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Clever Water Bottles and Travel Mugs

So you can hydrate sustainably

Reducing consumption of single-use containers is an admirable goal – and one that is easy to achieve with these 13 feature-packed bottles. Do your adventures require durability or a built-in water purification system? Is weight and space saving most important to you, or are you looking for leak-proof lids and excellent insulation? Whether you’re a coffee-fueled commuter, a long-haul traveler, or planning a staycation, these reusable bottles and tumblers are a match for your high-adventure, low-impact lifestyle.

Smart Function

Carry impeccably with elegant bottles featuring leak-proof designs and smarter lids and spouts for easy sipping. Choose sturdy, insulated models, or ultralight sport designs for high-speed adventures.

Pelican™ brings legendary quality to their collection of rugged, BPA-free stainless-steel Pelican Bottles, all guaranteed for life. Pelican bottles’ travel, commute- and adventure-friendly features: insulation for hot and cold beverages, a non-slip rubber base, and a sweat-proof powder coated finish. Attach the easy-carry handle to your backpack or tuck the Pelican Bottle in a pocket; the spill-proof lid won’t leak during changes in cabin pressure.

Pelican 32oz Bottle
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Fuel your day with soup, ice water or hot chocolate, stored in an insulated, leakproof, bomb-proof Pelican Bottle (18 oz, 32 oz and 64 oz sizes).

MSRP: $24.95 – $49.95
Contact info: Gary Maupas, gary.maupas@pelican.com, 508-533-6245

Pelican Dayventure Tumbler
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Ditch wasteful paper cups and sleeves with the Pelican Dayventure Tumbler. The insulated body and leak-proof locking lid will keep 10 oz, 16 oz or 22 oz of your favorite beverage hot or cold.

MSRP: $24.95 – $49.95
Contact info: Gary Maupas, gary.maupas@pelican.com, 508-533-6245

Committed coffee (or tea, or hot chocolate) drinker? Refuel sustainably with the Pelican 10 oz Dayventure Tumbler (also available in 16 and 22 oz). The Pelican Dayventure tumbler is the smallest member of the Dayventure cooler collection. Ditch wasteful paper cups and sleeves, the Dayventures’ sweat-free powder coat finish and twist flow control lid give a better sipping experience that’s also better for the environment. Banish lukewarm drinks with stainless steel vacuum-sealed double wall construction that keeps drinks hot or cold. Commuter-friendly features include a leak-proof locking insulated lid and built-in backpack loop.

Staying hydrated can sometimes feel like a chore – especially when you’re traveling and juggling your luggage, passport, maps, and more. The patented flip-up straw on the Owala® Flip bottle opens and closes with just one hand, leaving your other hand free to pull a trolley handle, hold a subway strap, or hang on to a squirming child. The bottle’s lockable lid is engineered to keep the integrated straw clean, and a clever carry loop clips to your personal item or carry-on. You can also pack the Flip in your bag – its water-tight seals mean the rest of your gear will stay nice and dry.

Owala Flip
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The patented flip-up straw on the  Owala Flip bottle opens with just one hand, letting you sip while pulling a trolley handle. As practical as it is beautiful, the 19 oz, 24 oz, 25 oz, and 32 oz Flip also features triple-layer insulation and a lockable, water-tight lid.

MSRP: $14.99 – $29.99
Contact info: Brian Boyce, sales@trovebrands.com, 801-235-9448

Avana® is a bottle company on a mission, collaborating with non-profits around the world to ensure that everyone has access to clean water. Each Avana bottle you purchase contains a donation code that allows you to track actual water projects – wells, dams, rainwater catchments, and more. The slender, stylish Avana® Ashbury combines elevated style and intuitive design. The patented FreeSip® spout lets you sip with the bottle held upright or tilt back for a traditional swig. Tuck Ashbury in your tote and don’t worry when it tips – the tightly-closed lid ensures a leak-proof seal. The 18-oz. size slides nicely into airplane seatback pockets, and a flexible carry loop attaches to your personal item. The insulated stainless-steel body keeps water cold for up to 24 hours, and coffee hot for up to 12.

