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After spending hours testing everything from thermal insulation, leaks,stress, condensation and usability, we are quite confident we've found the bestwater bottles in five different categories:#1 Insulated Stainless Steel Bottles#2 Glass Bottles#3 Stainless Steel Bottles that are Uninsulated#4 Plastic Bottles#5 Collapsible BottlesFirst off, vacuum insulated bottles are definitely the best way to keep yourwater super cold as well as keep any other types of beverages hot for up tofive hours.
This is due to two inner chambers, which makes the bottle heavieras well.
Despite being one degree behind first place in the cold water test, ourfavorite is the Klean Kanteen bottle.
The wide mouth of the Klean Kanteen made itmuch easier to fill with ice and to drink out of.
And its slim design made it effortless to fit in cup holders.
This bottle faredwell with our drop test with minimal damage to both the bottom and the lid.
Although it did rank third in the hot water test, overall, the Klean Kanteenstill had the best score.
Glass bottles are great to really avoid those weird plastic or metal tastes.
Plus, most glass bottles have astylish, but functional silicone grip, which doesn't insulate or improvecondensation.
However, it does help protect the bottle if you drop it.
Our top pick for glass bottles was the Takeya - Classic 22-ounce.
We loved thelarge cap threads around the top of the bottle, which makes it easy to open andclose the cap.
Great grip and drop protection from the bold and simplesilicone design, completely dishwasher safe and an overall good choice ifyou're using it for sports.
Plain and simple, stainless steel bottlesPlain and simple, stainless steel bottlesare the most effective low cost option, BPA-free and super lightweight comparedto glass or insulated stainless steel counterparts.
You won't want to put hotwater in these and beware -- some may come with a slight metal taste.
The Klean Kanteen provided a mouth that was much bigger and easier to fill with ice andwater.
It also had a cap with bigger threads for easy opening andclosing of the bottle.
Now, the lid was a little squeaky -- not the smoothest ever,but a big highlight is a wider mouth and overall quality.
It is important toconsider that all these bottles we tested were easily dented.
Luckily, thisdidn't affect leakage of any kind.
Plastic bottles are fairly lightweight,have easy-to-use flip-flop lids for quick drinkability and the top modelswe tested are made of triton, which is BPA-free.
We loved the Thermos Intak bottle -- making it another clear winner.
The flip-top lid and single-handed usewas a pretty big factor that set the model apart.
It's tough to beat thatconvenience.
This bottle is the only one that has a textured design built intothe bottle to help improve grip.
Great for when you're using this for sportssince this bottle does build up condensation.
The Thermos has shined withits unique ring built into the cap ranging from one to five.
So, you cantrack how many times you've refilled or used the bottle throughout the day.
Finally, collapsible water bottles are great if you are traveling or hikingand space is very limited.
They are thin and the lightest weight option.
Our top pick was the Vapur Element bottle.
This bottle has a flip-top cap for easy access,but it also closes securely with an audible click and will not pop-offaccidentally in your bag.
The Vapur was one of the only bottles we tested withmouths wide enough for ice cubes and easy cleaning.
What better way to stay hydrated throughout the day than by bringing along a bottle.
There are somany types of water bottles and seemingly endless varieties.
So, firstthink about what you'll be using the bottle for, your top priorities and choose accordingly.
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