Is it just me, or is carrying reusable water bottles to school a modern concept?
I went to school in the late eighties, and early nineties, and don’t recall ever carrying a water bottle.
This actually explains a lot because I was frequently exhausted. Looking back, I realize I was probably dehydrated!
Thankfully, a water bottle is standard for students from preschool on up these days.
When my teenager and her friends get together, they rarely drink anything other than water.
And unlike the lunches my friends and I would pack in middle school, there are few cans of soda or bottles of juice to be found in their lunchboxes.
What should I look for when purchasing a water bottle?
Just like shopping for a
backpack for middle school and other school supplies, you want to find a water bottle with features that best fit your teen’s needs.
For example, if their school doesn’t have water fountains, they might want a larger bottle.
They might prefer plastic over aluminum, or want a particular design.
Here are a few things to keep in mind as you make your selection:
Is it this a leakproof water bottle?
What is the water bottle made out of?
Will this water bottle keep my water cold? .
How much water does this water bottle hold?
Is this water bottle durable?
The best water bottle for middle school students
My daughter swears by the
Hydroflask water bottle for school. I bought the one she has now at the beginning of the school year in 2020.
Her water bottle has fell out of the car and rolled down a hill, been dropped more times than we can count, and has been carried to volleyball games, summer camp, and road trips.
Two years later, her Hydroflask is still in tact. Sure, there are a few bumps and bruises, but my teen continues to use it every day.
Hydroflask truly is the best water bottle for school.
There are several options of Hydroflask water bottles to choose from depending on the features you want.
I think these are the two best options for middle schoolers:
The 21 oz. version of this bottle is what my daughter has, and she loves it.
It’s slim enough to carry every day, but holds enough water to last nearly a full school day.
As I mentioned, this water bottle can take a beating, too, so great for younger teens.
Click to purchase the Hydro Flask Standard Mouth Bottle with Flex Cap.
Beverages stay cold for 24 hours, and hot for up to 12 hours.
This big 64 oz. wide mouth bottle can be filled quickly between classes, and has enough water to last through the end of afterschool activities.
You’ll have to consider the size and if your teen can hold this bottle and their backpack.
If they can handle it, though, the Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Bottle with Flex Cap is perfect, especially for older students with long days.
. Click to purchase the Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Bottle with Flex Cap
Other great water bottle options
Although Hydroflask is our preference, it isn’t the only water bottle to choose from.
One of the best perks of working in tech is getting loads of water bottles as swag.
Our family has tried just about every one of the best water bottle brands.
An affordable option with prices usually at $20 for a 40 oz bottle, the HYDRO CELL has thousands of 5 star ratings. It's BPA free, double-wall insulated, and comes with an optional sports lid. Great for middle school (and also my kindergartener!)
This one gallon water bottle is more like a jug! Perfect for older teens, the handle on the side makes for easy handling along with books and other school supplies.
Brita water pitchers were a mainstay in my home forever. These water bottles live up to the brand's impeccable reputation and keeps water cold for (as one reviewer stated) an "insane amount of time!"
This water bottle is best for athletes, kids in the band, or any student who has a lot of equipment to carry. I love how functional it is; it has space to carry a phone, money, or chapstick!
A waterbottle thats perfect for sports and school? Must have waterbottle with leak proof lid!
An everyday water bottle to keep water cold is a necessity for those hot days. This water bottle also comes in a variety of colors.
These water bottles are great for all age groups and come with a soft touch coating.
Having a water bottle to carry around from class to class is very important. This water bottle can be used in so many different occasions. It comes in many different sizes and colors so you can find one that is perfect for you! It also comes with a leak proof lid which makes it nice and easy to carry water in your backpack.
Beautiful water bottle that can fit in smaller backpack side pockets, and will keep your drinks lasting longer and cooler!
The Hyrdro fllasks' Insulation that can keep water cold for the whole school day and a flex cap that makes carrying around much easier.
Need a water bottle thats easier to fill? This wide mouth GrandTies sports bottle is built so its easier to fill with ice. The bottle comes with two different types of lids.
Sometimes remember to drink water can be a challenge especially throughout the school day. Having a water bottle like the SYACOT leakproof bottle can help you to make sure you're drinking enough water during the day with a time and oz marker. This bottle also comes in different iridescent colors and a straw lid.
Sports can be tiring and having a water bottle like the Gatorade 32 oz sports water bottle that is simple, and easy to use is extremely helpful.
The lobo is a prefect leak and sweat proof bottle with stainless steel to keep beverages cold for hours!
This water bottle includes a straw in the lid and a paracord handle for traveling, sports, and errands.
Still need more ideas? Check out my Best Water Bottle Idea List for more suggestions.