It is no secret that disposable water bottles are bad for our health and our environment. And yet, most of us still use them sometimes, if not regularly (I'm guilty of being charged and trying to change it).
Thank goodness there are alternatives, and there is plenty of everyone's needs.
How to pick a water bottle
Water bottles are mainly made of three different materials: plastic, glass and metal. All three have their own advantages and disadvantages.
Plastic is lightweight and durable, but can transmit flavors and odors to your drink. Glass bottles are safer to drink than plastic and do not stick to flavors, but they are fragile and not ideal for rough outdoor activities such as backpacking. Metal bottles are usually the best to keep your drinks cold, but they can be heavy and subject to dents and scratches.
When deciding which material you want your bottle to be made of, take into account the lid type. Do you want a straw, a flip top (like a travel robbery) or a screw top? Maybe you need a lid that can be attached to a backpack with a carabiner or one that is not screwed into the work bag.
Think of size and design as well. Most companies make their bottles available in different sizes, ranging from 12 to 40 ounces and beyond. Smaller sizes allow for thinner, nicer designs, while larger sizes tend to mean wider, perishable patterns that are ideal for daily events such as beach days.
I scoured the web for some of the most functional and fashionable water bottles. I started my search with brands that I already knew created good products, even though I stopped finding a couple who are not as evangelized but still creating cool products.
All these brands have tested customer reviews on the Amazon – the bottles on the list are all in four-star assortment with mostly favorable reviews on Amazon (no one can please everyone). From basic bottles to portable bags to all-day canteens, try replacing your water bottle with one of these.
These products and services are chosen independently of our editors. CNET can get a share of the revenue if you buy something on our site.
Platypus Platy Ultralight Collapsible
Our Portable Water Bottle Pickup
This plastic bag from Platypus holds two liters of water (it's about how much you should drink every day, especially if you are active) and weighs just 1 , 3 ounces when empty.
It is perfect for backpackers, campers and anyone close to storage areas. This Platy comes standard with a screw pad, but you can always pair it with various Platypus caps and straws.
$ 12.95 on Amazon
LifeStraw Go (23 oz.)
Our Filtered Water Bottle Pick  Lifestraw
LifeStraw is a go-to for outdoorsy people and rightly so: This bottle uses a two-stage filtration system which can remove almost 100 percent of bacteria and parasites in natural water bodies, as well as chemicals such as chlorine and pesticides.
It is dangerous to replenish a stream, lake or river, even if the water looks super-clear, but LifeStraw Go makes it possible to do so without the risk of infection. Even if you do not camp or walk, Lifestraw Go offers peace of mind when filling in a public sink or water fountain.
$ 36.00 on Amazon
Lifefactory Glass Water Bottle
The glass is non-toxic, does not trickle chemicals and does not decompose over time, making it an excellent alternative to plastic. The body of this Lifefactory bottle is entirely made of glass, while the protective outer layer and the flip-top seal are silicone. The silicone cap makes this bottle extra grippy (no broken glass!), And it is dishwasher safe.
These bottles range from 12 to 22 ounces and come in different colors.
$ 15.00 on Amazon
Hydro Flask Standard Mouth
Our Metal Water Bottles
The hydro bottle has exploded in popularity in recent years thanks to its dual insulation and durable materials. The hydro-bottle bottles keep the fluids cool for up to 24 hours and warm up to 12 hours.
They are tough to throw in bags and survive the lives and movements of your life, and the Hydroflask bottles resist condensation, leaving the outside of your bottle dry. This bottle comes with a standard lid, but you can always mix and match.
$ 35.00 on Amazon
Klean Kanteen Insulated Classic
Our environmentally friendly water bottle
Klean Kanteen uses a patented wood-resistant, durable finish called Klean Coat. This bottle is designed to stand up to the time and elements, so a Klean Kanteen is a great option for anyone who regularly walks, camps or does other outdoor activities.
Klean Kanteen bottles are accredited by a chemical assessment procedure called GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals. All ingredients that did not meet Klean Kanteen's standards for contact with humans and the environment were eliminated.
In addition, they come in funny neon colors and a variety of styles.
$ 32.00 on Amazon
Our Large Water Bottle Pick
The isolated stainless steel roamer well holds 40 ounces of water cool and good even when it is hot outside. Roamer is made of stainless steel stainless steel, perfect for long beach days and for those who just don't feel like refilling the bottle several times a day.
Since it holds 40 or 64 ounces and is made of steel, it can become quite heavy when it is full, so it may not be ideal for hiking or similar activities.
$ 45.00 on Amazon
Hidrate Spark 2.0A Smart Water Bottle
Our Smart Water Bottle Pick
Have you ever needed a gentle nudge to remind you to hydrate? I also. This smart water bottle does it only with an aesthetically pleasing glow. Hidrate Spark keeps 24 grams and synchronizes with your smartphone, Fitbit or Apple Watch so you can easily keep track of how much water you drink.
A sensor in the bottle tracks every dirt you take and records it in your activity app when it is synchronized. The Hidrate Spark bottle works with iOS and most Android phones. The lid and bottle are safe, and the sensor can be hand washed. The bottle uses replaceable batteries that you can purchase directly from the Hidrate website.
$ 65.00 on Amazon
Bonus! The Stainless Steel Bottle
Our Functional Water Bottle Picks
This water bottle is designed for innocent drinkers. The flow in stainless steel from The Flow is non-toxic and insulated with a grippy rubber color and it comes with three different lid options. Choose from a straw cap, flip lid or carabiner (screw), depending on what your day requires and what drink you drink (coffee goes nicely with the flip cover).
This bottle keeps the fluids cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 12 hours, and comes in two sizes: 18 ounces and 32 ounces.
$ 25.00 on Amazon