10 Best Collapsible Water Bottles Tested & Reviewed

10 Best Collapsible Water Bottles Tested & Reviewed

A good general rule outlined by medical professionals is to consume around 8 ounces of water for every 30 minutes of strenuous physical activity. In this category, we’ve determined how much water is stored in each bottle and how long of a workout session they can provide hydration for based on this guideline.

Several of the collapsible water bottles on our list is available in several capacity options–so, if you want to you can buy more than one of the same type just in different capacity selections. This is important because you need to make sure you invest in a water bottle that offers the right amount of water for the activity you are doing.

If you are going on a long outdoor adventure, for example, you may want to make sure you get a collapsable water bottle that holds enough water to ensure you stay well-hydrated for as long as you are out. On the other hand, if you are on a short distance runner then you will want to stick with a water bottle with less capacity.

This is because more water will add on weight so it will weigh you down. if you are a long-distance runner, you may want to check out a hydration vest so you can bring more water with you and distribute the weight evenly. All in all, make sure you prioritize the capacity to ensure you get something that works for you and your needs.

For the most part, all a water bottle needs to serve its intended purpose is to offer lightweight storage and an easily removable cap. However, some products offer more impressive features, such as a more ergonomic squeeze cap or compatibility with hydration apparel for running and hoses. This category evaluates the presence and effectiveness of any extra features like these.

How packable is it really?

As you can see from our list of reviews, not all collapsible water bottles are equally packable. Some can be more compact than others while others may only collapse down to half heir size. If you want to be able to stuff your water bottle in your pocket when you finish drinking your water you definitely can just pick the more collapsible models.

Spill-resistant features

The last thing you want to do is get a collapsible water that spills all over the place and gets you soaked. Not only is that annoying, but it also leaves you with less water then you were trying to bring with you. We rated each of our bottles based on how well they seal and prevent spills from occurring while you are out and about.

This category goes into more specific detail about the components that make up each water bottle. If one product contains a high amount of concerning material such as BPA plastic, this is the section that would mention that. Below we highlight several key factors we looked out for, so make sure to take a look and apply it to your own needs.

Why BPA-free?

BPA is a hot topic for many and most reusable plastic products are made to be BPA free nowadays–so it is not too big of an issue. However, you need to make sure you double-check if they are BPA-free silicone water bottles before you buy to ensure you are not investing in a collapsable water bottle that uses this potentially harmful chemical previously found in plastic products.

How durable is the water bottle?

This is important because you need to make sure you invest in a foldable bottle that won’t break the second you drop it and that does not deteriorate over time because of all of the many times you will end up collapsing and packing your collapsible water over time.

This category compares the cost of each product to the features and perks offered through its design in order to determine if they’re actually worth their asking price–because, at the end of the day, the value of the collapsible water bottle you decide to get does not solely depend on the price of the product but rather what it brings to the table.

First and foremost, it is important to point out that if you have a really strict budget then you will have to prioritize the price of the product. However, if you find the perfect collapsible water for you does not fit your budget, then you may want to considering taking some time to save up and purchasing it later on.

Once you have established the amount of money you can use can spend on your water bottle, then you can go on to write down everything you need and want from your water bottle. More specifically, you want to make sure you get a water bottle that offers the capacity that you need–and if you need several options then get more than one if you can.

Next, make sure you take a look at the construction of the water bottle and what it is made. Double-check that it collapses to the point that you need it to ensure that it is packable enough to fit your needs and preferences. Most importantly, invest in a water bottle that offers all of the features that you need in a collapsable water bottle.

Water Capacity

This Nomader folding bottle has a capacity of 22 ounces, which would allow for enough water to facilitate an exercise session of around 45 minutes to an hour. As previously mentioned, the larger cap allows for increased durability but makes this bottle slightly less portable as a result.

Features

Although the larger cap makes cleaning and storing this collapsible drink bottle slightly more difficult, it does come with the benefit of increased hygiene and leak protection. Aside from that, the Nomader silicone water bottle has a removable sleeve for additional stability and a strap that doubles as a storage band.

