There's no denying the benefits of a reusable water bottle. It's long-lasting, will keep you hydrated at home or on the go and it's much more eco-friendly than its disposable alternative. Getting one (or a few) is decidedly a good idea, but with so many options on the market, it's hard to know which option is the absolute best water bottle for your needs.
Something sturdy that's designed to last is a given, but there's also the questions of material, capacity and lid. While plastic options are typically dishwasher safe and therefore easier to clean, insulated stainless steel bottles keep liquids cold (or hot) for longer and glass is a good natural option. While 17-ounce bottles are good for daily use when refilling is possible, mega containers (like, say, one gallon) are great for a camping trip. And while a wide mouth lid makes adding ice a cinch, bottles with spouts or straws are better suited for sipping while working out or on the go.