What water bottle should you choose for hiking and trekking?

The water bottle has become a fashion accessory but remains an essential to take with you hiking, trekking or for a sports session. You still need to know how to choose well. To do this, there’s only one thing to do: Follow the guide!

How to choose the right water bottle

When hiking, trekking or during a sports session, it’s essential to stay hydrated before, after and during activity.Forget the plastic bottle and its devastating environmental effects and choose a water bottle!A trendy accessory but above all, more ecological, economical and practical than a disposable bottle.To help you choose the water bottle best suited to your needs, we will guide you through 3 criteria:choice of material, opening mechanism and volume of the water bottle!

Water bottles, water pouches and isothermal flasks: very different products

Choosing the water bottle for your hike, your trek or your sports session needs a little bit of fine-tuning.
Water bottles are very versatile items and come in different styles, materials, sizes and with different mechanisms. There is one for everything. As well as water bottles, other accessories are available to keep you hydrated when active: water pouch and isothermal flask.
We won't dwell on these two other products in this article. However, just a few words to point out the difference.

With regard to water pouches: they slide into your backpack and come with a straw. You can drink directly from the straw without stopping. Their capacity varies from 1 to 3 litres.
Isothermal flasks, on the other hand, have a double stainless steel wall. It’s this double wall that keeps your drinks hot or cold for several hours.

Now you know the difference, you have all the guidance needed to choose the water bottle best suited to your activity!

how to choose a water bottle or water pouch for camping or hiking?

Choice of material

The first criteria to determine your choice of water bottle is its material. We offer water bottles in tritan plastic, aluminium and stainless steel. So why choose one material instead of another? Over time, the water bottle has become a fashion accessory for its style and form. But above all because each material has its own advantages to meet the needs of the great majority of athletes.

How to choose a hiking water bottle?

Opening mechanism for hiking and trekking water bottles

The second element that may inform your choice of water bottle or water pouch is the type of cap or opening mechanism. There are 5 different types designed to satisfy all practical needs and aesthetic preferences: screw top, quick-opening cap, instant-opening cap, straw cap and water pouch straw.

How to choose a hiking water bottle?

Volume: from 0.5 to 2 litres

To choose the right water bottle, think about the capacity needed for your sporting activity. This will guide you in your choice. They come in a range of sizes, from 0.5L to 2L. We can’t help you more with this third criteria, simply go for the one best suited to your needs in terms of volume.

The size of your hiking water bottle

Filtered water bottle, a lightweight, practical solution

This water bottle makes water safe to drink by filtering clear surface water, removing bacteria and protozoa.
Small added advantage: this water bottle is collapsible and lightweight (180g).

Forclaz filtered water bottle

Get rid of plastic bottles during your sports activity and move to a reusable water bottle.There’s now one available for all budgets and all uses.As more and more of you support a more ecological approach, we are working on local supply, depending on the geographical market.Using materials that have less and less environmental impact and are more and more recyclable!

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