The Best Insulated Water Bottles For 2023

Our BASE adventure experts put five insulated bottles by top outdoor brands to the test

Feature type Video

Read time 1 mins

Published Apr 13, 2023

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A reusable water bottle is a key item for any eco-conscious adventurer that wants to help save the planet and stay hydrated on the go. They’re sturdier than a plastic bottle, and include snazzy tech that keeps your cold drinks cold, and your hot drinks hot. But are insulated bottles worth it? It might seem like a basic bit of kit, but dive into the tech, and it gets a little more complex! With so many brands, volumes, shapes, lid and spout types, and of course, price tags, it can be hard to know how to choose.

Fear not, our crack team of testers at BASE studios have put five insulated water bottles through their paces to help answer the question: what’s the best insulated water bottle on the market?

From rucksack pack-and-grab ability, to heat retention and the all-important drop test, we’ve meticulously ranked and rated five of the best insulated bottles for hot and cold drinks by outdoor brands Yeti, Stanley, Dometic, LifeVenture and Black & Blum in the video below.


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