The latest and greatest in water bottle technology have us thirsty for more.

By Megan Soll
Updated February 12, 2020
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These days we know that what’s in our water bottle is just as important as what it’s made of and even what it can do. Smart tech now extends to the water bottle industry, and there are major advantages in investing in a bottle you’ll use both because you love it and because it improves your life in some regard. We’ve selected several of the most intriguing additions and long-time staples of water bottle innovations below.

Related: 9 Glass Water Bottles You'll Want to Bring Everywhere

Before you decide which one is for you, take a moment to consider what you need most. Are you looking for a budget-friendly option that will still withstand normal wear and tear? Do you need a reminder to drink more water throughout the day? Do you hate the taste of stainless steel and need a glass option? Whether you’re on the hunt for a collapsible and portable option, a hardy bottle that will never leak, or even one that will filter you water as you sip, these are some of the smartest water bottles available right now.

Contigo Autoseal

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For gym-goers, outdoor adventurers, and city slickers, this is the smartest and simplest water bottle to carry everywhere. It’s lightweight, leak-proof, and spill-proof thanks to its easy button auto-seal cap and stainless steel insulated body. The small flip cap for the spout also means extra leak protection as well as protection from germs and dirt. No matter what you’re getting into, this bottle will hold fast.

Contigo AUTOSEAL Chill Stainless Steel Water Bottle, 24 oz., $23 at amazon.com

Que Bottle

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Also great for transport, this bottle for Que collapses once you’re done drinking so you can carry on with extra space in your bag or backpack. The food-grade silicone is 100% plastic free, and won’t absorb colors or odors. It’s dishwasher safe and fully shock-proof, great for sports and outdoor activities like hiking.

Que Collapsible Water Bottle $26 at amazon.com

Soma

The Soma bottle is made of shatter-resistant borosilicate glass, recycled plastic, and bamboo, making it one of the smarter sustainable water bottle options. The 25-ounce bottle is slim and easy to transport. Plus, for every product purchased, Soma also contributes to nonprofit partner Charity: Water, which brings clean water to developing countries.

Soma Glass Water Bottle with Handle, 25 oz, $35 at amazon.com, anthropologie.com and potterybarn.com

Purist Glass-Lined Water Bottle

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If you want double-walled vacuum insulation without that metal taste, this bottle has an unbreakable glass interior with a surgical stainless steel exterior. What’s more, its leak-proof lid doubles as a carrying handle for sipping on the go. The 18-ounce size will easily fit in any bag, and the 32-ounce will keep you hydrated (or full of coffee) all morning long.

Purist Unbreakable Glass-Lined Founder Water Bottle, 32 oz, $56 at bespokepost.com

Purist Unbreakable Glass-Lined Mover Water Bottle, 18 oz, $48 at bespokepost.com

Hidrate Spark

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A flashy water-tracking bottle, the Hidrate Spark illuminates when it’s time for you to hydrate and integrates with activity trackers to update your water intake. It’s travel-friendly, easily fitting in cupholders, backpack pockets, and bike cages, and the silicone sleeve minimizes condensation while letting that light shine through.

Hidrate Spark 3 Smart Water Bottle, $60 at amazon.com

EQUA

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This 23-ounce stainless steel bottle will keep drinks cold for 24 hours or hot for 12, making it great for commuting and travel, as well as the gym. The smart tech links to your phone via bluetooth and tracks your water intake, and the bottom illuminates as a reminder to hydrate throughout the day. Its accompanying app will also give you insights into your water habits.

EQUA Smart Water Bottle, 23 oz, $68 at amazon.com

Bellabeat

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Bellabeat also makes health trackers that look like jewelry, so it’s no surprise that the company’s water bottle is just as pretty. It offers hydration tracking with drinking reminders and intake goals according to your personal profile on the app. The glass body is dishwasher safe and it runs on a replaceable battery–no charging required.

Bellabeat Spring Hydration Smart Tracker Water Bottle, $67 at amazon.com

Larq

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Larq’s self-cleaning system activates a UV-C LED technology every two hours, which neutralizes 99% of bacteria and pathogens. It only needs to be charged once a month via USB, and is BPA-free and double-wall insulated. The 17-ounce capacity makes it travel-friendly and especially appealing to frequent fliers. Get it in one of five original colors or in a gold finish.

LARQ Bottle - Self-Cleaning Water Bottle and Water Purification System, $95 at amazon.com or nordstrom.com

LARQ Sahara Gold, $148 at bloomingdales.com

Livana HydraGlow

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One of the most upmarket bottles available, the Livana’s 360-degree pop-to-sip lid is one of a kind and makes for easy drinking. The inner SilkSip Finish protects from that bitter metallic taste while keeping drinks hot or cold for hours, and the leather carry strap ensures it’ll never slip out of your grasp. The bottom is a built-in coaster with a no-slip grip (so you’re never banging your drink on the table). It’s also sustainable, as the first stainless steel bottle to be manufactured without a process that results in heavy water pollution.

Livana 16 oz. SilkSip Insulated Water Bottle, $100 at amazon.com

Aarke Bottle

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Technically this is an appliance but if you’re more of a sparkling water person, the Aarke system is a smart addition to your household. It carbonates water at the touch of a button (it functions on SodaStream cylinders), ideal for drinking or mixing with cocktails. It looks stunning on a countertop, and an extra bottle itself is only $20.

Aarke - Carbonator II (Premium Carbonator/Sparkling Water Maker), $219 at amazon.com or surlatable.com

Aarke Water Bottle, $20 at williams-sonoma.com

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