Takeya Actives Insulated: best stainless steel water bottle

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Takeya Actives Insulated

The Takeya Actives Insulated bottle, which has a carrying handle and an easy-to-drink spout, is a fantastic hydration companion for days spent exploring the city. This bottle is straightforward, reasonably priced, and convenient to drink from wherever you are—at the workplace, in the gym, or in the vehicle.


  • Easy to use
  • Easy to drink from while moving
  • Comfortable carrying handle


  • Lacks durability
  • Lid is challenging to clean
Takeya Actives Insulated

The Takeya Actives bottle excels in the usability category but falls short in the durability category. Overall, the bottle garnered average ratings from all reviewers; it wasn’t particularly spectacular or severely disappointing.

Ease of Use

In terms of water bottle technology, the Takeya Actives offers a simple answer to this ongoing issue. The wide-mouthed bottle lid can be readily removed for filling. A separate, screw-top drinking spout is located on the lid, solving the problem of self-contamination when drinking on the go. Previous brands have made an attempt at this cap design, but Takeya has developed a rather straightforward, leak-free version of it.

The Takeya is simple to clean, just like most wide-mouth bottles, but the spout makes the lid a little more intricate and difficult to clean.

Because it has several moving parts, the lid is difficult to clean. Because it resembles the Yeti or Hydro Flask bottles in design, the remainder of the bottle is simple to clean.

Takeya Actives bottle


The Takeya falls a little short in this area. For an insulated stainless steel bottle, the pricing is fair. Though the bottle is less durable than some more expensive stainless steel versions due to its lower price. Even after just a few weeks of use, the carrying handle’s hinged joint began to exhibit significant indications of wear. This plastic cap, while not wholly unsuccessful, exhibits evidence of rapid wear.

Shown above is the silicone cover that protects the bottom of the Takeya.

The bottle has a silicone bottom protector sleeve, which we found to be quite helpful in our drop test for the Takeya. The bottle’s bottom was shielded from nicking or denting by this sleeve.


This bottle is one of the heavier ones in this evaluation at 15.5 ounces. Since the majority of heavy bottles are vacuum insulated, stainless steel types like the Takeya, this is not surprising. The Takeya is heavier than average for bottles in this normally robust class.

Since this 24-ounce vacuum-insulated bottle is a little heavy, it is best used as a travel companion.


The Takeya Actives’ complex lid and stainless steel body put them in the middle of the pack in terms of flavor. Because flavors get trapped in all the crevices and gaskets of these intricate plastic lids, they tend to retain flavors longer. Therefore, the lid was more vulnerable to flavor retention while the steel body of the bottle was not. The Takeya’s flavor retention was generally marginally above average.

Should You Buy the Takeya Actives Insulated?

The Takeya Actives is not our favorite, despite the fact that its lid is unique and its silicone sleeve helped shield the bottle’s bottom from harm. It is a good alternative for people who want to stay hydrated while out and about, but we’d suggest several other insulated stainless steel bottles instead.

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