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In the market for a new everyday water bottle? Look no further than the Hydro Flask Trail Series 24 oz, our pick for best overall water bottle of 2020. (See the full list of favorites here.)
Yes, you can get a daily water bottle for considerably less than $45. But the Trail Series over-delivers in terms of performance, aesthetics, durability and weight — or lack thereof — meaning you won't want to.
Cool (and clean) under pressure
Thanks to double-walled vacuum insulation, the Trail Series keeps cold drinks cold for 24 hours and hot drinks hot for up to 12. It's free of harmful BPA and Phthalate chemicals, and the wide-mouth, easy-drinking top accommodates most backcountry hydration filters.
Lightweight and tough
Hydro Flask thinned the walls of this bottle to make it 25 percent lighter than the brand's standard 24-ounce option... and the competition. At just 10 ounces empty, it's less than half the weight of a similarly sized Yeti Rambler (the 26-ounce bottle weighs 21.9 ounces). Meanwhile, the industry standard stainless steel body will take a beating just like beefier alternatives.
Looks great hanging from your pack
That may seem shallow, but the better your everyday items look, the more likely you are to not only take good care of them, but also actually use them. And this one is about as sleek and sexy as a water bottle can be, with a timeless style that'll wear well into the next decade.
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