Hydration systems and bottles for carrying liquid with you while you cycle are essential if you want to take your performance to the next level. There are different products available depending on the type of cycling that you prefer, so here are just a few options to consider.
At the basic end of the spectrum brands like ZipVit and SIS produce drink bottles which are designed to be used by the average cyclist who is exercising or commuting on a regular basis. These affordable bottles can be filled with a liquid of your choice and should feature simple valves at the top to let you take a swig quickly and reseal the unit once you have finished using it.
There are more specialised drinking bottles available from firms like Profile which can have more than one chamber, allowing you to take two different liquids with you without mixing them. You could store water in one and energy drink in the other to keep you hydrated and energised at the same time.
More advanced road bike hydration systems are available from Speedfil. These can be mounted on the downtube of your bike and feed the liquid up to you via tubes which means you do not have to move your hands in order to take a drink. Mountain bike hydration packs can follow a similar design, although you can get packs which are integrated into a backpack so that the liquid is even closer to your mouth and can be easily transferred and refilled as necessary.