A proper water bottle is an essential piece of the modern man’s ensemble. Whether working the office hustle or hustling outdoors, the right water bottle can provide for all your hydration needs – hot, cold, or anywhere in between. We at The Manual have compiled a list of the best insulated water bottles on the market, in consideration of price, functionality, and aesthetics.
If you’re still unsure about the need for a reusable bottle, consider the two-fold benefits. Not only is using a water bottle economical, environmentally conscious, and just plain useful, but it also let’s friends and coworkers know that those are principles you value. Do yourself and your beverage of choice a favor – buy an insulated bottle that works for you.
1. Best All Around: Hydro Flask
Great insulation, simple design, good-looking color choices, easy to carry handle, lifetime warranty… what else could you want? What about a company that cares about our green spaces? Through their Parks for All program, Hydro Flask provides grants to non-profit organizations focused on building, maintaining, restoring, or providing better access to parks. Couple this with their bombproof bottle that keeps drinks cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours and you’ve got a bottle that can work for everyone.
- Price $29.95
- Simple screw cap design
- Easy to carry handle
- Capacity: 18 fl oz, Weight: 12.1 oz
2. The Office Boss: Klean Kanteen
When it comes to keeping beverages hot or cold at the office, Klean Kanteen makes a 16 oz bottle that is fresh and functional. With double wall vacuum insulation, stainless steel construction, and attractive colors to choose from — see the the deep sea finish — your Klean Kanteen should follow you to all of your staff meetings. The best part is the Cafe Cap, which is leak proof, easy to drink from, and just all around klean.
- Price $30.95
- Wide mouth to easily fill with ice or clean.
- Spill proof and functional Cafe Cap.
- Capacity: 16 fl oz, Weight: 11.2 oz
3. Easy on the Wallet: Vremi
This insulated water bottle has all the basics: stainless steel, double wall insulation, a 16 fl oz carrying capacity, and the ability to keep drinks cold or warm for up to 12 hours. For just over 10 bucks, it will get the job done. The not-so-great details of the bottle is that it’s not particularly attractive, has a small mouth, and has a cheap quality about it, but it works!
- Price $10.99
- Simple Design
- Heavier than higher quality bottles
- Capacity: 16 fl oz, Weight: 14.4 oz
4. The Outdoor Option: CamelBak Podium Big Chill
Whether you’re crushing the pavement on a road bike or tossing a frisbee at the park, you can take down the heat with CamelBak’s Podium Big Chill insulated water bottle. Constructed with BPA-free plastic, this double-walled bottle with closed cell foam technology should replace any standard water bottle you’ve got stashed alongside your outdoor gear. On a hot day, the Podium Big Chill will keep you and your drink cooler for longer. The self-sealing Jet Valve cap let’s you hydrate without pause and — once you’re done for the day — can keep your drink from leaking in your bag with a secure lockout. With around 20 different color and design options, this bottle can fit your both your active and style needs.
- Price $14.95
- Easy to carry via hand, backpack, or bike
- Self-sealing, spill-proof Jet Valv cap
- Capacity: 25 fl oz, Weight: 4.8 oz
5. Transformer, Multi-Purpose: Nalgene Bottle with Sleeve
An insulated spin on a classic water bottle. Nalgene is known for their iconic 32 oz water bottle that is great for, well, water. If hydration is your goal, carry this water bottle around with you wherever you go and measure your liquid consumption as you gulp through the day. To keep your drink cool, add this lightweight neoprene sleeve that has a simple and attractive design.
- Price$21 — $10 for water bottle & $11 for sleeve, sold separately
- Transform your old Nalgene to an insulated water bottle
- Lightweight and attractive
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