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Plastic and Metal Water Bottles

Smart, durable, and spill-proof, one bottle clobbers the competition.

Published Aug. 1, 2015

What You Need To Know

The alley behind the test kitchen isn’t exactly a bucolic place to spend a breezy afternoon, but I, along with a photographer and videographer, had important work to do: dropping refillable water bottles onto the pavement, over and over again, to test their durability. Call it a cold, hard real-world test.

We were evaluating eight different water bottles. There are thousands for sale...