After 3 Years of Testing 5 Top Water Bottle Brands, I Think This is The Best One!

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We found the best water bottle brand on the market after 3 years of testing. And the winner is…

pink gray and white reusable best water bottle brands on wood bench next to yeti cooler

Drink up! 💦

We’re sharing the best water bottle brand for adults and kids. Find out which one had the best durability after 3 years of testing.

From spendy bottles like YETI and Hydro Flask to less than $8 finds at Walmart. My family and I have been using these water bottle brands daily and are sharing important things to consider when choosing the best water bottle brand for you.

row of gray white blue and pink various brand water bottles

Here are the water bottles we’ve tested daily since 2020:

  1. Yeti Rambler BottleBest Durability
  2. Takeya Water BottleBest for Kids
  3. Hydroflask Wide Mouth BottleBest Aesthetics
  4. Ozark Trail Water BottleBest Budget-friendly 
  5. ThermoFlask Water BottleMost Versatile 

1. YETI Rambler Bottle is the most heavy-duty bottle money can buy and continues to outlast every water bottle after 3 years of testing. 

hand holding large yeti water bottle

In year 3 of our testing, I switched my favorite water bottle brand from Hydro Flask to YETI due to its unrivaled durability. Proof that YETI is one of the biggest Hydro Flask competitors. This YETI was the biggest and most expensive water bottle brand we tested with a 36-ounce capacity and a $50 price tag. GULP! 😳 However there are more affordable options on the market the smaller you go.

Over the last 3 years, my partner has taken this water bottle to work and has lugged it around on various hiking trips and outdoor adventures.

Despite its high cost, it was more than worth the cost since it still looks nearly new 3 years later! 👏🏻

hand holding charcoal colored yeti water bottle with three year update

One thing that set the design of the YETI rambler apart is the stainless steel bottom. Every other water bottle brand we tested had a coating completely covering the bottle and no matter how durable, every single one chipped and scratched eventually. Our YETI only has minimal surface scratches and dents that are barely noticeable! I’ve really got to give it to YETI because they truly thought of everything from the design to the durability! 👏🏻

Speaking of design, they even changed their standard insulated bottles since I purchased mine to now come with their innovative chugging cap. This cap gives you a splash-free drinking experience and is much easier to sip from especially when you have your water bottle loaded up with ice. However, I do still favor their MagDock Cap which has the same spout, but is magnetic too!

close up of yeti magdock lid with magnetic cap

Here are some of my favorite things about the YETI Rambler water bottle:

  • Easiest handle to grip and open
  • Never leaked or sweat
  • Keeps drinks hot or cold for hours
  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Easy to grip exterior “DuraCoat”
  • Stainless bottom (no chipping coating over time)
  • Magnetic MagDock Cap option
  • Extremely durable
  • 5-Year Warranty

Here’s what I don’t like about it:

  • The most expensive best water bottle brand tested
  • Some may need to use two hands to drink from larger sizes
  • Larger sizes may not be car cup holder compatible
  • Heaviest bottle out of all the ones we tested

Hip Tip: Check out the latest YETI deals going on right now!

2. The Takeya Water Bottle has proven to be the best kid-friendly water bottle on the market.

girl holding purple stuffed bunny and pink takeya water bottle sitting on stone ledge

The screw-top is by far the easiest one to open and close out of all the best water bottle brands we tested. I’ve heard teachers prefer kids to bring straw lid water bottles to school, but after trying the kid’s Hydro Flask straw-lid bottles and experiencing backpack leaks, the Tayeka proved to be a better HydroFlask alternative.

There’s zero fussing with the Takeya lid to get it back on with a great seal and it’s simple enough to open and close my daughter could do it when she was in Kindergarten. Even better, it’s easier to clean than straw lids too! 🙌🏼

Not only is this water bottle a favorite in our home, but it was also voted the most versatile water bottle on market by Healthline and The New York Times Wirecutter! 🤩

girl walking to school with tie dye backpack

The ergonomic handle is another huge bonus about the Takeya water bottle and it has proven to be very durable over the last three years. As an adult, I can comfortably fit two fingers in the handle to carry it around, it can easily clip to any keychain or carabiner, and it makes it easy to pull it out of a backpack side pocket.

