Best water bottles for hiking

There seems to be too many options when looking for a water bottle for your next hike. We are going to look at three types that you can use on your hike or other activities, most of them you can use everyday if you want. There are plenty of other types and brands you can use, but these are all well made and affordable.

nalgene-tritan-wide-mouthNalgene Water Bottle

This is pretty much the best of the pack with regards to outdoor water bottles. They are made very well, last long, dishwasher safe, BPA-Free, I could go on and on.

Depending where you look $10-20 is about all you would pay for the bottle that will last for many years. I still have one from over 20 years ago that is still in shape to use.

The only downside, if there is one, is the size. While there are some packs available to easily store this bottle, most of the time I need to put in my main compartment or the second one.

It seems larger than most other bottles, but really it’s not that big of an issue, especially if you are hiking for a few days or longer. I haven’t seen much in the way of smaller ones made by Nalgene in the market just yet.

Nalgene Tritan Wide Mouth BPA-Free Water Bottle

Camelbak Hydration Packs

Best water bottles for hikingIf you are looking for something that’s a bit more portable, or even something to use on the next biking trip, this could be it.

The Camelback Hydrobak Hydration Pack is a portable water pack that comes with one small zippered pouch for any small necessities (warning – you may not be able to fit larger smart phones in this pouch).

This model even has a reflective strip for early morning or evening trips. This model is aimed mainly for runners and bikers, but can be used for short hiking trips.

This particular model will hold 1.5 Liters which should be plenty for short hikes or bike rides.


CamelBak eddy 1L Water Bottle

camelbak eddyThe CamelBak eddy is your standard flip lid water bottle you probably have seen at your workplace. These are a pretty safe purchase and inexpensive. Usually around $10 or a little more.

Some highlights include the bite valve being redesigned from previous versions which allow for better water flow, you can also just remove the straw and drink directly from the bottle. The handle can be hooked to a bag or carried with just your finger, as well the eddy is completely BPA-free and BPS-free.

The nice thing I like about the CamelBak company is they really do honor the warranty, you will see reviews of others that have been sent replacement parts such as the lid after contacting them.

You can purchase and view more information on the eddy here.

You really can’t go wrong buying one of these bottles for your next hiking adventure, stick with the major brands and read through the reviews to see what would fit your needs best.

Leave a Comment