Finding the best water bottle for your bike can be really tough, but it is a key component to your performance and enjoyment during your ride. It is important to find the right balance between price, durability, and ease of use, and pricier bottles don’t always mean the product is better. Also consider the type of rider you are. Do you use your bike for quick commutes? An afternoon exercise? Or do you virtually live on your bike. You will have to weigh these factors to discover which capacity and features work best for you.
10. MIU Color Glass Water Bottle
This bottle is great for environmentally conscious riders. Glass is a clean material and is extremely reusable and durable (as long as you don’t drop it!). This bottle also has an option to place a tea bag in the bottom – would be a great idea to pop some green tea in the bottle to get the performance kick you need without consuming sugar-filled energy bars. The screw-top could be difficult to maneuver, especially while riding, so that is definitely something to take into consideration.
9. Elite SuperByasi Water Bottle
Really interesting alternative to your average water bottle here. This vessel has a “barrel” that allows you to store keys and other essentials on your ride so you never need to carry them in your jersey pockets. Great little solution to a common rider annoyance.
8. Polar Bottle 24oz
A classic bottle for exercise of all types. The Polar brand tends to fit in every type of bottle cage and is known for keeping your water colder, longer. The large capacity and no-fuss design is attractive to many. No gimmicks here, this is your trusty basic, insulated water bottle. Additionally, the top makes it easy to ride while you take a sip.
7. Tabiger Double Suckers Travel Bottles
These little guys can serve many purposes. If you use saddle bags or have a small pack these could work to carry sunscreen, hand sanitizer, or many other liquids – including water!
6. RicoRich Stainless Steel Water Bottle
Known for keeping drinks hot or cold, this bottle could be the perfect one for you. Transition from cold water on your ride, to a hot coffee as you walk into the office – the RicoRich is multi-use! Made from a sustainable material, with rugged design, this bottle will last a long time too. Just make sure it fits into your bottle cage properly!
5. Asobu, The Mighty Flask
This 40 ounce study water bottle is fantastic for long treks on your bike. Although you’ll have a hard time finding a cage that will hold this guy, it’s great for people who ride with saddle bags. Not only will this bottle keep you hydrated for longer, it keeps your water cool too!
4. Gonex Fruit Infuser Water Bottle, 32oz
Great way to enjoy a flavored pick-me-up on your ride. Throw some cucumbers, lemons, or other fruit into the infuser in this bottle for enhanced hydration. The 32oz will keep you hydrated on longer rides too!
3. BlenderBottle Sport Mixer
Mix your favorite protein powder, pre-workout, or work out enhancing products into this water bottle. Blender Bottle is the top brand for these types of bottles, and the sport version is perfect for your bike. The 28oz is just big enough to last for a longer ride, but small enough to fit in to the cage on your bike.
2. BlenderBottle Pro Pack System Water Bottle
Want to be able to take your post-workout drink with you on the road? How about a handful of almonds to enjoy in the middle of a long ride? This bottle is the perfect solution. Although the more packs you add, the more difficult it will be to fit into your cage, this bottle works great if you use saddlebags.
1. Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System
Although this product is not a water bottle per say, it is a great alternative if you’re going to be on long, remote rides. Using the system you can drink water from virtually any source. Just pull over when you find a creek or lake and refill your bottle or drink directly from the source using the straw-like system. Especially useful if you’re on a multi-day mountain biking trip!
If you’re an everyday bike rider, whether that’s a commute to work, or an afternoon ride for exercise, I would always recommend going with the no-fuss, well priced Polar Bottle. It’s easy to drink from, keeps your water cool, and always performs.
For distance riders, I would recommend going with one of the larger models, such as the Asobu Might Flask, as long as you have a saddle bag to store it in. Not only will this keep you hydrated for miles, it will definitely keep your drink from getting hot.
Finally, if you’re a trekker who goes on multi-day trips, I would seriously consider the last option – the Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System. Even if you bring another water bottle with you, this system will give you the peace of mind that you can find drinking water in any condition.