Best Sports Water Bottles

Review & Comparison, Last Update August 29, 2017
Have you ever practiced some sports? You most likely have! Any kind of physical activity requires water. So, no matter if you go to the gym, ride a bicycle, or jog in the local park - you need to drink a lot. That's why we have picked 5 best sports water bottles for you! ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Type
Material
Capacity
Mouth diameter
Convenience
Temperature Insulation
Size
Weight
 
PROS
This insulated water bottle doesn't not fog and doesn't feel cold to touch. You can certainly enjoy your favorite cool beverage all day long. Also, it's a stainless water bottle, so it's scratch- and shock-resistant.
CONS
You can't put this sports bottle (filled with some drink) into the freezer.
OUR VERDICT
Hydro Flask insulated water keeps your beverages hot or cold for quite a long time. Excellent choice for travelers, particularly those who adore outdoor activities.
detailed parameters
Type
Insulated / Trips
Material
Stainless steel
Capacity
12 oz, 16 oz, 20 oz
Mouth diameter
Large opening (Wide Mouth), 2.28''
Convenience
Lifetime warranty, Signature powder coat finish, Hydro flask straw
Temperature Insulation
Hot: up to 6 hours, Cold: up to 24 hours
Size
12 oz: 5.5''(H)x2.91''(D), 16 oz: 6.8"(H)x2.91''(D), 20 oz: 8.3"(H)x2.91''(D)
Weight
0.5 lbs, 0.57 lbs, 0.67 lbs
PROS
Mira sports bottle is rather big but it's very comfortable to hold it in one hand. Thanks to a vacuum insulation, this bottle can keep your beverage cold for nearly 24 hours. Amazing!
CONS
Compared to the other sports models, this one is a bit heavier and unfortunately, it doesn't fit bikes.
OUR VERDICT
Mira insulated water bottle will be helpful in any season. Enjoy a protein cocktail, tea, juice, or any other beverage at any time. Fantastic pick!
detailed parameters
Type
Insulated / Sports
Material
Stainless steel
Capacity
25 oz
Mouth diameter
Narrow opening, 1.5''
Convenience
Fits most car cup holders, Doesn't sweat, Easy to clean
Temperature Insulation
Hot: up to 12 hours, Cold: up to 24 hours
Size
12''(H)x3''(D)
Weight
1.1 lbs
PROS
This Tritan plastic water bottle is really durable and can withstand a stunning temperature range. Lots of filters can be used with this sports bottle. This big water bottle is available in a variety of colors and sizes, so you can surely pick the one you wish.
CONS
Drinking on the go from this sports bottle isn't convenient for its wide mouth opening.
OUR VERDICT
Tritan plastic water bottle is a truly versatile solution for everybody who live an active lifestyle. This water bottle will be helpful during workouts, hiking tours, etc.
detailed parameters
Type
For water and beverages / Sports / Trips
Material
BPA-free co-polyester
Capacity
20 oz, 32 oz, 40 oz
Mouth diameter
Large opening (Wide Mouth), ~2''
Convenience
Attached loop-top, Measurement marks, Dishwasher-safe (on the top rack), Impact resistance, For warm and cold beverages (-40°...212°F)
Temperature Insulation
N/A
Size
32 oz.: 8.5''(H)x3.5''(D)
Weight
0.375 lbs, 0.5 lbs, 0.7 lbs
PROS
Embrava reusable water bottle is made of soft-to-touch co-polyester, so it doesn't slip out of hands. There is a carry strap for easy transportation of the sports bottle. The mouthpiece allows you to drink while cycling.
CONS
This sports bottle is not dishwasher-friendly.
OUR VERDICT
Embrava is an amazing bicycle water bottle that is easy to use and wash. It's durable and extremely helpful not only for cyclists but for everybody who practices some sports.
detailed parameters
Type
For water and beverages / Trips / Cycling
Material
BPA-free co-polyester
Capacity
32 oz
Mouth diameter
Large opening (Wide Mouth), 2.25''
Convenience
Compatible with nearly all bike racks and most car cup holders, Lid opens with 1 click and gives you access to the mouthpiece, Impact-resistant, Leak and dustproof
Temperature Insulation
N/A
Size
11.2''(H)x3.07''(D)
Weight
0.6 lbs
PROS
The Jet Valve (TM) prevents beverages from spilling and allows you to get hydrated right on the go. The sports bottle is available in many colors.
CONS
The insulation time is pretty short. You've got less than 2 hours to enjoy cold or hot drink.
OUR VERDICT
CamelBak sports bottle is a superb item for cyclists due to its thought-out design and fantastic quality. If you can't live without riding your bike, don't hesitate to pick this water bottle!
detailed parameters
Type
For water and beverages / Cycling
Material
BPA-free TruTaste™ polypropylene
Capacity
25 oz
Mouth diameter
Drinking nozzle with large aperture
Convenience
Removable nozzle for easy cleaning, Jet Valve (TM), Double-walled bottle design
Temperature Insulation
Hot: ~2 hours, Cold: >2 hours
Size
10.75''(H)x3''(D)
Weight
0.35 lbs

