5 High-Quality Water Bottles for Staying Hydrated on Your Hike

Keep cool on your hike. 

By Alli Hill

5 High-Quality Water Bottles for Staying Hydrated on Your Hike
Photograph Courtesy of Ariana Stover

Some hikers carry trekking poles, others utilize high-tech navigational tools. While this gear isn't necessary for every type of excursion, a good water bottle is essential. It doesn't matter if you're hiking a local trail a few miles from your house or you're traversing the Grand Canyon, make sure you've equipped yourself with a solid bottle for keeping hydrated. For superior quality and style, check out our five favorites. 

GRAYL Ultralight Water Purifier

When you’re on long hikes, you’re at the mercy of Mother Nature to supply you with water when your own stock runs out. Grayl’s ultralight filtered water bottle gives you peace of mind that whatever water source you find, you can get a fresh, clean drink. The bottle itself is lightweight and has a loop on the cap so you can easily hook it to your backpack. The water flavor is crisp and clean with no aftertaste or odors like some metal bottles produce. The built-in filter removes 99.99% of viruses and bacteria, including Hepatitis A, Giardia, and Salmonella, to name a few. At $60, it's worth every penny. 

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CamelBak Peak Fitness Chill

If you like your water cold, you’ll want the insulated Peak Fitness Chill water bottle by CamelBak. Its insulating technology keeps water cold twice as long as comparable bottles, plus the self-sealing valve ensures you won’t spill the goods. It also comes with a Clean Cap nozzle to fight off woodland debris from your drink. The attached ring makes it easy to hook to your backpack or belt so you can save space and take a sip whenever you need to. At $15, this is one of the best values in hiking water bottles you’ll find.

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Klean Kanteen Insulated TKWide

When choosing a hiking water bottle, capacity matters more than anything. Klean Kanteen’s line of insulated TKWide water bottles range from 12-64 ounces so you can hydrate as much as you please. Each TKWide features their Climate Lock Vacuum Insulation that keeps drinks cold for up to 135 hours. Klean Kanteen is also known for their variety of colors and designs, and even have a full line of kid-sized water bottles for young hikers.

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Yeti Rambler Water Bottle

The 12 to 64-ounce Yeti Rambler water bottle is a must-have on any hiking adventure. The double-wall vacuum insulation that Yeti is so famous for will keep your drink cold all day long. The bottles come in a variety of colors, but unlike some other metal water bottles, Yeti’s colors don’t fade, peel or crack over time. The cup’s lid comes with a durable loop so you can hook your bottle to your backpack or belt. 

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Hydro Flask Standard or Wide Mouth Water Bottles

Hydro Flask has an impressive lineup of water bottles, with tons of colors, designs, and sizes to choose from. It’s this level of customization that makes them one of the best. Hikers can choose from an insulated sports cap, straw lid, hydro flip lid, or standard cap, depending on how you like to drink. Bottles range from 18 ounces up to 64 ounces, giving you as much hydration as you need for your day in the woods.

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