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The Best Water Bottles in Canada

Our top picks

A well-hydrated body is one of the core factors in staying healthy. Dehydration can lead to fever, vomiting and other serious health issues. It is especially important to keep your body supplied with enough liquid during hot seasons and working out sessions.  

With that in mind, does not matter where you are, at the office desk, exercising outdoors or simply running errands on a sizzling summer afternoon, a reusable water bottle is essential and can help you with staying hydrated during the day. Stainless steel or plastic bottles also become a necessary accessory for those who want to reduce plastic waste and cut down spending on store-bought packs of water.   

We considered all factors and consumers’ demands and created a list of best-reviewed water bottles that are suitable for working out, that keep water cool for hours during hiking, as well as water bottles that look sophisticated and can brighten up your office desk. We also did not avoid such requests as eco-friendly materials, leakproof and durability features. 

Find our full guide on the best water bottles in Canada below.

How to choose a water bottle

  • Material: 

The first factor to consider in a water bottle is material. While all suggested bottles on our list are BPA-free, not all of them are made from equal components. Most water bottles come in two categories: plastic and stainless steel. Based on your needs you might want to select a lightweight plastic bottle that will be more than enough for office or working out at the gym. However, if you are planning on leaving the bottle in a hot car, taking chilled water hiking and want it to stay refreshing as long as possible, then the stainless-steel, insulated option is for you. 

  • Ability to keep a certain liquid temperature:   

That factor is based on material directly. While plastic bottles will not keep iced cube chilled water in such condition long enough, also not every stainless steel bottle comes with an equal insulation level. Insulation level affects how long your water will stay chilled or hot. Some will keep your coffee boiling hot for more than 10 hours, while others, especially if the bottle is exposed to cold air, will provide you with a warming drink just for three-four hours.  

  • Design: 

If you have committed to the idea to reduce plastic waste and decided to carry the reusable bottle everywhere you go, then also consider the overall appearance of the jug. If you are in a search of a slick-shaped bottle that comes in a variety of colours, that would suit your style, then S’well insulated bottles have plenty to choose from. However, if all you need is a durable water bottle to accompany you during mountain biking, and you don’t give much thought to an overall design, focus on such brands as CamelBak and ThermoFlask.    

Why trust us

We use water bottles every day and understand the importance of owning a high-quality one. This guide was created with a mind not only of a reviewer but also of a consumer. Looking at the options that we picked for this list, we would not hesitate to use them for our office routines, working out sessions or even give them as a Christmas gift to loved ones. Besides that, we have spent nearly 15 hours researching the market of water bottles and based our decision on customers’ reviews and other trusted guides’ opinions.  

Best stainless-steel water bottle

Hydro Flask 24 oz. standard water bottle

Hydro Flask is known for its high-quality, stylish-looking, stainless steel water bottles. Although we chose a standard 21 oz model in Pacific Blue for our guide, this bottle is available in many other colours. The brand also offers a variety of sizes and shapes. The reason we love this particular water bottle is that it is a versatile option for any type of activity you engage in. You can take it with ice cubes swimming in water for a long bike ride, and even on the hottest day, the liquid will remain refreshing and cool. At the same time, you can have it filled with warming drinks, and the temperature again will stay at its original level for hours. As per one satisfied customer, he put a couple of ice cubes in with cold water and kept the bottle in the vehicle for a few hours in the sun; the water still was ice cold. 

To other features, the Hydro Flask reusable bottle is BPA-free, phthalate-free and made of a durable stainless steel material that should serve you years to come. Speaking of continuous use, if you take proper care of the bottle and wash it under warm water with a little bit of soap its powered coating won’t fade or sweat when filled with liquid.  

Pros
  • Keeps liquid chilled up to 24 hours and hot up to 12.
  • Durable BPA-free, stainless steel material.
  • Stylish design.
  • Lifetime manufacturer’s warranty.
Cons
  • Can easily dent if dropped on a hard surface.

Best insulated water bottle

S’well stainless steel water bottle

The best-insulated water bottle, period; it is lightweight and fits in a standard car’s cup holder, according to a satisfied Amazon reviewer. The S’well bottle is slightly more expensive than the Hydro Flask one. However, since 2010 when the brand was established, it acquired many admiring customers and for good reasons. We name this bottle the most stylish water bottle for its slick, sophisticated appearance, choice of colours and patterns that can satisfy any taste. 

Yet, besides overall looks, this 18/8 stainless steel material is durable, BPA-free and ensures to keep your drinks cold up to 24 hours and hot up to 12 hours. With three-layered insulation, you can take iced chilled water hiking, and it will stay the same refreshing cold. In fact, many customers noted that besides the attractive features we have listed, the S’well bottle is the coldest water bottle on the market. Also, as one customer suggested you can keep hot tea or coffee in the car during cold Canadian winters. 

