15 Best Filtered Water Bottles
Enjoy instant access to safe water, regardless of the source, with a filtered water bottle. Whether your goal is to purify water for safe consumption or simply filter out bad tastes such as chlorine, your new favorite water bottle is waiting to be discovered in our list below.
What Are the Best Filtered Water Bottles Available in 2021?
11. Sawyer Products Personal Water Bottle Filter
- Removes nearly all bacteria and protozoa
- Ideal for hiking and domestic travel
- Efficient 0.1 micron filter
- Doesn't remove viruses
- Not recommended for international travel
- Won't filter chemicals or pesticides
While this filter bottle doesn’t filter out viruses, it does remove nearly all bacteria and protozoa. A 0.1 micron filter reduces levels of contamination to give you clean drinking water.
A filtration rate of 100,000 gallons is plenty for even the most avid outdoorsmen. Depending on your situation, you can use the filter inline along with your favorite hydration pack tubing or even as an ultra-light filter when you’re out hiking.
As an added bonus, the cap fits most standard wide-mouth water bottles, so you can switch the filter between compatible bottles.
This filtered water bottle is ideal for hiking and daily use, as well as domestic travel. The Select System (S1 and S3) bottles offer a bit more protection by also removing chemicals, pesticides, viruses and heavy metals. These bottles can also be used for international travel and around farms and livestock.
Continue reading about the best filtered water bottles written by Kate Halse here.
May 4, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
While DEET products may be more familiar by name and their chemical smell, sprays with 20 percent picaridin, like Sawyer Products, offer comparable protection without the harsh odor and oily feeling on your skin.
The Sawyer Squeeze was (by far) the most common Pacific Crest Trail water filter this year – for the fifth year in a row. It’s a $39, 3 oz / 85 g hollow fiber filter that rids your drinking water of protozoa and bacteria (and floaties). It can be used with Sawyer bags (included with the filter) or with compatible water bottles (Smartwater is the bottle of choice for many hikers).
SAWYER MINI WATER FILTER, $22 This has been my water filter of choice for years now. The bags can be iffy — I have had a few break – so carry a couple. However, the filter itself is reliable, light and inexpensive. -Logan