Every Takeya stainless steel water bottle comes with a silicone sleeve bottom which protects the bottles from dents and scratches. It’s also a great feature if your kiddo plans to take this best water bottle brand to school because it will be less disruptive to the class and it has a better chance of staying put and not sliding around on a desk.

light pink takeya with rainbow smiley face sticker on wood bench

Recently my daughter has preferred using her Taekya without a silicone bottom so it slides in and out of her backpack more easily. However, despite nixing it, I’m incredibly impressed with the minimal dents and scratches it has after 3 years of daily use! 🤯

It’s the best YETI water bottle alternative if you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option since it has stood the test of time and many outdoor adventures too.

hand holding a takeya water bottle with rainbow smiley face sticker

Here are some of my favorite things about the Takeya water bottle:

  • Silicone boot comes standard (also comes off easily for cleaning)
  • Rounded stainless steel bottom makes dents less likely to happen without silicone boot
  • The lid is easy to unscrew and put back on
  • Kid-friendly design
  • The adjustable handle is easy for carrying and storing away
  • Affordable
  • Easy to drink out of with one hand
  • Never leaked or sweat
  • Fits easily in car cup holders
  • Dishwasher safe

Here’s what I don’t like about it:

  • Didn’t perform the best when keeping drinks cold, but overall still performs well

3. Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Bottle is great for aesthetics but lacks long-term durability when comparing YETI vs Hydro Flask.

white hydro flask sitting on table

There’s no denying that Hydro Flask is one of the most popular water bottle choices for basically anyone nowadays. For many consumers, it’s a tough choice when it comes to Hydro Flask vs YETI as they’re the top two most well-known brands on the water bottle market.

However, if you’re just as concerned with aesthetics as performance, then Hydro Flask is your answer! Even New York Mag agrees it’s the best choice overall. 🙌🏼

woman holding white hydro flask bottle

While this bottle is also a top performer, the simple and sleek design is what initially won me over. Plus, maintenance is a breeze since they’re also dishwasher friendly. Hydro Flask water bottles excel in keeping drinks hot or cold just like YETI and for the first two years of my testing, Hydro Flask was my top pick overall. 🙌🏼

However, I’ve noticed in year three that mine has slowly accumulated more chips and dents as our family adventures continue.

arrows pointing to hydro flask dents and scratches with 3 year update

Another point to add, I take mine out of the house the least out of everyone in our house since I work from home and the rest of the family leaves the house with theirs daily. On top of that, I can’t help but wonder if the quality of stainless steel has degraded over the years. About a year and a half ago I bought each of my older boys a Hydro Flask water bottle and they’re already showing many signs of wear and tear. Granted they’re rougher with their bottles during sports seasons, but the overall condition of all our bottles is what made YETI water bottles take the top spot in our year 3 of testing.

Nonetheless, if you don’t mind replacing a water bottle after a few years or toting one around with some signs of use, then it’s still one of the best water bottle brand choices.

woman drinking out of white hydro flask

Here are some of my favorite things about the Hydro Flask water bottle:

  • The sleek design is my favorite out of all the bottles I tested
  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Softest handle & most comfortable to carry
  • Never leaked or sweat
  • Keeps water cold all day
  • Straw lid options
  • Protective boots for the bottom
  • Endless customization & personalization are available
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

Here’s what I don’t like about it:

  • Pricey
  • Larger sizes may not fit in some car cup holders
  • Eventually chips and dents
  • Wide mouth design splashes on your face, especially when filled with ice

Hip Tip: Check out the latest Hydro Flask deals going on right now!

4. The Ozark Trail Water Bottle is a great YETI water bottle alternative if you’re on a tight budget but it didn’t make our year three of testing. 

hand holding dark gray ozark trail water bottle

Ozark Trail Water Bottle 24oz. $7.94 

Ozark Trail is a tough competitor priced under $8 or even under $5 per water bottle when you buy a pack of two! 😱 This insulated water bottle may be cheap, but there’s nothing cheap about its awesome performance. It’s a great option if you’re looking for a budget-friendly water bottle.

