or hiking, the Lifestraw Go offers peace of mind when you refuel at a public sink or water fountain.
Glass is non-toxic, does not seep into chemicals and does not degrade over time, making it a great alternative to plastic. The body of this Lifefactory bottle is made entirely of glass, while the outer protective layer and the flip-top seal are made of silicone. The silicone cover makes this bottle particularly grippy (no glass breakage!) And dishwasher safe.
These bottles are available in different colors and are available from 12 to 22 ounces.
Klean Kanteen uses a patented, impact-resistant and durable surface called Klean Coat. This bottle is designed to withstand time and elements. Therefore, a Klean Kanteen is a great option for someone who regularly hikes, campt or does other outdoor activities. It is also a good choice for a dog water bottle.
Klean Kanteen bottles are accredited by a chemical rating procedure called GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals. All ingredients that did not meet Klean Kanteen standards for human and environmental contact have been removed.
They are also available in funny neon colors and different styles.
S & # 39; well
The insulated stainless steel Roamer from S & # 39; well keeps 40 ounces of water cold and delicious, even when it's hot. Made from food grade stainless steel, the S & # 39; well bottles are perfect for long beach days and for those who simply do not feel like refilling their bottle several times a day.
Being 40 or 64 ounces and made of steel, it can be quite heavy at full load. Therefore, it may not be ideal for hiking or similar activities.
Do you ever need a gentle nudge to remind you to hydrate? Me too. This smart water bottle does just that with an aesthetically pleasing glow. The Hidrate Spark holds 24 ounces and syncs with your smartphone, Fitbit or Apple Watch, so you can easily track how much water you drink and how much you drink.
A sensor in the bottle records 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.
This water bottle was designed for the undecided drinker. The stainless steel bottle of The Flow is non-toxic and with a handy rubber coating isolated. It comes with three different closure options. Choose a straw cap, hinged lid or lobster cap (screw cap), depending on what your day demands and what beverage you drink (hot drinks like coffee go well with the lid).
This bottle is durable Liquids are cold for up to 24 hours and hot drinks for up to 12 hours. They are available in two sizes: 18 ounces and 32 ounces.