The last thing you want is another item to add to your workplace to-do list. But there’s nothing more important than staying hydrated every single day — especially when you’re at work and trying to focus.
Research shows that the afternoon grogginess you feel could be linked to dehydration. In fact, one expert told The Guardian that a two percent loss of water in the body could result in a 10 percent drop in mental and physical performance.
Even with water readily accessible in the office, though, it can be hard to get up and go grab a sip every time you’re thirsty. Having a water bottle on-hand can eliminate the need for regular refills, holding multiple cups of water on your desk for all-day sipping.
To make it easier for you to shop for your dedicated workplace water bottle, we’ve put together a list of ideal options. Order one, fill it up and sip your way to the perfect level of hydration to keep you energized and focused all day long.
1. Copco Hydra Reusable Water Bottle, $10.71 on Amazon
A disposable water bottle is convenient for it’s size and for the fact it’s a grab-and-go beverage, but it could contain bisphenol-A (BPA). This substance has known health side effects, including increased blood pressure, and it should be avoided.
Still, you might like the shape and size of a traditional disposable bottle. This reusable one from Copco comes with a BPA-free guarantee and is the same size as most standard disposable bottles.
2. Hydr-8 Water Bottle, $16.99 on Amazon
You know you have to drink water, but you might need a little bit of a reminder from time to time.
This water bottle — complete with handle and straw — tells you what level to drink to by the hour so you can keep your body steadily hydrated all day long.
3. CamelBak eddy, $15.00 on Amazon
The CamelBak eddy is hugely popular water bottle, racking up more than 3,000 reviews on Amazon alone. The bottle’s simple, super-functional design is probably the reason for this. Bite the plastic valve and drink through the straw for a full sip of water without picking up or tipping your bottle.
If that’s not enough, the BPA-free plastic bottle can go in the dishwasher for a thorough, hands-off cleaning.
4. Infuser Water Bottle Sport, $12.95 on Amazon
Not everyone is a fan of regular water. This bottle allows you to add a hint of flavor to run-of-the-mill H2O.
Stuff the bottle’s center compartment with the fruit of your choice and small openings will allow the flavor to seep into the water without allowing any seeds or pulp into your beverage. Find the best infusion flavor combination for you, and you won’t mind sipping all day long.
5. Ello Pure BPA-Free Glass Water Bottle, $7.22 on Amazon
This 20-ounce water bottle is a bargain. It’s made of glass, which means it’s naturally free of BPA.
It also comes with a protective outer layer made of FDA-approved silicone to keep you from cracking your glass water bottle.
6. Memobottle, $30.00+ on Memobottle.com
If you plan on transporting your water bottle from home to the office in your briefcase or laptop bag, the Memobottle could just be the design for you. Rather than go with the traditional cylindrical shape, this brand’s designers made their bottles rectangular and thin, just like the papers, folders and laptops you slip inside of your work bag.
This allows you to travel without additional bulk and also without sacrificing your hydration goals, no matter where your commute and workday take you.
6. Klean Kanteen, $12.54+ on Amazon
Stainless steel is the perfect material for your water bottle if you don’t enjoy cleaning. Some water bottles require you to disassemble them, washing each individual part.
The Klean Kanteen has only its lid and the bottle, which you can wash clean with soapy water and a brush that reaches down into the bottle’s base.
7. Kingso Stainless Steel Water Bottle, $14.33 on Amazon
A double-walled stainless steel water bottle has two incredible powers. It can keep cold drinks chilled for up to nine hours at a time. If you want a hot beverage, it could stay warm for up to 18 hours.
The leak-proof cap means you can toss it into a bag or backpack without worrying it’ll leak on your belongings.
8. bkr Glass Water Bottle, $28.00+ on Amazon
The bkr glass water bottle comes in just about any color under the sun, so pick the shade that best suits your style.
You can choose from an array of sizes, too, meaning your bkr will be as close to custom as a mass-produced glass water bottle can be.
9. Nalgene Tritan, $11.22 on Amazon
The Nalgene Tritan is simply constructed. You can tip back the BPA-free bottle base and take a sip from the spout.
You can easily slip the water bottle into regular cup holder, too, so it’s the perfect companion on your work commute when you might want a sip of water to break the mundaneness.
10. Time Marked Fruit Infuser Water Bottle, $14.99 on Amazon
This water bottle combines the handiest elements of #2 and #4 on this list. Markings down the side remind you how much you should be drinking and when. A central compartment holds fruit for flavor infusions.
If that’s not enough, it comes with a cleaning brush that’ll fit right inside of the water bottle for thorough washings, too.
11. Hidrate Spark Smart Bottle, $54.95 on Hidrate Spark
This water bottle is seriously high-tech. Built-in technology will monitor how much you drink and help you to stay on track with your daily hydration goals by glowing when you should take a sip.
There’s no need to charge it, either. You can simply replace the long-life battery inside when your Spark stops glowing.
12. Under Armour 64-Ounce Insulated Water Bottle, $24.99 on Amazon
A busy schedule might prevent you from getting up and down all day to refill your water bottle. If you find yourself in this scenario regularly, try this 64-ounce design from Under Armour.
It’ll keep your water cold for up to 12 hours and help you drink plenty of water while you answer calls, finish projects and otherwise work toward a productive day.
13. Yeti Rambler, $29.99 on Yeti
The Yeti brand has a sizeable following, and for good reason. Their cups, tumblers and water bottles are made with incredible quality.
They keep drinks hot or cold, thanks to thick insulation, but they also don’t produce condensation as beverage temperatures warm up or drop.
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