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Keeping a reusable water bottle on hand is a great way to ensure that you’re drinking enough water throughout the day.

In addition to being portable and convenient, reusable water bottles are an environmentally friendly alternative to single-use plastic bottles.

However, with so many different types on the market, it can be tricky to find one that fits your needs and preferences.

Here are our picks of the 10 best water bottles, plus tips on deciding which one is right for you.

Reusable water bottles can be a convenient and easy way to increase your water intake.

They typically hold more water than regular cups and glasses, so you don’t need to worry about heading back to the kitchen for a refill as often. Plus, they’re portable, making it easier to stay hydrated almost anywhere.

Additionally, they’re often insulated to maintain the temperature of your drink and may feature straw, spout, or flip-top lids to prevent leaks and spills.

Reusable water bottles are a much more affordable and eco-friendly alternative to single-use plastic water bottles, which are a major contributor to plastic waste and often end up in landfills (1).

Furthermore, single-use plastic water bottles typically contain larger amounts of compounds such as microplastics and bisphenol A (BPA), which are associated with negative health effects (2, 3).

Here are a few of the key factors we considered when choosing the best water bottles:

  • Features: We selected water bottles with a variety of features and lid types that may make it easier to meet your hydration goals.
  • Capacity: Many of the water bottles we selected are available in a wide range of sizes, so you’ll likely be able to find one that fits your needs.
  • Materials: We picked water bottles made with safe, high quality, and durable materials for long-term use.
  • Recommendations: We asked Healthline editors and contributors for their top water bottle recommendations.
  • Customer reviews: We chose water bottles with mostly positive online reviews from customers.
  • Price: We selected water bottles at a variety of price points to help you find one that fits your budget.

A note on price

General price ranges with dollar signs ($–$$$) are indicated below. One dollar sign means the product is rather affordable, whereas three dollar signs indicate a higher cost.

Generally, prices range from $15.99 to $65, though this may vary depending on where you shop. Prices may also vary for products that are available in multiple sizes.

Pricing guide

  • $ = under $20
  • $$ = $20–$50
  • $$$ = over $50

Best overall

Stanley The Quencher H2.0 Flowstate Tumbler

  • Price: $$
  • Size: 40 ounces (oz) (1,183 milliliters [mL]) or 30 oz (887 mL)
  • Lid type: rotating cover with 3 positions: straw opening, drink opening, and full-cover top
  • Material: stainless steel
  • How to clean: dishwasher-safe

Known for its durability, quality, and convenience, The Quencher H2.0 Flowstate Tumbler from Stanley is our pick for the best overall water bottle to help you stay hydrated.

It’s equipped with double-wall vacuum insulation, which the company claims can maintain the temperature of cold liquids for up to 11 hours, hot liquids for up to 7 hours, and iced drinks for up to 2 days.

It also has an ergonomic comfort-grip handle and a narrow base that’s compatible with most cupholders.

Additionally, it includes a rotating cover, which can be used with a straw, as a drink opening, or as a full-cover top.

What our tester says

“This straw cup has quite a fan base, and for good reason. I find I drink more with a straw, and between the straw and the size, I have no trouble staying hydrated.

“While it’s not quite a true water bottle (you can’t throw it in your bag and run out the door), that’s actually one of the things I like about it — you feel like you’re drinking out of a cup. I love the handle, and they recently redesigned and improved The Quencher to have a better handle and lid.”

— Healthline Senior Editor Lisa Valente, MS, RD

Pros

  • dishwasher-safe
  • double-wall vacuum insulation
  • keeps drinks cold for up to 11 hours and iced drinks cold for up to 2 days
  • comfortable grip
  • compatible with most cupholders
  • can be used with or without a straw
  • available in multiple colors
  • splash- and spill-proof

Cons

  • may scratch and dent easily, according to reviewers
  • not ideal for sports since it does not have a sport top or a strap

Best large capacity

Fidus 64 oz Motivational Water Bottle

  • Price: $$
  • Size: 64 oz (1,893 mL)
  • Lid type: straw lid
  • Material: plastic
  • How to clean: handwash only

This water bottle from Fidus may be a good choice if you prefer a product with a higher capacity to help you meet your hydration goals.

