10 Water Bottles to EDC This Summer 2018

10 Water Bottles to EDC This Summer 2018

As the weather gets warmer you’ll most likely be spending more and more time outdoors. Whether that means hiking trails, climbing mountains, or enjoying a hard-earned vacation on the beach, the key to achieving your summer goals is staying hydrated. If you don’t already have a water bottle there’s no better time to add one to your EDC because it’s only going to get hotter. In this guide we’ll look at a few of the best water bottles to help you fight thirst. There are water bottles that will keep your liquids at a certain temperature, some that will keep your water tasting clean, and still others that are just easy to carry and weigh next to nothing. Whatever you’re looking for, we got you covered.

Camelbak Chute

The 750mL (25oz) Camelbak Chute is an option that checks all the boxes when it comes to finding the perfect water bottle. It’s made of BPA-free plastic and has an angled spout that makes it easier to avoid spills while drinking. The hook that’s attached to the cap makes it easy to attach to packs and the cap itself locks into place when you’re not using it with a simple half-turn. All this at a price that won’t hurt your wallet.

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Klean Kanteen

The 800mL (27oz) Klean Kanteen is a tried and true water bottle that’s found its way into the packs of plenty of EDCers over the years. You get what you pay for, a solid stainless steel water bottle made for the grind of everyday life. It has a BPA-free cap, a stainless steel bottom so you don’t get any lingering residue tainting the flavor of your next sip, and it’s also easy to clean. The cap seals tight to prevent leaks and it comes with a small loop so you can attach it to a carabiner when you don’t have room in your pack.

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Hydrapak Seeker

Calling all adventurers, you might want to add the Hydrapak Seeker water bottle to your shortlist. Not just because it’s made of abrasion-resistant TPU, or because you can carry 3L of water, but because it collapses down when empty so you can store it in the included 4x4 carrying pouch. You can also screw in a compatible water filter and attach it to your pack thanks to three fabric loops that make it easier to carry.

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Takeya Glass Bottle

No one likes reaching water that tastes like plastic after a few weeks of use. For a smooth sip every time you might want to check out the Takeya glass bottle. Some people prefer glass bottles because they keep your water tasting fresh and clean, and that holds true here. The 650mL (22oz) Takeya glass bottle is wrapped in a silicone sleeve that protects it from bumps and scratches, and it also has a small see-through section so you know exactly how much water you have left. There’s also a small hook so you can attach it to your pack when your hands are busy.

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Yeti Rambler

One of the best-known water bottles in the EDC community is the YETI Rambler. The Rambler is made from stainless steel, so you can be confident to haul it around, even outdoors. Plus it can hold up to 530mL (18oz) of liquid, keeping it warm or cold for hours at a time thanks to its double-wall vacuum insulation. It fits most standard-sized cup holders so whether you’re tossing this into your pack or going on a road trip carrying it will be no trouble at all.

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A5 Memo Paper Bottle

The A5 Memo Paper water bottle might not look like your average bottle, but it’s still one of the better options out there when it comes to ease of carry. The unique shape of this bottle may not be for everyone, but if you can’t carry a typical cylindrical bottle due to space then this is a clever alternative. It has a 420mL (14.2oz) capacity and is BPA-free so you’ll get clean-tasting water with every sip. Don’t expect to put this in your car's cup holder — instead, it can conveniently fit where other bottles can't thanks to its flat design.

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Hydro Flask

If your main concern is keeping your liquids at a certain temperature, the Hydro Flask is a tried and true classic water bottle that’s worth checking out. A double wall vacuum insulated bottle means your cold drinks will stay cold for up to 24 hours, while hotter beverages will stay that way for about six hours. The bottle is also coated in a special Powder Coat that keeps condensation from forming, giving you a better grip throughout the day.

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Nalgene Tritan

The Nalgene Tritan is one of the most popular water bottles for EDC because of its low cost and reliable design. It’s lightweight and easy to clean, has a BPA-free co-polyester construction, and comes in multiple capacities. Plus, it’s easy to keep track of your water intake thanks to markings on the side of the bottle.

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Tap Collapsible Water Bottle

If your main concern is being able to easily carry your water, the Tap Collapsible water bottle is a great option. When empty the plastic pouch can be rolled up into a much smaller footprint for easy storage, and when filled it comes with a sturdy carabiner that can be clipped to your pack. This 500mL (17oz) bottle is made of a BPA-free material and comes with a antibacterial coating that kills bacteria on the spot.

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Zojirushi Travel Mug

If your water bottle is going to be pulling double-duty as a coffee mug on your morning commutes, then the Zojirushi might be for you. It has a durable stainless steel construction built for the daily grind and with a locking lid so you can avoid accidental spills. It’s also insulated so your liquids stay at your preferred temperature for hours, and its 600ml (20oz) capacity ensures you'll have enough left to drink throughout the day.

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For more water bottle options, check out our guide from the archives. What's your favorite water bottle for EDC? Leave a comment below!

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Got a 64oz 'Tal' bottle from walmart for $15 keeps drinks cold for 24hrs and keeps warm ones warm for 12hrs. Great purchase for the summer.
Zojirushi for life.
Just get the base model Takeya, it's cheap and works. Yeti is overpriced, and camelback only makes good hydration bladders. The Klean Kanteen seems good. I have a rubber sleeve around my 40oz Takeya and it's perfect. No sweat, no condensation and the mouth is not too wide and it's plastic instead of sipping from stainless steel.
For the last few years I have been using the Avex FreeFlow insulated 24oz bottle. (I hear they were bought by Rubbermaid and are now branded under the Coleman line.) They are dishwasher safe and the top has a release in it for easy cleaning. I wouldn't trade it for any other bottle.
I'm a big fan of the stainless steel single walled Nalgenes. Indestructible, easy to clean and I can drop them on a fire or stove to boil water with no ill effects.
Nalgene is my Go To!
I won my RTIC water bottle as a door prize and I researched, its been compared to the Yeti and gave it a run for its money. In the store its about half the price so for value sake I think its well worth it!!
Sigg is my bottle, and I'm happy with it
I carry a contigo 40oz 17$ at Walmart well designed works perfect and available at any Walmart little surprised it wasnt on here I love it
I engrave and sell them all. My pick is the Stanley classic vacuum 25oz
But what about "Liberty bottleworks" ? I use my for near 5 years. Good solid and light metal. Good cap. Also good for hitting. Don't want change it until it fully destroyed.
had mixed luck w it. retains odors, cap can open easily, customer service is hit and miss. ymmv
Very excited you included the Yeti Rambler bottle in this year's article. Great work!
yeah and they can hold a ton more than that if you buy a bigger size. the article is a bit strangely worded.
Not to be "that guy", but Hydro Flask's powder coating has nothing to do with condensation. All double-walled vacuum water bottles share that characteristics. It's the nature of the vacuum construction.
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