Best Insulated Water Bottles

Review & Comparison, Last Update November 26, 2019
Insulated water bottles are basically these vacuum flasks+sports bottles blends that you can bring with you pretty much anywhere you go. The best insulated water bottles are lightweight, practical, and able to hold drinks hot/cold for ~12/24 hours. ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
Best For
Volume
Materials
Extras
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PROS

The bottle comes supplied with three different lids. The carabiner lid with two straws will let you comfortably drink on the go as well as hook the bottle to any bag/backpack. The powder-coated finish ensures the bottle will not start chipping/fading anytime soon. The finish also makes the model look pretty good. 

CONS

The flask dents pretty easily. 

OUR VERDICT

Iron Flask Sports Water Bottle will prove pretty much invaluable on the road. You can (and should) definitely bring this flask with you on the next camping/hiking trip. The double-wall insulation makes the flask sweat-free.

detailed parameters
Best For

Hot/cold drinks (12/24 hours)

Volume

14, 18, 22, 32, 40, 64 oz

Materials

Bottle: 18/8 stainless steel

Lid: BPA-free plastic, stainless steel

Extras

3 lids included: carabiner straw lid with 2 straws, flip lid, stainless steel lid with plastic interior, hand wash recommended

Dimensions

14 oz: 6" x 2.9"

18 oz: 7.75" x 2.9"

22 oz: 9.4" x 2.9"

32 oz: 9" x 3.5"

40 oz: 10.4" x 3.5"

64 oz: 10" x 4.8"

Warranty

Limited lifetime

PROS

The people behind the product use the highest-grade 18/8 steel to make the flask pretty much immune to dents/deformation. The anti-slip powder-coating finish will let you easily grab and hold the flask even with wet hands.

CONS

The spout is quite narrow. 

OUR VERDICT

The Hydro Cell Stainless Steel Water Bottle is as good as these insulated water bottles come. It is equally suitable for sports and travel. The bottle's also just about indestructible.

detailed parameters
Best For

Hot/cold drinks (12/24 hours)

Volume

18, 24, 32, 40 oz

Materials

Bottle: 18/8 stainless steel

Lid: BPA-free plastic, stainless steel

Extras

2 lids included: carabiner straw lid, stainless steel lid with plastic interior, hand wash recommended

Dimensions

18 oz: 7.95" x 2.9"

24 oz: 9.4" x 3"

32 oz: 9" x 3.6"

40 oz: 10.4" x 3.6"

Warranty

Limited lifetime

PROS

The company's trademark one-hand operated AUTOSEAL® tech seals the lid between sips, pretty much eliminating spills and leaks. The protective spout cover does an excellent job keeping dirt and germs off the mouthpiece to make the bottle as hygienic as possible. 

CONS

The flask is relatively heavy (13.8 ounces).

OUR VERDICT

The Contigo Autoseal Chill Vacuum-Insulated Bottle will let you keep your drinks hot/cold as long as necessary. The flask is especially practical. You'll be able to open and close the spout cover with one hand.

detailed parameters
Best For

Hot/cold drinks (14/28 hours)

Volume

24 oz

Materials

Bottle: 18/8 stainless steel

Lid: BPA-free plastic, stainless steel

Extras

One-hand operated AUTOSEAL® technology (spill- and leak-proof), protective spout cover, integrated carrying handle, hand wash recommended (lid is dishwasher safe)

Dimensions

11" x 2.75"

Warranty

Limited lifetime

PROS

The ergonomic spout's easy to clean. It is fairly massive, able to provide high flow without spillage. The magnetized cap stows away when you drink, making the bottle accessible and easy to use with one hand. You can clip the carry loop to any carabiner or use it to carry the bottle with a finger.

CONS

The bottle is somewhat slippery.

