A Water Bottle For My Everyday Carry Gear

Everybody seems to have water bottles these days!  More and more people are getting away from carrying disposable water bottles.  The only thing is there are many water bottles to choose from.  You can pay $15 or you can pay over $50, it is up to you.  Whether you carry it in your hand or put it in your backpack, it is part of your Everyday Carry gear.  Here are a few of the popular water bottles that you might be interested in, I may add this category to my website, but until then see what you think?

Bubba Trailblazer Stain Steel 40 oz.

Heading to a concert with friends or taking that beach trip you’ve always dreamed of? You’ll want the bubba Trailblazer Vacuum-Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle, 40 oz., along for the ride. It will keep your favorite drink hot up to 12 hours or cold up to 42 hours without sweating, letting you hold on comfortably. Its leak-proof, double-hinged lid stays in place, so you can sip or pour with ease and without a mess.

The wide mouth of this BPA-free insulated bottle makes quenching your thirst quick and easy. The durable handle adds convenience when going from the car to the house, or attach it to a carabiner when you want to be hands-free on the trail. At the end of the day, throw the lid onto the top rack of your dishwasher and hand-wash the body for an easy cleanup—just keep it out of the microwave. Rest assured, your bubba is guaranteed for life.

Camelbak Chute Stainless Steel 40 oz.

Keep your beverage at the right temp with the double-wall vacuum insulated Chute® Mag bottle. Constructed in durable 18/8 stainless steel with a sweat-proof powdercoat finish, Chute Mag keeps drinks cold for hours. The cap features an easy carry handle and a magnetic top that stows securely out of the way when open and is leak-proof when closed. Universal cap is compatible with Eddy®+, Carry Cap, Pivot™ Bottle, and Hot Cap vessels. Lightweight, durable, and dishwasher safe. BPA, BPS and BPF free.

Contigo Fit Autospout 32 oz.

The Contigo Fit AUTOSPOUT Straw Water Bottle enables easy one-handed, leak-proof, upright drinking for cardio machines. The leak-proof pop-up straw keeps dirt and germs away from the spout with a protective cover.

Hydro Flask Wide Mouth 32 oz.

Big enough for a whole day in the backcountry, our 32 oz Wide Mouth bottle is made with professional-grade stainless steel and a wider opening for faster fill. And because it’s designed with TempShield™ double wall vacuum insulation, it keeps your ice water refreshingly ice cold up to 24 hours and hot drinks hot up to 12. Which means you’ll always have the perfect temperature drink.

Nalgene Backpacker Stainless Steel 32 oz.

Nalgene’s Backpacker Stainless Steel Bottle is made from surgical grade 316 (18/10) stainless steel. This means it resists odors, stains, and tastes. The Backpacker Stainless Steel Bottle doesn’t have a lining, like aluminum bottles, but this also means it’s not insulated and will get hot. The good news is its dishwasher safe, has a huge mouth to accommodate ice cubes, and works with most water filtration devices. Bottle has a 32 fl. oz. (1000 ml) rated volume with a full capacity of 33 fl. oz. (980 ml).

This bottle measures (H x Dia.) 8″ x 3.5″ (203mm x 89mm) with a cap diameter of 2.58″ (63mm). Bottle weighs 11.625 oz. (328 g) when empty. Screw on cap keeps bottle sealed and leakproof in backpack and is attached to bottle with a cap loop so it won’t get lost. BPA, BPS and Phthalate free.

Takeya Active Insulated Stainless Steel 32 oz.

Perfect for all-day hydration, our 32oz insulated bottle keeps you going strong. Featuring our leak-proof Insulated Spout Lid™ for easy, controlled, one-handed drinking and all day carrying comfort. 32 ounces of pure refreshment. Guaranteed.

Final Thoughts

Some people shop by price, because status is very important to them.  Others do not care about the price,  they feel practically is their main focus, can it do the job!  What kind of shopper are you?  Is status more important then how it works? I am very practical and I also hate to spend a bunch of money on something if I do not have to spend it. 

All these water bottles can do the job, so which one is better?  I had a Hydro Flask and it was a very good water bottle but also very over-priced.  The Takeya was also very good too, but again more money then I wanted to spend.  Then I tried a Bubba Trailbrazer and I really like these water bottles, the price is not over the top and yet they keep things very cold for a long time.  It works for “hot” items too but I have not used it for that.  You might try it, I bet you will like it.

If you have any questions about this post or anything related to Everyday Carry (EDC), feel free to leave a comment below and I will be happy to get back to you.

All the best,


Founder of EDC Essentials


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