The best self-sanitizing water bottles that are perfect for golfers
Avoid that questionable water cooler and stay hydrated on the golf course with these water bottles containing the latest germ- and bacteria-eliminating technology
A reusable water bottle is a necessity for golfers. It’s a great way to stay hydrated and go easy on the environment by avoiding single-use plastic bottles. As with most products these days, you can take your water-bottle selection to the next level with “smart” bottles containing futuristic technology to keep your water cold, tasting great and even eliminate harmful bacteria. Self-cleaning water bottles make it safer to drink from the tap or on-course water coolers. Most of the bottles below filter out 99.9 percent of toxins, but common sense prevails in that you still should never drink from a pond or standing water you come across.
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This self-cleaning water bottle turns on every two hours to purify water to eliminate 99.9999 percent of bio-contaminants from your water and bottle. It takes a minute to filter and has a rechargeable battery. It also keeps water cold for 24 hours or any beverage hot for 12. The Larq comes in a 17-ounce or 24-ounce option and a 3-inch diameter that’ll fit into most cup holders.
BUY NOW: $95
LifeStraw’s Advanced Hollow Fiber Membrane technology removes bacteria for up to 264 gallons—including E-coli and waterborne protozoan parasites. It’ll also help eliminate chlorine, odor and bad taste. The brand also has a universal adapter that fits most popular water bottle brands to turn your current bottle into a filter bottle.
BUY NOW: $35
This 34-ounce option is made for hiking, so it’s lightweight and ultra-portable. It’s designed to have a high flow wait, so you don’t have for the product to filter out harmful bacteria.
BUY NOW: $50
You’ve probably seen Brita’s pitchers, and the company’s water bottles are just as easy to use. Double wall insulation keeps water cold all day (up to 24 hours), and the replaceable filter lasts for up to two months or 40 gallons. These 20-ounce bottles also have an enclosed straw for easy sipping.
BUY NOW: $55 (for two)
Designed to keep water cold for up to 24 hours, the company describes this bottle as “chuggable” with a high water flow capability. You can drink fast and feel good that the filter removes over 99 percent of bacteria, lead, chlorine and microscopic parasites such as cryptosporidium giardia from any tap water.
BUY NOW: $20
This bottle purifies the entire 24-ounce container in as fast as eight seconds. It takes a little more effort but is one of the more powerful filters on the market. To filter, pour water into the bottle and push the filter cap into place to eliminate harmful levels of viruses, bacteria, pesticides, chemicals, heavy metals, and microplastics from your water.
BUY NOW: $89
Epic Water bottles is known for their filter systems that fit the popular Nalgene bottles and removes over 70 tap water contaminants. The brand also has a bottle of its own that was tested extensively across the U.S.–including in contaminated homes in Flint, Mich., where it removed lead, copper and other toxins to undetectable levels. The 24.4-ounce bottle has a one-hand push covered sip lid and an easy carry top that can hook to a golf bag or push cart.
BUY NOW: $40