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Best filtered water bottles for 2022 to remove bacteria, sediment, and more

Access to clean drinking water is critical when you're out in the wild. Whether you're taking a short hike or going on an extensive wilderness backpacking tour, you're probably already well aware of this -- and a good filtered water bottle for clean water is an essential piece of adventuring gear. It's also important because toting gallons of purified bottled water is heavy, expensive and an environmental plague.

Frankly, it isn't even an option.

Even if a water source appears clean, it may be nonpotable contaminated water with viruses, harmful 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 improper wastewater treatment. Why not try filtered water instead?

Six filtered water bottles were put to the test at a fresh groundwater source in Southern California.

Choosing a filtered water bottle may be the best option if you're retiring from plastic water bottles or disposable water containers and opting for bottled water.

  • You're unsure about your tap water
  • You travel to other states and countries where you don't know about water practices and it might contain harmful contaminants
  • You go hiking, backpacking or on other outdoor adventures
  • You prefer bottled water but want to reduce your plastic waste

To that end, I tested six filtered water bottles to find the best filtration water bottle you can trust to provide you with clean, safe water, indoors or outdoors.

Read Amanda Capritto's results here.

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December 3, 2023

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