With the #kickplastic movement in full effect, anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts are paving the way for everyone to stop supporting single-use plastic water bottles. In an effort to do so, the amount of purchasable reusable outdoor bottles has skyrocketed. With this increase in market quantity, finding the perfect water bottle that suits you has grown into more of a chore than ever. Luckily, we at Flylords gathered our top picks for which water bottles we feel meet the needs of anglers and explorers in any endeavor they pursue. Here are our top picks for which water bottles will stand the test of the elements (and look good doing so).

For this list, we based our decisions on 3 factors; durability, practicality, and price. While there may be some other contenders in the genre, we focused mainly on traits that would make this water bottle specifically useful to anglers on the water, as opposed to everyday usage. That being said, factors such as temperature control, ease of drinking, and material used were a large factor in determining what products DID and DID NOT make our list.

1. Kleen Kanteen

Classic Double Wall Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle 

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Starting off the list is a strong top spot competitor. The Kanteen is noted for its “stronger than most” metal shell and is a refreshingly solid water bottle. On long hot days on the skiff, this bottle can keep ice in and heat out. However, due to its tall slender frame, it’s more likely to topple over and spill, so keep that in mind if wind rolls in. Overall, this water bottle is a worthy investment, especially when considering the price.

Durability: 8.5/10, Practicality: 8/10, Price: 8.5/10 ($25.00)

 

 

2. Camelbak Chute Mag

Insulated Stainless Steel

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Image courtesy of Amazon.comNext on our list, we have the Camelbak Chute Mag water bottle. This bottle is designed with convenience in mind. With its magnetized handle, the cap can be stored right on the side of the bottle, and you never have to worry about losing it (you could even keep a few flies on there). Now, while not standing quite as strong as competing Yeti and Kleen Kanteen bottles, this vacuum insulated, stainless steel build is sure to keep ice cold and coffee hot all day on the water.

Durability: 8.5/10, Practicality: 9/10, Price: 8.5/10 ($25.98) 

   

 

 

3. Simple Modern Summit

Wide Mouth Vacuum Insulated 18/8 Stainless Steel Powder Coated

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This water bottle is one of the lesser accredited brands but has been shining bright with its durable, as well as attestable water bottles. With its vacuum-sealed design, it will keep your drinks at the perfect temperature all day. Not to mention, If appearance is going to a be a deciding factor in which water bottle you’ll take on your next adventure, these bottles come in an array of designs and colors in order to perfectly match your preference. Coming in at one of the lowest prices for our list of insulated bottles, the Simple Modern Summit packs some of the best bang for your buck in the market.

Durability: 7.5/10, Practicality: 8.5/10, Price: 9/10 (21.99)

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4. Epic Nalgene OG

Wide Mouth 32 oz  Water Filtration Bottle 

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A new spin on an old classic. The Epic Nalgene OG is all of what you love about Nalgene, a bottle brand that has stood the test of time, with some added twists. The built-in water filtration device removes 99.99% of Tap Water Contaminants, so no matter where you are, you can fill up and get moving. While this product is one of the least durable bottles on the list, it can still take a hit. Now, if keeping your ice-cold drinks ice cold is a priority, you may want to look into the insulated bottles offered by Yeti, Hydroflask, etc. However, if your focus is on filtration, and you don’t mind spending a few extra bucks, this bottle is the ticket. 

Durability: 5.5/10, Practicality: 9/10, Price: 6/10 ($34.95)

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5. Hydroflask

Stainless Steel & Vacuum Insulated – Wide Mouth

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Being one of the most popular reusable water bottles on the market, there is a reason Hydroflask has made a name for itself. This bottle, with its stainless steel, vacuum insulated construction it’s one of the best in the game when it comes to temperature retention. With its sleek and streamlined design, it can fit in backpacks, fly bag pockets, bottle sleeves, or wherever else you keep your gear. Now, when it comes to taking a hit, the Hydroflask is of the less durable steel bottles mentioned, so if your traveling into uncharted territory, consider keeping a backup bottle in your pack. Also, because of its popularity and gorgeous design, this bottle will also run a bit higher than other’s that have been mentioned on this list.

Durability: 8/10, Practicality: 8/10, Price: 7/10 ($29.95)

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6. Platypus SoftBottle

1-liter soft bottle with Closure Cap

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Unlike any other bottle on this list, the Platypus SoftBottle serves a purpose of its own. For those who like to pack light, these 1-liter bottles can be folded up and stored anywhere. They can also be used as a bladder for an attachable drinking tube and kept out of the way for hydration on the go. While this bottle doesn’t have the durability, and temperature control technology of many of the other bottles, it is an excellent way to utilize space and stay unencumbered. Not to mention, each 1-liter bottle is just under 15 dollars, so you can pack a few and swap them out when empty.

Durability: 4/10, Practicality: 8/10, Price: 9/10 ($14.59) 

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7. S’well

17oz Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle

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Also available in larger sizes like the 25oz, the S’well is a sleek, modern solution to the single-use plastic issue. Sitting at about the size of a traditional water bottle, the S’well is built to fit just about anywhere to be easily accessible, and out of the way. Built with a triple-walled construction, this bottle holds its own against some of the best-insulated bottles in the game. It is also surprisingly durable considering its seemingly delicate frame. This bottle may not be the first choice for many outdoor adventurers, but if you’re looking for a low profile reusable bottle to bring on the stream, don’t count S’well out.

Durability: 7/10, Practicality: 8/10, Price: 7.5/10 (26.25)

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8. Brita Premium

20 Ounce Stainless Steel Filtering Water Bottle -BPA Free 

 

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When it comes to getting a filtering water bottle, why not go with the brand that revolutionized the game. This water bottle allows you to filter water anywhere, to make sure you stay hydrated and clear-headed no matter how long your out in the sun. Featuring a stainless steel frame, built on carrying loop, push-button lid, and built-in drinking straw this bottle may as well have come off of Batman’s utility belt. The only downside to this water bottle is its noticeable fragility (in comparrisons with our other steel bottles). However, with a little bit of care, this will be one of the most versatile bottles who will have ever owned.

Durability: 6.5/10, Practicality: 9.5/10, Price: 6/10 ($35.00)

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9. Yeti Rambler

18oz vacuum insulated Bottle

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Over the last couple of years, Yeti has made a splash in the outdoor industry, specifically in the Temperature Retention game. Sitting as one of our favorite water bottles, the Yeti Rambler is the workhorse of stainless steel canteens. Built with an 18/8 stainless steel body, a leak-proof triple haul cap, and a finish of Duracoat coloring to ensure no cracks or fading, this bottle is engineered to take a beating. If you’re looking for a water bottle that can stand up to any test you put it through and don’t mind spending a few extra dollars, make the investment and get yourself a rambler.

Durability: 9.5/10, Practicality: 8.5/10, Price 7/10 ($30.00) 

In closing, there are so many different water bottles on the market right now that do so many things. Depending on your style of adventure, as well as personal preferences, picking the right one is about what makes you happy. Now toss some stickers on your bottle, and get out there and go make some memories.

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Article written by Flylords Team member Wills Donaldson 

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