A definitive ranking of reusable water bottles you’ll see at UC Berkeley

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#ZeroWaste2020 is only two years away, and we aren’t that confident that we’ll make it. However, as UC Berkeley students, we can definitely do our part by using reusable water bottles. Around campus, you’ll see every type of reusable water bottle, from the famous Hydro Flasks to the Brita Cal water bottles given to us for free. We at the Clog want to know which water bottle reigns supreme! Here’s our ranking of reusable water bottles that will help us get to #ZeroWaste2020.

1. Hydro Flask

What else would be ranked first on our list? Hydro Flasks have become a staple at UC Berkeley. From keeping your water cold all day to being tough enough to handle being dropped 10 to 15 times a day, Hydro Flasks have proven themselves to be the best of the best. You can customize them with stickers to your liking as well. They can even be used to keep you safe from these wild streets of Berkeley. Seriously, what can’t this bottle do?

2. Klean Kanteen

Klean Kanteen is a lesser-known brand, but still just as good. Don’t want to follow the Hydro Flask cult? Get yourself a Klean Kanteen and at a cheaper price too! Although we can’t say for sure if your water will be cold all day, Klean Kanteens serve their purpose of being a more environmentally friendly way to drink water.

3. Cal Brita filtered water bottle

You’re probably wondering how these ranked third on our list, but they were free and they filter your water! Along with these amazing aspects, they also come with a straw cap so you’ll never have one of those moments where you spill water all over yourself while trying to hydrate. These water bottles also have our Cal logo on it. #GoBears, right?

4. S’well 

These water bottles are sleek and cute! With many designs to choose from, your aesthetic will definitely get matched. The only problem we have with this bottle is its long neck that may make it harder to fill or put ice in. How are you going to have ice-cold water without the ice?

5. Yeti

You’ve probably seen one of these water bottles but didn’t notice. Yeti water bottles, specifically the Yeti Rambler, offer similar durability and insulation as the other competitors. However, with the very wide mouth top, you’ll be experiencing more of those accidental water spillages while drinking water.

6. Any free reusable water bottle you can get from UC Berkeley events

Nothing says, “Come check out our booth!” more than the sight of free water bottles. Especially in Berkeley, free things are really a sight to see. You might already have a hoard of these water bottles in your cabinets, but they’re perfect to take on trips where you really can’t afford to lose your beloved Hydro Flask or Klean Kanteen. They might not be as durable or cute, but it won’t be tragic if you happen to misplace them on your hike to the Big C.

There are so many reusable water bottles in the world to choose from. Of course, any type of reusable water bottle is a power move to getting closer to zero waste and saving our planet. Plastic single-use water bottles? Sorry, we at the Clog really don’t know who that is. Stay hydrated!

Joyce Cam is the blog editor. Contact Joyce Cam at [email protected].