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6 Good Reasons to Use a Wide-Mouth-Insulated Water Bottle

6 Good Reasons to Use a Wide-Mouth-Insulated Water Bottle

Are you trying to become more eco-friendly by giving up plastic products? The wide-mouth insulated water bottles are convenient, personalizable, durable and a healthy alternative to drinking water.

The convenience of transferring, storing, and mixing liquids is a factor that makes them even more desirable today.

In this article,  I will explain why I choose them as well as show a list of excellent quality wide-mouth insulated bottles along a table that’ll help you decide which one suits you best.

We’ll take a look at:

6 Reasons Why You Should Use a Wide-Mouth-Insulated Bottle

Here are the top six reasons I have put together to make you rethink your next water bottle purchase.

Wide mouth bottle
One of my wide mouth bottles (SIGG).

1. Quick to Fill Up

It’s easier to refill wide-mouth bottles when you’re outdoors. It especially comes in handy if you have a long day out or have some outdoor activity planned.

Some narrow-mouth water bottles can fit ice cubes through their opening, but most can’t because they’re only 1.5 inches. However, you can easily insert ice cubes through wide-mouth bottles.

2. Easy-Care

Wide-mouth insulated bottles are generally better as you can easily clean them, removing germs and stains. You can air dry the bottle to keep it safe from mold and bacteria buildup.

Moreover, you can put your hand inside to deep clean the bottle. This is quite challenging with standard water bottles depending on the width of your hand.

Clean easily an insulated wide-mouth bottle.

For Your Information (FYI), this is the average size of a palm:

Woman: 2.9″
Man: 3.3″
My palm size.
My palm size.

3. Wide-Mouth Opening Works For All Sizes!

Insulated water bottles with wide mouths don’t just have a singular size. The wide-mouth opening can be found on any small or large bottle size.

This means you have a variety of sizes to choose from and decide on one that’s most suitable.

4. Adaptable Cap Design

Wide-mouth water bottles are designed to be compatible with many other styles of lids. These lids can be flex caps or lids with in-built straws.

The compatibility with different lids makes the wide-mouth water bottles more useful as they can be used for various activities and drinks.

5. Double-Walled Design Means Double Use

Do you like it when your coffee is already ice cold as soon as you step into the office or your water gets warm on a hot sunny day while roaming the streets? No, right?

That’s what brings us to use double-walled stainless steel wide-mouth insulated bottles. These bottles keep hot beverages and cold drinks just how you want them.

The temperature can be maintained for up to 12 hours, and we usually sip the end of our morning coffee by afternoon.

6. Appeal to Sustainability

A wide-mouth insulated water bottle offers reliability and sustainability as it’s made from high-quality materials.

A few brands also have space for built-in straws on the lid, making these bottles more versatile and easy to use.

The reuse design of insulated water bottles will help you reduce plastic waste and your global footprint.

9 of the Best Insulated Wide-Mouth Water Bottles in 2022

To save you from spending hours on the internet searching for good-quality insulated wide-mouth water bottles, I’ve come up with a list of the best brands of 2022.

I’ve also measured the diameter of all the bottles’ openings for comparison purposes.

#1 CamelBak

CamelBak is a premium brand of water bottles that revolves around supporting an active lifestyle and was started by a bicycle enthusiast.

They also sell coolers, reservoirs, water filtration tools, and other accessories.

CamelBak
ModelSizeWide Mouth Opening
(Ø diameter)
Forge~17 oz
(0.50 L)
~1.97 inches
(50 mm)
Forge~20 oz
(0.60 L)
~1.97 inches
(50 mm)
Multibev~17 oz
(0.50 L)
~1.97 inches
(50 mm)
Multibev~22 oz
(0.65 L)
~1.97 inches
(50 mm)
Hot Cap~20 oz
(0.60 L)
~1.97 inches
(50 mm)

Where to Buy

#2 Hydro Cell

Hydrocell USA is a sustainable water-bottle brand designed for human and environmental health. Their wide-mouth water bottle collection is supposed to last you a lifetime. It is available in single as well as two-tone colors.

