Skip the water cooler talk with a filtered water bottle.
Clean drinking water is imperative, no matter what you're doing.
Whether you're at the hunting lease, backpacking, or even at work, having access to clean water is crucial if you want to stay hydrated and feel good.
An energy drink or coffee before taking on the day is fine, but it's useless if you aren't drinking water afterward.
I think we can all attest that we'd take a bottle of Smartwater over a glass of tap water, correct? That's because we know the water tastes better from the plastic bottle because it's been filtered.
Buying cases of plastic bottles isn't the most eco-friendly option, and face it, you already know it's going to be cheaper just to buy a reusable water bottle. Or even better, a filtered bottle.
Here are 12 of the best filtered water bottles we could track down, and a few thoughts on each one.
Best Filtered Water Bottles
The LifeStraw Go water bottle filters out bacteria, parasites, microplastics, and more. The filtration system even gets rid of that awful chlorine taste. It's BPA-free, which is a major plus. With five years of safe water from this filter, you can't go wrong.
Be sure also to check out LifeStraw's filter straws and water purification tablets.
That's right, you'll be able to put creek water in this BPA-free bottle and wind up with H2O clean enough to drink. It comes with a water filter and two straws, along with cleaning instructions. You'll be able to enjoy 34 ounces of water with each fill of this bottle.
Get a water filtration bottle that fights off more than a bad taste. This water bottle filters out viruses, bacteria and protozoa.
The filter on this bottle can clean up to 120 gallons of water. That's over 750 refills. Don't risk giardia or cryptosporidium on your next camping trip. Be prepared with a clean water source.
Astrea's water bottles target heavy metals from the tap, which reduces lead from your drinking water. The stainless steel body is nice and sleek.
We thought the built-in carrying loop on this Brita water bottle was pretty cool. Take it to work, the gym, or wherever you have access to tap water.
I love that it's top-rack dishwasher safe and comes in over 10 different colors. Replace the filter every two months for clean water that tastes good.
The aftertaste of tap water can really turn you off from staying hydrated. Get this water bottle for only $34.99.
You'll trust every spec on this water bottle. The filter is made from food-grade materials and has a big flow rate for easy drinking.
The membrane filter really goes to work. It filters out just about any bacteria or parasite without chemicals. The coconut shell carbon fiber reduces odor and a gross aftertaste. Get this water bottle and be amazed that you're drinking water from the stream or puddle next to you.
Check out the cool camo design on this water bottle! It's only $11. It's perfect for filtering tap water.
11. Survimate Filtered Water Bottle BPA Free with 4-Stage Intergrated Filter Straw for Camping, Hiking, Backpacking and Travel
SurviMate's travel water bottle is perfect for hikers. It's made from food-grade tritan and has four advanced purifiers installed. This BPA-free plastic bottle can filter up to 1500L of water.
Ditch the plastic water bottles, this is the budget-friendly (and environmental friendly) way to enjoy better tasting water at your outdoor adventures this summer.
For that bottled water taste, consider this portable water bottle. This bottle uses easy flow technology, so getting water out of the spout will be simple. There's even a hygienic cap design to keep the spout safe when it's not in use. It might not fit in a cup holder, so just keep it in your backpack.
Be sure to buy compatible replacement filters in advance. Most of the time, water filters need to be replaced every two months. Keep some handy in your kitchen.
This post was originally published on December 27, 2019.