For how refreshing it is to slurp down a glass of ice-cold water, remembering to *actually* drink it is hard. And that’s just for one glass—getting the recommended six to eight servings a day can often feel close to impossible! Which is why I’m a big fan of anything that helps me to drink more water, be it an alarm on my iPhone, flavoring it with lemon, or my new favorite reminder: carrying it around in a reusable water bottle with a built-in straw. The built-in straw makes for a more comfortable, seamless drinking experience and minimizes messes almost completely, especially when your hands are busy doing something else, like typing or driving.
Find our favorite water bottles with straws below. Happy hydrating!
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The best water bottles with straws, at a glance:
- Best overall: Owala, Free Sip Water Bottle, $35
- Runner up: Stanley, Iceflow Flip Straw Water Bottle, $32
- Best insulated: Hydro Flask, Water Bottle With Straw – Wide Mouth, $40
- Most durable: Camelbak, Eddy 32 oz Water Bottle, $35
- Best small: Thermos, Funtainer Water Bottle, $17
- Best jumbo: Vitscan, One-Gallon Water Bottle With Straw, $36
- Best glass: FIT Strong & Healthy, Water Bottle With Straw Lid, $20
- Best plastic: Takeya, Tritan Motivational Water Bottle With Straw Lid, $25
- Best for kids: Contigo, Aubrey Kids Water Bottle With Straw, $17
- Best filtered: Larq, Bottle Filtered, $50
- Best design: Iron Flask, 32 Oz Wide Mouth Water Bottle With Straw Lid, $27
- Best value: Futaiphy, Half Gallon Water Bottle With Straw, $27
What to Look for in water bottles with straws
Aside from having a built-in straw, consider the following when shopping for a new water bottle.
Material is probably the most important factor to consider when purchasing a water bottle with a straw, or any thermos for that matter. Stainless steel is the most long-lasting, sturdy material, as it can survive accidental drops without a lot of damage, and is usually insulated, guaranteeing that your drinks remain hot or cold for hours on end. Stainless steel water bottles are typically made from food-grade stainless steel, which ensures they do not impart any unwanted flavors or chemicals to the liquids they hold. The downside is this hardy bottles tend to be more expensive, running upwards of $40 and more.
Aluminum is another popular metal option, which is more lightweight and cost-effective. Aluminum bottles are often preferred for sports and outdoor activities due to their portability. Unlike stainless steel, they’re typically lined with a food-grade epoxy or resin to prevent the aluminum from reacting with liquids and ensure that beverages don’t pick up a metallic taste.
If metal isn’t your thing, there’s also glass or plastic. Glass is another long-lasting, dishwasher-safe material that’s great for carrying your favorite drinks. However, it’s fragile, despite it being heavier than other materials. Plastic is the cheapest of all materials, lighter than both metal and glass. It’s pretty durable, too, however, if dropped hard enough it can crack. Small cracks can also happen when washed in the dishwasher over time, so keep that in mind before you buy.
Not all water bottles with straws are dishwasher safe, so make sure to check before you buy. That said, washing your water bottle by hand—although a time-suck—will make it last longer.
If you do plan to do a lot of hand-washing, make sure to get a cleaning tool that can successfully scrub the inside of the straw and cap. Some of the best water bottles with straws come with their own cleaning tool for an extra fee.
Depending on your needs, spending the extra coin on fancy features may be worth it. For instance, there are some water bottles that come with caps that, when not in use, conceal the straw completely. This is an excellent feature because it protects your straw from picking up any particles that are floating around in the air, or rubbing up against the likely dirty material that lines your purse or backpack.
If comfortable transport is important to you, consider buying a straw water bottle with a carrier pouch, or get one that has a wide handle that allows for an easier grip. And again—if you plan to, or have to, wash your water bottle by hand—make sure to get something that comes with its own cleaning tool that can scrub inside the straw (some do include these with your purchase).
