Monday, 22 September 2014
Drinking. With Water-to-Go.
These clever bottles promise to filter water making it safe to drink, where ever the water has been sourced, including 'not for drinking' tapwater, pond, stream or even rain water. The bottle itself contains a filter, which although I'm not the cleverest at the science-y type stuff, I know that the Water-to-Go filters are more effective than the standard carbon filters that general filtration bottles have. Considering the filters were developed in partnership with NASA's technology, you'd kind of expect that! These filters are so specialized that the bottles are often taken abroad to countries where tap-water is dangerous to save the travellers getting bugs which have the potential to ruin their trip/
On a slightly less technical front, I'm in love with the actual bottle. It is the perfect size for taking to my lectures or off on my travels and although I haven't put it in my bag upside down (I'm not that daring!); I've had it in my bag for several hours with my pride and joy, my Ipad, and it's stayed dry.
I know that by having this in my bag I'm drinking more water, which can't ever be bad. And I'm not spending money on bottles of water which I'm hoping will save me money, to be spent on better things. When you look at the costs of buying water several times a week (which I'm totally guilty of...) against buying a bottle of water like this that you can refill and have the same quality of water, you can save several hundred pounds. It's crazy! The bottle looks expensive when you first look at the price (cough, £24.99, cough) but when you think of the long term saving, it's kinda more acceptable...
The only downside, apart from the price, is the having to replace the filter, which I figured I was bound to forget seeing as the filter lasts for 200 litres or 3 months but I signed up for reminders so I'm sorted! Just got to make sure I don't leave it anywhere; the car, lecture theatre or gym.
Disclaimer: I was not paid to write this post. I received the bottle for the purpose of the review. All views are the truth.