It can hold up to 64 oz (1,893 mL) of water and is labeled with time markers to help you keep tabs on your progress.

Additionally, this water bottle is made with BPA-free plastic and has a wide-mouth design so you can easily upgrade your drink with ice cubes or fruit.

What our tester says

“I use this water bottle regularly to help stay hydrated during the day. I like that it’s large enough that I don’t need to refill it often and that it features a removable straw and detachable handle for portability.”

— Healthline writer Rachael Link, MS, RD

Pros

  • spill-proof design
  • removable straw
  • BPA-free plastic
  • wide-mouth design that makes it easy to add ice or fruit
  • detachable paracord handle for easy carrying
  • available in multiple colors

Cons

  • does not fit in most cupholders
  • not condensation-proof
  • handwash only

Best lightweight

Hydro Flask Lightweight Wide Mouth Trail Series

  • Price: $$
  • Size: 21 oz (621 mL), 24 oz (710 mL), 32 oz (946 mL)
  • Lid type: cap
  • Material: stainless steel
  • How to clean: dishwasher-safe

According to Hydro Flask, the new Lightweight Wide Mouth Trail Series bottles are 25% lighter than the brand’s other water bottles, so they’re great options for hiking, backpacking, or commuting.

These bottles are made from professional-grade stainless steel, which is thinner to help keep them light while maintaining durability and strength.

They also have double-wall vacuum insulation to maintain the temperatures of your favorite drinks.

This bottle comes with a flex cap, which should be removed for drinking, but it’s compatible with several other Hydro Flask accessories, including a flip lid and wide-mouth straw lid.

Pros

  • dishwasher-safe
  • double-wall vacuum insulation
  • compatible with other Hydro Flask lids
  • durable, professional-grade stainless steel
  • leakproof design
  • does not sweat
  • lighter than other Hydro Flask models

Cons

  • limited color options

Best with a straw

Simple Modern Classic Tumbler

  • Price: $–$$
  • Size: 12 oz (355 mL), 16 oz (473 mL), 20 oz (591 mL), 24 oz (710 mL), 28 oz (828 mL), 32 oz (946 mL)
  • Lid type: flip lid and straw lid
  • Material: stainless steel
  • How to clean: handwash tumbler after each use; lid and straw are dishwasher-safe

This tumbler from Simple Modern includes both a leakproof flip lid and a splash-proof straw lid, which you can easily swap out depending on your drink.

The tumbler is much slimmer than many other water bottles, meaning that it can easily fit into narrow cupholders when you’re on the go.

Plus, it’s made from premium stainless steel and available in 29 unique colors.

What our tester says

“I’ve tried countless water bottles, and this tumbler from Simple Modern is by far my favorite. In addition to keeping my water (and other iced beverages) cold for hours, it’s easy to clean and doesn’t sweat.”

— Healthline Nutrition Market Editor Kelli McGrane, MS, RD

Pros

  • dishwasher-safe lids and straws
  • available in multiple sizes, colors, and patterns
  • leakproof lid and splash-proof straw lid
  • fits in most cupholders
  • double-walled vacuum insulation
  • does not sweat
  • affordable

Cons

  • handwashing required for tumbler
  • may not keep drinks cold for as long as advertised, according to some reviewers
  • not ideal for sports since it does not have a sport top or a strap

Best affordable

Nalgene 32 oz Wide Mouth Bottle

  • Price: $
  • Size: 32 oz (946 mL)
  • Lid type: wide mouth
  • Material: Tritan plastic
  • How to clean: dishwasher-safe

This heavy-duty water bottle from Nalgene is an affordable and sustainable way to stay hydrated.

