There are dozens of good reasons to stop using disposable plastic water bottles, including cost, environmental impacts, and health dangers, like the leaching of chemicals into your drink.
But until recently, nothing has been as convenient or available, particularly for distance and trail runners. Enter collapsible water bottles, a compact and reusable way to stay hydrated while running or traveling. They take up minimal space in your pack or pocket when not in use. And flexible designs shape to your hand and body, so they’re never unwieldy while you’re carrying them.
Stow a couple in a hydration vest, carry one in your hand, or just hook a line of them to your utility belt until it looks like you’re a well-hydrated Batman—you’ll never have to buy a single-use plastic bottle again.