 

The S’well Stainless Steel Water Bottle is also our pick for the best stylish water bottle.

Pros
  • Aesthetically pleasing design.  
  • Three-layer insulation.  
  • Durable BPA-free, stainless steel material. 
Cons
  • Pricier than most of its competitors.

Best water bottle for kids

YETI Rambler Jr. 12 oz kids bottle with straw cap

The price point (of usually $30-40) might seem a bit high for a kid’s water bottle; however, as one customer noted, if you’re a little hesitant because of the price, don’t stress, it will last for ages.

The YETI water bottle (can be also used for other drinks), is made of 18/8 stainless steel; it is a durable, BPA-free and rust-resistant material. A thick gauge steel base resists dents if your kid accidentally drops it on a hard surface floor. Double-wall vacuum insulation is created to keeps the drink cold or hot during the whole school day.

This water bottle has pretty much everything you need to look for in a water bottle for kids: it is durable, easy to carry and leak-resistant.    

Pros
  • Convenient straw cup.  
  • Leak-resistant lid. 
  • Durable stainless-steel material.  
  • Handle for easy carrying.  
Cons
  • Heavyweight item.

Best water bottle for workouts

Contigo AUTOSPOUT straw Ashland water bottle, 24oz

Contigo bottles are reliable and affordable (this one is also the best water bottle under $30).  It might not be an ideal option if you want your water to stay cold as long as possible. However, this lightweight, BPA-free water jug is a perfect bottle for jogging and working out. Firstly, it is convenient as a one-button press operation.

You can lock it using the same button to prevent leaking and unlock it again before drinking. Secondly, the bottle has a handle attached to the lid which allows you to carry it around with ease, and attach your key chain to it which makes it the best water bottle for running. One customer also noted that he bought the bottle to use at work, since he is on the move a decent amount of time, and can clip the built-in handle to the belt.   

Pros
  • Lightweight BPA-free material. 
  • Handle for easy carrying.
  • Leakproof. 
Cons
  • Not compatible with hot drinks.

Best glass water bottle

Contigo Purity glass water bottle

Contigo bottles are made from BPA-free material, high quality, shatter-resistant glass, and have a silicone sleeve for an easy grip and protection. If you want to receive your daily hydration in style then this bottle is an ideal candidate. It is an easy-to-fill bottle with a wide-mouth opening, and the attached handle makes it effortless to carry around.  

It is a perfect bottle for an office desk, strolling around the city or working out. It won’t keep your water chilled for 24 hours as stainless-steel bottles do. However, it will do a much better job than plastic options. 

Pros
  • Protective silicone sleeve.
  • Attached handle for easy carry-on.
  • BPA-free material. 
Cons
  • Not made for big drops. 
  • As some customers noted, it is heavier than expected.

Best portable water bottle

Takeya 50021 Thermoflask insulated stainless steel water bottle

While Takeya bottle is another stainless-steel option on our list, it has features that S’well or Hydro Flask lack.

satisfied customer who bought this bottle for her daughter noted that she liked the style of the lid (able to drink without removing the lid) and portability (can carry bottle by the lid). Other than that, the Takeya bottle is similar to others. It keeps drinks hot for up to 12 hours and cold for up to 24 hours. The 18/8 food-grade stainless steel is a durable material that will ensure the bottle will serve you long enough. A powder-coated surface prevents sweat and condensation, which makes the bottle easy to hold.   

Pros
  • Leakproof.  
  • BPA-free material.  
  • Keeps liquid chilled up to 24 hours and hot up to 12. 
  • Lifetime warranty. 
Cons
  • Some customers noted that insulation for hot drinks does is not as good as advertised.  

Best bike water bottle

CamelBak Podium Chill Insulated bike water bottle

This CamelBak bottle is an ideal choice for biking and working out. Certainly, you can use the bottle for anything else; however, features ensure easy-to-grip, optimized bicycle cage fit and a mud cup that protects the liquid from dust, which makes it the best bottle for mountain biking. Besides that, the CamelBak bottle comes in a variety of colours that can match the uniform of any athlete.  

It doesn’t keep the liquid cold for very long when riding in hot weather, but it’s better than a plastic non-insulated bottle. 

Pros
  • BPA, BPS & BPF free.
  • Leakproof.
  • Ideal for biking.
Cons
  • Not the greatest insulated bottle, keeps liquid cold for a couple of hours only.  

