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Most Popular Water Bottle: Nalgene

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In one of our biggest votes ever, Nalgene took the crown of Best Water Bottle with its combination of durability, capacity, and reputation. Some of them even glow in the dark.

The Nalgene line isn’t limited to just the classic Wide Mouth 1-Quart Bottle. It includes a wide variety of sizes, lids, and colors so suit your use cases and cup holders.


The Nalgene isn’t the right water bottle for everyone however, only about 8 percentage points separated first place from fourth in our voting, so we’re going to dig in and recommend some great bottles for a wide variety of needs.

Not plastic, and insulated...

The Hydroflask took third place in the voting. Stainless steel, attractive, and again sporting a wide variety of sizes, colors, and lids. It’ll keep your cold drinks very cold and your hot drinks very hot.


If you don’t want plastic or stainless steel...

Many readers were not convinced of the safety of BPA-free plastic and are sensitive to the taste stainless steel can add to water. The Lifefactory was one of the most enthusiastically recommended glass bottle across the comments, and also got a nod from The Sweethome.


One-handed operation...

The Camelbak Big Chill was our fifth place finisher, and also recommended for its ability to fit into bike cages. Many of you also argued hard for the Contigo Autoseal and Contigo Addison.


For coffee or tea...

The Contigo Autoseal West Loop was your winner for Best Travel Mug, and one of our most popular products of 2014.


Cheap enough to lose...

The classic Gatorade Squeeze Sports Bottle finished just a couple votes out of the top five.


For cleaning your bottles...

We recommended the Oxo Good Grips Water Bottle Cleaning Set to clean your Travel Mugs, and are doing the same here.


Editor Emeritus, The Inventory

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