Here at Foothills Sports Medicine, we know how important it is to stay hydrated during sports therapy. Drinking water during your workout is essential to getting the most out of your exercise routine, but plastic water bottles can often do more harm than good. Water keeps us performing at our highest levels so that’s why this Earth Day, we are celebrating the companies that keep our bodies hydrated and our planet healthy!
Whether you’re looking for fashion or functionality, here are some of the best reusable water bottles on the market:
This is really the company that started it all. In 2004, Klean Kanteen introduced the first stainless steel, insulated, BPA-free, reusable water bottle. The Klean Kanteen is the most functional bottle on this list; slim enough to fit in the cup holder of your car or treadmill, the wide top is perfect for adding ice to keep drinks cold for up to 50 hours. The “Classic 27oz.” is only $21, but what’s even better? No plastic was used in the making of this bottle.
What we really love about the Hydroflask is the option to pick and choose your top and bottle before you buy it. Whether you plan on using it to hike, prefer a two handed sip, or want one-handed refreshment with a Sport Cap, there is a perfect pairing that exists to meet your needs. Hydroflask offers an incredible range of sizes and colors plus a full day’s worth of ice cold water at $35 for 24oz.
This bottle became a movement promoting beauty and hydration from the inside out. While less functional than the others on this list, the BKR, pronounced beaker, was made for the modern woman. Intended to be stylish and convenient, you can pick up your own BKR at $35 for the original 500mL“Little” bottle, which is made of glass and has a colorful silicone sleeve. While it isn’t insulated like the Hydroflask, the aesthetic and ease of the bottle is meant to keep your body and our planet healthy.
Nalgene is the no frills water bottle at only $11. It features a wide mouth, and at 32oz it is made out Tritan—a BPA-free plastic that is break and leak proof. The Nalgene water bottle is the most cost effective on the list and the most trusted for the sportsman of the outdoors.
Who knew shopping for a water bottle could be so technical? For more tips on the best ways to stay happy, healthy, and hydrated, reach out to your local Foothills sports therapy specialist or follow our expert blog.