METAL WA­TER BOT­TLES

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Who needs ice? Metal wa­ter bot­tles are known for keep­ing your bev­er­age cool — or hot — for hours on end. Here are three re­us­able metal wa­ter bot­tles to bring aboard your boat. —Pete McDon­ald

S’WELL TEAKWOOD

THE CHILL: Made of high­grade 18/8 stain­less steel, the S’well def­i­nitely kept wa­ter cool in­side even af­ter the outer bot­tle baked in the sum­mer sun for hours. S’well claims it keeps liq­uids cool for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours. The teakwood de­sign goes hand in hand with the boat­ing life.

THE NIL: One of the more ex­pen­sive metal bot­tles; prone to dings and scratch­ing.

PRICE: $45 for 25-ounce bot­tle; swell.com

GSI MICROLITE 1000 TWIST

THE CHILL: The light­est of the three bot­tles, the GSI is also vac­uum-in­su­lated 18/8 stain­less steel and makes the claim of keep­ing liq­uids cold for 32 hours. In per­sonal use, it also kept wa­ter cool while ex­posed to sum­mer sun for hours. The rub­ber­ized bot­tom keeps a de­cent grip on sur­faces such as a boat’s pedestal ta­ble.

THE NIL: While the screw­top leash dou­bles as a fin­ger hold, it juts out at an awk­ward 90-de­gree an­gle.

PRICE: $34.95 for 33-ounce bot­tle; gsiout­doors.com

THE COLDEST WA­TER BOT­TLE

THE CHILL: Like the S’well, The Coldest Wa­ter bot­tle is made of 18/8 stain­less steel and vac­uum-in­su­lated, but this one claims a 36-hour chill time. It also kept wa­ter chilled for hours while ly­ing ex­posed in the sun on an off­shore trip. The screw-on lid has a han­dle, and the bot­tle has a rub­ber grip.

THE NIL: The heav­i­est of the three bot­tles; not as er­gonomic to hold.

PRICE: $29.99 for 32-ounce bot­tle; thecold­est­wa­ter.com

S’WELL Teak looks su­per-nau­ti­cal GSI The light­est of the three bot­tles Keeps liq­uids cool for 36 hours THE COLDEST WA­TER

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