Materials

This flexible water bottle is constructed mostly from BPA-free silicone. This makes it safe and hygienic enough for regular consumption while also maintaining a high durability that can come in handy during intense trail running sessions.

Value

This is on the higher end of the price spectrum for collapsible water bottles. However, due to the high build quality and convenient additional features, this Nomader product is well worth the price.

Water Capacity

The Vapur Eclipse comes in two size options: 23 ounces or 33 ounces. Either size will allow for around 1 hour of properly hydrated physical activity. Regardless of what size is picked, the weight of this product is low enough to be comfortably transported whether empty or full.

Features

Resembling a toothpaste tube, the Vapur has a wide mouth with a removable cap that makes it easy to wash. Although it is machine washable, customers don’t recommend it because of its lighter weight. All bottles also come with a carabiner clip that can be easily attached to a belt loop, backpack, or keychain.

Materials

The manufacturers of this product have not publicly listed what their bottles are made from. What they have said is that their products are made in America, BPA-free, and able to be frozen. The weight of either size is roughly 2 ounces, making this one of the lightest collapsible bottles on this list.

Value

With the slight discount offered on Amazon, this bottle comes at an incredible value. Even without the price cut, this Vapur product is very reasonably priced and offers many features that justify every dollar.

Affordable

Antibacterial

BPA free

Lightweight and very portable

Can be frozen and used as an ice pack

Easy to clean

Water Capacity

This bottle has a capacity of 16.9 ounces or 33.8 ounces (1 liter) depending on which size you go with.

Features

As far as features, the best one this one has to offer is its antibacterial properties. It reduces the possibility of forming by Staphylococcus aureus, E. coli, Salmonella by 99.99%. It’s easy to carry and lightweight (it only weighs 0
07 pounds) and can be frozen and used as an ice pack as well. It is also easy to clean–just fill it with hot water and shake.

Materials

These flexible water bottles are made of Antibacterial masterbatch and BPA free LLDPE 3ply complex material.

Value

This flexible water bottle is around the middle of the road in terms of cost for collapsible water bottles. There are certainly enough features to justify spending the money but it is also entirely possible to find a similar product for a reduced price.

Easy to use

Plastic-free

Eco-friendly

6 different colors to choose from

Highly durable

Can hold hot and cold drinks

Easy to clean and dishwasher safe

Comes in 2 capacity options

Water Capacity

This expandable water bottle holds 20 ounces when expanded and stands at 8.4 inches. When collapsed it is only 4.8 inches, making it easy to travel with. It only ways 6 ounces–and can be purchased at a smaller capacity size of 12 ounces.

Features

This collapsible drink bottle has a spiral exterior design, making it stylish and easy to grip. It is great for both hot and cold, dishwasher safe and easy to clean, leakproof, and perfect for all activities, not just traveling.

Materials

This is a silicone water bottle – it’s made of food-grade silicone and is completely plastic-free. Its lid is made with stainless steel and it is safe to say that this bottle is completely eco-friendly.

Value

This expandable water bottle is a little above average but it is highly durable, stylish, and comes in 6 different colors.

Water Capacity

A capacity of around 21 ounces is impressive considering just how small this HYDAWAY bottle can condense. However, this results in only enough hydration to facilitate exercise sessions of around 45 minutes at the very most.

Features

Every element of this bottle’s design, including the name, is intended for the purpose of portability and subtlety. The cap and body of this receptacle condense down into a package the size of a woman’s powder mirror and can be stored in a similarly sized carrying pouch for extra durability.

Materials

Although the manufacturers of the HYDAWAY bottle haven’t said what their bottles are made from, they have confirmed that the material is free of BPA or any other potentially hazardous substances. It has also been designed to bypass airport security without needing to be confiscated.

Value

When accounting for the fact that this product comes in packs of two and contain their own high-quality carrying cases, it can maybe be justifiable for it to cost as much as it does. However, there are far more useful water bottles that can be purchased at a fraction of the cost of this one.

Water Capacity

Both bottles included in this package offer a maximum capacity of 20 ounces, which is a bit over one cup. This should be enough water to accompany a workout session of around 45 minutes to an hour; while not the most ideal, this is adequate for most cardio and interval running sessions.

