I probably don’t have to tell you this, but, uh, it’s hot outside. Like, really, really hot. In the heat of summer, more than any other time of the year, it is absolutely vital to stay hydrated. And staying hydrated is a lot easier when you have a water bottle you want to keep around. So toss that old hand-me-down bottle in the recycling bin and splurge on a new, beautiful, fun-to-drink-from bottle to help keep you hydrated all-year-long. Water bottles have come a long way!
Klean Kanteen Bottles
I love these stainless steel bottles because they are strong, durable, and come in some seriously fun colors. I love the 40-ounce bottle for keeping nearby at my desk. And the smaller sizes are great for keeping by your side as you run errands or head to the gym. I actually have six different sizes and colors of Klean Kanteens and love them all!
I use this bottle almost exclusively when I’m traveling. If you are like me and are particular about the taste of your water, this is the bottle for you. You put in tap water and when you sip through the straw, the water is filtered through a tiny charcoal filter. The filters are a little pricey to replace, but they are worth it to get crisp, clean water. No more yucky airport water fountain taste for me!
EarthLust wins the award for most beautiful water bottles, hands down. They are constantly coming out with new trendy, fun designs for their bottles. They also sell really charming baby bottles and sippy cups. Because of the heavy amount of decoration, they do need to be handwashed to keep them in the best shape possible.
All of the bottles on this list are great for everyday use, but what if you need something super light and compact? Then the Platypus brand is for you. These bottles are collapsible when empty, but become rigid and easy-to-hold when full. They are also 80% lighter than a standard plastic bottle of the same size. These are great for hikes, long walks or the family trip to the amusement park.