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CNET: Best filtered water bottles for 2020 to remove bacteria, sediment and more

Don't let bacteria get the best of you. Find out which filtered water bottles are best for outdoors and tap water.


As any avid outdoors person probably already knows, having a good filtered water bottle for clean water is an essential piece of adventure gear. Whether you take short hikes for a couple of hours or voyage into backcountry wilderness for days on end, you never want to find yourself thirsty, and you always want to have access to clean water. You don't want to tote gallons of purified bottled water, which is an environmental plague, not to mention heavy and expensive.

While many sources of groundwater and tap water are perfectly safe, it's never worth the risk to drink water you're just not certain about. Even if it looks clean, it could be non-potable water contaminated with viruses, bacteria, protozoa or other microorganisms invisible to the human eye. And despite the Safe Drinking Water Act, tap water can still contain contaminants such as lead, chlorine, arsenic, pesticides and even particles from malfunctioning wastewater treatment. Instead, why not consider giving a water filter bottle a spin?

See the full article from Amanda Capritto on CNET's website here.

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