Everyone knows plastic bottles and paper cups are bad, but that doesn't make eradicating them from your daily life easy. If only there were *gasp* some kind of solution…
Environmental campaigners have been urging people to invest in reusable bottles for ages. For context, Americans purchase about 50 billion plastic water bottles per year, averaging about 13 bottles per month for everyone in the US. So by using a reusable bottle, you as an individual could save an average of 156 plastic bottles annually. To dole out a much-bastardized word, a reusable water bottle is a sustainable choice.
But if saving the world isn't enough incentive to start using a reusable bottle, perhaps you'll be swayed by the fact they're now — wait for it, fans of late capitalism — a bona fide fashion accessory!
Style gods like Jonah Hill have been seen skulking around their neighborhoods, clutching a Hydro Flask populated with custom stickers fit for a skate deck. Or, you might find these same people lugging around a colorful summer-friendly gallon bottle that seems to be perfectly designed for their outfit.
It's understandable that some might balk at the idea of reusable bottles being reduced to some kind of style prop. The notion is ridiculous, bordering on Kafkaesque. Forgoing single-use plastic should be an obvious choice, cool or not.
But people are nothing if not impressionable, and in our celebrity-obsessed culture, sometimes it takes a nudge from someone famous to kick-start a movement.
Speaking to The Guardian, Natalie Fee, founder of City to Sea, a UK nonprofit that campaigns to prevent marine plastic pollution at source, said, "The idea of reusable bottles being a fashion accessory is a good thing. If you want people to adopt a new behavior, if you want to create mass change, it helps to have influential people on board."
That being said, here are some of our favorite reusable water bottles.
Best Reusable Water Bottles for Your Rotation in 2022
YETI Rambler Chug Cap Bottle
You are probably familiar with Yeti's super reliable premium coolers. Including some of the same tech, the Rambler bottle will keep your cold freshwater nice and cool as you get active this Summer. The summer water bottle is even shatter-resistant for those of you who have butterfingers.
Mister Green Bong Water Classic Nalgene Bottle
Simple and functional. Sometimes that is all you need, and Mister Green delivers. But, please do not put your nasty bong water in here.
NOAH Winged Foot Mizu Bottle
We keep coming back to NOAH's water bottles for a reason. The Mizu bottle will not only keep your drinks fresh, but its stainless steel exterior gives you the perfect industrial-like accessory for your fit.
Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Straw Lid 32oz Water Bottle
Another staple of our growing ever-expanding water bottle collection, Hydro Flask is another consistent go-to when we are trying to hit our daily water goals. The bottle will keep hot liquids warm for up to 12 hours and cold liquids cool for 24 hours.
Nike HyperCharge 24oz TR Graphic Chug Bottle
Whether you are still working on your summer body every morning or just want to stay hydrated at the office, this water bottle is another perfect addition to your rotation, but at an easy-to-swallow price.
Sigg Aluminum Traveller Classic Bottle, 600 mL
If you are a fan of aluminum bottles but want something other than Silver. Sigg's sleek black bottle is exactly what you'll want this Summer.
Snow Peak Titanium Aurora Bottle, 800 mL
Now, if you are on the opposite end of the spectrum and need something flashy and functional, Snow Peak Titanium's vessel's yellowish tint will go well with any gold summer jewelry you plan to rock in the summer months.
Museum of Peace & Quiet x h2go Rincon Water Bottle
This bottle may share some DNA with that more high-end carafe you have in the kitchen, and that's why we love it. Also, for some reason, wooden caps on water bottles just scream elegance.
Collina StradaCheck Rhinestone Water Bottle, 24 oz
This falls more closely into the water bottle/ summer accessory category. Iced out with rhinestones, there are two levels of summer cool were are taking care of here.
Givenchy 4G Flask Water Bottle
Want to flex on the gram about your commitment to hydration and style? A Givenchy gradient water bottle should do the trick.
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