It’s also Healthline Editor Candice Abellon’s pick for anyone who is rough on their belongings and looking for a durable option that can withstand regular wear and tear.

This bottle features a wide-mouth lid and is dishwasher-safe for added convenience. What’s more, it’s made from recycled materials, including Tritan, a type of BPA-free plastic.

What our tester says

“I have a couple Nalgene wide-mouth bottles that are my go-to for hiking and camping. I usually use it for electrolyte drink mixes so that I can keep a separate container for just water. The other thing this bottle is used for? Filled with warm water, it works great as a hot water bottle.”

— Healthline Editor Candice Abellon

Pros

  • dishwasher-safe
  • durable, BPA-free plastic
  • made from recycled materials
  • affordable
  • wide mouth that makes it easy to add ice or fruit
  • leakproof
  • lightweight
  • strap for easy transport
  • compatible with other Nalgene lids

Cons

  • does not fit in most cupholders
  • sweats
  • some reports that the wide mouth is difficult to drink from

Best with a built-in straw

Owala FreeSip

  • Price: $$
  • Size: 19 oz (562 mL), 24 oz (710 mL), 25 oz (739 mL), 32 oz (946 mL), 40 oz (1,183 mL)
  • Lid type: flip-top lid
  • Material: stainless steel or Tritan plastic
  • How to clean: handwash bottle; lid is dishwasher-safe

The Owala FreeSip features the company’s signature FreeSip spout, which allows you to drink in two ways: You can either hold it upright to sip through the built-in straw or tilt it back to use the wide-mouth opening.

You can push the button on the flip-top lid to lock it when it’s not in use, which can help prevent spills and leaks.

Plus, this water bottle is triple-layered and vacuum-insulated to keep drinks cold for up to 24 hours.

What our tester says

“Owala FreeSip is actually leakproof in bags, and it is easy to drink in the car.”

— Healthline Senior Editor Lisa Valente, MS, RD

Pros

  • dishwasher-safe lid
  • available in multiple sizes and colors
  • 2-in-1 lid design with built-in-straw
  • leakproof design
  • triple-layered and vacuum-insulated
  • smaller sizes fit in most cupholders
  • carry loop for easy transport
  • does not sweat

Cons

  • bottle is handwash only
  • may not fit in standard cupholders, depending on the bottle’s size
  • some reports that the bottle leaks when filled to the top

Best insulated

Hydro Flask Wide Mouth

  • Price: $$–$$$
  • Size: 20 oz (591 mL), 32 oz (946 mL), 40 oz (1,183 mL), 64 oz (1,893 mL)
  • Lid type: wide mouth, flex cap, or straw lid
  • Material: stainless steel
  • How to clean: dishwasher-safe

If you’re looking for a durable bottle that can keep liquids cold when you’re on the go, the Hydro Flask Wide Mouth is definitely worth considering.

This bottle is made with professional-grade stainless steel and features double-wall vacuum insulation to keep drinks hot or cold throughout the day.

It’s available in a variety of colors and sizes and is dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning.

What our tester says

“I’m obsessed with this water bottle and take it everywhere. I’ve had other insulated bottles that didn’t truly keep liquids cold, but this one absolutely does.”

— Healthline Senior Editor Chelsea Logan

Pros

  • dishwasher-safe
  • double-wall vacuum insulation
  • wide mouth that makes it easy to add ice or fruit
  • professional-grade steel to help prevent lingering odors or flavors
  • compatible with other Hydro Flask lids
  • carry strap for easy transport
  • available in multiple colors and sizes

Cons

  • may dent easily, according to some reviewers
  • most sizes do not fit standard cupholders
  • a bit pricier than others on our list

Best for running

Nathan ExoShot 2.0

  • Price: $$
  • Size: 14 oz (414 mL) or 18 oz (532 mL)
  • Lid type: bite valve
  • Material: BPA-free plastic
  • How to clean: handwash only

Designed for both comfort and efficiency, this handheld bottle is ideal for running, hiking, cycling, and other outdoor activities.