Best water bottle with straw

Thermoflask double stainless steel insulated water bottle

Thermoflask is another stainless steel bottle on our list, and while its vacuum insulation keeps liquids hot and cold similarly to S’well and YETI brands, this option comes with a straw. In fact, it comes with two separate lids.

One is an innovative leak-proof Chug lid, and another one is a straw lid that ensures better flow. You can easily use this bottle for any activity like hiking, working out, taking it to the office or keeping it in your bag and hydrating during the day. One customer said that she tossed it in the fridge and left it for 3 days, while the outside of the container was cold and frosty the contents inside were warm at best. 

Pros
  • Two leak-proof lids.  
  • Keeps liquid chilled up to 24 hours and hot up to 12.
  • BPA-free stainless-steel material.
  • Sweat-free coating.  
Cons
  • Some customers noted that the bottle holds temperatures for fewer hours than advertised.  

Best water bottle under $20

Rubbermaid leak-proof chug water bottle

Rubbermaid is a durable, BPA-free plastic reusable bottle that also is the best water bottle under $20. It is a brand with 80 years of history that focuses on producing an innovative, high-quality product that makes the life of a modern consumer easier. Their selection of water bottles is designed to accompany you in a car, backpacking, during working out or walking in a park. Because it is lightweight and has an attached handle, it is easy to transfer around. One customer noted that her kids drop it all the time and it has never leaked, popped open or broken due to lasting reliable material.   

Even though the bottle is not insulated like stainless steel versions, it has a leak-proof system, and if you fill it up with ice cubes and water it should keep you refreshed during hours of working out or running errands.   

Pros
  • Affordable.  
  • Leakproof.  
  • Durable, BPA-free Tritan plastic.
  • Lightweight.  
Cons
  • Not insulated.

Best large water bottle

Under Armour 64oz. foam insulated hydration bottle

There is absolutely nothing that one satisfied customer dislikes about this bottle, from helping him towards drinking a gallon of water a day to looking very nice and different from any generic bottle other people have. The Under Armour insulated bottle is the largest one on our list. It is also, in fact, the best water bottle for working out, spending the whole day outdoors or any other activity in which you might not have access to cool water for a few hours. The bottle keeps drinks cold for up to 12 hours and can hold up to 64 ounces of water.  

Even though it is a fairly large bottle, it has two handles and a sweat-free coating for an easy grip, especially when you are training.    +

Another sports brand water bottle option that we like is the adidas Steel Metal Bottle, which is usually cheaper than the Under Armour option, in case you’re on a budget.

Pros
  • BPA-free, double-foam insulated material.
  • Two carrying handles.
  • Sweat-free coating.
  • Keeps liquids cold for up to 12 hours.  
Cons
  • Some customers noted that the lid did not have a strong seal as expected. 

Best luxury bottle

LARQ bottle – self-cleaning water bottle and water purification system

LARQ is an expensive bottle, one customer noted, but if you find cleaning out your water bottles hard and annoying, this might be a great option for you. Indeed, the last bottle on our list is, however, the most luxurious and innovative one. It uses built-in UV-C LED technology to purify water and clean the inner surface from bacteria and viruses. In fact, the cleaning process activates every two hours, which provides you with fresh, stink-free water. Besides that, you do not have to worry about constant charging; the USB rechargeable Li-polymer battery gives the bottle enough power to self-cleaning for up to a month on a full charge.  

The bottle has double-wall vacuum insulation that keeps drinks cold up to 24 hours and hot up to 12 hours. LARQ stainless steel bottle also comes in a few different colours; it has an attractive minimalist aesthetic and can be an ideal choice for any activity from office tasks to hiking in the mountains. 

Pros
  • Self-cleaning system.  
  • Keeps liquid chilled up to 24 hours and hot up to 12. 
  • Durable stainless steel material. 
  • Aesthetically pleasing.  
Cons
  • High price point.

Best cheap water bottle

Nalgene Tritan wide mouth water bottle, 32oz.

One customer, to the request to describe this Nalgene wide-mouth water bottle answered with one word: solid. Besides the sturdy, high-quality BPA-free plastic the jag is made of, it is also one of the best bottles under $20. The bottle is lightweight and could be an ideal choice to use for hiking, camping or working out. The wide mouth allows you to fill it up with ice cubes and makes drinking easier. But while this all deserves attention, one factor that we love about this bottle is printed graduations that let you keep track of your hydration.   

The Nalgene Tritan bottle was approved by almost 14 thousand satisfied customers among whom are hikers, athletes, and campers. If you have an active lifestyle and spend your time on the go quite often, then this bottle of 32 ounces size might be the right choice for you. 

