Collapsible water bottles to toss in your bag

Save room in your pack with one of these origami bottles.

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Water bottles perfect for hiking or commuting.[Marc Rafanell López via Unsplash](Marc Rafanell López)

When you’re going on a long hike, through TSA security, or even just to work, you don't want a big, empty water bottle rattling around in your bag. Opt for one of these collapsible water bottles instead. These high-capacity vessels fold or squeeze down much smaller, so there's more room in your bag for essentials (read: snacks). They're ready for a refill whenever thirst creeps up.

Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle

Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle
It rolls up with straps.Amazon

The Nomader, a roll-up bottle with a hook/carry strap, is designed for travelers. Its mouth is wide enough for ice cubes or fruit slices, and the bottle accommodates both hot and cold drinks. Its silicone body is designed to be drop- and shatterproof, and comes in an array of eye-catching colors. It can hold 22 ounces, or 650 ml.

Platypus Platy 2-Liter Ultralight Collapsible Water Bottle

Platypus Platy 2-Liter Ultralight Collapsible Water Bottle
A lightweight, high-capacity bottle ready for adventures.Amazon

For outdoor and backpacking enthusiasts, this ultralight “bottle” is the best bet. Not only does it have a generous 2-liter (70-ounce) capacity, it weighs 1.3-ounces and rolls up to fit inside a pocket when empty. It’s made out of BPA-free, food-grade polyethylene lining that will keep your water tasting like water. It’s more of a bag (with a stable base that stands upright when filled) than a bottle, and it’s perfect for water storage or transport during camping. It even pairs well with water filters.

Nefeeko Collapsible Water Bottle

Nefeeko Collapsible Water Bottle
A versatile, size adjustable water bottle in pretty colors.Amazon

These lightweight, BPA-free silicone water bottles have a stackable design that goes from five inches tall (fully collapsed) to nine inches (fully extended). It has an 18-ounce capacity and is safe for hot liquids up to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Toss one in your gym bag, fill it up at the airport water fountain, or bring it on a day hike. It’s leak-proof, easy to clean, and comes in colors like light gray, bright blue, turquoise, and pink.