What is a Sports Water Bottle

Water is a substance human beings can't live without. Any kind of physical activity, from riding a bicycle to an energy-sapping gym workout, takes a lot of effort and leads to dehydration of an organism. That's why everybody should drink a lot of water in order to prevent health problems. Buying a new bottle of water every time makes no sense and it's much more reasonable to get a handy sports bottle. Thanks to it, you will be able to make a beverage you need and drink it during a workout or a bike ride. Take a look at those who practice some sports - most of them carry a water bottle around.

Since any person who likes active leisure is exposed to sun rays, we recommend you to protect your eyes and use one of the best sports glasses from our review. This is particularly important for cyclists.

What Features to Compare

Water is a liquid of life for all people. It keeps our body cells alive and, thus, humans can't live without water. Any physical training leads to immense dehydration and that's why drinking water (or any other beverage) is crucial for active people. There are lots of sports water bottles available but they differ a lot from each other, so the choice isn't as easy as it seems to be. We've picked 5 best sports bottles and compared them by their most important features. So, let's begin!

Type

The first feature of any sports water bottle to consider is the type. There are 2 majors types of sports bottles:

  • for water and other drinks;
  • insulated bottles.

If you wish a bottle to maintain a certain temperature, an insulated water bottle should be used. They use different types of insulation and act as a thermos. Insulated bottles have a major advantage: they keep a beverage cold or hot for quite a long time, which means you can enjoy a cold drink in the summer heat and a hot drink in winter. If you like camping or hiking - an insulated bottle will be truly helpful. However, if it's not that important, a conventional bottle can be chosen. No need to say, even plastic bottles are safe for human health and can withstand even quite high temperatures. If you decide on an insulated water bottle, don't forget to check how long it can maintain the temperature of hot and cold drinks.

Capacity and Material

Next, you should pay attention to the capacity of each sports bottle and the material it's made of. As for the capacity, most sports water bottles have a volume from 12 oz. to 1 quart, so it's up to you to decide which one to get. Only you know how much you drink, so check the capacity of each bottle and make the right pick. As far as the material is concerned, most sports water bottles are made of high-quality BPA-free plastic or stainless steel. We have already mentioned that insulated water bottles are made of stainless steel, whereas conventional ones are made of plastic. No need to mention, insulated water bottles are really durable. However, if you are a cyclist, a heavy metal bottle isn't suitable, so most cyclists prefer plastic bottles with special drinking nozzles.

Convenience

Finally, you should think of how convenient each water bottle is. First, take a look at the shape of a bottle and find out if filling it is easy or not. Make sure that the material it's made of doesn't fog and sweat, so that the bottle isn't going to slip out of your hands on the go. Also, pay attention to the lid - how big it is, how easy it is to screw and unscrew it, if there is a special drinking nozzle (it's necessary for cyclists), if the lid is waterproof, etc. If you travel long distances and need a lot of water, check the size and weight of the water bottle: if it's too heavy, you will get tired rather quickly. If you are a camper with a huge tourist backpack - every single pound counts! And the last but not the least, pick the color - most sports water bottles are available in a variety of different colors, so you can choose the one you like most.