The best water bottles with straws
Owala, FreeSip 40 oz. — $35.00
Beloved by W+G editors, the 40-ounce Owala FreeSip reigns supreme as the best-of-the-best bottle you can buy. Its genius lies in the built-in straw; with a quick press of a button, the straw effortlessly springs into action, ready for you to sip, gulp, or savor your drinks without missing a beat. When you’re done, you just lock it back into place until you’re ready for another sip.
At a whopping 40 oz., it’s crafted from premium, double-wall stainless steel that’s free from harmful chemicals like BPA and phthalates, ensuring that your beverages remain pure and untainted. Despite it’s almost-jumbo size, it’s fairly lightweight and comes with a convenient carrying handle, making it the perfect companion for your on-the-go lifestyle. The best part? It’s under $40.
Capacity: 24 oz., 32 oz., and 40 oz.
Material: Stainless steel
Weight: 1.3 lbs
- Large capacity
- Easy, spring-y straw and locking lid
- Convenient carrying color
- Available in various colors
- Heavier than other options
Stanley, Iceflow Flip Straw Water Bottle — $41.00
The brand famous for making everybody’s favorite tumbler also excels at making water bottles. The bottle is made of stainless steel that manages to be both hardy and light in weight, making it strong enough to withstand accidental drops and very easy to carry on the go. Plus, the water bottle boasts a wide handle, allowing for a more comfortable and controlled grip than your average water bottle handle.
In my testing, I also found this water bottle to be leakproof (not a single drop was found at the bottom of my backpack after a hike), well-insulated (my ice water successfully stayed cool after eight hours), and comfortable, with a consistent flow from the straw. What’s more, this Stanley water bottle is dishwasher safe.
Capacity: 17 oz. and 22 oz.
Material: Stainless steel
Weight: 1 lb
- Boasts a wide handle for easy and comfortable transport
- Made of stainless steel
- Smaller than the average metal water bottle with straw
- Only two colors
Hydro Flask, Water Bottle With Straw Wide Mouth — $40.00
If you are someone who is nit-picky about your water staying cool, you’ve got to get this Hydro Flask water bottle. Out of all the water bottles I tested, this Amazon best-seller kept my ice water cold the longest. After about two hours, my ice water ran a temperature (via a meat thermometer) at a very low 39 degrees, compared to other insulated water bottles, which hovered between a temperature of 44 and 52 degrees. After a few more hours, the temperature only rose 2.3 degrees. The next day, I was shocked to discover the water was still cool, reading a temperature of 47 degrees. Compared to your average water bottle with a straw, this Hydro Flask is pricey, but for its insulating properties alone, it’s more than worth the investment.
Other standout features include that it’s very light in weight (less than a pound), dishwasher safe, and leakproof. It also comes in 32- and 40-ounce options, and unlike other water bottles with straws, there’s a wide range of color options to choose from.
Capacity: 24 oz., 32 oz., and 40 oz.
Material: Stainless steel
Weight: 0.8 lbs
- Ability to keep water cool for up to 24 hours
- Wide opening makes it easy to pour liquids
Camelbak, Eddy 32 oz. Water Bottle — $35.00
The Camelbak Eddy has proven itself to be a solid option for people who prefer metal water bottles. The material is strong enough to sustain impact on multiple surfaces and has proven to be well-insulated. While testing, I found that my ice water dropped in temperature the least over time out of the water bottles I tested; After just two hours, the temperature only increased by 0.4 degrees, which is a lot less than others that changed between 1.7 and 2.3 degrees. The next day, the temperature only rose 2 degrees, while others rose between 2.8 and 5.3 degrees.
The Camelbak also lived up to its leak-proof claim, which was refreshing considering it holds a lot of water (32 ounces), and has a more flexible straw than others of its kind. The plastic top is BPA-free (the brand runs its own tests to ensure no BPA is detected in its plastic products) and can be put in the dishwasher.
