10 Types of Water Bottles

The human body is composed of about 60-70% water. We need to drink enough water because when we exercise, our sweat evaporates from our skin and we lose heat and body fluids. Drinking water also reduces the risk of heat stress and helps maintain normal body function and performance levels. If you exercise, then you will need to replenish the fluids by drinking water. 

We recommend drinking half the amount of your body weight in ounces for people who are not very active. For example, if your body weight is 160lbs, you will need to drink at least 80oz of water throughout the day depending on how active you are. However, if you’re not used to drinking so much water in a day, start off slow.

Drink the amount of water you’re currently drinking and then address your restroom routine. Do you use the restroom every 2-3 hours or every 1 hour? Drinking too much water will cause overhydration and can injure your bladder and kidneys. When you are overhydrated, the fluids become disproportionate and your body retains more fluid than your kidneys can evacuate.

We recommend staying in the 2-3 hours range so that your bladder doesn’t get damaged. A good way to figure out if you’re drinking the correct amount of water is the color of your urine. You want to have the color be pale yellow, that means your fluids are balanced. Dark yellow means you’re dehydrated and clear means you’re overhydrated.

This is why we recommend you carry a water bottle on your person. It’ll help you remember to drink water throughout the day. Here are the Top 10 types of water bottles that we recommend:

CamelBak Podium Chill Insulated Bike Water Bottle 24 oz, White/Black

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Pros:

  • Small
  • Great for biking
  • Light squeeze bottle
  • BPA-free
  • Affordable price
  • Multiple color options
  • Dishwasher safe (Top row only)

Cons:

  • Material: Plastic
  • Cold and Room Temperature water only
  • Size: 21oz and 24 oz
  • No handle to carry

Purifyou Premium

Pros:

  • Stainless Steel lid
  • Glass is 100% recyclable (Lid not recyclable)
  • Time & Volume markings to track water intake
  • Protective silicone sleeve (offers impact protection, easy-grip, and no slips)
  • Affordable price
  • Multiple color options
  • Size: 12oz, 22oz, 32oz
  • Dishwasher safe (Top row only)

Cons:

  • Material: Glass
  • Cold and Room Temperature water only

Simple Modern

Pros:

  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Hot and Cold water
  • Slim design
  • Double-wall and vacuum insulation
  • Affordable price
  • Multiple color options
  • Size: 9oz, 17oz, 25oz, 34oz

Cons:

  • No handle to carry
  • Only 12oz fits in standard cup holders
  • Recommended hand wash only

CamelBak Chute 

Pros:

  • Chute lid
  • Universal cap that can be used with Camelbak Eddy+
  • Magnetic Handle to carry
  • BPA-free
  • Affordable price
  • Multiple color options
  • Dishwasher safe (Top row only)

Cons:

  • Material: Hard Plastic
  • Cold and Room Temperature water only
  • Size: 32oz

Nalgene

Pros:

  • Wide lid
  • Handle to carry
  • BPA-free
  • Affordable price
  • Multiple color options
  • Dishwasher safe (Top row only)

Cons:

  • Material: Hard Plastic
  • Cold and Room Temperature water only
  • Size: 32oz
  • Not slim, can’t fit into standard cup holders

Giotto

Pros:

  • Straw lid
  • Strap to carry
  • Motivational Quotes & Time Marker
  • BPA-free
  • Affordable price
  • Multiple color options
  • Dishwasher safe (Top row only)
  • Sizes: 32oz, 64oz, 128oz

Cons:

  • Material: Hard Plastic
  • Cold and Room Temperature water only
  • Not slim, can’t fit into standard cup holders

Hydro Flask Water Bottle – Standard Mouth Lid

Pros:

  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Hot and Cold water
  • Slim design
  • Double-wall and vacuum insulation
  • Multiple color options
  • Size: 18oz, 21oz, 24oz

Cons:

  • No handle to carry
  • Higher price range
  • Recommended hand wash only

ThermoFlask Double Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle

Pros:

  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • 2 lids: Chug & Straw
  • Hot and Cold water
  • Handle to carry
  • Double-wall and vacuum insulation
  • Affordable price
  • Multiple color options
  • Size: 18oz, 24oz, 32oz, 40oz, 64oz

Cons:

  • Dust can stick to straw lid mouthpiece
  • Recommended hand wash only

Takeya Originals

Pros:

  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Spout lid
  • Hot and Cold water
  • Handle to carry
  • Double-wall and vacuum insulation
  • BPA-free
  • Affordable price
  • Multiple color options
  • Size: 18oz, 24oz, 32oz, 40oz

Cons:

  • Not slim, can’t fit into standard cup holders
  • Recommended hand wash only

Iron Flask Sports Water Bottle

Pros:

  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Sizes: 14oz, 18oz, 22oz, 32oz, 40oz, 64oz 
  • 3 lids: Straw lid, Flip lid, Stainless Steel Lid
  • Hot and Cold water
  • Handle to carry
  • Double-wall and vacuum insulation
  • BPA-free
  • Affordable price
  • Multiple color options

Cons:

  • Not slim, can’t fit into standard cup holders
  • Recommended hand wash only