Best reusable water bottles to stay hydrated on the go

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Cut out single-use plastics with a stylish reusable water bottle
Cut out single-use plastics with a stylish reusable water bottle. (Getty Images)

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We don't need to tell you the benefits of staying hydrated, but ensuring you're drinking enough can often be harder than it sounds. One way to make it easier is by investing in a reusable water bottle. 

Not only does it make drinking water on the go convenient, but it's also environmentally friendly, as it's an opportunity to get rid of single-use plastics. 

There's endless types of bottles available too, whether you want stainless steel, plastic, self-cleaning or even designs you can infuse with fruit for a tangy twist. 

We've done the hard work for you and handpicked the water bottles deserving of a spot in your fridge, at work, in the car or at the gym, so you can stay hydrated at all times. 

From the cheap and cheerful to high-tech specs, there's something for everyone, whether you want visual aids written on the side of a bottle to monitor your water intake or a sleek and slim design to fit in your handbag. We've got you covered with picks from brands including S'well, Chilly's, Lululemon and more.

13 of the best water bottles for staying hydrated


Myforest 2.2Litre Tritan Water Bottle | £12.94 (was £14.98) from Amazon

Myforest 2.2Litre Tritan Water Bottle
The visual aids will help you track your progress and keep you motivated

Kicking things off is this gigantic bottle that holds 2.2 litres of water. The motivational markers are a helpful way to ensure you finish every last drop throughout the day without needing a refill. It's also made with a straw - which is removable - and the wide mouth means you can easily add cubes of ice for a refreshing fix. The wrist strap and anti-skid grip are also a nice touch for carrying it with you on the go. Just a note - it's not dishwasher safe so you will need to clean it by hand. 

Chilly's Series 2 Insulated Leak-Proof Drinks Bottle, 500ml | £30 from John Lewis

Chilly's Series 2 Insulated Leak-Proof Drinks Bottle, 500ml
This Chilly's insulated bottle is completely leak-proof

Chilly's stylish water bottles are loved for their leak-proof designs that are available in an array of colours and patterns. This one has a double-wall vacuum and a stainless steel body that keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours – and it doesn't generate condensation either so it won't leave a damp mess in your bag. 

Joseph Joseph Dot Hydration Tracker Water Bottle, 600ml | £12 from John Lewis

Joseph Joseph Dot Hydration Tracker Water Bottle, 600ml
Joseph Joseph's innovative bottle tracks how many times you've refilled it

This ingenious design is ideal for monitoring how much water you've had. The lid adds a dot each time you fill it up so you can stay on top of your intake. One reviewer on John Lewis said: "The quality of the bottle is superb, very sturdy and although I've dropped it a lot, it's never busted up on me."

Hip 650ml Water Bottle | £15 from Argos

Hip 650ml Water Bottle
This slimline design is stylish and hand-bag friendly

If you want something more handbag-friendly, look no further than this slim bottle. It's lightweight with a screw-top lid to prevent any leaks, is recyclable and dishwasher safe, The silicone sleeve is more than just for aesthetics, it'll make it easier to carry or leave on your desk without sliding around. 

S'well BBC Earth Northern Lights stainless steel water bottle 500ml | £35 from Selfridges

S'well BBC Earth Northern Lights stainless steel water bottle 500ml
The screw-top lid will keep it free from leaks and accidental spillages

One of the most popular water bottles on the market is made by S'well, whose stainless steel designs come in every shade, pattern, and print you can think of. This one caught our eye for its bold hue of blue and green, depicting the Northern Lights printed from BBC's Planet Earth series. It's a screw top and will keep your water cold for up to 24 hours. 

LARQ Purifying Water Bottle | £57 (was £96) from Anthropologie

LARQ Purifying Water Bottle
If you're a germaphobe, this self-cleaning LARQ water bottle is ideal

This double-walled stainless steel bottle is made with some fancy features that make it worth the price tag. It's been carefully designed with PureVis UV-C LED technology that activates every two hours to get rid of any germs or bacteria in your water, with one full charge lasting a full month. It can keep liquids cold for 24 hours and hot for 12, with a wipe-clean exterior that's extra chic. 

Sass & Belle leopard love stainless steel water bottle | £9.60 (was £17.50) from ASOS

Sass & Belle leopard love stainless steel water bottle
Never lose track of your water bottle with this statement leopard print pattern

Make a statement with this leopard print bottle that's ideal if you're always losing a non-descript bottle in the work fridge. The screw-top is secure enough to prevent any leakages and it can be used for both hot and cold beverages, stored at the optimum temperatures for both. Snap it up. 

Wilko 700ml Pink Fruit Infuser Water Bottle | £2 from Wilko

Wilko 700ml Pink Fruit Infuser Water Bottle
Add a fruity twist to your water that allows you to infuse it with anything you like

This cheap and cheerful design has a dedicated inner compartment where you can add fruit or herbs for a refreshing, unique twist on your usual water. Our favourite flavours include lemons, limes or mint. It's dishwasher safe too, so extremely easy to keep clean. 

Ocean Bottle | £40 from Sweaty Betty

Ocean Bottle from Sweaty Betty
This eco-friendly Sweaty Betty bottle has a non-slip exterior and carry loop

Luxury fitness brand Sweaty Betty also makes water bottles that are a gym session must-have. Available in sky blue, orange and black, it's made from ocean-bound plastic and recycled stainless steel with a handy carry loop and anti-leak lid so bringing it from A to B will be a breeze. 

Sistema 500ml Stainless Steel Bottle | £7.50 from Waitrose

Sistema 500ml Stainless Steel Bottle
Cheap and cheerful, this colourful Waitrose bottle keeps water cold for up to 12 hours

Next time you're doing an online shop for Waitrose, add one of these bottles to your basket. It'll keep liquids cold for 12 hours and the insulated interior will ensure you're not left drinking tepid water by mid-afternoon. There are six colours available, ranging from dusty pink to dark grey.

Rifle Paper Co. x Corkcicle Canteen | £36 from Anthropologie

Rifle Paper Co. x Corkcicle Canteen
This standout Anthropologie water bottle design is triple insulated

Adorned with a pretty pattern and a triple-insulated design, this water bottle is part of Anthropologie's collaboration with a Florida-based stationery boutique, Rifle Paper Co. Perfect for your morning hydration fix, it's a deskside essential. 

Eurohike Aqua 1L Aluminium Bottle | £7 from Go Outdoors

Eurohike Aqua 1L Aluminium Bottle
Stay hydrated when active with this Eurohike bottle that can be attached to any bag

If you're a keen walker that likes to go for miles, make sure you always have enough water with you. An easy option is this one-litre bottle, made from durable, but lightweight aluminium. The carabinier is a handy feature that'll allow you to attach it to bags, belts, and harnesses so no matter what activity you're doing, you'll never be without it. 

The Hot/Cold Bottle | £38 from Lululemon

The Hot/Cold Bottle from LuluLemon
This cleverly designed water bottle can keep liquids hot and cold

Marrying form and function, this chic white water bottle has a lockable lid for easy sipping without spillages and it can fit into most cup holders, making it the perfect car companion. It even has a built-in silicone coaster and vacuum insulated interior for keeping your drinks as hot or cold as you like. 

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