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The Best Back-to-School Gear and Tips

Best backpacks, lunch boxes, water bottles and lunch bags

Published on: July 28, 2022

The Best Back-to-School Gear and Tips

Kleen Kanteen water bottle. Photo courtesy Amazon

Best water bottle

Top pick: Klean Kanteen 12-ounce stainless steel water bottle 

We only fill our water bottles with water, and still, anything with a straw gets disgusting after a while. There’s just no way to clean the gunk out from that area. After throwing away too many expensive Camelbaks, we’re now sticking with straw-free. 

We like the screw-top water bottle from Klean Kanteen because it's dishwasher-safe and leak-proof. They also sell packs of replacement caps, if the lid gets lost. If your kid has trouble with twist caps, another great straw-less option is the On-The-Fly Lock Top Tritan Bottle by Nalgene. And, of course, if your family needs straws, this option still works great.

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