Hydrating is essential when you’re on the go around town in hot weather. Drinking frequently replaces fluids lost to perspiration, boosts endurance and helps you recover after a longer ride. So, if your bike frame is equipped with a bottle cage, load it up before heading out and top off as needed. If your city ride doesn’t come with the fasteners (called bottle bosses) for a cage, or if the sporty look’s not your jam, stash a stylish water bottle in your basket or bag. I love the examples above for their elegant designs, can-do features and versatility. They’re equally well suited to sipping on the bike, at the gym, at your desk or where ever you roam.
From left: OXO Advance 24-oz Bottle, $14.99. Constructed of BPA-free Tritan, this bottle has two handy openings; one for sipping and one lower down for adding ice or cleaning. You’ll appreciate the markings, as well, if you monitor your fluid intake or need to add measured supplements. A stainless steel cable keeps the lid from straying. S’well 25-oz Water Bottle, $35. The minimalist styling and the fun matte finishes, like the faux teakwood shown here, make these insulated, double walled bottles a fashion statement in their own right. Kleen Kanteen 20-oz. Vacuum Insulated Classic $30.95. Double-walled insulation keeps your iced beverage cold for up to 24 hours, the wide mouth is easy to drink from and the leak-proof loop cap is impervious to spills when your bike hits a bump.
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