Above the political din, the conversation about saving the planet rises. Innovative reusable goods offer clever ways to combat single-use plastics while water bottles keep getting cooler. It’s never been easier to stay hydrated or more stylish to act sustainably.
Ban.do dressed its Cool It! glass bottles in silicone power suits (for thermal insulation and protection against the dropsies) and little spherical lids, which make them pretty enough to leave on the table. Available at reddressboutique.com, $28.
Corkcicle and Rifle Paper Co
We love the collaboration between Corkcicle and Rifle Paper Co. The result is a stainless steel canteen that keeps drinks ice cold (or piping hot) and comes wrapped in a discernible floral print from the famed stationery company. Available at corkcicle.com, $37.95.
Adding a BKR bottle to your arsenal of workout accessories is the fashion equivalent of picking up a designer handbag. The glass flasks are status symbols, stashed in the totes of celebrities and influencers. Cool factor aside, we love the easy-to-clean 1-liter bottles that make getting your eight glasses of H20 as easy as two refills. Available at mybkr.com, $48.
Free People x Klean Kanteen
Strip the pretty exterior from this Free People bottle and you’ll find a beloved Klean Kanteen underneath. The Free People x Klean Kanteen collab combines the best of the brands: a reliable stainless steel container that gives back to the planet, and its people, and the fashion co.’s signature bohemian flair. Available at freepeople.com, $48.
Whether you’re on the crystal train, watching it chug by rolling your eyes, or somewhere in between (amethyst cluster on a bookshelf perhaps?), you can’t deny that Vitajuwel Gem-Water bottles are enchanting. If this sodalite, chalcedony, and clear quartz combo provides the balance it promises, we’re on board. Available at gem-water.com, $98.
No need to shell out big bucks for a fashionable sports bottle. Contigo’s stainless steel containers with Thermalock technology keep liquid cold up to 24 hours (or hot up to 10 hours) and come in a variety of stylish skins. We dig Twilight Shell. Available at amazon.com, $17.56.
If glass makes you nervous, consider the Soma bottle, made with shatter-resistant glass and encased in a protective silicone sleeve in a variety of sophisticated colors. The 17-ounce container also fits easily in all cup holders and handbags. Available at amazon.com, $35.
We can’t rebel against the empire of cool S’well bottles. The fact is, they keep water cold all day and desirable new styles are released regularly. Plus, the slim container doesn’t sweat and fits in all standard cup holders. We like the aquamarine version but other colors and patterns are available. Available at bloomingdales, $35.
This silicone bottle is made for jet setting. (Or running errands.) Que bottles are lightweight and collapse down into half their size for easy storage. Plus, 10 percent of the company’s profits go to The Ocean Foundation’s Polar Seas Initiative, which protects wildlife. Available at amazon.com, $25.
All the fancy water bottles in the world can’t shelf the classic 32-ounce Nalgene. Its big, BPA-free body houses half your daily-recommended water intake; easily accepts ice cubes with a wide mouth; tolerates all drops, scrapes, and bruises; and never leaks. It’s also dishwasher friendly and inexpensive. Available at llbean.com, $12.