In fact, I actually found Ozark Trail kept ice frozen for the longest time out of all of the water bottles I tested!

various brand water bottles with bowl of melted ice in front of it

I placed 6 whole ice cubes in each bottle and checked them every 2 hours for 8 hours straight. What I discovered is that Ozark Trail dominated in the ice challenge with almost 6 whole cubes still intact and barely any melting. Impressive! 👏🏻

However, what’s not impressive is that the bottle chipped and dented much easier than even the Hydro Flask bottles so within two years it was a bottle we ditched from our collection. On top of that, the screw-top lid wasn’t kid-friendly at all – even for my older two boys. 👎🏼

The design of the Ozark Trail bottles has also changed in the last three years.

man holding black water bottle in store

The Ozark Trail brand underwent numerous design changes after being sued by YETI in recent years. In an effort to not completely rip off the design of the YETI water bottles, you’ll notice they look pretty different now. However, I noticed the new designs have a “new and improved” stainless steel bottom that resembles one of my favorite features of the YETI water bottles. 🤣

What’s funnier is that the new design overall seems to resemble Hydro Flask with its similar shape and easy-to-carry handle. The design changes may not be such a bad thing after all. 🤩

*Note that the new designs have not been thoroughly tested by our team, but we expect the performance to be nearly the same given the many 5-star reviews. 

row of different colored ozark trail water bottles on store cash register belt

Here are some of my favorite things about the Ozark Trail bottle:

  • Lowest price on the market
  • Keeps drinks icy cold the longest out of all the bottles I tried
  • Has an almost identical design and color options to YETI and Hydro Flask
  • Top-rack, dishwasher safe
  • Fits in my car cup holder
  • Easy to grip and drink out of
  • Never leaked or sweat

Here’s what I don’t like about it:

  • I noticed some small chipping on the gray paint after a few uses
  • Didn’t last more than a couple of years with daily use
  • The lid doesn’t go on as smoothly as other wide-mouth bottles. (Although, I have yet to try the new design!)

Check out my Hip sidekick, Lina’s, deeper dive in comparing the Ozark Trail bottle up against Hydro Flask if you’re considering this budget-0friendly buy.

5. Thermoflask Water Bottle gives you some bang for your buck but didn’t last more than a year in our home and it’s now more expensive. 

hand holding blue water bottle on top of stripe blanket

I was shocked to see the recent pricing on Thermoflask bottles. 🤯 My 18-ounce water bottle, available on Amazon, has gone up by 3 whole dollars so they’re definitely not nearly as affordable as they were when I began testing these bottles three years ago. Nonetheless, they do give you some bang for your buck with all the extra features they include! With each bottle, you’ll get a screw top lid and a straw lid with two straws so they’re a great option if you’re looking for versatility.

On top of that, they have nearly 40,000 5-star reviews on Amazon so despite any negatives I share, plenty of other owners are raving about this best water bottle brand!

blue thermoflask water bottle and lids laying on blanket

The biggest downfall of the Thermoflask water bottle is the lids. Neither of the included lids is adjustable and they’re not very ergonomic since they’re in a fixed position. This also means it may take up additional space in your cabinet so they’re definitely some drawbacks to consider when buying the best water bottle for you.

After a couple of years, this water bottle also had significant chipping all over even with the recommended handwashing so it didn’t make our third year of water bottle testing.

Overall, when it comes to Thermoflask vs YETI, we know which one we’d choose. 😉

woman pointing at blue chipped water bottle

Here are some of my favorite things about the Thermoflask water bottle:

  • Comes with 2 different lids and 2 straws
  • Easy to grip with one hand and drink out of
  • Affordable
  • Fits in my car cup holder
  • Never leaked or sweat

Here’s what I don’t like about it:

  • The handle isn’t adjustable so it takes up more room in cabinets
  • Not as many color choices as the other brands
  • Handwash only
  • Wasn’t the greatest at keeping drinks cold

Hip Tip: If you’re a Costco member, you can score a two-pack of Thermoflask bottles priced at just $34.99 – making these bottles just $17.50 each! As an even bigger bonus, I noticed that their model comes with a lid that looks adjustable like our Takeya top pick and even has a convenient silicone boot. 👏🏻

BONUS TIP: If you’re buying a handwash-only bottle or prefer to handwash your bottles buy this innovative brush and nothing else.

hand holding blue bottle brush in kitchen over sink

I did a lot of research on bottle brushes and when I came across the Swell S’ip Cleaning Brush I knew my search for the perfect brush was over.