Features

As is common with these collapsible silicone water bottle, this product offers amenities such as an elastic band for convenient storage and a carabiner clip for use on belt loops and backpacks. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds for each sale goes to dolphin preservation and rescue efforts.

Materials

Anyone familiar with a silicone collapsible water bottle has seen everything this product has to offer. However, they may not have seen all of the features included here in the same package, meaning that there is a somewhat impressive aspect to its design.

Value

At face value, the price for this product seems to be in the average range if not a bit on the higher side of the spectrum. However, due to the fact that the asking price nets customers two separate bottles, the cost of this item is much more reasonable.

Meant to be used with the Survivor filter

Great for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts

Sturdy when filled

BPA free

Lifetime warranty

Money back guarantee

Easy to use

Water Capacity

This folding bottle cantine only weighs 2.4 ounces and has dimensions of 6.5 x 2.3 x 12.5 inches when it is filled up; and dimensions of 6.5 x 1.3 x 4.5 inches when it is rolled up. It can hold up to 1 liter (33 ounces) of water and is sold in pairs.

Features

The Survivor canteen is meant to be used with the Survivor filter–meaning this is a collapsable water bottle that will filtrate your water as well. It holds a liter of water, is easy to clean, and stands upright and sturdy when it is filled up.

Materials

The Survivor collapsible canteen is BPA free, eco-friendly, and made with Polyethylene and Aluminum.

Value

These canteens are really affordable but require the survivor filter attachment. The filter attachment easily screws onto the bottle and will filter it for you. If you are an outdoor enthusiast who needs a filtration bottle, this one is perfect. It is easily packable, lightweight, and easy to use. It also comes with a money-back guarantee, lifetime warranty, and when you purchase it you will get 20% off the filter–if you don’t already have it.

Water Capacity

Although each folding bottle only has a capacity of 16 ounces, the fact that there are three of them included inflates the total capacity to 48 ounces. However, it would look pretty silly to wear all three tiny bottles during an exercise session, so getting all 3 cups of water is unrealistic.

Features

These small water bottles come in three different colors, all accompanied with matching carabiner clips. This makes for a great travel bottle for low-intensity exercise or as a water source for small children.

Materials

The material these water bottles are made from isn’t listed by the manufacturer so it isn’t clear whether or not it is BPA-free. However, they have attested that it is dishwasher safe and non-toxic.

Value

It’s true that there isn’t much to these water bottles since they have a very simplistic construction and a small water capacity. However, the fact that this package comes with three bottles and is priced fairly low makes it a decently valued product.

Water Capacity

Due to this TACTECH bottle having a maximum liquid capacity of 35 ounces, enough water can be stored in it to guarantee proper hydration for almost 2 hours of intense physical activity. It’s higher capacity also makes this a fantastic camping accessory or survival tool.

Features

As can be expected from a silicone-based product, this collapsible bottle can store liquids at extremely hot or cold temperatures. It also comes with a protective cover that is easily removed as well as a looping band for maintaining its portable state during travel.

Materials

Although no precise weight is given for this silicone bottle, an estimate for its weight when fully filled is close to around 2½ pounds. As a bonus for purchasing, the manufacturers include PDF copies of several survival manuals, making this a perfect gift for any doomsday preppers with an eBook-reader.

Value

This costs a bit more than our best pick for collapsible water bottles but offers more than enough features to justify this minor price hike. When considering the excellent build quality, the high storage capacity, and the bonus survival eBooks, this is a fantastic deal for its asking price.

Affordable

Sturdy when filled

Folds up to a compact size

2 color options

Patented one-touch cap

Water Capacity

This bottle weighs 9 ounces and holds 22 ounces of water.

Features

This bottle has a leakproof cap and is flexible and sturdy when filled. It can hold hot and cold liquids and its one-touch cap makes it easy to use.

Materials

It is made of BPA-free silicone.

Value

This one is one of the more affordable options on our list. It is available in blue and pink and is pretty durable given the price.

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