Pros
  • BPA-free material.  
  • Affordable.
  • Wide mouth.
  • Attached loop-top lid. 
  • Lightweight and durable.  
Cons
  • Bulky.
  • Does not hold cold temperatures as insulated bottles do.  

Best cute water bottle

Cute Cat Cartoon water bottle / 11.5oz. vacuum insulated stainless steel flask

You must be a cat lover, an elementary school student or a person who simply adores everything cute, to appreciate this cat-shaped bottle. It is a small, yet durable BPA-free stainless steel jag that is not only a cute water bottle but also the one that will keep liquids hot up to six hours and cold up to 12 hours. You can use it at the office or give your kids to take it to school; an attached tail is made for easy carrying. Although, some customers noted that liquids might leak through the tale.   

The bottle also comes with a little spoon that has-yes, more cuteness! -an attached ceramic cat face. In that case, if you are having coffee in your workspace and need to stir in milk and sugar, that little bonus could be useful.   

Pros
  • Adorable design.  
  • BPA-free, stainless steel material.
  • Keeps liquids hot up to six hours and cold up to 12.
  • Easily portable.  
Cons
  • Might leak through the tail.  

Best collapsible water bottle

Kemier collapsible water bottle

This is also our pick for the best water bottle for hiking.

Have you ever carried an empty bottle in your backpack during hiking and wished to have less weight on your shoulders? One customer who purchased Kemier collapsible water bottle bought this thermos so that during the hike, once the beverage is consumed, she could roll it up and put it in her pocket. The convenient trick this BPA-free silica gel bottle performs really can make a life of a hiker easier. It has a high capacity of 750 ml which you can fill up again from mountain creeks or fold it and leave in your backpack after you drank all water. The lightweight jag won’t add any unnecessary weight to it, so you can keep hiking in comfort.   

To other features, this admittedly best water bottle for hiking is also leak-proof. While a one-button switch opens the cap whenever you want to drink, the lock ring prevents it from opening accidentally.   

Pros
  • Fold 1/3 of the size.  
  • Crashproof design.  
  • Can use it for cold and hot liquids.  
Cons
  • Does not hold liquid temperature as long as insulated bottles do.  

Best copper water bottle

Cretoni Copperlin classic-series pure copper water bottle

Copper is one of the essential minerals that a human body needs. The mineral also prevents water-borne diseases and helps the digestive system perform better. That is why Cretoni Copperlin ensures all their bottles are made of pure copper material. To achieve healthy benefits from the bottle, one satisfied customer suggests storing water in it for at least 6 hours and then drink it.

Many others confirmed that they leave water in a bottle overnight and then have it as the first drink in the morning. But, let this fact not limit you to using this beautiful, antique-style bottle only in the morning. You can keep it on your office desk, take it for a walk or any other activity throughout your day. It is designed to be not only aesthetically attractive but also durable.  

The Cretoni copper bottle we chose for this guide has a leak-proof lid and a wide mouth that is easy to clean with some lemon or vinegar water.  

Pros
  • Pure copper material.
  • Leakproof lid.
  • Aesthetically pleasing antique design.
  • Not compatible with hot liquids.
Cons
  • Not insulated.
  • High price point.

How we picked the best water bottles

We focused on water bottles that have at least four stars on Amazon and many reviews of satisfied customers. We tried to put into consideration the requirements of people who need bottles for working out, walking, travelling, hiking and other activities. That is why our list has so many variations of BPA-free best reusable bottles.   

Frequently asked questions about water bottles

Is a water bottle worth it?  

The quality and material of a water bottle affect the price directly. The better insulation, durability, the stronger material is, the higher will be the cost. Considering all those factors, yes, water bottles that come from trustworthy brands worth the price.  

What’s the average price for a water bottle?   

You can buy a decent plastic bottle for $20 price (and sometimes even lower). However, stainless steel versions with good insulation can start around $30 to $50 price.   

What are the main types of water bottles?

Two main types of reusable water bottles are stainless steel and plastic ones. Besides those two types, there are also glass water bottles and upgraded versions with such features as a built-in infusion and self-cleaning system.   

What does BPA-free mean?   

BPA means Bisphenol-A; it is a chemical element that is used to produce reusable plastic products. Because it has been proven that that chemic has a negative health effect on humans, and especially infants, all bottles on our list are BPA-free.  

What are the best water bottle brands?  

According to consumers’ reviews, such brands as YETI, S’well, and Takeya were named the best water bottles on the market.   

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About the author

Maria Kossman

Maria Kossman is an essayist, and content specialist at Rant-it.ca. Her writing appeared in a variety of fashion magazines. When she is not focused on reviewing and writing, she spends time exploring coffee shops, English literature and antique malls.
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