By Matt Evans
With summer in full swing and heatwaves rolling out across the world, staying hydrated (especially while active) has never been more important. Studies have shown dehydration affects our heart health, gastro-intestinal functions and even our brains, preventing us from performing our best at work. Why is why, in summer, it pays to keep a water bottle handy.
However, sipping from an empty plastic coke bottle isn't the most pleasant experience. The best water bottles continue to keep your drink cold long after they leave the fridge, and are BPA free to prevent harmful chemicals and nasty tastes getting in your water. Whether you're on a long bike ride, in the gym or on the sofa, a good water bottle is a summer essential.
Right now, Target has some great deals on offer for two trusted brands, CamelBak and Zulu. Check out the deals in full below:
Zuku Ace 24oz Stainless Steel Water Bottle | was $19.99 | now $15.99 at Target
The food-grade silicone spout with Guardian technology is said to inhibit bacterial growth on the drink surface, keeping you healthy. BPA free, the bottom of the bottle unscrews, allowing you to add ice and clean the bottle much more easily. Keeps drinks cold for 24 hours.
CamelBak eddy+ 20oz Insulated Tritan Water Bottle | was $18.99 | now $15.19 at Target
This double-insulted bottle holds 20oz of water, making it big enough for most long trips or gym sessions. The flip-open straw function makes it easy to clean and ergonomic to use. It's BPA, BPS and BPF free too, so all you're tasting is the drink.
Update: the pink colourway (pictured) is sold out, but there is still stock left in blue.
CamelBak Podium Chill 3.0 24oz Insulated Squeeze Water Bottle | was $15.99 | now $12.79 at Target
Made for movement, this squeezy bottle is perfect for exercise sessions in the sun. A 24oz bottle perfect for the gym or to clip on your bike frame, the self-sealing, lockout cap maximizes flow rate while eliminating splatters and spills. TruTaste polypropylene with HydroGuard is said to let you taste your water, not your bottle.
Want to go premium? A stainless-steel water bottle that keeps your drinks cool and zaps the bottle's contents with UV light to eliminate harmful and nasty-smelling bacteria is available from Larq, priced at $78 on Amazon.
Matt Evans is an experienced health and fitness journalist and Channel Editor at Fit&Well. He's previously written for titles like Men's Health and Red Bull, and covers all things exercise and nutrition on the Fit&Well website. Matt originally discovered exercise through martial arts: he holds a black belt in Karate and remains a keen kickboxer and runner. His top fitness tip? Stretch.
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