Advertising & Marketing

Best Gym Water Bottles: Hiking, Cycling & More

When it comes to branded drinkware, nothing delivers quite like a water bottle. It’s a promotional product that can be used again and again, giving your brand maximum visibility…at the gym, and beyond! Plus, there are so many types of water bottles to choose from—so whether your clients are focused on cardio or you’re opening a yoga studio, you can find the best water bottle to promote your business.  

Best Water Bottles for the Gym

Whether you’re looking for high-quality water bottles to sell at your fitness studio, or just want to help customers stick to their resolutions, there are a few things to consider when choosing the best gym bottles. 

  • Insulation: If you run a hot yoga studio—or know your customers have a penchant for the sauna—an insulated or double-walled water bottle is key.
  • Capacity: Hydration is crucial during any kind of workout, so make sure the branded bottle you choose has a relatively large capacity. Also consider a water bottle with a wide mouth opening for easy refilling.
  • Sturdiness: The last thing your customers would want is a water bottle that topples easily off their yoga mat or the treadmill cup holder! Choose one with a rubberized base that stays firmly in place.

Best Gym Water Bottles

Full Color 35 oz. Kai Stainless Steel Water Bottle 

Featuring a leakproof lid and smaller drinking spout, this insulated stainless steel bottle shows off your custom logo in full color.  

Takeya® 24 oz. Actives Stainless Steel Bottle 

The 24 ounce capacity of this water bottle is perfect for everything from Pilates classes to pickle ball matches. And the removable silicone bumper keeps this BPA free water bottle upright on just about any surface! 

32 oz. Mood Grip Water Bottle 

Something about this sporty water bottle just says “gym”! The built-in ergonomic handle makes for easy one-handed sipping before, during, and after any workout. 


Best Cycling Water Bottles

Sponsoring a local bike race, or need some swag to sell at your cycling studio? Choose a bike-friendly water bottle—keeping these features in mind. 

  • Water Bottle Size: The most important design element of a cycling water bottle is its size—it should easily fit in a standard bicycle bottle holder.
  • Accessibility: Cyclists will appreciate being able to take a drink of water without needing two hands. Choose a sports bottle with a pop-top or flip cap design that makes for easy drinking on the go.
  • Material: Since cyclists need to sip while they’re on the move, choose a shatterproof material—stainless steel or plastic water bottles are a safe choice. While there’s a lot to love about glass water bottles, they’re not the best choice for cycling.

Best Water Bottles for Biking

24 oz. Spike Sports Bottle 

Made in the USA, this plastic water bottle is designed for easy hydration on the go—and it’s dishwasher safe for easy care between rides.  

25 oz. Pier Aluminum Flip-Top Sports Bottle 

This intelligently-designed bottle is made from aluminum, and features a push-button lid and attached loop for easy carrying. And, of course, it’s ethe perfect size for a bicycle bottle holder.


Best Hiking Water Bottles

Whether your customers are hitting the trail or just doing a lap around the neighborhood, make sure they stay hydrated during their trek. Here are some of the key elements that make a great water bottle for walking or hiking. 

  • Carabiner Clip: Carabiner clips easily allow your customers to clip the water bottle to their backpack for hands-free transport.
  • Handle: On the other hand (pun intended!), a water bottle with a built-in carrying handle is a great choice for shorter strolls.
  • Weight: Since your customers have to carry their water bottle for the duration of their hike, choose one that is relatively lightweight—or even collapsible! You don’t want to add unnecessary baggage to their pack.

Best Water Bottles for Walking & Hiking

16 oz. Wide Mouth Bottle with Carabiner 

The 16-ounce capacity of this water bottle makes it a great size for walks or shorter hikes. Plus, the carabiner clip can be attached to backpack or belt loops for hands-free carrying.  

32 oz. Translucent Flip Top Water Bottle 

This plastic water bottle has a higher 32-ounce capacity that makes it perfect for longer jaunts. The built-in handle makes for comfortable carrying, and since its translucent, customers can easily keep an eye on their water levels. 

18 oz. Zigoo Silicone Collapsible Bottle 

This space-saving bottle is designed to collapse when it’s empty—and it has a handy carabiner clip, too. 

Big Brands for Your Small Business

When you’re choosing a bottle to customize, consider the different water bottle brands available at Choosing a good water bottle brand is a great way to show customers that you prioritize high-quality merch and are invested in getting your brand out there.  

1. Klean Kanteen

When it comes to stainless steel bottles, Klean Kanteen makes some of the best drinkware out there. Many Klean Kanteen water bottles feature performance features like double walled and vacuum insulation; chip-resistant coating; and dishwasher safe construction. 

Klean Kanteen® 27 oz. Recycled Stainless Steel Bottle 

2. CamelBak

CamelBak has been around since 1989, and continues to be a top choice for performance drinkware. The CamelBak Eddy in particular, is a best-selling bottle and sure to be a favorite among your customers. Add your logo to this one,  made with 50% recycled plastic. 

CamelBak® 20 oz. Eddy®+ Tritan™ RENEW Bottle 

3. Under Armour

Though perhaps best known for their performance apparel, Under Armour makes some great drinkware, too—including gym-ready water bottles like this one.  

Under Armour® 24 oz. Draft Grip Bottle 

4. MiiR

If you’re searching for a reusable water bottle option that’s environmentally conscious, consider adding your logo to a MiiR product. IN addition to producing top-quality drinkware, MiiR is a Climate Neutral Certified brand that gives 1% back to nonprofit organizations.  

MiiR® 23 oz. Vacuum-Insulated Bottle 

How to Use Branded Water Bottles

Now that you’ve chosen and customized the best water bottle for your business, it’s time to get your brand out there! Here are a few ideas for getting your bottles into customer hands.  

  • Add logo water bottles to your merch shop line-up.
  • Give a free water bottle to new gym members as a welcome gift.
  • Use a premium branded water bottle (maybe one from CamelBak or MiiR) as a raffle prize at your next event.
  • Hosting an open studio event? Get potential customers through the door with the promise of a free water bottle.
  • Incentivize customers with free filtered water or smoothie refills every time they remember to bring their water bottle.
  • Instead of selling single-use plastic water bottles at your fitness studio or gym, sell reusable branded bottles at a low cost.
Allison Russo

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