The larger Avana® Beckridge also features the FreeSip® spout, which lets you sip with the bottle held upright or tilt back for a traditional swig. (Roadtrippers, take note – you can sip with your eyes on the road ahead.) The insulated stainless-steel body also keeps water cold for up to 24 hours, and coffee hot for up to 12. A retractable carry loop adds streamlined portability, and a rubberized bottom provides a sturdy non-slip base.

Avana Beckridge
Photo courtesy of Trove Brands

The larger Avana Beckridge (25 oz and 32 oz) also features the FreeSip spout and an insulated stainless-steel body, plus a retractable carry loop and rubberized bottom.

MSRP: $40 – $45
Contact info: Brian Boyce, sales@trovebrands.com, 801-235-9448

memobottle
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The notebook-thin, leakproof memobottle slides next to your laptop in a computer brief or messenger bag. Sizing is based on A5, A6 and A7 international paper sizes. You can also dress them up in a silicone sleeve.

MSRP: $22 – $36
Contact info: Chris Randall, sales@memobottle.com

The surprise of the memobottle is its slender shape, designed to slide between your laptop or ipad in a streamlined computer brief or over-stuffed messenger bag. The sizes are based on common international paper sizes A5 (5-1/2” x 8”), A6 (5.8” x 4.1”), and A7 (4.1” x. 2.9”). Don’t let the eye-catching design fool you, this is a deeply practical, leak-proof bottle designed to squeeze into every bag you own. Add a silicone sleeve for extra protection, grip and thermal insulation.

Another bottle with a uniquely pleasing look is The Insulated Bottle from Que. The tactile, soft-touch ergonomic curved design and bamboo cap combine for a pleasingly organic appearance, while an inner ceramic coating ensures your beverage doesn’t pick up a plastic or metallic taste. Technical features include double steel wall insulation to keep your drinks cold up to 24 hours and hot up to 12 hours, and a non-slip silicone base. Fans of Que will be unsurprised to learn that 10% of profits from the sale of the Insulated Bottle go to the Rainforest Trust to help acquire and protect land in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest.

que Insulated Bottle
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Enjoy the lovely organic look of the Que Insulated Bottle (12 oz and 17 oz) along with smart technical features: an inner ceramic coating, double wall stainless-steel insulation, and a non-slip silicon base.

MSRP: $27.95 – $32.95
Contact info: Susan Wang, susan@getque.com, 415-993-0319

Collapsible

Are you a packing minimalist? Do you make every square inch and ounce count? Collapsible bottles are one of the gee-whiz mainstays of the travel industry, with Que and Hydaway leading the pack.

Que’s original offering, The Collapsible Bottle, has been wowing travelers, commuters and gym-goers since 2016. The distinctive silicon spiral design takes up almost no space when collapsed in your carry-on. Once through security, fill The Collapsible Bottle with the hot or cold beverage of your choice (12 or 20 oz). Add a stainless-steel cap with loop for extra portability.

Que Collapsable Water Bottle
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Que’s distinctive silicon spiral design takes up almost no space when collapsed in your carry-on. Once through security, fill The Collapsible Bottle with the hot or cold beverage of your choice (12 oz or 20 oz).

MSRP: $19.95 – $24.95
Contact info: Susan Wang, susan@getque.com, 415-993-0319

Hydaway Hydration Travel Pack no2plastic
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Hydaway’s popular Collapsible Water Bottle (in 17 oz and 25 oz sizes) is now available as part of a limited-edition Hydration Travel Pack benefiting no2plastic.

MSRP: $25 – $40
Contact info: Jessica Loewen, sales@hydawaybottle.com, 844-493-2929

As with Que, Hydaway’s Collapsible Water Bottle (in 17 oz and 25 oz sizes) is a popular travel industry accessory. The Collapsible Water Bottle is now available as part of a limited-edition Hydration Travel Pack benefiting no2plastic. Start your own zero-waste kit today: choose a Hydration Travel Pack in either the Ocean Wave or Sunset Sea colorway, take the no-single-use pledge, and know that 5% of sales are donated to no2plastic.org

An essential part of any zero-waste kit is a reusable coffee cup, so you can sustainably pursue your Starbucks or Pete’s addiction. Hydaway’s Collapsible Drink Tumbler eliminates the bulky profile of conventional reusable travel mugs. Scrunching down to 1 inch thick when not in use, the 16 oz Collapsible Drink Tumbler slides into its own reusable neoprene sleeve.

