"Always be hydrating!" So says Larry the Lobster on SpongeBob, but it is true, and could save your life if you got lost or injured while hiking.
What makes a good water bottle?
- It is reusable and durable
- Easy to clean, wide opening lid
- PBA-free (PBA's are those nasty cancer-causing compounds added to some plastics (like many made in China) to make the plastic soft and pliable
- Neck strap and or other attachment point (It is so nice to keep your hands free!)
Best water bottles
Stainless Steel insulated bottles
Insulated water bottles
- Iron Flask Sports Water Bottle - Comes in sizes from 14 oz to 64 oz, and it has 3 different lids (Straw Lid. flip and pushdown),It is vacuum insulated Stainless Steel, Double Walled. It comes in more than 2 dozen colors. It had over 75,000 reviews and 5 stars when I looked last!
- Hydro Cell Stainless Steel Water Bottle - Tens of thousands of reviews and a 5 star rating (Sept 2021) plus a decent price! Has both a Straw and a Wide Mouth Lid. Mulitple sizes, from 64oz down to 14oz). Keeps Liquids Hot or Cold with it's double-walled vacuum insulated construction.
- Sendestar Stainless Steel Water Bottle - Wide mouth makes it easy to clean, BPA-free, in Sizes 12oz, 24oz, 40oz or 64oz. It has a lid that simultaneously is a Straw Lid and a Spout Lid . Insulated, it keeps liquids hot or cold. It has a double wall vacuum.
Collapsible water bottles, BPA-free
Plastic collapsible water bottles
- Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle - Leak Proof Twist Cap. BPA Free, one size: 22 oz.
It is free of BPA, BPS, PVC, phthalates, lead, and latex
VERSATILE - dishwasher safe; handles hot or cold drinks; freezable; collapsible; easy to refill and add ice cubes or fruit through wide mouth.
- Ououps Collapsible Water Bottle - It is BPA collapsible Free, Leak Proof. 25 oz (750ML) for Hot and Cold Drinks