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Buy This, Not That: 5 of the best-reviewed water bottles — all under $20 —you should use this summer


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The average American spends more than $100 per year on single-use bottled water, according to The Water Project and The Shelby Report, with 90% of Americans drinking at least some single-use bottled water each year, according to Statista. We know you know this, but it bears repeating: This is both bad for the environment and for your wallet. Indeed, reusable bottles are cheaper in the long run, and keep tons of plastic out of landfills. Here are some of the best reusable water bottles, all under $20:

Filters tap water on the go: Brita Water Filter Bottle, $16.99 on Amazon

From the makers of some of the most popular water filters in America, this Brita water bottle will filter tap water for you, so you can fill it up and get filtered water on the go. (The filter sits in the straw, and you just need to replace it every two months). It’s by far the most affordable option on CNet’s list of best filtering water bottles, and this BPA-free water bottle has garnered nearly 30,000 reviews on Amazon and 4.7 stars. It offers other perks too: It is dishwasher safe, can fit in a cup-holder, has a leak-proof design, and is easy to carry with you as it’s both lightweight and has a built-in carrying loop. 
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Reliable and leakproof: Hydroflask Standard Mouth, $18.97 on Dick’s Sporting Goods (free shipping on all orders over $65)

This is a Wirecutter pick for one of the best water bottles, with the publication calling it “especially reliable” and “completely leakproof.” Reviewers love it too: On Amazon, more than 31,000 people have given it a 4.8 out of 5 star rating. Consumers who use it also love it: New York City-based dentist Dr. Caitlin Miller says she brings her stainless steel Hydroflask with her everywhere she goes. “It’s spill-proof, has a straw which is super convenient and has saved me from the horrible habit of buying single use water bottles,” says Miller.
Buy on Dick’s Sporting Goods (free shipping on all orders over $65)
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Keeps water cold all day and all night: Stanley Adventure Quencher Travel Tumbler, $20 on Stanley1913

Keep your water icy for 30 hours with this BPA-free stainless steel tumbler that fits in most cup holders, making it a great companion for the road. Use it as a vessel for a breakfast shake, a protein smoothie or to ensure you stay hydrated throughout the day. What’s more, the larger version of this tumbler reportedly has a 30,000+ waitlist and has become a must-have accessory for Instagram influencers like Katie Austin, Hannah Rheaume and Hothouse Jungle.
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For athletes: Camelbak Podium Chill Bike Bottle, $16 on Camelback (free shipping on orders of $25 or more)

Chef and fitness enthusiast Dean Sheremet, who often posts his heavy duty body weight workouts for his 65,000 Instagram followers says, “It’s lightweight, indestructible and I love that it’s insulated so it stays cold for a long time. It’s my go-to cycling water bottle and I also carry one when I fly to fill up in the airport lounge.”  In fact, Bicycling magazine names this the best quick valve bottle because the mouthpiece delivers a high flow of water, and there’s no need to pull or push it shut with one’s teeth.
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If you prefer glass: Ello Wren Glass Water Bottle, $14.99 on Amazon

This is Food & Wine’s pick for the best budget glass water bottle, with the publication writing:” The one-touch flip lid from Ello makes it easy to drink straight from the glass, instead of a plastic nozzle or straw. All the parts are dishwasher-safe and the sleeve is made of food-grade silicone that doesn’t need to be removed for cleaning.”
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