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Keeps liquid chilled for 12+ hours
Mouthpiece is tricky to clean
Contigo has loyal fans of all of their bottles and tumblers, but this is definitely a favorite. It has vacuum insulation that keeps your drinks cold for a full day or more, so it will keep your water or your freshly pressed juice chilled throughout the whole day.
Unlike many bottles, you just need one hand to open the Contigo and it seals automatically afterward, so it won’t spill if you bump it off your desk. A cover over the spout keeps it clean, even if your bottle is bouncing around in the bottom of your sandy beach bag or your gym bag. Some reviewers note that they found the mouthpiece a bit tricky to clean; the lid is top-rack dishwasher safe, however. The body should be washed by hand.
Made of heavy-duty plastic
Comes with either chug lid or silicone straw
May leak if lid is not carefully tightened
This bottle's heavy-duty Tritan plastic will survive plenty of bumps and drops, and it comes in a variety of colors so every family member can choose a different one. A cover over the opening keeps the mouthpiece clean, even if you’re carrying it in your backpack. And if you're trying to keep better track of your water intake throughout the day, the fill lines on the side of this bottle make it easy to see how much you're drinking.
The BPA-free bottle comes with either a chug-style lid or a soft silicone straw, depending on your preference. No matter which you choose, all of the parts are safe to clean on the top rack of the dishwasher. Some reviewers warn that the lid sometimes leaks if they don't carefully tighten the lid, but for the most part are happy with the bottle's spill-proof performance.
Silicone sleeve protects from cracks
All parts are dishwasher safe
Comes in a range of colors
Mouthpiece is a bit small
This glass bottle is covered with a silicone sleeve that protects from getting cracked, while it also makes it easy to hold onto, even when your hands get sweaty during a workout. The cap unscrews and has a plastic loop that's good for holding or attaching to a carabiner. The cap, sleeve, and bottle are all dishwasher safe.
The silicone sleeve is easy to remove and replace if you'd like to try out a new color. The bottle comes in 8, 16, and 32-ounce sizes, as well as a range of colors to match your style preferences. Customers love the look of the sleeve and the insulation it offers, though several note that the bottle's mouthpiece is a bit small, making it difficult to fill with ice cubes.
Insulation keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours
The sturdy design of this stainless steel bottle can take a beating, whether you’re taking it on a hike or bouncing it around in a backpack. The wide mouth makes filling easy, even if you’ve got large ice cubes, and the large capacity—a generous 32 ounces—means you won’t have to refill as often.
The bottle is insulated, so it keeps your hot drinks toasty for up to six hours and keeps cold drinks chilly for up to 24 hours. The exterior powder coating is available in a variety of colors and helps provide a good grip when you’re carrying it, or you can just hold it by the convenient carrying loop. This bottle needs to be hand washed. Reviewers gave it high marks for how long it kept liquids chilled and how easy the wide mouth is to clean, though some point out that it's a bit inconvenient to have to screw the top on when they're on the go.
Solid vacuum insulation
Some say finish gets scuffed easily
This stainless steel bottle comes in a variety of colors and interesting designs to fit in with your style. The vacuum insulation keeps your water or other drinks nicely chilled for 24 hours and keeps hot drinks warm for up to 12 hours. That insulation also means that the outside of the bottle won't change temperature with what's inside, so your bottle will stay comfortable to the touch and condensation-free while you use it.
S’well makes this bottle in several sizes, so you can fit your water bottle size to your needs. The bottles are not dishwasher safe, so make sure you give them a good handwash on a regular basis to keep your water tasting fresh. Most reviewers highlight how sleek and durable the bottle is, though some point out that it was easy to scuff the finish if they aren't careful.
Comes with both straw and screw cap
Double-walled vacuum insulation
Some say straw could be improved
Sip from a straw with the sport cap or use the leak-proof screw cap—this bottle comes with both, so you don't need to choose. Each bottle has double-walled vacuum insulation that keeps your water cold for up to 24 hours while it also eliminates bottle condensation, so the bottle stays easy to hold onto.
These bottles come in four different sizes and a wide variety of colors and ombré patterns, so there’s no doubt you’ll find one that’s perfect for your personality. You can also use this bottle for warm drinks, which will stay warm for up to eight hours. These bottles, like most stainless steel bottles, should be hand washed. Several reviewers rave about how long the bottle keeps their drinks chilled and the lack of condensation outside the bottle, though a few point out some issues with the straw, such as it being too short or acquiring some smells if not thoroughly cleaned.
Comes with two reusable straws
Some have issues with lid seal
This stylish tumbler-shaped bottle has a splash-proof lid and includes two straws so you’ll always have one handy whether you’re using it at home or grabbing an iced coffee on the go. It has double-walled insulation with a layer of copper in the interior that helps reduce heat transfer, so it can keep your water cool or be used for hot beverages.
This style comes in three different sizes and a wide range of fun colors and designs to fit your mood or your décor. Each tumbler comes with two reusable straws, but the brand also sells them separately if you'd like to buy more. Many customers give this tumbler high marks for insulation, but a few point out issues with the lid seal getting loose after a few washes.
Easy to clean
All parts top-rack dishwasher safe
Some say it's not fully leak proof
Kids need to stay hydrated, too, but they don't need a giant 20 or 34-ounce bottle to do the job. These water bottles are sized for smaller hands and the valve is designed to be kid-friendly, making it easier for kids to drink from the bottle without spilling.
The stem and straw are only removable once the lid is off, so they're all easy to clean, but kids can’t pull the straw out and lose it. And when the day is over, all parts are top-rack dishwasher safe. These bottles come in a pack of two at a price that it won’t break the budget, even if one gets lost at school or on the playground. Parents love that the bottle is easy for their kids to use and that they fit nicely in cup holders, though some report that the mouthpiece sometimes leaks if it's gone through heavy usage.
Filters out chlorine
Sides of bottle are soft
Top-rack dishwasher safe
Doesn't keep contents cold for long
Filtered water is a great idea, but it may not be practical to bring a countertop water filter on the go with you. This handy bottle solves the problem by including its own filter inside of the bottle. While it won’t filter out pathogens from lakes or streams, it does filter out chlorine, which may affect the taste of your water.
The sides of this bottle are soft, so you can quickly squeeze more water through the spout for faster hydration. The filter should be replaced every two months; extra filters are available for separate purchase. The cap and bottle are both top-rack dishwasher safe. Reviewers give this bottle top marks for being portable and improving the taste of their water, though some wish it kept liquids cold for longer.
We picked the Contigo AutoSeal Chill Water Bottle, 24 oz as the best overall because of how long its vacuum insulation keeps drinks chilled and its one-handed operation. Plus, it seals automatically after use. If you value style as much as performance, go for the S'well Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle. Not only is it durable, but customers also love its sleek design.
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Donna Currie is a cookbook author, product tester, and roundup writer for The Spruce Eats. In addition to writing several roundups on portable drinkware (such as the best insulated tumblers of 2020), she's also written reviews on more than 90 products for our site.