This is a knot system I use to identify the length of my paracord. Each knot represents 10 ft. So the paracord on the left has two knots, which means it’s 20 ft. The paracord on the right has 5 knots, which means it’s 50 ft. So you no longer need to figure out or remember its length. Just look for the knots.
I’m almost finished with my cosplay of Clementine from TWDG S3! This is the outfit I’ll be wearing. I just need to get my hands on a black paracord bracelet like hers. Then I’ll be able to take pictures with the right hair and sfx makeup. I can’t wait to post photos of the finished cosplay soon!
Whether you’re hiking outdoors or on your daily commute, one way to beat the heat is by carrying a water bottle. And not just any disposable bottle—a quality container, built like the rest of the gear in your everyday carry. Depending on your needs, you might want a bottle that’s super light and portable, something a bit more rugged, or even one that’s capable of keeping your water cold and your coffee hot.
In this guide, we’ll highlight 15 of the best water bottles to keep you hydrated on the go.
What to Look for in a Good EDC Water Bottle
Durable materials: You don’t want a bottle that breaks the first time you drop it or something you throw out in a year.
Leak-proof: Spilling your bottle inside your bag is a nightmare scenario.
Easy to use on the go: Whether going on a walk or rushing to your next meeting you don’t want to fumble with complicated spouts or lids.
The right size for your needs: Your bottle should be enough to keep you hydrated throughout the day but not take up so much room that it becomes a burden to carry.
Lightweight: Minimalism is the key to convenience. A bottle that’s a hassle to carry will often get left behind.
Keep these considerations in mind, then pick the right bottle for your EDC out of these 15 solid options below.
If you want a tried and true water bottle that gets the job done, the 800ml Klean Kanteen is the way to go. There are no gimmicks here, just a solid stainless steel water bottle made for the grind of everyday life. It’s easy to clean and the BPA-free cap has a stainless steel bottom so you don’t get any lingering residue tainting the flavor of your next sip. The cap seals tight to prevent leaks, with a small loop so you can attach it to a carabiner when you don’t have room in your pack.
One annoying thing about most water bottles is once you’ve finished your water, you’re left with an empty bottle wasting space in your carry. That isn’t the case with the collapsible Vapur Element bottle. You can fill it up with up to a liter of water, and when you’re done drinking, fold it down to save space. It also has a built-in carabiner which makes it ideal for hikes since you can carry it externally when it’s full and then stuff in your pack when you’re done. Ounces in the morning can feel like pounds by evening, and this water bottle is great at keeping the weight down.
For a water bottle designed to keep your liquids cool, check out the Hydro Flask. It has a double wall of insulation that keeps liquids cold for up to 24 hours. If you’re more of a tea or coffee drinker, don’t worry: it can keep hot liquids cold for up to six hours as well. This stainless steel water bottle comes in four different sizes and plenty of colors so you can choose the one that best matches your lifestyle. It also has a proprietary powder coating along the outside so you can get a good grip even when it’s wet or if you have sweaty hands.
A water bottle with a leak is useless, which is why the leak proof cap of the Nomader is so useful. The cap clicks into place with a quick half-twist to prevent leaks and keeps dirt off of the mouthpiece at the same time. Talk about two birds with one stone. It’s made of impact resistant silicone which means that it’s tough enough to survive a drop, but flexible enough that you can roll it into a more compact form when you’re done drinking. Whether you’re looking for a water bottle for the gym or the office, the 650ml Nomader gets it right.
The MIZU M8 is a durable water bottle that’s perfect for outdoor use thanks to its stainless steel construction. It’s tough enough to boil water in if you find yourself needing to get rid of bacteria, just be careful not to touch it with your bare hands. You’ll also get a screw on cap with a small loop so you can carry it without worrying about spills. The M8 can hold up to 800mL of liquids and can keep its contents cold or hot for hours thanks to a wall of insulation.
The Nalgene Tritan is one of the more common EDC water bottles you’ll find thanks to its low price and high quality. It’s made of BPA-free co-polyester which makes it super lightweight and easy to clean. All you have to do is throw it in the dishwasher. There are different sizes ranging from 200mL to 1.5L, and thanks to markings right on the side of the bottle, you’ll always know exactly how much you’ve drank throughout the day.
CamelBak makes plenty of quality hydration packs and water bottles, and the Podium Chill is one of their best offerings. It’s a 600mL BPA-free plastic bottle designed to avoid leaks with a self-sealing valve cap that only lets water out when you squeeze the bottle. You can also lock it in place when you’re transporting it in a bag so it won’t spill on your gear. You also get a double wall of insulation to keep your liquids cool long after you’ve left the house, making it a great option for anyone on the move in need of a quick, refreshing drink.
The Zojirushi Mug checks all the boxes when it comes to an everyday bottle. It has a durable stainless steel construction that won’t break during your day to day adventures, and you can keep sipping throughout the day thanks to its 600mL capacity. The cap also serves as a stopper, so you can be sure that the liquid stays where it’s supposed when you’re not using it. You can also easily take it apart for cleaning, so coffee addicts, this might be the one for you.
If a clean taste is what you’re after, the 650mL Takeya glass water bottle delivers. It has a minimal silicone sleeve with a see-through window so you can see its contents, and the screw-on cap ensures they stay secured in the bottle. The sleek design is topped off with a practical BPA-free plastic loop that you can hook to a carabiner should you find your bag full.
Most water bottles come in plastic or stainless steel, but aluminum is also a great material thanks to its strength and light weight. So if you want a bottle that will last, then the Swiss-made Sigg Traveller is a good option. It has a minimal design that won’t look out of place in the office, but also gets the job done in the field. You can get one in 400ml, 600ml, and 1L configurations and be confident that none of your drink will spill out thanks to its leak-proof design.
The material a water bottle is made of can affect the taste of your water, so for the cleanest taste possible, glass is the way to go. Of course, glass isn’t the most durable material, which is why the Lifefactory bottle is covered in a soft silicone sleeve for added protection (and a better grip). A 650mL capacity means you’ll have plenty of great-tasting water to last the day and it’s BPA-free to boot.
Titanium is a favorite in the EDC community because it’s lightweight and durable, two aspects that are also important when it comes to water bottles. The Vargo Para is a 1L titanium water bottle strong enough to withstand anything you throw at it. The geometric cap is attached to the body with 7 feet of paracord which can come in handy in emergency situations. The Vargo Para is great if you’re looking for a water bottle that quenches your thirst and comes in handy when you need a (literal) lifeline.
The Miir Water Bottle is a sharp looking stainless steel water bottle made for keeping your drinks hot or cold long after they should be. It features a double-insulated wall that keeps liquids cold for 24+ hours and hot for 12+ hours. That’s more than enough to satisfy your thirst throughout the day whether you’re at your desk or hiking through the woods.
Even if you don’t find yourself going outdoors too often, a cold drink is still enjoyable. The S’well water bottle has a stainless steel construction and double wall insulation. This will keep your drink refreshingly cold or satisfyingly hot for long periods of time. It has a minimalist design at home in the office and rugged enough to take with your on your next adventure.
The Takeya ThermoFlask is ideal for anyone looking for a sleek and rugged water bottle to help them stay hydrated throughout the day. Its stainless steel construction lets it take a beating, and the spill-proof lid ensures that water stays put until you’re ready to drink it. Its insulation keeps your drinks cold for up to 24 hours or hot for 12, and a handle makes it convenient for taking on trips or commutes.