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
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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.
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.
The Platypus SoftBottle is an ultralight, flexible water bottle that will fit just about anywhere you can shove it. What are you waiting for?
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.
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.
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.
The Thermos Hydration Bottle is a deceptively clever water carrier with enough features to make you feel fancy. Drink up!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.