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What is a Filter Water Bottle? 

A filter water bottle is essentially a BPA free bottle that has a filter cartridge insert to give you filtered water on the go. 

The best filter water bottles turn water (except salt water) from anywhere in the world into water that's safe to drink. This can include water that's come from rivers, lakes, streams, puddles, and even your kitchen tap.

What's the Best Water Bottle with Filter I can Buy?

We consider that the best water bottle with filter is one that uses 3-in-1 technology.

This is why we choose to stock Water to Go filter water bottles at Fountain Filters.

3-in-1 technology uses a three stage water filtration process including mechanical, electrical and activated carbon technologies. 

Mechanical Filtration

Mechanical filtration is where tiny contaminants are trapped so they don't remain in the water. The smaller the pore size or micron rating the smaller the particles the filter will trap. 

Depending on where you're using your filter water bottle, some of these contaminants could be quite unsightly and make you very ill. It's just not worth the risk, especially if you're trying to enjoy a backpacking or camping trip of a lifetime. 

Electrical Filtration

Electrical filtration attracts any remaining contaminants and works like a magnet, again preventing them from passing through the filter and being consumed. 

Carbon Filtration

Activated carbon is contained within the filter water bottle cartridge membrane to effectively remove contaminants and give you great tasting water that's free of odour and discolouration. 

We consider Water to Go filter water bottles to be the best water bottles for backpacking and the best water bottles for camping.

Who are Water to Go?

Water to Go are a UK based company that supply filter water bottles around the world. 

Their bottle filters have all been independently tested against internationally recognised standards by water quality specialists at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK), Bangalore Test House (India), IMI (China) and BCS Laboratories (USA). 

You can look at the full testing results HERE

What do the Water to Go filter water bottles filter out?

The reason we think Water to Go filter water bottles are the best is because they remove bacteria (99.9999%), viruses (99.9999%), waterborne disease, protozoa, heavy metals such as lead, as well as harmful chemicals by up to 99.9999%. A good thing if you're backpacking or camping and can't access safe drinking water. 

Your water will be free of Cholera, Polio, E-coli, Hepatitis A, Cryptosporidium, Tapeworm, Giardia, Lead, Mercury, Chlorine and Fluoride. 

If you're wanting to use the Water to Go bottle filter to filter your mains water then chlorine (99.9%) and fluoride (99.9%) will also be removed. 

But the good news is that essential minerals for health such as sodium and magnesium remain in the water. 

And we're blown away by the fact that when you use a bottle filter such as the one from Water to Go you're only paying 5p a litre for safe, clean drinking water. That's so much cheaper than ANY bottled water you can buy from the supermarket. Who wants to buy single use plastic bottles anyway!

Here's a more comprehensive list of the bacteria and viruses, parasites and waterborne pathogens and metals and chemicals that the Water to Go filter water bottles remove.

Bacteria & Viruses

  • Legionella (Legionnaires Disease and Pontiac Fever)
  • Leptospirosis - Weil's Disease
  • Vibrio Disease, Campylobacteriosis
  • Dysentery, Botulism, Polio, Virus Botulism
  • Coliform, E-coli, Cholera, Typhus
  • Reoviruses
  • Enteroviruses
  • Adenoviruses
  • Tota Virus
  • Hepatitis A
  • Norwalk 

Parasites & Waterborne Pathogens

  • Fasciola Hepatica / Liver Fluke
  • Pinworm Onchiocerca
  • Hookworm, Roundworm
  • Threadworm, Guinea Worm
  • Cryptosporidium Tryonosoma (Sleeping Sickness)
  • Coenorosis Schistosomiasis
  • Echinococcosis Ascariasis
  • Fasciolopsiasis Taeniasis - Tapeworm

Metals & Chemicals

  • Chlorine, Fluoride
  • Mercury, Nickel, Copper, Iron
  • Lead, Chromium, Gold, Silver
  • Aluminium
  • Volatile Organic Compounds - including Formaldehyde

Water to Go filter water bottles are also Halal certified. 

What Water to Go filter water bottles do Fountain Filters stock?

We don't just stock the Water to Go bottle, we also stock the replacement Water to Go filters

Take a look at our full range of Water to Go filter water bottles HERE.

You have three different sizes of filter water bottle to choose from and 2 different styles. 

50cl, 75cl and the 60cl Active bottle filter. The Active bottle has a hygenic click lid and is perfect for putting in your bicycle bottle cage. 

The 75cl bottle filters 200 litres of water and the 50cl bottle filters 130 litres of water. 

Water to go bottle review

We're in the process of asking Nick at Survival & Bushcrafts to carry out a Water to Go bottle review for us. 

After their review we'll be running a free giveaway so keep your eyes on the Survival & Bushcrafts Facebook page. 

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