7 Best Water Bottles For Safari
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For many people, safari trips are a bucket list adventure. However, they often require you to purchase a large number of items that you may not already have. One such item is a quality water bottle.
It’s essential to both your health and well-being that you stay hydrated during your safari and having a quality water bottle will help you do just that.
We’ve chosen the water bottles below based on a variety of factors to give you a wide range of options to choose from.
Alongside this, we’ve also gone ahead and highlighted the key components that you will want to look for (specifically surrounding a water bottle for safari) at the top of each.
1. Yeti Rambler
📏 Bottle Size: 12oz, 18oz, 26oz and 38oz 🥵 Insulated: Yes - Double insulated 💧 Intergrated Filter: No 🌈 Multiple Colours Available: Yes
The Yeti Rambler is perhaps the most popular and well-known water bottle on this list.
The water bottle comes in a variety of different sizes and colours, alongside a range of accessories depending on your preferences.
The bottle itself is double-insulated which helps to maintain the temperature of the liquid (hot or cold) for between 18 and 24 hours.
Given that the bottle is made from stainless steel, you’ll find that there’s no nasty metal taste as you drink, and of course, the bottle is BPA-free.
This water bottle does have a couple of drawbacks that may impact you depending on where on safari you’re going.
Most notably there is no option for an integrated water filter – which means the water you put into the water bottle needs to be safe to drink.
2. EcoVessel Boulder Insulated Water Bottle
📏 Bottle Size: 20oz & 24oz 🥵 Insulated: Yes - Triple insulated 💧 Intergrated Filter: No 🌈 Multiple Colours Available: Yes
EcoVessel offers a range of different water bottle models, however, our favourite and the best suited to a safari is the Boulder.
This water bottle is made from premium 18/8 stainless steel and TriMax® triple insulation which is designed to keep drinks cold for up to 74 hours and hot for up to 14 hours.
The bottle comes in two different sizes and a range of colours.
There are also a number of accessories that the brand sells which are compatible with the water bottle depending on your needs.
This includes; a duel top lid, a strainer, a tea infuser as well as a one-hand push coffee lid.
If you’re looking to invest in a quality water bottle then this is a great choice. Especially given that the bottle comes with a 100-year guarantee with the brand believing that this is the last water bottle you should ever need to buy.
📏 Bottle Size: 13oz, 20oz, 24oz & 32oz 🥵 Insulated: Yes - Double insulated 💧 Intergrated Filter: No 🌈 Multiple Colours Available: Yes
Bindle is a uniquely designed water bottle which includes a storage compartment at the bottom.
This design is one that’s catapulted the brand’s popularity, however, it’s not likely to be for everyone.
The water bottle is currently available in four different sizes and a range of colours.
Meanwhile, the double-insulated technology allows your drinks to stay hot or cold for hours.
The size of the storage compartment within each of these water bottles is dependent on the capacity you purchase.
However, Bindle has done a great job of ensuring that the compartment doesn’t add a significant amount of weight or significantly increase the dimensions of the product overall.
4. Katadyn BeFree
📏 Bottle Size: 21oz 🥵 Insulated: No 💧 Intergrated Filter: Yes 🌈 Multiple Colours Available: Yes
The Katadyn BeFree is one of the most expensive water bottles on this list. However, if you’re looking for a water bottle with an integrated filter, then this is a fantastic and well worthwhile choice.
The filter inside of the water bottle removes bacteria, cysts and sediment with its pore size of 0.1 Micron (0.0001 mm).
Better still, the filter can process roughly 1,000 litres before needing replacing – enough for a couple of safaris at least.
The Katadyn BeFree also has a collapsable design which is favourable to those travelling with a small backpack.
However, the drawback of this is the durability of the bottle. Personally, our bottles haven’t ripped after being used more than ten times, but other bottle owners have found this to be the case.
5. LifeStraw Go
📏 Bottle Size: 22oz & 35oz 🥵 Insulated: No 💧 Intergrated Filter: Yes 🌈 Multiple Colours Available: Yes
LifeStraw is one of the most popular water bottle brands providing an integrated filter, and the LifeStraw Go is the leading product their line-up.
This water bottle currently comes in two different sizes and a wide variety of colours.
Meanwhile the water bottles filter protect against 99.999999% of bacteria including E.coli and Salmonella as well as parasites such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium.
Better still, the LifeStraw bottle filters can last up to 4,000L before they need replacing.
Unlike the Katadyn BeFree this is a plastic water bottle that is not collapsable. While this does result in the water bottle taking up more space it drastically increases the durability of the product.
This combined with the fact that LifeStraw replacement parts such as filters, and accessories are readily available for an affordable price makes this water bottle a solid choice.
6. Grayl Ultralight Water Purifier
📏 Bottle Size: 24oz 🥵 Insulated: No 💧 Intergrated Filter: Yes 🌈 Multiple Colours Available: Yes
The Grayl Ultralight water purifying bottle is one of the most expensive water bottles on this list. However, the price and quality of this water bottle very well maybe justified depending on your needs.
The bottle comes in one standard 24oz size and a limited range of colours.
Meanwhile the award-winning purifying process allows you to filter any and all water sources (taps, streams, rivers, lakes, seawater etc.)
The integrated filter within the water bottle is safe for up to 300 cycles (the equivalent of 40 gallons) and can be replaced easily.
This water bottle is designed to filter 99.99% of viruses, 99.9999% of bacteria and 99.9% of protozoan cysts including Hepatitis A, Norovirus, Giardiasis, Cryptosporidium, E. Coli, Cholera and Salmonella.
7. Hydrapak Stash Water Bottle
📏 Bottle Size: 35oz 🥵 Insulated: No 💧 Intergrated Filter: No 🌈 Multiple Colours Available: Yes
The Hydrapak Stash water bottle is the best selling water bottle from the Hydrapak brand, and it doesn’t take long to see why.
This water bottle comes in one standard size 35oz, a range of colours and is one of the most affordable water bottles on this list.
The water bottle is collapsable which reduces it’s size by 75% – perfect for those travelling light.
However, this feature along with the affordable price point doesn’t take away from the quality
That’s because the water bottle is made from an ultra-durable, abrasion resistant TPU with RD welded seams.
This water bottle can be used both with or without the integrated filter depending on your needs. Meanwhile a range of accessories are available online to customise your bottle further.
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