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In case you haven’t heard, the world is currently obsessed with stainless steel water bottles. Whether you’ve been coveting the array of travel mugs, tumblers, and cups floating across your For You page or resolved to drink more water in the new year, now’s the perfect time to snatch up a great water bottle that’ll outlast the TikTok trend. There are tons of options out there, and while much of the internet swears by Stanley cups, it was the Owala Free Sip water bottle that aced all of our rigorous tests.

Of the seven stainless steel bottles we tested, the Owala came out on top thanks to its dual mouthpieces, its leakproof design, and its cup holder-friendly size. Snag yours while it’s up to 24% off at Amazon.

Owala Free Sip Vacuum Water Bottle


Why It Won Our Review

If you like to bring your reusable water bottle wherever you go, you’ll need one that’s durable, fits in your cup holders, and won’t leak in transit. The Owala Free Sip checks all of those boxes. The 24-ounce vessel is just over 3 inches in diameter, meaning it fits in most any cup holder, and is topped with a locking lid that keeps liquid from escaping and germs from accumulating. Plus, with its triple insulation, it keeps drinks cold for up to 27 hours.

The dual spout is the feature we loved most about the Owala Free Sip. The built-in straw is great for sipping slowly throughout the day, and when you’re extra parched, you can tilt it back to access the wide spout and chug to your heart’s content. In our tests, we found that both options were mess free (no drips or spills here!).

Now that the Owala Free Sip is up to 24% off, there’s never been a better time to treat yourself to the everyday water bottle you’ve been looking for. Buy yours at Amazon before the discount disappears.

Good to Know

Materials: Stainless steel and plasticCapacity: 24 ouncesDishwasher safe: Lid and straw onlyWeight: 13.7 ouncesDimensions: 10.75 x 3.25 inchesPrice at time of publish: $23


Where can I buy an Owala water bottle?

Owala water bottles are widely available in stores and online. You can buy them at Amazon, Target, the Owala website, and more.

Are Owala water bottles dishwasher safe?

While the lid and straw are dishwasher-safe, the stainless steel cup is hand-wash only.

Do Owala water bottles fit in cup holders?

Yes. In our tests, the Owala Free Sip — which has a 3-inch base diameter — fit snugly in a car cup holder. 

Why We’re the Experts

Katie Brown is a commerce writer for Serious Eats, Food & Wine, Allrecipes, and EatingWell.Katie has been writing about food and drinks for over five years and previously worked as an editor at VinePair.Serious Eats / Grace Kelly

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