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Hydro Flask Vacuum Insulated

Type

Hydro Flask sports water bottle is a superb choice for people who like walking tours. It's an insulated water bottle, which means it can maintain the temperature of a drink. If you go on a walking tour in winter or autumn, fill the sports bottle with hot tea and warm yourself up when you feel cold. Equally, you can refresh yourself with a cool beverage on a hot summer day. Hydro Flask keeps drinks hot for up to 6 hours, whereas cold beverages remain cold for nearly 24 hours. Actually, this excellent water bottle can be used every day: fill it with up to 20 oz. of your favorite beverage and drive to work! If you purchase this bottle, you will surely take it with you anywhere you go.

Capacity and Material

This excellent water bottle is available in a variety of sizes and volumes, so you can choose the one you need. As for the capacity, there are the following models: 12 oz, 16 oz, and 20 oz. The weight of each model is almost the same (if empty, of course). Hydro Flask is made of high-quality 18/8 stainless steel. The bottle has a dual wall insulation so the bottle keeps temperature pretty well. The sides of the sports bottle are covered with a powder coat finish, which is scratch and shock-resistant, so even if you accidentally drop the bottle, it won't break. Moreover, the sports bottle doesn't fog!

Convenience

The lid of this Hydro Flask insulated water bottle is made of BPA-free plastic; it's fully leak-proof, so you can carry the bottle in your backpack and be sure your other belongings won't get wet. Also, the lid has a special wide straw to drink through. It allows you to hydrate without fear of scorching your tongue or lips with a hot beverage. Since the bottle is made of stainless steel, no off-odors will penetrate into your drink. Hydro Flask is available in over a dozen colors, so you can pick your favorite one.

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Hydro Flask Vacuum Insulated
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Mira Insulated Double Wall Vacuum

Type

Mira water bottle has been created for those who like all kinds of sports. It's an insulated water bottle, so you can fill it with hot drinks when it's cold or cold drinks when it's hot. Actually, Mira sports water bottle is a small thermos that is always at hand. For example, this insulated water bottle is indispensable if you travel a lot. Imagine a ski tour in winter. You will surely want to warm yourself up and Mira water bottle will keep your beverage hot for as long as 12 hours. Amazing! Of course, Mira water bottle will keep an energy cocktail cool for many hours, so that you can drink it during a tiresome workout in a gym or on a fitness class.

Capacity and Material

Mira sports water bottle is offered in a single capacity - 25 oz. This insulated water bottle is made of genuine 18/8 food-grade stainless steel. It's self-evident this bottle is double-walled and totally BPA-free, so it maintains temperature really well and is absolutely health-friendly. You can use this bottle yourself or buy one for your kid! Mira water bottle will be helpful not only for sportsmen but for common people. If go to college every day and want to stay hydrated - this is an excellent choice!

Convenience

If you need an insulated water bottle not only for sports but for everyday use, here's some good news: Mira fits into most car cup holders. So, you can fill it with your favorite drink in the morning and refresh yourself throughout a day. The sports water bottle is available in several colors: black, blue, red, and gray. The bottle opening is 1.5'' wide, which isn't very convenient, so we recommend you to have a cup and pour beverages into it.

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Mira Insulated Double Wall Vacuum
Mira Insulated Double Wall Vacuum
 

Nalgene Tritan Wide Mouth BPA-Free

Type

Nalgene is a typical sports water bottle designed to be used while traveling and during intensive workouts. This bottle isn't a thermos, yet it can be filled both with cold and hot water (the temperature range is -40°...212°F). Nalgene has the experience of over 50 years in making such sports products, so you can be sure about quality. What's more, Nalgene is a reusable water bottle, which means it can be recycled. Be nature-aware and never throw plastic bottles away!

