How much water we actually need to drink isn’t as cut-and-dried as you think. We get hydration from a variety of sources, including food and non-water beverages like juice and milk. The amount of water each person needs is based on a wide variety of factors, including diet, weight and exercise. Some people may find that they feel hydrated enough without having to track or think about water intake.
But there are also plenty of people who find the opposite: If you start your day with a coffee, grab a soda at lunch and have a glass of wine at dinner you could easily (and perhaps accidentally) go the whole day without drinking water. And while this is unlikely to cause serious health problems in the short-term, not being properly hydrated can have negative effects on your day-to-day. Hydration can relieve headaches, boost your mood and energy levels, and even potentially boost your metabolism.
If you want to boost your water intake but have a hard time remembering to keep a glass full, one easy method is to get a really big water bottle. Fill it once (or twice_ and sip throughout the day. Extra-large water bottles can also come in handy anywhere drinking water may be harder to come by — like on a picnic or at the beach — and many look cool enough that you’ll actually want to lug them around. Whatever your reason for wanting lots of H2O on hand, we’ve got you covered with our top picks for large water bottles.
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1. Simple Modern 64 Ounce Summit Water Bottle
If you want to drink more water, a large water bottle can help, but you’ll also want one you won’t mind lugging around. Simple Modern’s 64-ounce bottle comes up 30+ colors and patterns, ranging from basic black to beautiful bold ombre colors. The wide mouth makes it easy to fill, and the included cap with handle makes it easy to take along, too. The vacuum-insulated design keeps your water cold all day but if you want to fill it with hot water or coffee, it’ll keep that hot, too! Best of all: It’s a fraction of the price of many trendy, insulated water bottles.
2. ArtLife Sport Half Gallon Water Bottle
While insulated bottles offer a lot of benefits, they’re also on the heavier side for a water bottle. BPA-free plastic versions won’t keep things cool as long (and will sweat if you have ice), but they’re easier to carry or toss in a gym bag. This 64-ounce bottle has a wrist strap and easy-grab side handle, making it easy to take on the go. The lid can be flipped as well as unscrewed for easy drinking. And although the mouth isn’t extra wide, it’s still large enough to add ice cubes for extra-chilled H2O.
3. Venture Pal Motivational Water Bottle
Inspired by DIY water bottles where a disposable gallon of store-bought water is reused and marked up with times of day, this plastic water bottle has eight equal increments marked with eight times of day to keep you on track. A gallon of water is certainly on the extreme end of hydration, but many people swear by the practice — and use a water bottle like this to do it. A handle helps you carry it with you, and a flip lid with straw makes this extra-big bottle easy to sip from throughout the day as well.
4. Nalgene 48-ounce Silo Wide Mouth Water Bottle
Nalgene’s water bottles are best known for being extra durable — the company will even replace your bottle if it cracks or shatters. Their largest bottle, the 48-ounce wide-mouth model, is shaped exactly like their standard 32 ounces, just extra tall. Measurements (marked in both milliliters and ounces) make it easy to track your water intake throughout the day, and it’s suitable for both cold or warm beverages. Plus, it’s BPA-free and dishwasher safe on the top rack.
5. Hydro Flask 64-ounce Water Bottle
Hydro Flask’s 64-ounce water bottle became an unlikely status symbol after Johan Hill was repeatedly snapped carrying one. The brand already has legions of fans who swear the bottles are worth the splurge: up to 24 hours of insulation, durable construction, and an interchangeable head that lets you use a straw or wide-mouthed bottle to sip. Plus, the extra-large opening lets you add ice, fruit or other flavorings. The stainless steel won’t absorb flavors or odors no matter what you fill it with.