Some people just don’t like plastic. Even though plastic water bottles are generally lighter to carry when hiking, they also tend to be less durable and can’t contain heat as well as compared to stainless steel water bottles. Not to mention that some people tend to think that plastic bottles are not so good for the health and the environment (although I personally disagree to a point). If you fall into the ones concerned about the categories above, it’s always better to just settle for stainless steel bottles.
Stainless steel water bottles have its disadvantages as well. They tend to be bulkier in size compared to foldable plastic bottles, so you’ll have less backpack area to store your other stuff. These bottles are also heavier because most of these bottles nowadays are double-walled to keep your liquids cold for long periods of time.
With that said, the criteria we’re looking for in this list are that these bottles should be durable, constructed well, and can contain at least a liter of water. No use in bringing water bottles that won’t even last you a bit during dry hikes, so we really recommend you bring at least a liter or preferably more especially for long hikes.
And of course, these bottles should be 50% off or more on sale during writing.
With that said, let’s get on with the list.
The Glacier Point Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle can keep your drinks cold for up to 24 hours, and hot for up to 12 hours. The bottle does not sweat, so you’re sure to keep the other belongings in your bag dry even with this bottle in tow. And it has a wide mouth construction, so you can fit in ice cubes and most water purifying pills if you’re refilling from natural streams. Lovely colors too!
Healthy Human Water Bottle Stein | $16.99
Just like our first water bottle, the Healthy Human Water Bottle Stein can store water cold for up to 24 hours and hot for 12 hours and even piping hot for 6 hours. It has a steel lined lid, so you’re sure that the drink does not touch the plastic outer lining of the product. You can choose up to 40oz. of size and multiple colors as well. A cotton bag for storage and a hydro guide is also included on purchase.
The Fnova Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle is available up to 35oz. of size. It holds cold water for up to 24 hours and hot water for 12 hours and no sweat as well. What’s different about this purchase is that it includes 3 interchangeable bottle caps. The first is the sports cap where you can drink from the bottle without removing the cap, the second is the loop cap for outdoor use, and the third is a bamboo cap, which is their elegant stylish cap.
Klean Kanteen is one of the most well-known brands in outdoor water bottles so it’s just right that the Klean Kanteen Classic Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle goes into our list while it’s on sale right now. Standard 24 hours for cold and 12 hours for hot water, this bottle will also last you for a very long time. It has a very sleek and simplistic design, and while comparatively more expensive than other brands, the price is worth it for its durability.
Jambul Stainless Steel Water Bottle | $18.99
The Jambul Stainless Steel Water Bottle can store cold water for 24 hours and hot water for 8 hours. It is easy to clean and maintain because of its wide mouth, and like most good water bottles, it’s leak free and sweat free as well. The purchase of this bottle includes a straw lid if you’re using the water bottle for sports and other activities that restrict two-hand use. The straw lid also makes it a perfect kid’s water bottle to keep your kids hydrated throughout the whole day.