OUR VERDICT

The CamelBak Chute Mag Water Bottle has very little room for improvement. The flask's as well-thought-out and complete as they come. The Tritan™ copolyester composition makes the bottle especially lightweight yet, at the same time, tough and durable.

detailed parameters
Best For

Cold drinks

Volume

12, 20, 25, 32, 50 oz

Materials

Tritan™ copolyester, BPA-free plastic

Extras

Ergonomic high-flow spout with magnetized cap, integrated handle, dishwasher safe

Dimensions

12 oz: 7.9" x 3.7" x 2.8"

20 oz: 9.8" x 3.7" x 2.8"

25 oz: 9.6" x 3.7" x 3"

32 oz: 9.6" x 3.7"

50 oz: 12.2" x 3.7"

Warranty

Limited lifetime

PROS

The high-flow ZipStream™ self-sealing cap is accessible and lets you easily drink while moving. The mouth is wide enough to accommodate ice cubes and makes that mouth part easy to clean. You can wrap the CarryLoop™ around the wrist or remove the loop so that it doesn't get in the way.

CONS

There's a chemical smell to the bottle at first. 

OUR VERDICT

The Polar Bottle Insulated Water Bottle is, in some ways, less durable than every other bottle on the list but also more efficient and practical. Plus, the bottle looks awesome. It is also more lightweight than its steel counterparts.

detailed parameters
Best For

Cold drinks

Volume

24 oz

Materials

BPA-free plastic with multi-layered foil coating  

Extras

High-flow ZipStream™ cap, CarryLoop™ (removable), dishwasher and freezer safe

Dimensions

10.5" x 2.95"

Warranty

Limited lifetime

Iron Flask Sports

Sweat-Free Flask

The Iron Flask Sports Water Bottle is pretty much as good as these flasks come. First and foremost, it is available in pretty much every volume option from 14 to 64 ounces.

The bottle comes supplied with three different lids. The stainless steel and flip lids keep the heat inside, while the carabiner lid with two straws will let you comfortably drink on the go as well as hook the bottle to any bag/backpack.

As far as the flask's composition goes, the 18/8 stainless steel here is 100% BPA-free and non-toxic. The material is pretty much immune to rust and corrosion. You won't ever experience that disgusting metal taste that often plagues steel flasks.

It is not that durable though. The flask dents pretty easily, so we would recommend being somewhat careful with it.

On the bright side, the powder-coated finish ensures the bottle will not start chipping/fading anytime soon. Plus, the finish makes the model look pretty good. There's also the company's laser-engraved logo that separates the bottle from any average flask.

To sum this up, the Iron Flask Sports Water Bottle will prove pretty much invaluable on the road. You can (and should) definitely bring this flask with you on the next camping/hiking trip. Plus, the double-wall insulation makes the flask sweat-free. To put it differently, this is hands-down the best insulated water bottle within this lineup.

Review of Iron Flask Sports Vacuum Insulated Water Bottle

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HYDRO CELL Stainless Steel

Just About Indestructible

The people behind the Hydro Cell Stainless Steel Water Bottle use the highest-grade 18/8 steel to make the flask pretty much immune to dents/deformation. You won't have to be especially gentle with the bottle. Moreover, the model's stainless steel composition is completely resistant to oxidation and corrosion.

At the same time, the anti-slip powder-coating finish will let you easily grab and hold the flask even with wet hands.

The bottles are available ranging from 18 to 40 ounces. Each bottle is supplied with two lids. The standard attached screw cap creates an airtight seal that's great for different outdoor adventures.

The sports cap is not 100% airtight due to the moving parts but the straw will enable you to easily drink on the go. Plus, the cap comes fitted with a carabiner hook that you can use to attach the bottle to different bags.

The double-walled and vacuum-sealed flask will have no issues keeping your drinks hot/cold for 12/24 hours straight.

The product's flaws are pretty much limited to the relatively narrow spout that is somewhat difficult to clean.

Besides that, the Hydro Cell Stainless Steel Water Bottle is as good as these thermal water bottles come. It is equally suitable for sports and travel. The bottle's also just about indestructible.

Review of HYDRO CELL Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Straw

 

Contigo AUTOSEAL

One-Hand Operation

The Contigo Autoseal Chill Vacuum-Insulated Bottle is almost too affordable given how good the flask is compared to the product's much more expensive peers.

First off, thanks to the Thermalock™ insulation tech, the bottle's able to keep drinks hot and cold for 14 and 28 hours respectively. More often than not, these flasks don't go above 12/24, so those extra few hours are nothing to scoff at.

Plus, the bottle's as practical as they come. The company's trademark one-hand operated AUTOSEAL® tech seals the lid between sips, pretty much eliminating spills and leaks.

