The 12 Best Vacuum Insulated Water Bottles

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There’s no shortage of distractions and activities in our plugged-in world, which means it can be difficult to get your daily intake of 64 ounces of water. Staying hydrated lets your body function at an optimum level, keeps your organs happy, and improves your mood overall. To follow the trusted 8×8 rule of water intake, a well-built bottle is a life-saver.

Modern adventurers, athletes, entrepreneurs, and everyone in between know that investing in a high-quality water bottle is one of the most logical purchases you can make. However, not all water bottles are created equally. Grabbing a vacuum insulated water bottle will provide you with more benefits than its plastic counterpart. Take a look at the market and you’ll see a wave of insulated water bottles all claiming to be superior to the rest. Luckily, we’ve done the hard work for you in sifting through all the options to create a list of the best vacuum insulated water bottles available.

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Plastic water bottles have served us well, but now there’s no excuse to avoid getting a vacuum insulated water bottle. They’re superior in every way, keeping your preferred drink warm or cold for several hours. And they’re eco-friendly, keeping you from buying plastic water bottles. An insulated water bottle creates a buffer between the liquids in the compartment and the external temperature. Since most insulated bottles use a double-wall, it also means that there will be no condensation on the exterior of the liquid carrier. Not to mention, insulated bottles are typically made using stainless steel, which means you can grip it by the carrying handle and swing it like an impromptu medieval flail, in case you need a self-defense weapon.

Contigo Couture Water Bottle

Contigo’s THERMALOCK is made from 100% BPA-free stainless steel and features a soft-touch carrying loop so you can carry it comfortably. It can keep your drink cold for more than 24 hours or hot over 10 hours thanks to THERMALOCK vacuum insulation. The bottle also boasts a removable twist-off spout, allowing you to clean it or add ice easily. And it has a leak-proof design when the lid is closed.

Purchase: $14

AVEX FreeFlow Autoseal Water Bottle

Constructed from hardy 18/8 Capacitor stainless steel, AVEX’s vacuum insulated water bottle keeps your preferred beverage hot for up to 12 hours or cold up to 34 hours. It has a button-operated AUTOSEAL lid that seals between usage automatically to prevent spillage. And it has a proprietary cross-bolt lock, preventing the AUTOSEAL button from being pressed accidentally.

Purchase: $24

Thermos Element5 Vacuum Insulated Bottle

This wide-body vacuum insulated water bottle keeps your beverage hot for 20 hours or ice-cold for 24 hours. The sweat-proof beverage carrier has an ergonomic screw-top lid and an integrated carry loop, as well as a wide-mouth opening for adding ice cubes easily. Tear through your next trail with this handy beverage carrier, and enjoy your favorite drink cold after you break a sweat.

Purchase: $25

Zojirushi Ichimatsu Water Bottle

Thanks to a two-step lid release process, the Ichimastu water bottle prevents any excess condensation. You’ll also enjoy a smooth flow when you drink due to the convenient air vent on the mouthpiece, so there’s no overflowing or splashes during use. It also has a BPA-free plastic and 18/8 stainless steel body for durability you can count on wherever you go.

Purchase: $28

MiiR Vacuum Insulated Bottle

Utilizing Thermo 3D Double-Wall Vacuum Insulation Technology, the Miir water bottle keeps your drink cold or warm for several hours, so you can take it out for camping trips and hikes. The sweat-free bottle has a Perfect Seal lid, 18/8 medical-grade stainless steel construction, which means there’s no metal aftertaste, and a Hardshell Powder coat. Not to mention, it’s the perfect size for your cup holder.

Purchase: $30

Stanley Adventure Bottle

The stainless steel Stanley Adventure water bottle keeps your potable hot or cold for 24 hours and preserves ice for five hours. The BPA-free double-wall vacuum insulated bottle is leakproof and has an 18/8 stainless steel construction, making it tough enough for any adventure. Standing by their product with pride, Stanley serves up this water bottle with a lifetime warranty.

Purchase: $36

Takeya Actives Al Terra Insulated Water Bottle

Take one look at this bottle and you’ll agree it’s one of the most aesthetically-pleasing options on this list. It features a unique crackle texture body, making every bottle different, and a double-wall design to keep your delicious drink cool for hours. The cold-preserving drink carrier has a removable protective bumper and a powder-coated grip, so you can grab it with ease even when your hands are wet.

Purchase: $40

YETI Rambler Water Bottle

The YETI Rambler is a beverage carrier that’s been serving adventurers without fail for quite some time. Constructed from kitchen-grade 18/8 stainless steel, the hardwearing water bottle is puncture-and rust-resistant. It also has a Triplehaul 100% leakproof cap with a three-finger carrying grip and Over-The-Nose Technology, so you can drink your beverage without bashing your nose on the rim.

Purchase: $40

Hydro Flask Wide Mouth

If you’re an outdoor lover, Hydro Flask needs no introduction. The company makes amazing vacuum insulated water bottles, and its Wide Mouth variation is no exception. It has TempSheild insulation to prevent condensation, keeping your drink cold for more than 24 hours or hot for over 12 hours. This model has a wider opening for falser fill and flow, and it’s compatible with Hydro Flask’s Hydro Flip Lid and Straw Lid. And, as is this case with most Hydro Flask gear, this bottle has a lifetime warranty.

Purchase: $43

Klean Kanteen Insulated TKPro

The high-tech TKPro uses an internal three design to increase thermal performance, complementing the Climate Lock double-wall vacuum insulation. Grab this electro-polished 18/8 food-grade stainless steel bottle with a twist-and-pour leakproof cap, and you’ll never need another bottle. Whether you’re enjoying an electrolyte-filled beverage or sipping on gourmet coffee, this bottle comes in handy.

Purchase: $50

Sigg Hot & Cold 1.0L

Built using BPA-free and phthalate-free ingredients, Sigg’s Hot & Cold 1.0L water bottle is a high-quality sipper with a minimalist futuristic design. The bottle keeps your drink cold for over a day or warm for 18 hours. And thanks to the use of top quality stainless steel, this lightweight eco-friendly water bottle won’t affect the odor or taste of your beverages.

Purchase: $56

Snow Peak Titanium 350 Kanpai Bottle

Snow Peak’s popular Kanpai Bottle gets titanium upgrade. The double-walled vacuum insulated portable container can keep your potable hot or cold for over six hours. With a simple but effective design, you can take this carrier camping or bring it to your next grueling marathon for a refreshing drink after you cross the finish line.

Purchase: $160

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