Attention all ultralight gear diehards: if you’re looking to shed valuable ounces from your pack, may we recommend investing in a quality titanium bottle.
Why titanium? Because it’s crazy lightweight, naturally mold and bacteria resistant—especially important if you’re the type to sometimes wait a long time between washes (guilty)—and non-reactive, so it won’t rust or leach chemicals into your drink.
Plus—and this is a big plus if you hate taking a swig of water on a hike only to find that your water now tastes like metal or plastic—titanium doesn’t add any flavor or aftertaste to the fluids. With many sleek new designs currently available and more on the way, in both vacuum insulated and single wall, we rounded up our top picks for the best gram-saving titanium bottles. Less bottle weight means more pack room for GORP!
With a slim, minimalist design, Vargo’s Titanium Bottle is the lightest option on our list, weighing only 111 grams. While light as air, it’s also commended for being especially strong and sturdy. They even went the extra mile for weight and style by ditching the standard plastic lid for titanium to eliminate the use of plastic entirely and give it a cohesive look.
Price: $85 SHOP NOW
The titanium Kanpai bottle from Japan’s luxe outdoor lifestyle brand Snow Peak is a superb lightweight option for everyday use. The 165g wonder comes packaged with three lids: one for sipping, a hot lid, and cold lid that is especially effective when stored in the freezer prior to use. With the cold lid in place, a 12oz can fits perfectly inside-a very nice touch.
(Kawaii option: the new Tsuzumi Bottle is a bit more budget-friendly.)
Price: $160 SHOP NOW
The OG Seattle-based maker of double wall insulated bottles recently released a 3-piece line of Titanium drinkware, and the largest of the line, this 14oz traveler, is 40% lighter than the standard stainless steel version. With the hefty price tag comes a lifetime warranty from an iconic brand that has been perfecting vacuum insulated technology since 1913.
Price: $100 SHOP NOW
The titanium bottles from little-known maker Ti22 (pop quiz: 22 is the atomic number of Titanium) look promising by the numbers alone, even if info on the brand is hard to come by. Their 450ml vacuum insulated bottle weighs in at 290g, lid and all, while their single wall Via 800ml lands at just 155g. Super light with minimal design, we’re into it.
Price: $180 SHOP NOW
The outdoor kitchen experts at GSI combine high quality stainless steel and super thin 2mm vacuums to create a whole series of lightweight bottles from 350ml all the way up to a full liter with plenty of colors to choose from. Pretty impressive.
Price: $35 SHOP NOW
With a sleek, minimalist look that is the trademark aesthetic of Japanese outdoor retailer Snow Peak, their durable Titanium Aurora Bottle will instantly catch your eye thanks to its anodized rainbow colorway. Weighing just over 5oz with 1mm thick walls, the clever single wall design is perfectly simple with an easy carry lid.
Price: $160 SHOP NOW
One of the most ubiquitous—and highest quality—insulated bottle makers, Hydro Flask, recently found a way to shed an impressive 35% of weight off their standard 21 oz bottle using precision engineering and high quality titanium—making this Hydro Flask's first ever titanium product and the lightest vacuum insulated bottle of this size on the market—and the best value. The Lightweight Trail Series is also available in lightweight steel 24oz and 32oz sizes.
Price: $99 SHOP NOW