Meanwhile, the protective spout cover does an excellent job keeping dirt and germs off the mouthpiece to make the bottle as hygienic as possible. The spout is also pretty large, so you'll have no issues cleaning it.

The only downside to the flask's almost excessive insulation is that the bottle's weight has reached 13.8 ounces, making it somewhat heavy. That being said, the model does come supplied with this integrated carry handle that allows for easy transportation, so the excess weight doesn't change things too much.

Bottom line, the Contigo Autoseal Chill Vacuum-Insulated Bottle will let you keep your drinks hot/cold as long as necessary. The flask is especially practical. You'll be able to open and close the spout cover with one hand. Considering the price, the flask is up there with the best insulated water bottles.

Review of Contigo AUTOSEAL Vacuum Insulated Water Bottle

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CamelBak Chute Mag

Ergonomic High-Flow Spout

The CamelBak Chute Mag Water Bottle makes hydration on the go as simple as it can be. Volume-wise, the available flasks go from 12 to 50 ounces. There are many different basic colors and cool design options available too.

The Tritan™ copolyester composition makes the bottle especially lightweight yet, at the same time, tough and durable. The material is pretty much immune to denting and fading. Unlike the product's stainless steel composition, the flask's also dishwasher safe.

Apart from that, it is the little things that separate the bottle from its competition. The biggest little things (pardon the oxymoron) are the ergonomic spout and the magnetized cap.

The spout's easy to clean. It is fairly massive, able to provide high flow without spillage.

The magnetized caps stows away when you drink, making the bottle accessible and easy to use with one hand.

There's also this carry loop that you can clip onto any carabiner or use to carry the bottle with a finger.

The aforementioned material makes the flask somewhat slippery though, so the bottle could use some non-slip coating.

Other than that, the CamelBak Chute Mag Water Bottle has very little room for improvement. The flask's as well-thought-out and complete as they come. It is hard to imagine any active activity (pardon again) that the bottle's presence won't be able to improve.

Review of CamelBak Chute Mag Water Bottle

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Polar Bottle Insulated

High-Flow ZipStream™ Cap

The Polar Bottle Insulated Water Bottle looks awesome, that's the first thing you notice when you compare this flask to most insulation water bottles.

The BPA-free plastic build with multi-layered foil coating makes the bottle much more lightweight than these stainless steel flasks that we've covered earlier.

At the same time, it is much less durable too. The bottle's obviously susceptible to cuts and things like that.

You definitely won't have to worry about that metal smell that usually follows these steel bottles though.

The product's biggest strength is its high-flow ZipStream™ cap. The self-sealing cap is accessible and lets you easily drink while moving. Meanwhile, the mouth is wide enough to accommodate ice cubes and makes that mouth part easy to clean.

You can wrap the CarryLoop™ around the wrist or remove the loop so that it doesn't get in the way.

There's this slight chemical smell to the bottle at first that goes away relatively quickly, so we wouldn't worry about that.

Plus, the bottle's dishwasher and freezer safe, so there's that too.

Again, the Polar Bottle Insulated Water Bottle is, in some ways, less durable than every other bottle on the list but also more efficient and practical. The bottle's also more lightweight than its steel counterparts.

Review of Polar Bottle Insulated Water Bottle

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What is an Insulated Water Bottle?

As far as we're concerned, insulated water bottles are underrated drink containers. Sure, you have different vacuum flasks and sports bottles but these are not nearly as practical as the bottles we're talking about here.

These bottles pretty much combine the two. They're much more lightweight, accessible, and practical than vacuum flasks but also more functional than sports bottles. These things are usually able to keep different drinks hot and cold for 12/24 hours respectively.

More often than not, insulated bottles come supplied with different lids. Standard attached screw caps keep the drinks hot/cold for as long as possible, while these sports caps are usually much more accessible and let you drink with more comfort and poise.

Sometimes, these bottles incorporate different loops and/or carry handles that let you grab, hold, carry, and/or transport these bottles as comfortably as possible. Also, some models come fitted with non-slip coating that enables you to grab and hold the bottle even with wet hands.

These vacuum bottles will prove as necessary on any camping trip as LED flashlights and camping tables, so consider looking into these too.

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Publish Date: 2019-11-25 14:14:21