Backpackers.com – Our Favorite Water Bottles

Backpackers.com — Warm weather is around the corner. As you fit in your last freezing hikes and get ready for real spring, you’ll need to stay hydrated at home and on the trail. We spent months researching and testing water bottles, that seemingly simple, highly particular piece of gear you absolutely need. After much debate, we came up some favorites, regular and insulated. Find the some of our favorite water bottles below — they’ll get you hydrated in the car, on your feet, or through the woods.

Our Favorite Water Bottles

This gear has been researched, tested, and found worthy. Follow the links to read the full gear reviews and get the gear!

Klean Kanteen Wide Mouth 27oz

Your kidneys and liver will run optimally after purchasing the Klean Kanteen Wide Mouth 27oz bottle. You’ll drink more than enough water, and it’ll taste delicious.

Read the full review of the Klean Kanteen Wide Mouth 27oz to see why we recommend it as our Premium Pick for the Car Camper, Day Hiker and Wilderness Backpacker.

YETI Rambler 36 Bottle

The YETI Rambler 36 is a bottle you can throw around and beat up, that will still love you and never leak. Cold, hot, and seriously huge. Drink up.

Read the full review of the YETI Rambler 36 Bottle to see why we recommend it as our Premium Pick for the Car Camper.

Platypus SoftBottle

The Platypus SoftBottle is an ultralight, flexible water bottle that will fit just about anywhere you can shove it. What are you waiting for?

Read the full review of the Platypus SoftBottle to see why we recommend it as our Classic Pick for the Ultralight Backpacker.

Klean Kanteen Insulated Classic 32oz

The Klean Kanteen Insulated Classic 32oz is the go-to high-volume insulated water bottle. Straightforward, excellent build quality, and makes no fake insulation claims.

Read the full review of the Klean Kanteen Insulated Classic 32oz to see why we recommend it as our Classic Pick for the Car Camper.

Stanley Classic Vacuum Bottle

In an ideal world every campground table would come equipped with a Stanley Classic Vacuum Bottle. The two belong together like hot coals and a fire pit.

Read the full review of the Stanley Classic Vacuum Bottle to see why we recommend it as our Budget Pick for the Car Camper.

Nalgene 32 oz Wide Mouth

The Nalgene 32oz Wide Mouth is about as classic as a water bottle can be. If you don’t lose it, yours will be with you for many years and miles to come.

Read the full review of the Nalgene 32 oz Wide Mouth to see why we recommend it as our Classic Pick for the Car Camper and Day Hiker.

Thermos Hydration Bottle 

The Thermos Hydration Bottle is a deceptively clever water carrier with enough features to make you feel fancy. Drink up!

Read the full review of the Thermos Hydration Bottle to see why we recommend it as our Budget Pick for the Urban Hiker.

Polar Bottle Insulated Sport

The Polar Bottle Insulated Sport is durable, comfortable to use, easy to carry, and refreshingly leak free, all with light insulation that works as claimed.

Read the full review of the Polar Bottle Insulated Sport to see why we recommend it as our Budget Pick for the Day Hiker.

Nalgene ATB Bottle 22oz

The Nalgene ATB Bottle 22oz is a true all-types of all-terrain bottle meant for those who want to hydrate on the go. Drink up, drink quick, don’t spill.

Read the full review of the Nalgene ATB Bottle 22oz to see why we recommend it as our Budget Pick for the Day Hiker and Wilderness Backpacker.

MiiR Vacuum Insulated Bottle

The MiiR 27oz Bottle is a stainless steel water bottle with a fancy lid. And it’s an investment that won’t drown you in buyer’s remorse.

Read the full review of the MiiR Vacuum Insulated Bottle to see why we recommend it as our Budget Pick for the Urban Hiker.

Hydro Flask 24 oz Standard Mouth

Cold for days, hot for hours, and easy to handle. You know what you’re getting when you reach for the Hydro Flask 24 oz Standard Mouth Bottle — the best.

Read the full review of the Hydro Flask 24 oz Standard Mouth to see why we recommend it as our Classic Pick for the Urban Hiker and Day Hiker.

Mizu V10 Insulated Bottle 

The Mizu V10 mixes space-age vacuum insulation technology with a future-forward design that looks like it’s straight from The Jetsons. It will keep your beverages cool for the first six Star Wars films, and hot for a typical commute.

Read the full review of the Mizu V10 Insulated Bottle to see why we recommend it for the Urban Hiker.

 

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Jen Nelson

Jen hates dirt but loves hiking in Southern California. She has ticked 42 states, 5 continents and 28 countries off her bucket list. When she’s not checking grammar and coordinating gear drop offs for the Backpackers.com team, you can find her sailing the Channel Islands or taking her adorable dog Daphne to the beach. She believes chocolate is a food group and bungee jumping is better than sky diving. Check her out on Instagram.