It features a BPA-free soft flask and a bite valve for hydration on the go.

It also has an ergonomically designed hand strap and small stash pockets to store your credit cards or keys when you’re on a run.

For extra convenience, the flask is collapsible, so you can roll it up and store it in your pocket once it’s empty.

Pros

  • BPA-free plastic
  • comfortable hand strap
  • stash pockets for keys and credit cards
  • collapsible for easy storage
  • lightweight

Cons

  • limited color options
  • handwash only

Best versatile

Takeya Actives Insulated Water Bottle with Spout Lid

  • Price: $$–$$$
  • Size: 18 oz (532 mL), 22 oz (651 mL), 24 oz (710 mL), 32 oz (946 mL), 40 oz (1,183 mL), 64 oz (1,893 mL)
  • Lid type: spout lid
  • Material: stainless steel
  • How to clean: dishwasher-safe

This water bottle from Takeya is simple but versatile. It has a spout lid that you can lock to prevent leaks or remove to reveal the wide-mouth opening.

Alternatively, you can use the straw lid, or you can buy both lids and swap them out as needed.

The Takeya Actives Insulated Water Bottle is cupholder-friendly, depending on the size, and offers vacuum insulation with a double-wall design to keep drinks cool and prevent sweating.

What’s more, it’s available in a wide range of sizes and colors so you’ll likely be able to find an option that fits your needs and preferences.

Pros

  • dishwasher-safe
  • compatible with straw lid attachment
  • smaller sizes fit in most cup holders
  • does not sweat
  • leakproof design
  • removable protective bumper
  • powder coated for better grip
  • double-wall insulation
  • lifetime warranty

Cons

  • larger sizes do not fit most cupholders
  • a bit pricier than many others on our list

Best for kids

YETI Rambler Jr. 12 oz Kids Water Bottle

  • Price: $$
  • Size: 12 oz (355 mL)
  • Lid type: straw cap
  • Material: stainless steel
  • How to clean: dishwasher-safe

Yeti now offers a kid-friendly version of its popular Rambler water bottle to help keep your little ones hydrated during the day.

Much like the classic Rambler bottle, the Rambler Jr. is made with durable stainless steel and double-wall vacuum insulation to keep drinks cold.

It also has a leak-resistant straw cap to prevent spills and messes and is resistant to rust and punctures.

Pros

  • dishwasher-safe
  • double-wall vacuum insulation
  • leak-resistant when closed
  • built-in straw
  • durable design
  • available in several bright colors
  • does not sweat

Cons

  • some reports that the silicone under the straw mouthpiece is difficult to keep clean with long-term use
  • more expensive than many other kids’ water bottles

Here is a closer look at how each of our picks compares:

Volume (oz)Lid typeMaterialDishwasher-safe
Stanley The Quencher H2.0 Flowstate Tumbler• 30
• 40
rotating cover:
• straw
• drink
• full-cover top
stainless steelyes
Fidus 64 oz Motivational Water Bottle64straw lidplasticno
Hydro Flask Lightweight Wide Mouth Trail Series• 21
• 24
• 32
capstainless steelyes
Simple Modern Classic Tumbler• 12
• 16
• 20
• 24
• 28
• 32
flip lid and straw lidstainless steellid and straw only
Nalgene 32 oz Wide Mouth Bottle32wide mouthTritan plasticyes
Owala FreeSip• 19
• 24
• 25
• 32
• 40
flip-top lidTritan plastic or stainless steellid only
Hydro Flask Wide Mouth• 20
• 32
• 40
• 64
flex cap or straw lidstainless steelyes
Nathan ExoShot 2.0• 14
• 18
bite valveBPA-free plasticno
Takeya Actives Insulated Water Bottle with Spout Lid• 18
• 22
• 24
• 32
• 40
• 64
spout lidstainless steelyes
YETI Rambler Jr. 12 oz Kids Water Bottle12straw capstainless steelyes

You may want to consider the following factors when determining which water bottle is right for you:

