The Best Water Bottles of 2023, Reviewed by HGTV Editors

Get your daily dose of H2O with these stylish and sustainable reusable water bottles that our editors use and love.

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Updated on May 12, 2023

Our Top Water Bottle Picks

Save money and support the environment by cutting out single-use plastic water bottles and investing in sustainable glass, steel or silicone models. The problem with plastic is that it doesn't decompose. If plastic isn't correctly disposed of, it can end up in the ocean, causing destruction to marine ecosystems. Using a reusable water bottle is a great place to start in your journey to eliminating single-use plastic. There are so many options to choose from based on your needs and lifestyle, from travel-ready collapsible bottles to bottles that purify your water. Keep scrolling to shop our top picks for reusable water bottles for every style, function and budget.


This water bottle takes our Best Stainless Steel spot with a 4.8-star rating and more than 32,000 reviews on Amazon. The straw lid is leakproof, and the carry loop makes it comfortable and easy to transport. TempShield insulation keeps beverages cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 12 hours, similar to many of our other top picks. Editor Laura James swears by this water bottle. "For an everyday water bottle, this insulated stainless steel Hydro Flask bottle is my go-to," she says. "I previously used the screw-off lid, and you wouldn't think a straw would make a big difference, but I drink so much more water using the straw lid since it's so much faster and easier to open and close. When the straw lid is closed, it's truly leak-proof, too, so I can throw it in my passenger seat (the 32-ounce size doesn't fit in a standard car cup holder, but this adjustable cup holder expander will solve that problem) or toss it in a tote bag without worrying about spills."


Eco-friendly and elegant? We’ll take one of these glass-and-silicone water bottles in every color! The durable borosilicate glass bottle holds 20 ounces and is shatter-resistant in the face of changing temps. A matte silicone sleeve insulates the water within and brings a modern flair to the water bottle design. Managing Editor Kayla Kitts is obsessed with her Porter: "I normally don't love twist-cap water bottles but this one is so pretty that I can't resist. I opt for this water bottle on road trips and whenever I'm in the car running errands. It fits in my car's cup holder and holds enough water to keep me hydrated."


This double-insulated self-cleaning water bottle ensures you meet your daily dose of H2O with confidence using a built-in, purifying UV light that self-activates every two hours. The powerful UV light technology combats any harmful germs or bacteria looming in your water, and the insulated stainless-steel body keeps your beverage icy-cold for up to 24 hours at a time. "I grab the compact 17-ounce insulated bottle anytime I’m going somewhere where I plan to refill from a public fountain (which I’ve traditionally avoided at all costs), but people even use these bottles to drink out of natural water sources, and I hope to bring it with me when I'm back to traveling internationally," says editor Keri Sanders. "Use it at the gym, for long days traveling and in any situation where you don’t want to constantly be refilling your bottle but want clean, safe water on hand."


Made of top-of-the-line BPA-free and odor-resistant Trian plastic, the Owala is our favorite under-$20 reusable water bottle pick. We love that it offers several ways to sip — through the wide-mouth opening or through the built-in straw. Plus, the flip-top lid helps keep everything leak-proof. "I can't say enough good things about the Owala FreeSip," says SEO Analyst Dana Dalrymple. "The collapsible handle not only makes it easy to carry, but it also allows me to clip it onto my crossbody bag or hiking backpack. The mouth of the water bottle is large enough to add plenty of ice and all parts are easy to detach and clean. Last but definitely not least, the bright, aesthetically pleasing color combinations won me over and I have received many compliments wherever I take my Owala!"


This water bottle checks a lot of boxes: It features double-wall insulation, a BPA-free straw lid and is leak-proof. One of our favorite things about the Simple Modern water bottle is the size and color selection available. You can choose from eight sizes (14-128 ounces), almost 40 colors and patterns and some even come with up to three different lids. Assistant Editor Morgan Faulkner has been using her Simple Modern water bottle for years. "I recently purchased a 32-ounce bottle, and it's been the perfect size to take on the go and to the office," she says. "My favorite feature is the BPA-free and leak-proof straw lid that flips up when you're ready to drink. They offer eight different sizes in a plethora of colors and patterns, so there's quite literally a Simple Modern water bottle for everyone."


This classic water bottle has been Nalgene's bestseller for more than 30 years and has garnered more than 56,000 positive reviews on Amazon. It's completely leak-proof and made of nearly destructible BPA-free Tritan plastic. Several editors swear by their Nalgene, including HGTV's VP of Editorial and Programming Mariel Clark, who says: "Day after day I grab a 48-ounce Nalgene water bottle and take it with me everywhere. True, they're not great for keeping things cold, but they're relatively inexpensive, easy to clean and fill, are truly leak-proof and are nearly indestructible — I have some that I've dragged and dropped on hikes for more than 10 years. My kids love to add stickers from vacations, national parks and events, which makes them easy to find on the lost-and-found table. A splash guard is a must for the wide-mouth ones so you can sip without soaking yourself."


You’ll never want to leave home again without this ultra-convenient collapsible water bottle. The BPA-free silicone bottle is dishwasher safe, extends to hold 20 ounces and collapses between use for easy storage in your tote or attached to your backpack. Editor Laura James swears by this water bottle for travel. "I recently purchased this water bottle from small business Stojo after realizing my larger Hydro Flask water bottle isn't ideal for air travel," she says. "This collapsible water bottle can hold 20 ounces of water when fully extended, but when empty, it can collapse down to just over three inches tall — perfect for air travel, camping, commuting and more. I also love the stylish muted colors it comes in and the loop that makes it easy to carry."


There are a lot of things we love about the Welly Traveler. Triple-walled vacuum insulation keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours or hot for up to 14 hours. It's made with premium-grade stainless steel, natural bamboo, silicone and BPA-free plastic. Our favorite feature? The infuser basket. Editor Jessica Yonker says: "I got this water bottle on sale in my Misfits Market box and it quickly became my favorite water bottle. It holds ice well and everything stays cold (or hot) for a long time. But the best part is the infusion basket — no need to take up fridge space making pitchers of cucumber water; just toss a few of your favorite ingredients into the basket then fill up the water bottle as normal. This is especially great for citrus and herbs that tend to get bitter the longer they sit." Plus, we love that Welly donates more than 1% of sales to clean water projects around the world.


As a parent, having a spill-proof water bottle or sippy cup is key. The CamelBak Eddy checks out. The simplified stem and straw are child-safe yet easy to remove for cleaning (it's dishwasher safe!). Plus, the water bottle is made of BPA-free Tritan plastic. Managing Editor Kayla Kitts loves the eddy for her toddler. "The CamelBak Eddy was our first move from sippy cup to 'big kid cup.' It features high-quality, safe materials, which is important to me, and comes in fun, aesthetically pleasing colors and patterns, which is important to my son. The best part is that it's easy to clean and is truly 100% spill-proof."

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