Capacity: 20 oz. and 32 oz.
Material: Stainless steel and BPA-free polypropylene
Weight: 1 lb
- A flexible straw that allows a more comfortable, controlled sip
- Feels heavy to carry when filled up with water
Best small bottle:
Thermos, Funtainer Water Bottle — $17.00
Don’t knock this kid’s water bottle until you’ve tried it. The Thermos Funtainer Water Bottle offers all the perks of the full-size, designer water bottles for half the price, including the brand’s infamous insulation. The double-insulated stainless steel construction means liquids will remain cold for up to 12 hours. It also has a comfortable, padded handle, and unlike many other water bottles, boasts a flip-cap top that conceals the straw from exposure to particles that may be floating around in the air, making for a more hygienic drinking experience.
This is a great option for someone who prefers to travel light. The water bottle only holds 12 ounces of liquids and is less than half a pound in weight. It is dishwasher safe, however, the brand recommends hand washing.
Capacity: 12 oz.
Material: Stainless Steel
Weight: 0.4 pounds
- Boasts a hygienic flip cap to keep the straw completely covered when not in use
- Keeps drinks cold for up to 12 hours
- Smaller compared to average water bottles with straws
Vitscan, One-Gallon Water Bottle With Straw — $36.00
This water bottle is an excellent option anyone who is super serious about meeting their body’s daily hydrating needs. On this jumbo bottle, you’ll find measuring lines outlining how many ounces and milliliters your water bottle is filled to. There’s also a separate measuring line that tells you how much water you should be drinking specified by hours in the day, accompanied with motivational messages such as “You’ve got it” and “Let’s get it.”
Unlike the others above, it’s made of tough, BPA-free plastic that can handle both cold and hot liquids, the latter of which isn’t always the case with other water bottles. It also has a convenient cap that protects the straw from the outside elements when not in use.
Capacity: 128 oz. (1 gallon)
Weight: 0.7 lbs
- Refills will be few and far between
- Has motivational messaging
- Ergonomic handle
- BPA-free plastic
- Will take up lots of room in gym or commuter bags
FIT Strong & Healthy, Water Bottle With Straw Lid — $20.00
The draw with glass water bottles is that they tend to be cheaper than stainless steel and hold up a lot better overt ime (after several rounds in the dishwasher) than their plastic counterparts. The FIT Strong & Healthy Water Bottle is made of borosilicate glass, known for its durability, and comes with a silicone sleeve that provides a better grip while in hand and protects your fingers from cold, icy water. The bottle also features measuring lines that guide you on how much to consume by what time of the day, to ensure you’re staying hydrated.
You can buy this in multiple sleeve colors, including blue, purple, and green, or for a little extra money, purchase a carrier or cleaning brush to go along with your purchase.
Capacity: 32 oz.
Weight: 1.5 lbs
- Comes with a comfortable sleeve to prevent fingers from getting cold
- Comes with silicone sleeve
- Not as durable as other options
Takeya, Tritan Motivational Water Bottle With Straw Lid — $25.00
This Takeya water bottle is a major upgrade from your average, reusable plastic water bottles. Made from a BPA-free plastic that is durable enough to earn the distinction of being shatterproof, it also comes with a removable silicone bumper, making it even less prone to cracks after impact.
The Takeya Tritan holds up to 64 ounces of liquids and features a chart on its exterior encouraging people to monitor their drinking by the hour, with each time featuring a motivational message such as “Rise & energize”, “Every sip counts”, and “Hydrate and celebrate.” You can carry this around comfortably thanks to its wide handle. Plus, it is safe to put in the dishwasher.
Capacity: 32 oz. and 64 oz.