Hydaway Collapsible Drink Tumbler
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Scrunching down to 1 inch thick when not in use, Hydaway’s Collapsible Drink Tumbler (16 oz) eliminates the bulky profile of conventional reusable travel coffee mugs.

MSRP: $25
Contact info: Jessica Loewen, sales@hydawaybottle.com, 844-493-2929

Pure Water, on the Go

Tap water doesn’t always taste great. And sometimes potable water isn’t available, or isn’t safe for tourists. But buying flats of bottled water is an expensive, guilt-inducing hassle. Hydaway, LARQ and Crazy Cap are here for you, with water purification systems ranging from simple, effective carbon filters to advanced UV-C technology.

Want better tasting water? Put away your Britta and pick up a Hydaway carbon filter lid. Retailing for as little as $10, the Hydaway filter lid and Carbon Filter 3-pack is an affordable addition to your Hydaway bottle. The carbon filter is not going to remove serious pathogens. But if your destination (or home) is cursed with yucky tasting or smelling water, sipping from a Hydaway bottle plus carbon filter lid is a genius solution.

Hydaway Carbon Filter 3-pack
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The Hydaway filter lid and Carbon Filter 3-pack removes tastes and smells, for delicious tap water anytime, anywhere.

MSRP: $10
Contact info: Jessica Loewen, sales@hydawaybottle.com, 844-493-2929

Need more serious protection? LARQ and Crazy Cap bottles purify water with UV-C light. When viruses and bacteria are exposed to UV-C light, the proteins present in the cell walls rupture, killing the microorganisms. Both bottle brands eliminate pathogens from your water with the touch of a button.

LARQ bottles are available in two configurations: the insulated LARQ Bottle PureVis (17 oz and 25 oz), and the ultra-lightweight non-insulated LARQ Bottle Movement PureVis. Press the button in the LARQ cap once to purify your water, twice for “adventure mode” (less potable water). The self-cleaning LARQ bottle also automatically activates every two hours keep your bottle mold-free. The UV-C cap is rechargeable, so you can sip clean water for a month on a single charge.

LARQ Bottle PureVis
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The self-cleaning, insulated LARQ Bottle PureVis (17 oz and 25 oz) kills viruses and bacteria with UV-C light. Press the button in the LARQ cap once to purify your water, twice for “adventure mode” (less potable water).

MSRP: $78 – $98
Contact info: Michelle Holloway, michelle@livelarq.com, 313-570-0554

LARQ Bottle Movement PureVis
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The stainless steel LARQ Bottle Movement PureVis (24 oz and 32 oz) is light as air and features the same long-lasting purification system as the original insulated LARQ bottle.

MSRP: $78 – $98
Contact info: Michelle Holloway, michelle@livelarq.com, 313-570-0554

Heading out backpacking, or counting grams to stay under the strict weight limit on a regional airline? The stainless steel LARQ Bottle Movement PureVis (24 oz and 32 oz) is light as air, and features the same long-lasting purification system as the original insulated LARQ bottle. Add the LARQ Active Loop to attach your LARQ bottle to your carry-on, and protect your filtration cap and micro-USB port.

CrazyCap utilizes similar mercury-free UVC sterilization technology to clean your water and your water bottle. The latest model, CrazyCap 2 (17 oz and 25 oz), features double-wall vacuum insulation plus water purification and self-cleaning technology in the cap, saving you an estimated $700/year on bottled water. Add the silicone carrier with carabiner clip for ease of attachment to your carry-on or personal item, and a comfortable non-slip grip.

CrazyCap 2
Photo courtesy of CrazyCap

Mercury-free UV-C sterilization technology in the cap of the insulated CrazyCap 2 bottle (17 oz and 25 oz) purifies your water and cleans your water bottle.

MSRP: $69.95
Contact info: Angie Zumaran, Angie@thecrazycap.com, 954-391-8095

Photo: Kerry Pittenger

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