Cotopaxi Agua Water Bottle Review

By: Molly Guernsey

After receiving, testing, and loving Cotopaxi's daypack backpack, I was excited to test out another of their products! If you've read my other blogs on Explorer Gear, you'll know that I love bright colors. Again, Cotopaxi didn't let me down in that area! My water bottle is teal, but they also have colors like blue, plum, and yellow--all fun and vibrant options!

One of the first times I used my Cotopaxi Agua Water Bottle was this past summer at the pool. The sweltering weather made me all the more grateful for the insulating design of the bottle--it stayed refreshingly cold all day. The bottle itself is also very durable--I dropped it on the concrete a few times that day (by accident, of course) and it remained dentless!  

Later, I took this bottle with me when I went camping, to really test it out on the trail. The Cotopaxi designers definitely have the active user in mind--the lid's handle can hook to a carabiner for secure, worry-free transportation. This feature made the water bottle a convenient hydration solution for the whole day. 

Cotopaxi has this water bottle in three different sizes: 500mL, 750mL, and 1000mL. Mine is 750mL, and I found it perfect for day hikes and a few hour long activities. For a weekend camping trip, the 1000mL bottle might have been better; the increased volume would allow for a longer time between refills. The 500mL bottle seems like the perfect size for a child--small enough that they can carry it on their own, but big enough that they can easily stay hydrated through the day. 

Product Specs:

  • Double-walled construction

  • Leak-proof and sweat-free

  • BPA-free stainless steel

  • Odor and bacteria resistant

  • 61-year warranty


  • Capacities: 500mL, 750 mL, 1000mL

  • Bottle Height:

    • 500mL - 8.25"

    • 750mL - 10"

    • 1000mL - 12.25"



1. Not dishwasher safe

2. Pricey- $25, $30, $35 respectively for the three sizes of bottles




1. The powder-coated matte finish prevents sweating

2. Doesn't dent easily

3. Double layered bottle to keep cold drinks cold for 24 hours and hot drinks hot for 12 hours

4. Good design and wide range of functionality  

Explorer Rating:

Though this water bottle carries a bit of a price tag, it's designed to last, and is an excellent option for both the casual and committed outdoor explorer. If you're looking for a durable, effective, and sleek water bottle, check this product out! 

I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes.

The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

Updated 9/2/2018