Filter water on the go – best filtered water bottles
Our drinking water filter systems may make it easy to enjoy filtered water at home. But with a new normal resuming and people spending more time away from home, being able to access high-quality water wherever you are is particularly important.
A standard reusable water bottle is after all only so big, meaning that those filling up on filtered at home before they head out for the day, won’t be able to replenish their supplies once they’ve drained their bottle.
Investing in a filtered water bottle is a great option that means you can enjoy filtered water all day long without needing to buy bottled water or refilling with less tasty tap water.
There are a number of different water filters that can be used in bottles, these include carbon, ultraviolet, combination, straw, push or pump, screen, and battery-powered filters.
In this blog post, we cut out the middleman to talk you through the best filtered water bottles out there right now.
Grayl GEOPRESS™ Water Purifier
The Grayl GEOPRESS™ Water Purifier may be the most expensive filtered water bottle in our rundown but it uses the latest technology to deliver an unbeatable water quality.
Grayl’s active technology is so sophisticated that they’re popular with outdoor adventurers heading to the most remote environments.
The GEOPRESS™ Water Purifier takes just eight seconds to purify water and can be used to transform the contents of a murky river, well or lake into clean, safe, and satisfying drinking water.
Whilst feedback for the GEOPRESS™ Water Purifier is very positive, one downside for many has been the weight of the bottle.
That’s probably one of the reasons why they developed and released this ULTRALIGHT Compact Water Purifier to rave reviews.
BRITA fill&go Vital
From expensive to budget-friendly now, the BRITA fill&go Vital filtered water bottle is an affordable yet effective design.
The bottle uses MicroDisc filters made from compressed natural carbon to deliver real-time filtration, meaning water is filtered as you drink it. MicroDisc technology relies on millions of tiny pores, which actively filter chlorine and other substances to ensure the water you drink is as healthy and great tasting as it can be.
Despite it catching the bad stuff, it preserves the good stuff, so you benefit from minerals like magnesium and calcium. Filters last for up to four weeks with regular daily use and are easy to replace.
The design of the bottle is modern and stylish, and it’s available in a wide range of bright lid colours.
BRITA fill&go Vital is also constructed using high quality, BPA-free plastics to ensure all the benefits of using a reusable water bottle can be enjoyed by the planet. The bottle is dishwasher safe too.
Another popular filtered bottle brand that’s relied on by hardcore adventurers is LifeStraw. Their LifeStraw Go water filter bottle is BPA approved, and available in a rainbow of colours. It also uses two-stage filtration to remove an amazing 99.999999% of bacteria and contaminants from your drinking water. But what does that mean for your drinking experience? Here’s what GearLab had to say on the matter in a recent review:
“Because it has a built-in filter, it is no surprise that the LifeStraw Go gets a relatively high score regarding taste. The hollow fiber membrane and integrated activated carbon capsule filters bacteria and reduces chlorine and bad taste.
Obviously, this bottle makes water taste good! The downside is that the bottle is only made for water, meaning you cannot put any other liquids in it.”
As well as being an essential companion for camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities, the Go bottle is great for everyday use – whether hiking, in the office, or going to work.
For more great tips for hydrating on the go, read our essential guide.