Ok, so I admit that before we made the switch, my boyfriend and I collectively owned about 8 plastic Nalgenes — both of us unrationally phobic there would be some situation we’d be caught in without water. But that was before we realized that plastic containers might not be the best solution for holding our drinking water.
After reports that number 3, 6, and 7 plastics can leach into your water (especially over time and after washing), we decided to ditch the plastic and upgrade to metal water bottles and haven’t looked back since. My personal favorite is the stainless steel Klean Kanteen — I have both the sport bottle and the larger container. A bunch of my friends own the very stylish and design-friendly, Sigg bottles which are also non-leaching. Nalgene has recently released a new line of bottles which are made of a safer plastic, but i’m already sold on the alternatives.