  • Purpose: Consider how you plan to use your water bottle, since some are designed for specific purposes. For example, a tumbler or wide-mouth bottle can be used for hydration at home or on the go. However, if you’re a runner, you may want to choose a handheld bottle that’s easier to carry.
  • Size: In addition to determining the ideal capacity for your water bottle, think about whether you need a bottle with a narrow base to fit in specific areas, such as a cupholder in your car, bike, or stroller.
  • Lid type: Some people may prefer sipping from a straw, while others may decide that a spout lid, bite valve, or flip lid works better for them.
  • Material: It’s important to decide what type of material you prefer. Water bottles made from BPA-free plastic, such as Tritan plastic, are often lightweight and more affordable. Stainless steel is usually slightly more expensive but more durable.
  • Cleaning: Though some water bottles are dishwasher-safe, many need to be washed by hand. This can be an important consideration if you’re short on time or prefer a product that requires less maintenance.
  • Budget: Water bottles are available at a wide range of price points, so be sure to determine how much you’re comfortable spending.

The easiest way to maintain your reusable water is to clean it, rinse it out, and let it air dry completely after each use.

Cleaning it infrequently, storing it in wet areas, or keeping it sealed for long periods of time with liquid inside can cause unpleasant changes in taste or smell.

A bottle brush is a great item to keep on hand for regular cleaning, especially if you have a water bottle with a narrower opening that can be tricky to clean.

Many companies even offer kits, which contain brushes designed to clean tough-to-reach corners and crevices of your bottle. You can simply scrub with hot water and unscented soap and then let the bottle air dry overnight.

Some bottles can be washed in the dishwasher. You can check with the manufacturer or look for a square icon with a fork and cup on your bottle, which usually indicates that a product is dishwasher-safe.

You can also purchase a pack of bottle cleaning tablets to remove stains and odors and give your bottle a monthly refresh. In most cases, these tablets should be added to the bottle with water and can sit for an hour or so to clean your bottle with no scrubbing required.

Healthline editors’ must-haves for water bottle maintenance

Water needs vary based on many factors, including your age, sex, and health status (4).

Recommendations for fluid intake from health authorities such as the Institute of Medicine and the European Food Safety Authority are as follows (5):

  • Adult females: 68–91 oz (2–2.7 liters [L]) per day
  • Adult males: 85–125 oz (2.5–3.7 L) per day

However, several factors can increase the amount of water your body needs, such as (4):

  • hot climates
  • increased physical activity
  • a fever or other illness
  • fluid loss due to diarrhea or vomiting

Listening to your body, drinking water when you feel thirsty, and maintaining a healthy, well-rounded diet can help you ensure that you’re meeting your fluid needs.

What is the healthiest water bottle to drink from?

Stainless steel and glass are often considered the safest materials for reusable water bottles because they are free of BPA, a harmful compound that has been linked to a variety of negative health effects (6).

Are reusable water bottles really better?

Reusable water bottles are more affordable and environmentally friendly than single-use plastic water bottles. They can also help keep drinks cold or hot and can be a portable and convenient option for traveling or exercising (1).

Do you have to wash your water bottle every day?

The general recommendation is to wash your water bottle daily and let it air dry. This can help prevent unpleasant changes in taste or smell over time. You can also use a bottle brush or bottle cleaning tablets to keep your bottles clean and help remove any germs or residue.

How long can water sit in a reusable bottle?

You can leave water in a reusable bottle for several days before you’ll notice any changes in taste or palatability.

However, leaving water uncovered can increase the risk of contamination with dust or germs. Additionally, leaving liquids in your reusable water for long periods can lead to unpleasant tastes or odors over time.

Reusable water bottles offer a simple and sustainable way to meet your hydration goals each day.

There are plenty of products available, which are made with various materials and equipped with different types of lids and other features.

You can use the products above as a starting point. Be sure to consider your needs, budget, and personal preferences when determining which one is right for you.