It’s long enough to reach into any bottle for easy cleaning and I love the stainless handle so you can assure that it’s going to be durable enough to last a long time. (I’ve had mine for over three years now!) Most importantly, it’s designed to stand on its own which makes it a more sanitary and cleaner choice as well. 🙌🏻

I shared how I store my water bottles at home to take up the least amount of space.

About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger and photographer with 8+ years of experience having work featured in various building, travel, and fashion publications, most notably Bassett Furniture and Fossil.

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Comments 87

  1. Jen

    In case anyone is interested in good non-insulated options…
    I’m a big fan of Nalgene, Kleen Kanteen , and Sigg brands. I’ve been using the same Nalgene bottles for 16 years, and we’ve had the same Nalgene sippy cups for 9+ years. The Sigg bottles we have used 12 years… One is starting to chip paint where I’ve dropped and dented it, the other one is still like new.

    • Jackie

      Klean kanteen has insulated version also, very good quality.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for the helpful review, Jen! Good to know which brands you’ve liked best!

    • Love deals!

      I’m a big fan of Nalgene, too!

    • Amy

      I came here to say the same thing… over the past 20 + years my favorite is the wide- mouth Nalgene bottles. The top reason- the lid!!! It never falls on the ground. The top two places I bring my water bottle… to the gym and to substitute teach at an public schools. If the lid fell on the ground, oh man I wouldn’t be able to use that water bottle until I cleaned it! The other reason I love Nalgene bottles- it is clear and I can see how much water is left. The other reason…wide mouth and easy to clean. The reason I don’t really like metal insulated water bottles- they are so loud when you set them down places! True and funny realization. Another reason I don’t like metal insulated bottles- I have bumped my tooth on the metal water bottles too often and it hurts and afraid I will chip a tooth. So I love the Nalgene bottles because I don’t have to fear of chipping a tooth. Haha, I love my Nalgene bottles 🙂

  2. Betsy

    We bought our Thermo Flask water bottles on sale at Costco several months ago. They are holding up great (I have 4 kids and a husband who is a pilot and uses his for work).

    Ours ARE top rack dishwasher safe.

    They came with a rubber boot on the bottom and are essentially a Hydro Flask minus the cost. Plus they fit it in the cup holders in our vehicles! I have seen them on clearance the last few times I’ve been at Costco (MN).

    My kids have dropped theirs often and they still look good.

    I highly recommend them.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Awesome! Thanks for the recommendation, Betsy! Happy they have held up so well!

  3. Jennine

    One way to tell Hydo flask is indeed your fav. The same positive was said twice about it 🙂 •It did a good job at keeping my water cold. • keeps my water icy cold all day.

  4. xoxos

    Surprised to not see Buzio on your list. I have a 40oz that I can fill with a few ice cubes and cold water in the morning and still have some ice and cold water left in the evening. And if I don’t finish the water by bedtime, I wake up to nice cold water still the next day.

    • Jessica

      me too- my favorite one !

  5. animity

    My Hydroflask has so many dents from dropping it. I hate that I spent so much money to have a product that dents so easily.

    • BlueWaterGirl

      I’m laughing because how often do you drop your water bottle? I’ve never! Don’t get mad at a company who makes a good product that you keep “dropping”.

    • E

      I drop my water bottles or my kids drop mine often enough. My kid broke the bottom off of a sip/swell water bottle. Cracked off on concrete.

    • Elizabeth M.

      We invested in the sleeve for our larger Hydroflasks both to help minimize denting and to help with carrying them. They are the large 64 ounce ones so you’re bound to drop them. The sleeves are available on their site and on Amazon.

    • Angie

      I am with you! My toddler has dropped mine and the paint is chipping if it’s not dented. Every family member has a dent in theirs because it only takes one fall when full to have it dented.

    • Rob

      I like dent on my hydroflask gives it a road worn look like a guitar 😉

  6. Blue

    We really like the RTIC brand. Keeps ice for the day, holds up to rough handling (trucks, tractors, equipment) and hasn’t dented or chipped after several years of use.

  7. crustycat

    My family and I must be in the minority. We all have Yeti’s and don’t think they perform well at all. They don’t keep things hot or cold nearly as long as the Bubba cups from Walmart or any other cups we have for that matter.

