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If you are at all interested in responsible travel or happen to be disgusted by all the plastic that litters the ocean then you may be aware of water purification bottles. These are a great replacement for bottled water and can actually save you a whole lot of money. Find out about our newest purified water system that is small enough to use while you travel.
We were lucky enough to come across Water To Go on our searches for a purified water system that we could use while we travel. We were very aware of the different options outside of these kinds of bottles but decided this was best for us because of the simplicity, portability and the fact that the taste of the water would not be altered like is the case with some purification tablets.
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We also knew we wanted to have our own water bottles anyway, so why not get something practical and stylish?
How the purified water system bottles work
How the bottles work is that each one has its own filter. The filter does exactly as it sounds and filters out 99.9% of all bacteria, viruses, chlorine, fluoride, and heavy metals. This means you could happily get lost in the forest, fill your bottle from a manky stream and be able to drink from your purified water system safely.
You can simply replace the water filter when the old one has been used too often – making it totally safe again. Each one has a time limit, the 50cl bottles last two months and the larger 75cl bottles last three months. The bottles come with a handy timer strip that you push start on when you begin using the bottle. It can be firmly attached to the bottle so you always know when your filter is up! Very clever.
The bottles are otherwise easy to clean, they open up fully and you can get a scrubber brush in there.
We found there to be a good number of design choices when choosing your purified water system. The bottle systems come in two different sizes – 50cl and 75cl. The 50cl bottles are better known as the GO! Bottles. Each bottle comes in a number of colour choices but the design shape and size are the same.
The GO! Bottle
We got the Go! Bottle in white. Its nice and clean looking, and we love being able to see inside to that wonderfully refreshing water. We liked this design mainly for Travis who is only two, it was a nice size for him to be able to hold and drink from himself without a struggle.
The GO! Bottle has a curved shape making it easy for big, and little, hands to keep a good grip of it. This was our favourite to take our on a short family walk for this reason.
The cap is a little flip straw, the kind Travis is really used to from his toddlers bottles which meant he was very familiar with the design and was happy to use it. The straw is quite stiff to open (obviously to avoid leakages) so we did have to help him with that. We took the filter out while we are drinking tap water in Scotland to save the filter a little. This made the water come out a little quicker but we still found that there were absolutely no leaks.
The 75cl Bottle
The larger bottles are simply known as the 75cl bottles. We got the black with black and blue sleeve and we loved how manly it felt. This does not mean us women cannot use it but it just felt a lot more badass than some of the others we have seen on the market.
This is the exact same idea as the GO! Bottle in the sense that it has a replaceable filter, only this one last for three months. You can also replace the bottle lids which is a neat idea cause often these get tatty and overused. The bottle uses the same flip-straw system as the smaller bottles.
It all boils down to the cost, right? We have come across some of these travel purified water system bottles that are over £100. In my eyes that would still be worth the cost but if you can get a nicer design for less money then why not save a little and put the rest toward your travels. The 75cl bottle comes in under £25 and the 50cl bottle is under £13. On top of this anything over £10 is free delivery on their website…Absolutely worth it for your health.
Do you use a travel purified water system or do you rely on bottled water? For other ideas on how you can be a more responsible tourist read these 7 harmful tourist attractions you need to avoid.
*We were given these bottles by Water To Go in exchange for an open and honest opinion. All opinions are our own
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