Collapsible water bottles seem to be the next big thing in hydration. Hydrapak and Vapur (not exactly collapsible but foldable and rollable) have numerous products on offer, with new company Hydaway entering the scene. Easy to throw in your backpack, work or travel bag, collapsible bottles have become a convenient no brainer.
The Hydaway collapsible bottle (pictured top) comes in a Large (24 oz.) and Small (12 oz.) size. In similar fashion to the Sea to Summit products, both bottles collapse down to a 1 ¼” disc that can fit in your pocket. A unique carry handle on the lid fits a carabiner for clipping to your pack. Made from food grade silicone, the BPA-free, taste- and odor-free bottle can be thrown in the top rack of your dishwasher for easy cleaning.
The Hydaway collapsible bottles will set you back a not exactly cheap $25.
Hydrapak takes a different approach with their collapsible bottle, building off of the company’s popular soft flasks. The 750 ml Stash, made from a soft and collapsible TPU, integrates a molded top (with 43 mm screw cap) and bottom that snap together for easy transport when not full.
When collapsed, the Stash bottle sits only 2 inches high and stacks one on top of each other for easy storage of multiple bottles. Weighing just 64 grams (2.26 ounces), the Stash is BPA- and PVC-free, dishwasher safe, naturally anti-fungal, and comes with a no-leak lifetime warranty. Hard to beat that.
The Hydrapak Stash collapsible bottle retails for $17.99 and will start shipping in November.