Staying hydrated is crucial during a round of golf. Poorly struck shots aren’t always down to your skill level; sometimes it might be because you’ve not drunk enough water—yes, really.
With that in mind, you should always buy a bottle of water before you tee off, right? That’s good, but it would be even better if you owned your own reusable bottle. Not only will you be doing your bit for the environment by avoiding the use of plastic, filling up your own bottle will encourage you to get into the habit of taking on fluids as you play.
There are plenty of ‘smart’ bottles on the market. These are insulated models that’ll keep your water ice cool or your cup of tea/coffee nice and hot. Not many golf brands offer their own water bottle, but there are certainly no shortage of sports water bottles out there that are perfectly suitable to take golfing.
After the initial outlay, which is hardly considerable, reusable bottles will start saving you money in no time at all. Just think of how much money you’d potentially spend over the course of just one year on bottles of water alone.
Here’ s a selection of our favourite insulated water bottles for golf.
1. Ocean Tee Oceanic Drinks Bottle, RRP £19.99
Made from sustainably sourced materials, Ocean Tee’s drinks bottles are lightweight and vacuum insulated, which means they’ll keep your drinks cold for 24 hours or hot for 12. The 500ml bottles, available in black, blue and green, are 100% stainless steel and are made to help reduce the number of single use plastic bottles that make it into the ocean. They look pretty cool, too.
2. TaylorMade Stainless Steel Sports Bottle, RRP £21.99
Let’s be honest – this is way better looking than a plastic bottle. This premium bottle holds 20oz (approximately 590ml) of fluid and has a screw top opening and attachment loop, making it easy to secure to your golf bag. The stainless steel construction is highlighted with TaylorMade’s logo for extra appeal.
3. BIG MAX Thermo Vacuum Flask, RRP £26.99
BIG MAX may have made its name in golf carts and bags, but the manufacturer also produces one very fine water bottle. The 500ml Thermo Vacuum Flask, in particular, has an 18/8 stainless steel construction with an exclusive powder coating for a grippy feel. Meanwhile, its double-walled vacuum will keep your drink hot or cold for up to 24 hours. It also comes with a choice of two different caps, one standard cap and another with a straw. An opening size of 4.8cm also makes it easy to clean and fill up.
4. Masters Golf Fluid Drinks Bottle Infinity Series, RRP £14.99
Using advanced double-wall vacuum technology, the 500ml Fluid bottle can keep your drinks cold or hot no matter what the weather conditions. You have a choice of two colours, both of which look really smart: matte black and matte blue.
5. Kinetica Stainless Steel Chilly Bottle, RRP £21.99
Perfect for any climate and suitable for any terrain (including golf courses), the 500ml Chilly bottle from health and fitness brand, Kinetica, is designed to help you reduce your carbon footprint while maintaining optimal hydration levels. It’ll keep your drink cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours.
6. Kambukka Elton Insulated Water Bottle, RRP £30.00
Kambukka is a premium Belgian brand that designs trendy drinking solutions for people on the go. The 750ml Elton Insulated features a 3-in-1 lid with ‘push’, ‘always open’ and ‘locked’ positions, which enables a smooth drinking experience in every situation. It’s also dishwasher safe, while Snapclean technology makes it easy to dismantle.
7. Mizu V6 Bottle, RRP £31.95
Mizu was founded by Jussi Oksanen, an Olympic athlete and professional snowboarder. He has a passion for adventure and helping to rid the world of single use plastics. The company now produces an extraordinary number of bottles, with the 560ml stainless steel V6 perfect for taking on a commute, to the gym, or out on the golf course. It’s also available in a variety of colours.
8. YETI Rambler 18oz (532ml) Bottle With Chug Cap, RRP £30.00
YETI creates products for outdoor enthusiasts. Its extensive range of gear includes bottles, coolers, mugs, ice buckets, and lots more. They look cool and they’re packed with technology. With a quick twist, the TripleHaul handle comes off, exposing the shatter-resistant, dishwasher safe spout that allows for controlled gulps while you play.
9. Ion8 Leak Proof Slim Water Bottle, RRP £21.99
Although created for general use, this 500ml bottle is perfect for the fairways. As well as keeping your hot drinks hot and cold drinks icy cold – which is par for the course with insulated water bottles, excuse the pun – it offers a smooth flow for spill-free hydration and hygienic flip top cover for one handed use as you play. It’s available in an array of colours and playful designs, too.
10. CamelBak Peak Fitness Chill Insulated Bottle, RRP £16.00
CamelBak produces a wide range of water bottles, which it groups under different activities, including biking, hiking and running. The 500ml Peak Fitness Chill comes into its own in the gym, but with features like high flow, self-sealing cap, and an easy-to-clean drink interface, it’s suitable for pretty much all activities—golf included. With the lock-out mode preventing leaking, you don’t have to worry about it causing a mess in your golf bag either.
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