2-liter bottles are pretty good at holding air, so they work well as floatation devices. Maker Chris Notap took this idea to the next level by gluing together 280 of plastic soda bottles with silicone sealer, transforming them into a totally legitimate raft. We wonder if there’s a limit to how large a raft you could make this way.
Water is life. And when you’re outdoors in the heat, keeping hydrated is even more critical. A high-quality water bottle is essential to any camping, hiking, or survival kit. Everyday Carry put together a showcase of 15 great water bottles like the vacuum-insulated Hydro Flask, which keeps drinks cold up to 24 hours.
We’ve seen the fascinating way in which factories crank out plastic water bottles by the thousands. Now see the level of effort it takes a model maker to create a single bottle that looks just like a bottle of Crystal Geyser water, only after it’s been put through a shrink ray.
This nylon carrier offers a great way to transport large water bottles up to 32oz. It offers a drawstring bottle compartment, along with zippered pouches for small accessories, and comes with a padded shoulder strap, hand loops, and mounting points for carrying versatility. Also available in 25oz., 40oz. and 64oz. sizes.
Hibear makes the most versatile insulated bottle you can buy. The stainless steel All-Day Adventure Flask holds up to 32 oz. and includes the parts needed to make pour-over and cold brew coffee, tea, cocktails, infusions, and more. The silicone sleeve at its bottom can also be removed and used as a mug.
This bottle and filter kit from Blue Bottle Coffee makes up to 19 oz. of perfect cold brew at a time. Add ground coffee to its filter basket, clean water, and chill for 8 to 12 hours. Its main compartment is made from glass, while its blue pouring lid is silicone. Made in Japan.
Whether you’re hiking the trails of the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, or Crater Lake, you need to keep hydrated. Parks Project’s insulated stainless steel water bottle will quench your thirst, while tracking your travels. The 32oz. bottle lists U.S. National Parks and provides spots for you to check them off your bucket lists with a Sharpie.
Memobottle is expanding its plastic slimline bottle series to add stainless steel versions. The new bottles feature the same bag-friendly profiles and leakproof caps as their BPA-free plastic cousins and come in 8 oz., 16 oz., 20 oz. and 33 oz. sizes in either black or white matte finishes.
When you’re hiking or camping, it’s important to keep a bottle of water with you. Wrapping your bottle in paracord not only makes it look cool but improves its grip and gives you some extra cord in case of an emergency. The Weavers of Eternity Paracord shows us how to wrap a bottle in the versatile cord using cow hitch knots.
Keep your protein powders and other supplements well mixed with the FORME. This steel shaker bottle is designed to prevent leaks and has a silent shaker mechanism. Its insulated body keeps contents cold or hot, and there’s a hidden storage container in the bottom, perfect for holding snacks, meds, or cash.
Staying hydrated is critical for your health, whether you’re a fitness buff or not. Wherever you travel, a good water bottle is key for keeping your thirst quenched. Everyday Carry picked 10 of their favorite bottles, from collapsible thermoplastic models to stainless steel containers with great insulation.
Thanks to their rectangular shape, Memobottles fit more efficiently inside of bags, and also won’t roll around. They’re made from BPA-free Tritan plastic and are safe to use with hot water, in the freezer, or in the dishwasher. Available in 6oz., 12oz., 15oz., and 25oz. sizes.
Shake up your protein powder like a boss with this unique shaker bottle that resembles a hand grenade. It comes with a powder sifter, its handle has storage space for capsules, and there’s powder storage in its base. Comes in black, desert tan, army green, or gunmetal grey. Made from BPA-free plastic and holds up to 20oz. of liquid.
TiLiving makes their water bottles from durable and lightweight titanium. The metal resists corrosion from acid, alkali, limescale, and rust, and contains none of the toxins found in plastics. Its double-layer vacuum design helps maintain hot or cold beverage temperatures, and it has a built-in sipper lid under its flip top.
While enjoying happy hour at home, raise a glass to Dan Aykroyd’s Crystal Head Vodka team. They make some fine hooch, but it’s the iridescent, skull-shaped bottle that’s so head-turning. Designed by artist John Alexander and manufactured in Milan by Bruni Glass, here’s an inside look at the heads being made.
Klean Kanteen’s fat-mouth insulated bottle is compatible with three different caps. The Loop Cap provides easy access to the bottles’ full opening, the Café Cap lets you sip drinks, and the Straw Cap has a stainless steel and silicone straw. In 12oz, 16oz, 20oz, 32oz, and 64oz sizes.
Stay hydrated even when you’re out in remote locations with Hydrapak’s oversize water pack. It has an 8-liter capacity, yet flattens and rolls to a small size for storage. It has a waterproof TPU body, a removable tap, a flexible webbing handle, and has marks for measuring its contents.
The Mosi Tea has a silicone sieve that’s easy to clean. The sieve is attached to the lid so that your loose leaf tea won’t stay submerged in the water and make your drink bitter. It also has a leakproof flip top cap, and a double-wall insulated bottle that holds up to 16oz.
MODL Outdoors’ modular water bottle has different optional lids that change its functions. There’s a shower head, a water filtration lid, a hydration lid, and a straw lid. The bottle is made of silicone and is collapsible, and its end caps can both be removed for easy cleaning.
The Larq water bottle has a UV LED light built into its cap, allowing it to disinfect itself and its contents at the touch of a button. Its battery lasts up to 2 months per charge and is recharged via USB. It’s also insulated and can keep drinks cold for up to 24h.
The upcoming FLPSDE water bottle has a dry storage compartment at the bottom where you can keep snacks, keys and other small objects. Its main chamber is vacuum insulated to keep your drinks hot or cold for hours. The inner chamber can be removed for cleaning.
Blending the insulating and health benefits of metal bottles with the squeezability of plastic ones, the Keego looks like the best of both worlds. It uses an innovative new production process which adds an elastic core to titanium. Hits Kickstarter 3/13/18.
Quartz claims that its insulated bottle can keep tap water 99.99% free from bacteria and other microorganisms. It has an LED under its cap that emits ultraviolet light to kill or deactivate nasty germs. The LED fires up every 4 hours, and lasts up to 3 months per charge.