    • Halley

      I was just going to add about Bubba mugs! We have the cups with lids and straws and we love them! And the ice lasts for hours. And I agree about yeti, I invested a chunk of change on a big for my husband and it doesn’t stay hot as long as my 10$ contigo( for coffee)

    • JD827

      A Star Hip2Saver is a recognized member of our Hip2Save community hand selected by our team for demonstrating a long history of engagement with helpful & friendly comments across and our social channels. Our Star Hip2Saver badge acts as a verification for readers who know the ins and outs of all Hip2Save sets out to accomplish — assisting our community to live extraordinary lives on ordinary budgets. Readers cannot pay or provide any sort of exchange in order to earn this badge. Rather, they are invited to participate by a member of the Hip2Save team and opt to have the Star Hip2Saver badge added to their profile & comments.

      Consumer Reports didn’t think they did either. March 2021 issue They rated the travel mugs that stayed hottest the longest. Zojirushi stayed hot 13.5 hours. Thermos for 7.5 hours. Bubba 5.5 hours. Yeti 4.5. Our family uses Bubba and love them. My drinks are icy cold all day. I put the tumbler in the bottom of the dishwasher and the top in the upper rack-two years and going strong.

      • Winnie

        I have many zojirushi bottles. Love them

    • Steph

      I agree with you. The Bubba keeps water cold and there is still ice at the end of the day.

  8. Samantha

    Another brand that I like bc of the various sizes, colors and lid options: simple modern

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for the suggestion, Samantha!

    • Shana

      This is the only water bottle I use. I LOVE it and will not be seen without it. I even have a SpongeBob Squarepants bottle! They truly keep your ice iced and anything cold stays cold for over 24 hours.

  9. clemsonspalding

    I use RotoScrub drill powered bottle bush to clean my water bottles and it works great!

  10. MH

    Thanks for the great review. Any thoughts on which stand up the best to getting continually DROPPED? Like do any of them literally have thicker metal? It’s annoying when you drop it once and it’s crooked for life.

  11. Breanna

    I prefer my Hydroflask over my Yeti!

  12. Jackie

    I like my insulated kleen kanteen.

  13. Ruthie

    I have used all the above mentioned brands…and I do LIKE my hydroflask….but I LOVE my corksicle the most.

    • Jackie

      I have a corksicle and haven’t tried it. Good to know :). There are so many brands out there!

    • Kellie

      Yes! Don’t sleep on Corksicle. I’ve dropped mine many times and they don’t dent or chip because of the coating. The walls are thick and keep things cold or hot for hours!

  14. eileenmccartybranham

    Yeti with the water bottle lid. Best ever

  15. TR

    I’ve been using hydro flask for years and had NO idea it was dishwasher safe. Is this new or have they always been dishwasher safe? 😂😅

  16. Karen B

    We really like the Bubba bottle with straw from walmart. About $15 for a 40 oz I take to the gym. I does dent but I don’t care about that.
    My daughter prefers hydroflask but that is more of a name brand thing because she is a teen. My youngest does fine at school with the Thermoflask kids bottles. The lids don’t leak and are easy to get on and off for a 7 year old.

    • JD827

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      Those are our favorite too. They hold so much but still fit in my car cup holder. Budget friendly and dishwasher friendly as well.

  17. Jody Paul

    Maybe next time you can test the Zojirushi!!

    • JD827

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      See Consumer Reports March 2021:
      They rated the 16 oz travel mug. Zojirushi $25 was Top Performer Stays hot for 13.5 hours
      5/5 Temperature Retention
      4/5 Cleaning
      5/5 Gasket removal
      5/5 Gasket replacement
      I had never heard of this brand but it sounds great.

      • Jody Paul

        There have been days that I put hot water in my salsa Richey and it’s still hot the next morning so I believe it is rated the top one

      • Jody Paul

        I have several other ones like a yeti, Takya , Hydro flask, and bubba and the Zojirushi outperforms all of them.

  18. Allyson

    Takeya is our favorite. We have several of them. Ours keep water cold for 12+ hours. I’ve given them as gifts before also.

  19. Deedie Edwards

    I love S/M Simple Modern, they have their own site and you can also buy on Amazon…about $25, quite a few colors/designs/styles , get a boot with it, pick the style of lid that you want. Fits in my cupholder but not everyone’s but I have a 40 oz, but they have smaller ones. I fill mine up in the morning and I’m not kidding, the next morning…there’s still ice!

