11 Best Water Bottles to Help You Drink 8 Glasses a Day
Having a stylish water bottle will make staying hydrated a cinch!
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The best water bottle should be lightweight, large enough to keep you from having to refill every few sips and easy to clean. Bonus if it’s designed with no more than two pieces—a reservoir and a cap. Who wants to keep up with (or clean) any more than that? Psst! Here’s the best way to clean your water bottle.
For refills at the office or to keep you refreshed on the go, these picks stand out for their design, durability and price. Ready to drink your way to more energy?
Polar Bear Insulated Water Bottle
Cyclists, take note! This 24-ounce bottle ($10) is a perfect fit for the hydration cage on your bike. At a mere four ounces when empty, it also stands out for its insulated vacuum bottle design, meaning that chilled water straight from your refrigerator stays that way long after you fill ‘er up. Choose from 30 inspired colors and patterns.
Bubba Vibe Chug
Of the many reasons we love this Bubba Vibe Chug Water Bottle ($9), a lifetime guarantee tops the list—second only to the fact that you can toss it in the top rack of your dishwasher. This bottle also stands out for its flip-down cover, so you can easily switch from sip mode to take a full-on gulp of H2O.
Simple Modern Wave
This sleek water bottle from Simple Modern (starting at $10.99) is an ideal option at home and on the go. Its slim design and narrow mouth make this one of the more elegant-looking water bottles out there—just be mindful of that small top and opt for crushed ice! Choose from 9-, 17-, 25- and 34-ounce sizes.
Nalgene Tritan On The Fly
Tall enough to fit well into those deep holders found on most cardio machines, the 24-ounce Nalgene Tritan ($12) is also a top pick for its transparent design. Numerous studies have confirmed the influence of visual cues when it comes to what we eat and drink. Prop this on your desk, filled with water, and you’re taking one important (and easy) step toward getting eight glasses a day.
Just two fills of this a day and you’re at your eight-glass mark. The Pogo Tritan Water Bottle ($7) makes it even simpler with easy-to-read ounce and milliliter markings printed outside the bottle. It comes in seven solid colors, and includes a carrying loop you can easily hook your thumb through to hold comfortably between sets (of squats!). Or on the way back to the water fountain, naturally.
CamelBak Chute Mag
With an angled spout and a half-turn cap, this CamelBak Chute Mag Water Bottle ($15) is a smart option for travelers. Large enough for refreshment on long road trips and flights (do those baby bottles the airlines give really help anyone to hydrate?), this CamelBak’s thoughtful design mean you can drink without the dreaded sloshes or spills.
Topped with a ring-sized carry handle, the Contigo Jackson Water Bottle ($7) holds 24 ounces, accessible with one hand at the push of a button. That’s a pretty sweet feature when you’re knee-deep in yard work and really aren’t able to mess with a two-handed twist-off top.
Maars Tritan Wide Mouth
There’s a reason you see so many water bottles made from Tritan. It’s a durable plastic that is BPA-free and also resistant to shattering and staining. This 34-ounce model ($9) is the largest on our list, a winner for its anti-leak design and wide mouth opening, big enough to toss in cut up orange slices or cucumber for a little extra flavor! If you’re up to experiment, we’ve got a bunch of fruit-infused water ideas.
MAIGG Water Bottle
In 17- and 32-ounce sizes, the MAIGG Water Bottle ($11) offers maximum versatility at a modest price point. The 17-ounce bottle is less than $12, and includes the utility of a carry-everywhere bottle with the enhancement of a high-end diffuser. The bottle’s extra sieve will come in handy for catching pulp from any freshly squeezed citrus fruits you might choose to enjoy.
ZULU Atlas Glass Bottle
Nothing says your water bottle has to be plastic. Some would argue that water tastes better when it’s served in a glass. Encased in a silicone sleeve for shatter protection, the ZULU Atlas Glass Water Bottle ($11) is an ideal option for a bottle you plan to keep at home or work. It holds 20 ounces and includes a leak-proof locking lid.
Vremi Stainless Steel
The Vremi Stainless Steel Water Bottle ($11) is a great all-purpose option, a reliable model for toting cold water, hot tea and everything in between. Its double-walled insulation has the added benefit of preventing condensation, even when it’s loaded to the brim with ice. At 16 ounces, the base fits snugly in most standard-sized car cup holders. It also fits easily within the bottle holder of most adult-sized backpacks.