Weight: 0.7 lbs
- Contains fun, motivational messages to encourage you to keep drinking and stay hydrated
- Has a wide handle for easy transport
- Plastic doesn’t hold up as well overtime when cleaned in the dishwasher
- Liquids doesn’t stay cold for long
Best for kids:
Contigo, Aubrey Kids Water Bottle With Straw — $16.00
Are your little ones practicing proper hydration, too? This Contigo cutie is the perfect option. It is made of BPA-free plastic, can be run in the dishwasher, and has a flip-cap top that can be opened with a button, the latter of which is an excellent safeguard against any and all spills. It also keeps the straw from being exposed while not in use, which prevents any gunk from getting on it while stored.
This water bottle is also the lightest in weight of all of our choices, making it a great choice for bringing along while in transit. Keep in mind though that plastic is more susceptible to developing cracks over time when washed consistently in the dishwasher.
Capacity: 14 oz. and 20 oz.
Weight: 0.4 lbs
- Comes with features found in designer water bottles for half the price
- BPA-free plastic lid
- Easy to clean
- Isn’t a big enough size to accommodate the hydrating needs of a workout or hike
- Silicone straw is hard to clean
Larq, Larq Bottle Filtered — $50.00
Filter water on the go with this genius water bottle from Larq. It uses two filters—Nano Zero filtering mechanism and zerovalent ion technology—to get water squeaky clean from pollutants, chemicals, microplastics, VOCs, and all other sorts of gunk you don’t want to be drinking.
It comes in two sizes (17 oz. and 25 oz.) in either insulated or non-insulated options, depending on your preference. And the filters last a long time—each filter can clean up to 40 gallons of water, which equals to about 300 single-use plastic bottles. Albeit pricey, it’s a worthwhile investment.
Capacity: 17 oz. and 25 oz.
Material: Stainless steel
Weight: 1.21 lbs
- Filters out contaminates and particulates on the go
- Double-wall stainless steel
- Carabiner for easy carrying
- Pricey compared to other metal water bottles
Iron Flask, 32 Oz Wide Mouth Water Bottle With Straw Lid — $27.00
Let’s be honest: water bottles are built for function, not design. But if you’re the kind of person who can’t own anything that isn’t cute, you should get this Iron Flask Sports Water Bottle, which features colors and designs that go beyond the average gray or black water bottle. Many of the water bottles feature a multi-colored, ombre design, mixing colors that complement each other such as baby blue and pink, dark red and purple, and more. There are also plenty of solid colors to choose from, including green and coral, a couple of marble patterns, and more.
The Iron Flask Sports Water Bottle is made of stainless steel and features double-insulated walls that can keep 32 ounces of cold liquids cool for up to 24 hours and hot liquids warm for up to 12. Although pretty and functional, this can’t be put in the dishwasher.
Capacity: 14 oz, 18 oz., 32 oz., 40 oz., and 64 oz.
Material: Stainless steel
Weight: 0.83 lbs
- Can safely store hot and cold liquids
- Available in a variety of colors
- Made of premium stainless steel
Futaiphy, Half Gallon Water Bottle With Straw — $27.00
This water bottle with a straw is about as convenient as they come. Not only do you get a water bottle with this purchase, but you also get a carrier with an adjustable strap and dedicated compartments for your phone, cash or card, and keys. Gone are the days of having to use both hands to carry all your necessities into the gym, or having to take a purse or backpack with you while running errands or going for a hike. Plus, if you don’t feel like slinging it around your shoulder, you can remove the sleeve and use the wide handle for easy, comfortable carrying.
This water bottle is made of a BPA-free plastic, has a cap cover to protect the straw, and has measurements and motivational messages printed on the bottle to encourage you to meet hydration goals. For the price, this value is incredible. The cons, however, are that you have to wash it by hand, and unlike other water bottles, the straw isn’t attached to the spout, making it a more flimsy experience while in use.
Capacity: 64 oz
Weight: 1.01 lbs
- Comes with a convenient carrier that can also fit your keys and phone
- Comes with straw cleaner
- Has a water bottle sleeve that holds phones of all sizes
- Straw isn’t attached to the spout, making it prone to movement while in use
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