  20. Joan S.

    You left out the most important detail on the bottles you tested.
    Country of Origin .
    Which ones are Made In China?
    I will not buy any made in China!

    • JD827

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      Nalgene is USA made but not metal. If you want a metal one made in the USA than it is only Liberty Bottleworks. I have never had one so can’t tell you anything more than buy at Amazon.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for the request! I have passed this along to the team!

  21. Meg

    Owala! Their free sip lid is the best, you can chug or sip. I also like the hydro cell ones from Amazon. I’ve found I drop them if they are too wide so while I wanted one that held more water, I found the narrow ones that fit in your car cup holder are easiest to hold.

    • 3boys

      I LOVE the Owala FreeSip!!
      I have 3 sons that played summer sports, the Takeya’s were the best for keeping their water cold during the hot summer.
      One son worked pushing carts at Costco, he loved his Yeti and thought it was the best (and because it was the “in” thing to have in high school); he finally admitted to me that the Takeya did a better job.
      Another son ran cross-country in high school, his coach insisted that they drink water all-day to stay hydrated; my son liked the Owala FreeSip for the ease of sipping water all day.

  22. Peaches

    I have that same battle brush and one of its really nice features is that you can get replacement brush heads for it. Less waste, less expense. I’m partial to my 24 ounce Contigo West Loop as the lid is leakproof, spillproof. It fits in my car cupholder and if I drop it while driving I don’t have to worry about a mess when I can finally pick it up.

  23. lauren

    I got a “hydra flow”, which I guess is the knock off of hydroflask, from Beall’s outlet. It was $15 for a 34 oz and seems to do a great job so far. However, the straw is really hard to get liquid out of. Sometimes I feel like I’m going to burst a vessel in my face from trying to suck the water out! lol! Is this an issue with these stainless steel water bottles, or am I doing something wrong?

  24. Mary

    Surprised you didn’t review SWIG, people are obsessed around here with all their different varieties of tumblers, travel mugs and water bottles.

  25. Dkp91576

    I love my S’Well bottles. I have 40 oz Roamers for road trips and a bunch of the Travelers and Water Bottles and have had no issues, except for a bit of peeling on some of the funky color ones. But the bottle doesn’t sweat, ice cubes stay frozen for 4 hours and coffee is hot during my work hours. Their customer service is also amazing. A few of my caps lost the screw and I called them. They sent me a few different options for free, sip, straw and clip closed. I didn’t even know they had that many options lol.

  26. Bethany

    Owala is another amazing brand! I was introduced to it late last year, and it is wonderful at keeping drinks cold!

  27. Rich

    I prefer Tervis for the great designs and licenses like MLB, NFL, Star wars, The Office etc.

  28. Nananu

    I have had my Liquid Savvy bottle for several years. I absolutely love this bottle. Doesn’t sweat, I bought it specifically for Girl Scout Camp and bought one for the co-leader. We both still use them daily. Doesn’t dent easily and color doesn’t chip, both had several falls, of course it’s camp. Came with 3 lid options. They were $16-18 five years ago for 32 oz.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Thank you, Nananu!

  29. Cece

    I’m sad to not see Contigo on here. I absolutely love my Contigo Fit 32oz. auto spout bottle. I’ve never tested the ice, but it’s definitely similar to the Ozark. Unfortunately mine gets dropped daily with my kids and not a single dent even with the occasional bounce across the floor. Plus, the customer service is exceptional! Full replacement if something breaks.

  30. Jody Paul

    I wish you would test the Zojirushi . I have compared all of the bottles you have tested and the Zojirushi is the best. It also jade the best features like a locking lid.

  31. Kristina Woods

    Owala makes some awesome ones

    • 3boys

      Takeya was my favorite, but after winning a Owala FreeSip, I LOVE Owala! I’ve bought 3 of them to give to my kids. One son is a runner, so he’s using a water bottle everyday, he also loves the Owala FreeSip.

      • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

        We have an awesome Owala water bottle deal if you click here!

        • KimNell


  32. KimNell

    Jennifer your comment does don’t include a link.

  33. Michelle

    Can anyone rate the Owala stainless steel water bottle?

