We get a lot of questions about stainless steel water bottles with filters, but until recently I hadn’t used a filtered water bottle. The folks at Eco Vessel were kind enough to send us a filtration water bottle to try out. According to Eco Vessel, the blue water filtration bottle “removes up to 99.99% of pollutants.” It’s also BPA-free, which I appreciate.
When to Use this Filtered Water Bottle
I would recommend using this bottle when you know you won’t have access to your own Brita or reverse osmosis filtered water.
Hiking and Camping
This bottle would be great to use on extended hiking or camping trips where the water in streams is safe enough to drink, but might contain some pollutants. I wish I’d had it when I was hiking in Patagonia. The water there was fine, but even just removing the debris would have been a huge help.
Travel – Extended Travel
For extended trips where you’ll be traveling to places where the water is safe to drink, but potentially not tasty or totally clean, this filtration water bottle would be an excellent option.
At the Office
If your workplace doesn’t offer filtered water, this filtered water bottle would be a good choice for the office. That way you can drink tap water and rest assured that the bulk of the pollutants are removed.
Working Out at the Gym
If you work out at a gym and are used to drinking out of the water fountain, this bottle is for you. Fill the bottle up at the water fountain and drink it through the filter.
When to Choose A Filter-Free Bottle
For times you have access to filtered water, you won’t need to use this bottle. And the filter inside makes it a little clunkier (and takes up space where water could be) so it’s not ideal for sports.
If you’re at home or can fill up your bottle before you leave the house, you’re probably just as well off sticking with a traditional (filter-free) stainless steel water bottle.
This bottle could work well for a bike ride, but I would prefer something a little less clunky with more room for water.
Travel – Short Trips
For shorter trips, especially those where you’ll likely have access to filtered water, you’ll probably want to bring a larger, filter-free bottle that you can refill.
How Does It Work?
According to the website, the Eco Vessel water filtration bottle uses an “Ionic-Adsorption Micro-Filtration system.” I’m no expert on filtration systems, so I’m trusting that Eco Vessel’s system really does remove up to 99.99% of pollutants, as they claim.
I like the countoured shape, which makes it easy and comfortable to hole in your hand. It also comes with a cloth handle and caribeener, which I suppose could come in handy.
Filtered Water Without Hassle
For people on the go, this bottle is ideal. Not everywhere you go will have filtered water, but if you have your filtered water bottle, you can create your own low-pollutant water.
Stainless Steel (and BPA-free)
If you’re a regular Go Green Travel Green reader, you know we’re big fans of stainless steel water bottles because they’re lightweight and don’t contain the nasty chemical BPA. One of our favorites is the Klean Kanteen, but their water filter isn’t quite as compact and integrated as Eco Vessel’s.
Not Made in the USA
Although the filter is made in the USA, the bottle isn’t. That’s not surprising, though, considering we have yet to find a stainless steel water bottle made in the US.
Because of the filter inside, this bottle is a bit clunky, which might make it awkward for some athletic activities.
I would definitely recommend the Eco Vessel Blue Water Filtration Bottle to someone looking for an easy-to-use, compact filter water bottle. The built-in filter makes it very portable and the coutoured design makes it comfortable to carry.