The 12 Best Filtered Water Bottles, According to Experts and Reviews
Sip confidently with these refillable water bottles.
Everyone loves a good reusable water bottle, but access to safe water isn’t always a given. You may find yourself traveling to a country with different filtering standards, outdoors without access to clean water, or you simply may want to give your tap an extra filter to nix minerals. And not every reusable water bottle is made the same. That’s where the best filtered water bottles come into play—vessels have a water filter and purifier built in. Some are even made specifically for travel, hiking, and those moments when you aren’t so sure your available drinking water is safe.
Meet the expert: Zeeshan Afzal, M.D., Welzo medical officer; Meredith Fontana, outdoor guide and educator.
Not only are reusable water bottles great for the environment (worldwide we produce about 300 million metric tons of plastic waste every year), but it’s an economical choice for your wallet. Most filtered water bottles come in under $100 and give you months of clean, purified water in a very short period of time. Plus, many people find having an easy-to-fill water bottle available at all times helps them drink more water.
When choosing your perfect filtered water bottle, be sure to consider what you’ll be using the bottle for. When it comes to outdoor activities, you may want a more lightweight material that has a filtering mechanism that can remove bacteria and viruses that wouldn’t necessarily be in tap water. If you’re planning to bring the bottle around your office, an insulated water bottle to keep your beverage cool or hot and a simple filtration system may be more ideal. Ready to get drinking? Here, the top-rated filtered water bottle for clean water anywhere, anytime.
A 20% DEET Premium Controlled-Release Lotion will work well against mosquitoes, but Dr. Zimring says he prefers the 20% Picaridin lotion since it also protects against ticks, gnats, chiggers, and flies. (In both instances, he recommends Sawyer brand.)
Part of spending time outside means battling ticks, mosquitoes, and other biting insects. For this, Nelson swears by permethrin.
And out of the products we tested, Dr. Zeichner highly recommends Sawyer Products 20% Picaridin Insect Repellent.