There’s nothing that’ll make you want to get off the water faster than running empty or running warm on drinking water in the middle of a blazing hot day.

We’ve all been eager to get a summer adventure started and underestimated the need for consistent, cold hydration. That non-insulated bottle you grabbed running out of the door leaves you with lukewarm water after 30 minutes or less.

Those shortfalls should at least make you think about upgrading to a product that solves your water supply concerns.

Make a decision on a water container that works for you, just ONE, and you’re set to go for this summer and summers to come.

Here are 4 insulated water bottle brands for your day paddles, in no particular order:


1. Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Bottle

40 oz / 1.2 L

ACK Customer Review: Best water bottles ever! Hydro Flask’s keeps your items cold or hot! Love to use mine for ice water, keeps water cold all day long no matter if I’m hiking, fishing or kayaking! ACK also has the best prices ever!” – Donald B. 

2. Engel Cerakote Color Vacuum Insulated Tumbler

Capacity: 30 fl oz / 0.89 L

3. CamelBak Chute Stainless Vacuum Insulated Bottle 

Capacity: 40 oz / 1.2 L

4. Yeti Rambler Bottle

36 fl oz / 1.06 L

ACK Customer Review:“Works just like you think it would. It kept tea cold for 6 hours just like it came out of the fridge on a trip to GA and kept my gatorade cold for a solid 5 hours while kayaking with temps in the 80s.” – James B.

As you can probably guess from the featured products, these are all ideal for a paddle that lasts several hours or during overnight trips. Feel free to check out our full selection of hydration gear, including packs (which can be great because they hold a lot more water than your average bottle, but we suggest not wearing the pack on your back as it may affect your posture/comfort level).

If you’re planning on an extended (freshwater) trip and you don’t want to take any chances on running out of water, consider getting a water filter.

Fight the thirst and happy summer paddling!