The Perfect Water Bottles For Every Workout

Sure, at first glance, a water bottle seems like a simple thing: It's a bottle. You put water in it. You drink the water. The end. And, okay, that's about right. But if buying a new water bottle is on your to-do list, you might be surprised to discover how tough it is to actually pick one out from the ridiculous range of options.
The main thing to keep in mind is what kind of activity you're planning to do while using your bottle. Are you going to be training for a half-marathon, thus requiring a bottle that can take a beating? Or are you planning to use the same bottle at your desk and at post-work Pilates? That, of course, would point in the direction of a more stylish-yet-durable container.
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From there, you'll also want to note much water the bottle holds (i.e. how many times you're willing to refill it during a bike ride) and whether or not it's insulated (i.e. how far you want to run before your water gets lukewarm). To help you narrow it down, we've collected a few of our favorite water bottles and outlined what they're best used for. Happy hydrating.
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This insulated stainless steel water bottle can keep hot drinks heated for up to 20 hours, and iced drinks cool for 50 hours. And if the twist-off cap bothers you, you can buy a sport nozzle for just $5.
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It's hard to deny how pretty S'well bottles are. Plus they can keep your water cold for up to 24 hours.

S'well Ombré Speckle Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle, $35.00, available at Nordstrom.
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With a sport top and carrying strap, this one is perfect for runners and bikers on the go.

Polar 20 Oz Sport Bottle, $12.00, available at Athleta.
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Glass bottles may seem like a precarious investment, but this one has a protective sleeve to keep it safe (and easy to grip with sweaty hands).

Lifefactory 16 Oz Glass Water Bottle, $19.99, available at Amazon.
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These stainless steel bottles come in a variety of colors and are insulated to keep your cold drinks cold — plus, the loop in the lid makes them easy to carry.

Bobble Stainless Steel Water Bottle, $20.99, available at Target.
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This ~edgy~ glass bottle is extremely light — it weighs less than a pound — but is best saved for gym time or studio classes because it's made of glass.

BKR Spiked Jet, $40.00, available at Bandier.
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