How to Choose Your Next Favorite Water Bottle: Stainless Steel, Plastic, or Glass

hydry flask water bottle
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* Stay hydrated with one of these highly-functional water bottles
* Choose between stainless steel, glass, or plastic
* A bottle for the athlete, hiker and aesthete 

Hydration, hydration, hydration. The best habits to build for better wellness are centered around staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water. And to do so, we need to have a way to fill up on-the-go.

Bringing your own water bottle to work meetings, trail runs, and while traveling abroad makes way more sense than buying single-use plastic bottles each time you are in a new place. But, there are so many choices out there designed from a variety of different materials and even some with fairly specific purposes.

You can find smart water bottles, bottles with Bluetooth speakers, and even water bottles that can carry your smartphone, and while those are all great options, if you are looking for a classic style for everyday use, we have rounded up three bottles that get the job done. All you have to do is decide between which material you love to carry around and drink your water from. Will it be plastic, stainless steel or glass?

1. Stainless Steel Hydro Flask

An obvious choice when choosing a stainless steel bottle is any of the designs by the creators of Hydro Flask. They have mastered the water bottle with a highly-functional, lightweight and toxic-free container for consumers to take with them on epic ventures outdoors to cruising the office halls.

Their double-walled and vacuum insulated bottles are ideal for cold and hot drinks alike (hot beverages stay warm for up to six hours and cold drinks up to 24 hours) so, you can transport piping hot coffee in the morning and iced beverages during long hikes and runs. We love their powder-coated exterior for a smooth yet grippy handle for when you take this bottle out for a jog.

Hydroflask water bottle
  

2. Eco-Friendly Plastic Sports Bottle

For a very lightweight water bottle designed for travel and camping alike, we love the eco-friendly Embrava style. Its BPA-free plastic material is impact and shatter-resistant, making it the toughest contender in the roundup when it comes to knicks and dents. Some people have an aversion to the unique taste that some plastic bottles have, but Embrava says their design offers a pure taste just like drinking out of glass.

 

 

Eco-Friendly Plastic Water Bottle  Courtesy of Amazon
  

3. Glass and Bamboo Water Bottle

This glass water bottle is not shatter-proof and definitely not impossible to break, but it offers one of the best drinking experiences. So, for those who like to really savor their water, this glass option is the best choice. It has a wide-mouth for drinking fast and a bamboo lid, making it the sleekest and most aesthetically pleasing design here. Made of borosilicate glass, the bottle can hold hot and cold liquids and is easy to carry with this neoprene sleeve and carrying strap.

Ferexer glass water bottle Courtesy of Amazon