The 10 Best Water Bottles for Staying Hydrated On-the-Go

The 10 Best Water Bottles for Staying Hydrated On-the-Go

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We all know it’s important to stay hydrated — water keeps pretty much every system in your body functioning properly. And a great water bottle can make it easier to ensure you’re drinking enough water.

Instead of buying tons of bottled water, you can save money and reduce waste by investing in the best reusable water bottle. With so many options out there, choosing the best water bottle can be overwhelming — so we’ve compiled a list of our favorite water bottles for the car, the office, the gym, and more.


The Best Water Bottles for the Gym


S’well Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle (Amazon)

Looking for the best stainless steel water bottle for the gym? We love this 17-ounce bottle from S’well — it’s compact and condensation-free, and it keeps your water cold for up to 24 hours. And it’s available in a variety of bright colors and bold patterns, so it’ll be easy to spot among all the basic bottles at the gym.


CamelBak Podium Big Chill Insulated Water Bottle (Amazon)

Thanks to the easy-squeeze design and self-sealing valve, you can take a sip without having to open or close a lid. That makes this 25-ounce bottle a favorite among cyclists — but it’s also perfect when you’re using sweaty gym equipment and don’t really want to touch your water bottle nozzle with your germy hands.


The Best Water Bottles for Travel


Contigo Auto Seal Chill Stainless Steel Water Bottle (Amazon)

Planning an epic road trip? The double-walled insulation on this 24-ounce stainless steel water bottle keeps your drink cold for up to 28 hours. And the one-touch, auto-sealing lid lets you keep one hand on the wheel while you sip.


The Coldest Water Bottle Hydro Travel Mug (Amazon)

This 21-ounce, insulated stainless steel water bottle fits in most cup holders and stays cold for up to 36 hours — perfect for an overnight camping trip, a full-day mountain biking excursion, or just getting stuck in beach traffic in a hot car. It’s also designed to float, so you can stay hydrated while kayaking or paddle boarding without worrying about it falling overboard.


The Best Water Bottles for Work


Brimma Leak Proof Fruit Infuser Water Bottle (Amazon)

Instead of grabbing a soda from the office vending machine, pack this 32-ounce fruit infuser bottle — just fill the infuser with mint leaves or fruits in the morning, and you’ll have a healthier beverage on hand when that midafternoon slump rolls around.


Thermos Nissan Intak Hydration Water Bottle with Meter (Amazon)

When work gets hectic, it can be easy to forget to take hydration breaks. This 24-ounce, BPA-free plastic water bottle can help — it features a rotating meter to monitor your daily water consumption.


The Best Water Bottles for Hiking


Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Bottle (Amazon)

Made from BPA-free plastic and powder-coated stainless steel, this 40-ounce water bottle can help you stay hydrated on a full-day hike, and the wide-mouth opening is compatible with most backcountry water filters. Double-wall insulation — plus honeycomb insulation in the lid — keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours, or hot for up to 12 hours.


LifeStraw Go Water Filter Bottle (Amazon)

This is one of the best filtered water bottles on the market. Perfect for backpacking, this BPA-free water bottle uses its award-winning LifeStraw hollow fiber membrane to filter out 99.9% of water-borne bacteria and parasites, so you can refill from lakes and streams as you go.


The Best Water Bottles For Kids


CamelBak Eddy Kids Water Bottle (Amazon)

The patented Big Bite Valve lets kids take big sips — and it’s easy to seal, which helps prevent spills and leaks. Plus it comes in a variety of kid-friendly prints and patterns that’ll get your little one hyped to stay hydrated.


Nalgene Tritan Grip-N-Gulp BPA-Free Water Bottle (Amazon)

Think of this BPA-/BPS-free water bottle as the sippy cup’s older sibling: It’s spill-proof, dishwasher safe, and durable enough to be dropped from a moving vehicle. (Hey, it happens.) The side indents are perfect for tiny hands that need a little extra help gripping.

Chelsea Frank


Chelsea Frank was born and bullied in Los Angeles, CA. When she's not performing stand up comedy or crying while doing squats, Chelsea writes about all things health, beauty, and travel. Her work has been featured in Shape, Uproxx, TripSavvy, The Daily Beast, Thrillist, and Reductress, among others. Fun fact: she's traveled to over 50 countries and has gotten sick in pretty much all of them! Follow her on Twitter.