I’ve become an expert packer when it comes to traveling. I can go on a month vacation with Athena and still only pack one bag but the one thing we always forget is a water bottle or a way to hydrate. When we go without, I can see a noticeable difference in our attitude and energy. I found two great water bottle options that work well in different situations. The 2-in-1 Bluetooth Speaker & BPA Free Water Bottle by re-fuel is ideal for when you’re outdoors and want to enjoy your favorite music. The GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless Microlite 500 is more rugged and perfect for commuting, picnics, sporting events, and base camping. If you’re considering bringing a water bottle on your next trip, you’re making a smart move. It’s going to save you time and money throughout your travels. Choosing the best travel water bottle comes down to your personal preferences.
The 2-in-1 Bluetooth Speaker & BPA Free Water Bottle by re-fuel is not only a water bottle, but also a speaker. If you have an active lifestyle, then this is the best of both worlds. The 2-in-1 speaker features the latest 4.0 Bluetooth technology, tritan co-polyester BPA nontoxic material, and handles up to 400 ml/12 oz. of water.
The Bluetooth speaker may be small, but it’s powerful and the size of the bottle is ideal for car travel or sliding into the side pocket on my backpack. I clipped a carabiner to the handle lid and can now attach it to just about anything. The bottle capacity is 400 ml so I’m not going to be using it for excessively long treks but it’s plenty to get me through the day while small enough to avoid being weighted down.
With its sleek design and clean construction, the GSI Outdoors Glacier Microlite 500 Vacuum Bottle will keep your beverages hot or cold for hours and hours. It’s incredibly lightweight and vacuum-insulated for up to 8 hours heat and cold retention while being 1/3rd lighter than traditional designs. The impossibly thin 2 mm walls are thinner than most single wall plastic bottles for an amazingly compact footprint that fits anywhere and the stainless steel is incredibly durable. The push-button, flip top cap locks closed for transport and locks open for easy drinking. With a 500 ml capacity, it’s ideal for day backpacking and car camping. The only drawback to the Microlite 500 is that it doesn’t have a clip or handle to attack it to the outside of a pack or clip onto a bag. It does hold 100 ml more than the 2-in-1 Bluetooth Speaker & BPA Free Water Bottle so you’ll need to decide what is more important.
Traveling with a water bottle will keep you hydrated so you can stay energized. It’s the key to fighting jet lag and helps boost energy and battle fatigue. It also saves you from buying bottles of water and paying ridiculous tourist prices for a bottle that you won’t reuse. I like taking the 2-in1 Bluetooth Speaker & BPA Free Water Bottle by re-fuel when I’m with Athena. She’s such a music lover that it makes the trip better even if we don’t need a drink. When I’m doing more rugged hiking, the GSI Outdoors Glacier Microlite 500 is my go-to bottle. Regardless of which bottle you choose, don’t forget to pack one on your travels.