WA­TER BOT­TLES

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A well-made and re­li­able bot­tle is worth splurg­ing on.

LIM TSIAO HUI picks six that make

the cut.

MOST SPACE­SAV­ING

VA­PUR SHADES, $24.90 (500ML), FROM THE PLANET TRAV­ELLER After you’ve fin­ished your drink, roll the bot­tle up and squeeze it through the clip it comes with, to save space in your gym bag or pic­nic bas­ket. To clean, just stick a brush into the pack.

BEST FOR KIDS

THER­MOS FOOGO VAC­UUM IN­SU­LATED STRAW BOT­TLE, $49 (295ML), FROM MA­JOR DEPART­MENT STORES Is it mad­ness to splurge almost $50 on a kid’s bot­tle? Not when it’s this easy-to-clean, user-friendly one (which has out­lasted many of my chil­dren’s other bot­tles). The drink­ing straw, pos­si­bly the first thing that will turn grimy, is re­place­able, so you don’t need to throw out the oth­er­wise durable stain­less steel con­tainer.

MOST CAR-FRIENDLY

SNAP­WARE ECO FLIP, $29.90 (500ML), FROM MA­JOR DEPART­MENT STORES This glass bot­tle doesn’t be­come hot to the touch as stain­less steel bot­tles do when you leave it in a car parked in the open. This one comes with a grip-friendly sil­i­cone sleeve, and its flip top makes it a cinch to quench your thirst while wait­ing at traf­fic lights. Ed­i­tor’s

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BEST FOR FLAVOURED DRINKS

MIGO GLASS WA­TER BOT­TLE, $36.50 (500ML), FROM TANGS This glass bot­tle is heat-resistant up to 400 deg C, although you’re un­likely to need a drink that hot. What’s re­ally use­ful is its tea fil­ter – it lets you steep tea leaves for a nice warm drink to go.

MOST VER­SA­TILE

KLEAN KAN­TEEN WIDE IN­SU­LATED BOT­TLE, $53 (355ML), $56 (473ML), FROM THE PLANET TRAV­ELLER The dou­ble-walled stain­less steel bot­tle keeps drinks hot for up to six hours, or cold for 24 hours, and is close to per­fect. You can even turn it into a cof­fee tum­bler by switch­ing its loop cap for a cafe cap (sold sep­a­rately). It’s hardy too – I dropped it a few times, and save for some scratches, the bot­tle was hardly dented.

BEST FOR DAY TRIPS

KOR NAVA FIL­TERED WA­TER BOT­TLE, $49.90 (650ML), FROM WORLD OF OUT­DOORS When you need lots of wa­ter to last through a day-long fam­ily out­ing, this hardy BPA-free bot­tle will come in use­ful – it has a co­conut-husk fil­ter that sifts out the im­pu­ri­ties in tap wa­ter. With a sturdy han­dle, a con­ve­nient push-but­ton cap, and a thick straw tip, it’s handy and pro­vides sat­is­fy­ing sips.

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