Top Ten: Best Water Bottles, From High-Tech to High-Design

Top Ten: Best Water Bottles, From High-Tech to High-Design

Arlyn Hernandez
Sep 7, 2017
(Image credit: S'well)

It's never too late (or too early) to make a resolution to drink more water. And if you're going through your checklist of everyday essentials and you're coming up short with a reusable bottle you can take with you on the go, now's the time to invest in one. Here are 10 of our favorite reusable water bottles right now.


The best part of this BPA- and halogen-free plastic water bottle is the citrus juicer at the bottom, along with a compartment for storing fresh fruit. Infuse your water with a squeeze of lemon as you head into work, and suddenly your office will feel much more spa-like.

This bottle should be your go-to if you want to avoid plastic, but are too clumsy to handle a fragile glass container. The colorful silicone sleeve, available in teal, magenta and gray, protects the glass bottle from bumps. And if you have a tendency to neglect your water bottle in your grungy gym bag for days at a time, the dishwasher-safe lid and body make it easy to ensure a germ-free sip.

With over 1,500 5-star reviews on Amazon, the CamelBak 1L water bottle may not be anything incredibly fancy or stylish, but it gets the job done. A wide mouth makes filling with ice easy (no more annoying one-cube-at-a-time experiences), and a smaller drink hole snaps on and off for fast hydration. Available in eight colors.

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Beginning as a Kickstarter campaign, Memobottle took off with its innovative design that rethinks the cylindrical water bottle. Available in standard paper sizes, like A4 and A5, it's no surprise that these flat, rectangular vessels slip seamlessly into your bag, right next to your notebook or laptop.

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If the pretty rose gold metallic finish on this stainless steel bottle isn't enough to convince you to buy this bottle, maybe the fact that it magically keeps water cold for 24 hours and hot for up to 12 will. We're sold: S'well bottles in various designs can be spotted all over the Apartment Therapy office. (Be sure to check out their seemingly unending design options if this one in particular doesn't strike your fancy.)

Starting at $28

The most fashion-forward of the bunch, BKR follows the trends, creating biannual collections based on the most popular colors seen during Fashion Week (like the blush pink bottle, above). BKR takes its attention to design right down to the details, like the loop at the top of the cap that's perfectly positioned to slip around your finger while you take a sip.

This classic stainless steel water bottle has an electropolished interior that doesn't impart flavors, meaning you won't get a metallic taste. Durable metal, combined with a touch of natural bamboo on the lid, makes this bottle the perfect hiking accessory.

Yeti products seem to have a cult following, though it's not hard to guess why. Their 18 oz. tumbler is built to last (especially in rugged conditions). Made of kitchen-grade stainless steel, it won't puncture or rust, has double-wall insulation to keep drinks hot or cold (and without pesky condensation) and is dishwasher safe. Get it in one of six colors.

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At $55, this bottle is a splurge, but it's also the smartest one you'll ever meet. Working in tandem with an app, a sensor inside the bottle tracks how much you drink. The bottle glows and the app sends reminders to keeping sipping towards a daily goal. But is it really worth it? The Kitchn's engagement editor, Ariel Knutson, has one and says, "I feel like a new person. I'm so much more hydrated." I'd consider that money well spent.

$49.23 (with 7 filters)

This BPA- and BPS-free bottle may look pretty futuristic, but its carbon filtration system is rooted in the long-understsood abilities of carbon to clean water. Each filter lasts about 125 refills, so you're set for the year (or more!) with the seven filters.

Re-edited from a post that originally appeared 6.20.2016. — AH

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