  34. Adina Hirschmann

    Nobody tested a bottle with a fliptop. I have an Aquatix 32-oz bottle with a silicone boot and flip top lid that I can open with just one hand. The spring action was fast enough. And the opening is generously sized so I can sip from it directly or add my own preferred straw. A slider on the latch locks it. It came with an extra gasket and attached carabiner. I purchased a 14″ flexible jumbo stainless steel drinking straw from The Wright Stuff, bent it to fit and can now use the bottle with my modded Musucian’s Mask during rehearsals. And I can hang the bottle from the carabiner on my music stand. Most 32-oz bottles come short and squat, but this one is slim enough to pick up with one hand. The only problem I had was that the straw was a bit rough on the silicone stopper that sits inside the flip assembly. I could have used an extra.

  35. Georgi

    Owala is my winner! Easy to open, has a built-in straw (no unscrewing, just push a button), fits in my car holder, and easy to carry.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Awesome! Thanks for letting us know which is your favorite! 🙌

  36. Debbie

    I’ve used so many different brands…(I think I have a problem), but Owala is definitely my absolute favorite!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing about the brand of water bottle you prefer using from your collection, Debbie! 🤗💓

  37. Joe T

    Very nice job h2s. Could u do 3d printers next I can help, I have 2 of them

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Glad you enjoyed this post, Joe T! I’ll pass your request along to the team! 💞

  38. Judy

    My sister loves Owala for her children since it has a built-in straw. It is also double wall insulated and stays cold throughout the day.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing, Judy! Good to know your sister enjoys the features of that brand for her kiddos. 💗

  39. Laurie

    I love my Owala and gave them as Christmas gifts last year. You can sip, drink, the carry handle also locks it so it can’t open while in a purse/bag.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      That seems to be a favorite among other readers too, Laurie! Good to know it’s spill-proof in a bag! 🙌💞

  40. acgold

    We bought the 40 oz. Thermoflasks last year at Costco. They came with two lids and silicone bottoms. They were 2/$17.95. We took them to the beach, left them in a black car in the summer and there was ice left in them at the end of the day. We liked them so much we bought 2 more 2 packs to give people for Christmas. The only downside is they are too big for the cup holders in the car. They did raise the price considerably recently. For hot drinks, we still can’t beat our original metal Contigos.

    • Sara (Hip Sidekick)

      WOW! That’s so awesome! If I had a Costco near me I would have totally scooped them up too, acgold! Thanks for stopping by to share your experience with Thermoflask. 😊

  41. Kim

    We’re on year #5 of using Camelbak Chute Mag water bottles and they’re still going strong, even though they’re dented these days. I purchased these silicone bottle boots and it solved that: The bottle goes in the bottom of my dishwasher and the lid in the top and they’ve all held up amazingly well!

    • Sara (Hip Sidekick)

      That’s wonderful, Kim! Thank you so much for sharing!

  42. random24

    You can get a 64oz yeti (includes chug lid) for $50! I bought one the purple on the YETI site. This size for price was more convenient for me though even though it’s huge lol

    • Sara (Hip Sidekick)

      Nice score, random24! I’ve debated on getting the same ones for my boys during football season because they can never get enough water. LOL!

  43. Kerridf99

    Please do research on metal water bottles and the metal being used in the water bottles! Nothing is safe unfortunately and it’s beyond frustrating. Half of these water bottles shouldn’t even be on the market! 99% of all metal water bottles are made in China!!

  44. Katie H

    You have to add that Hydro Flask has a LIFETIME warranty! That’s why I love the brand. I’ve had to replace my bottle through the company for free (just pay shipping) and it was an easy process. I’d rather pay half the price of Yeti and have the company back up their product with a lifetime warranty. That’s why I love HydroFlask over Yeti. They also sell “boots” or “bumpers” for the bottom of the Hydro Flask bottles.

    • random24

      I do like how Hydroflask offers the boots and you can buy a different cap to customize the look and also how lightweight they are!!! I have a 32oz and it’s been great! I just didn’t like how their 64oz was compared to the yeti. cleaning wise i can stick my arm in yeti to clean 🫢

    • Sara (Hip Sidekick)

      Thank you for pointing that out, Katie! I added it to our post. 🙂

  45. Steph

    I have a Lululemon bottle. At the end of the day there is still ice in the bottle. It is easy to carry with a small handle. Best of all the cap screws off with an easy to drink spout. Highly recommend the Lululemon bottles.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for taking a moment to share your recommendation, Steph! So glad to hear it keeps drinks cold all day! 🙌💕

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