Hydro Cell
Model
(Single Tone/Two Tone)
SizeWide Mouth Opening
(Ø diameter)
Wide Mouth14 oz
(~0.40 L)
2.3 inches
(~58 mm)
Wide Mouth18 oz
(~0.50 L)
2.3 inches
(~58 mm)
Wide Mouth24 oz
(~0.70 L)
2.3 inches
(~58 mm)
Wide Mouth32 oz
(~0.90 L)
2.3 inches
(~58 mm)
Wide Mouth40 oz
(~1.20 L)
2.3 inches
(~58 mm)
Wide Mouth64 oz
(~1.90 L)
2.3 inches
(~58 mm)

Where to Buy

#3 MiiR 

MiiR is a premium brand based on minimalistic, functional, and sustainable designs. Their wide-mouth water bottles complement the on-the-go lifestyle and are available in 4 sizes.

MiiR
ModelSizeWide Mouth Opening
(Ø diameter)
Wide Mouth16 oz
(~0.48 L)
2.75 inches
(70 mm)
Wide Mouth20 oz
(~0.60 L)
2.75 inches
(70 mm)
Wide Mouth32 oz
(~0.95 L)
2.75 inches
(70 mm)
Wide Mouth42 oz
(~1.25 L)
2.75 inches
(70 mm)

Where to Buy

#4 RTIC Outdoors

RTIC outdoors offers minimal and reasonably priced wide-mouth water bottles.

When asked about the exact diameter of their biggest model of wide-mouth bottles, their customer support team mentioned that the details for each bottle, dimension, and diameter are available on their site.

If they have not mentioned it, there is no further information available for the product…

Official Response of RTIC Outdoors:

Any dimensions and diameters we provide can be found on our website.
 
When a certain size water bottle is selected a picture with dimensions will be displayed. If certain dimensions are not provided on the website, we do not have any further information to give out.


RTIC Outdoors

Please, help me to confirm the accurate information below if you use RTIC’s bottles.

ModelSizeWide Mouth Opening
(Ø diameter)
JUGHalf Gallon
(~2.25 L)
3.75 inches
(95.25 mm)
JUGOne Gallon
(~4.5 L)
3.75 inches
(95.25 mm)
Bottle36 oz
(~1 L)
3 inches
(76.20 mm)

Where to Buy

#5 Iron Flask

Iron Flask water bottles offer a perfect balance of design and function. Their wide-mouth kids’ bottles have almost the same opening diameter as the average wide-mouth bottle, as seen in the table.

Iron Flask
Model
(Single Tone/Two Tone)
SizeWide Mouth Opening
(Ø diameter)
Wide Mouth14 oz
(~0.40 L)
2.25 inches
(57.15 mm)
Wide Mouth18 oz
(~0.50 L)
2.25 inches
(57.15 mm)
Wide Mouth22 oz
(~0.65 L)
2.25 inches
(57.15 mm)
Wide Mouth32 oz
(~0.90 L)
2.25 inches
(57.15 mm)
Wide Mouth40 oz
(~1.20 L)
2.25 inches
(57.15 mm)
Wide Mouth64 oz
(~1.90 L)
2.25 inches
(57.15 mm)
Kids10 oz
(~0.30 L)
2.3 inches
(~58 mm)
Kids14 oz
(~0.40 L)
2.3 inches
(~58 mm)
One Gallon128 oz
(~3.80 L)
4.5 inches
(101.6 mm)

Where to Buy

#6 Laken

Laken provides a wide variety of water bottles that are technically and personally suited for every individual.

I personally use this Laken insulated bottle and it is a great one!

Laken
ModelSizeWide Mouth Opening
(Ø diameter)
Steel Thermo Bottles~34 oz
(1 L)
~1.96 inches
(50 mm)

Where to Buy

#7 Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask is a premium brand inspired by nature and strikingly simplistic designs.