Capacity and Material

Nalgene sports water bottle is offered in several models that have a different capacity: 20 oz, 32 oz, and 1 quart. Moreover, you can buy a kit comprising several bottles, so that you can fill them with different beverages. All Nalgene reusable water bottles are made of BPA-free co-polyester, so the bottle is safe for a human body. Tritan plastic water bottle is rather durable, though, of course, you should still be careful with it. It's made of a chemical compound, so it catches on fire pretty quickly.

Convenience

Tritan plastic water bottle is very convenient to use. First of all, this item is dishwasher-safe, though you should place it on the upper rack. The width of the sports bottle is around 3.5'', so it perfectly fits into a side pocket of nearly any tourist backpack. If you like camping, you know how difficult it is and how important hydrating is. If you need to make a beverage by mixing several ingredients, there are measuring markers on the bottle. You can make an energy drink or a cocktail, for example. The bottleneck is 0.75'' wide, so you can comfortably drink from this bottle. This big water bottle is resistant to impact, so if you happen to drop it - don't worry! Finally, you can choose one of many available colors!

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Embrava One-Click Open

Type

Embrava sports water bottle is designed for active people who adore going on trips and cycling. If you love riding your bicycle - this bottle is a must-have! This water bottle fits into bottle racks of nearly any modern bike - from a usual city bike to a high-end MTB. Cyclists usually drink without getting off their bikes and that's why this water bottle has a special nozzle to drink through. Also, a bike rider can use it with only one hand! If you like backpacking, Embrava water bottle is also suitable; it can be kept in a side pocket of a backpack.

Capacity and Material

We have tested the water bottle for cycling with the capacity of 32 oz., though there is a model with the capacity of 18 oz. This sports water bottle is made of BPA-free co-polyester, so it's both lightweight and safe for health. It goes without saying, your beverage won't absorb any 'plastic' smell like when you use a bottle made of cheap material. If you are questioning the temperature of drinks you can pour into this sports water bottle, leave your worries off: this bottle can be filled with hot and cold beverages alike.

Convenience

Embrava bicycle water bottle has a really convenient lid. First of all, it opens with a single click and you can do it with one hand. There is also a nozzle to drink through. The flow of water is fast enough, so you will be able to hydrate quickly enough (it's important for bike riders since they must always keep their eyes on the road). There's one more peculiar advantage of this bicycle water bottle: a carry strap. You can hang the bottle on your wrist in order not to drop it! Fantastic choice for bicycle riders!

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CamelBak Podium Big Chill

Type

CamelBak bicycle water bottle is certainly one of the best sports bottles for people who adore cycling. Due to a special design, this item is compatible with most bottle racks on bicycles from different manufacturers. In terms of design, it's an insulated water bottle: it can keep the temperature for about 2 hours. According to our tests, this bicycle water bottle keeps drinks cool at least twice as long as an ordinary plastic bottle. Also, this bicycle water bottle doesn't have a conventional mouthpiece, it has a self-sealing Jet Valve™.

Capacity and Material

This bicycle water bottle has the capacity of 25 oz. As for the material, CamelBak is made of TruTaste™ polypropylene and boasts a dual-walled design. Of course, it keeps the temperature of your drink but the insulation of this bottle is less 'efficient' as the one on stainless steel bottles. No need to say, this water bottle contains no BPA. In general, this bottle is enough for a usual cycling tour.

Convenience

If you like riding a bicycle you know how inconvenient and sometimes even dangerous opening a lid right on the go is. That's why you surely need to use this water bottle since it has no lid at all. Instead, CamelBak has a self-sealing Jet Valve™. To drink without getting off your bike, just take a bottle and drink through the valve. It's really simple! Also, there will be no splatters and spills, the valve works only if you put it in your mouth. This bicycle water bottle is offered in several colors, so you can pick the one matching your bike's livery. Finally, CamelBak is dishwasher-safe!

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