Having access to endless clean water is a luxury that many people in the United States take for granted. But with Standing Rock; Flint, Michigan; and the severe California drought in the news, though, it's hard not to be aware that water is actually not endless.
Your access to clean water can be put at risk at any time, so it's important to be one step ahead of current events. Or, to be somewhat less apocalyptic, you might just want to go on a weekend hike. Honestly, these water purifier bottles are mainly for that second thing. They're great for turning any natural water supply into drinkable water.
To help keep you prepared and hydrated, and to help rid Earth of plastic bottles, we've put together some of the best on-the-go water bottle purifiers.
This is the only filtered hydration bottle that allows you to put additives into your water. So not only can you stay hydrated with FIT Top filtering sports water bottle, your water can taste like whatever you want it to.
Drink out of a free-flowing spout once the chlorine, bad odors and bad taste have been removed. It's available on Amazon in the 14 oz size for $19.99 and 24 oz for $24.62.
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The Lifesaver bottle is highly effective at filtering and purifying turbid water and removing 99.9% of bacteria and viruses. The portable water filter is capable of delivering up to 6,000 liters of clean water for individual use. The filter stops working when it needs replacing, so there's no way you'll accidentally drink unfiltered water.
There are three different bottle and filter sizes to choose from. The Lifesaver 4000UF is available on Amazon for $149.
Brita has been among the leading experts in water optimization for over 40 years. Chances are, you've used their products before. The Brita Sport water bottle reduces the taste and odor of chlorine, is dishwasher safe, and one filter will last around 300 fills.
It's a simple design and relatively inexpensive. You can purchase a 20 oz bottle at Target for $9.89.
Mountop UV Water Purifier
Perfect for traveling, camping or other outdoor adventures, the Mountop UV Water Purifier effectively eliminates 99.9% of microbiological contaminants.
It also comes equipped with a LED lantern so you can efficiently drink in the dark or find your way if you don't have a flashlight. Buy the 25 oz bottle on Amazon for $61.99.
LifeStraw Filter Water Bottle
The LifeStraw Filter Water Bottle allows you to scoop up water from almost anywhere and turn it into drinkable water. The filter removes 99.9% of bacteria and parasites and can filter up to 1000 liters of water.
Purchase a 22 oz bottle from Dick's Sporting Goods for $29.99.