Hydro Flask
ModelSizeWide Mouth Opening
(Ø diameter)
Wide Mouth20 oz
(~0.60 L)
2.26 inches
(57.40 mm)
Wide Mouth24 oz
(~0.70 L)
2.26 inches
(57.40 mm)
Wide Mouth32 oz
(~0.90 L)
2.26 inches
(57.40 mm)
Wide Mouth40 oz
(~1.20 L)
2.26 inches
(57.40 mm)
Wide Mouth64 oz
(~1.90 L)
2.26 inches
(57.40 mm)

Where to Buy

#8 YETI

YETI water bottles are highly durable and are made with good quality material for everyday use.

I’ve been sending 2 emails to the Support Team, but I’ve not had any response for more than 2 months now.

Yeti

Please, help me to complete the table below with accurate information if you use YETI’s bottles.

ModelSizeWide Mouth Opening
(Ø diameter)
Rambler Bottle18 oz
(~0.50 L)
Information pending.
Rambler Bottle26 oz
(~0.75 L)
Information pending.
Rambler Bottle36 oz
(~1.05 L)
Information pending.
Rambler Bottle46 oz
(~1.35 L)
Information pending.
Rambler Half Gallon Water Jug64 oz
(~1.90 L)
Information pending.
Rambler One Gallon Water Jug128 oz
(~3.80 L)
Information pending.

Where to Buy

#9 SIGG

SIGG is a Swiss company that focuses on sustainability in terms of quality and designs.

Sigg
ModelSizeWide Mouth Opening
(Ø diameter)
Gemstone IBT~17.5 oz
(0.50 L)
1.74 inches
(44.2 mm)
Gemstone IBT~26 oz
(0.75 L)
1.74 inches
(44.2 mm)
Gemstone IBT38.5 oz
(1.1 L)
~1.97 inches
(50 mm)

Where to Buy

How to Choose Your Wide-Mouth Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle?

When searching for a water bottle that is suitable for you, there are a few factors you should pay attention to.

Here are a few main features to think about while purchasing a water bottle with wide mouth (commonly used for sport activities, camping, hiking, and outdoor activities).

Suitable Material

Stainless steel wide-mouth bottles commonly use 304 stainless steel. It’s also known as 18/8 which means that it’s made of 18% chromium and 8% nickel.

304 stainless steel is sustainable, can be used multiple times, has good insulation, and is made of strong material which doesn’t break on every fall.

Ensure you get 304 grading of your stainless steel wide-mouth bottle since it’s the best and most common choice.

Purpose of Use

Consider why you are buying the water bottle. Is it for daily use or seldom outdoor activities? Base your decision on how you are going to use it.

MaterialDurabilityPurpose
Stainless SteelStainless steel can endure powerful blows without breaking or being readily scratched or dented.Hiking, camping, or sports. Additionally, it’s environment-friendly.
AluminumAluminum is strong and lightweight but might make the water taste like metal. Food & beverages, personal use, pharmaceutical uses, or cosmetics.

Capacity, Size, and Weight

The majority of water bottles with wide mouth come in a range of sizes, from small (14 oz) to big, that store as much as 128 ounces.

The appropriate capacity for your water bottle depends on your purpose of use and how much water you require.

Most water bottles weigh around 300 grams so it’s best not to purchase one that’s too heavy.

Make an informed decision according to your needs.

Price Variation

You can find a vast range of prices for stainless steel wide-mouth bottles. Most bottles range between $15 to $60.

Final Thoughts

The bottles One Gallon Iron Flask have the widest mouth openings for their insulated water bottles. Remember, wide-mouth opening sizes are larger in North America than in Europe. 

So, what wide-mouth water bottle did you find suitable for your needs? If you already have a reliable brand that you use, please mention it and share it with others in the comments!

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