It is critical for athletes to remain hydrated during their exertions; this applies to cyclists no less. After consulting customer reviews from REI and Amazon as well as recommendations from popular cycling blogs, we’ve compiled the following list of the best water bottles for cyclists. All of our choices are BPA-free and come in various colors. If you’re planning on taking your bottles on a car camping trip, check out our top 20 recommendations for car camping gear.
1. CamelBak Podium Ice Insulated Water Bottle (21 oz)
The CamelBak Podium Ice Insulated Water Bottle is the best water bottle for bikers. It has very high ratings with tons of great reviews on both Amazon and REI. It claims to keep water cold four times as long as regular sport bottles. It’s lightweight, easy to squeeze, and has a wide-mouth opening that makes it easy to add ice cubes.
2. Elite Nanogelite Thermal Bicycle Water Bottle (17 oz)
The Elite Nanogelite Thermal Bicycle Water Bottle hasn’t gotten a lot of attention, but we think it deserves some. It’s a squeezable thermal bottle insulated with Nanogel, which Elite claims is the best and lightest solid insulating material in the world. Elite claims that this bottle maintains temperatures for up to 4 hours with cold liquid.
3. CamelBak Podium Big Chill Insulated Water Bottle (25 oz)
The CamelBak Podium Big Chill Insulated Water Bottle is a good choice relative to the Podium Ice if you’re willing to trade some insulating ability for four more ounces. CamelBak claims that the Podium Big Chill will keep your water cold only twice as long as an non-insulated bottle.
4. Specialized Purist Watergate Bottle (22 oz)
The Specialized Purist Watergate Bottle is probably the best non-insulated water bottle currently available to cyclists. It’s a squeeze bottle with a 100% leak-proof top and a microscopic layer of silicone bonded to the inside of the bottle. The silicone layer prevents odor, taste, and stains and also makes cleaning simple and easy. If you don’t need an insulated bottle for your bike rides, the Specialized Purist Watergate is a fantastic option.
5. Camelbak Podium (24 oz)