12 BEST FILTERED WATER BOTTLES OF 2021 TO PURIFY STREAM AND TAP WATER
Skip the water cooler talk with a filtered water bottle.
Clean drinking water is imperative, no matter what you're doing.
Whether you're at the hunting lease, backpacking, or even at work, having access to clean water is crucial if you want to stay hydrated and feel good.
An energy drink or coffee before taking on the day is fine, but it's useless if you aren't drinking water afterward.
Instead of figuring out how to get huge water jugs into the backcountry, consider a filtered water bottle. A filtering water bottle is a game-changer for those who drink a lot of water.
I think we can all attest that we'd take a bottle of Smartwater over a glass of tap water, correct? That's because we know the water tastes better from the plastic bottle because it's been filtered.
Buying cases of plastic bottles isn't the most eco-friendly option, and face it, you already know it's going to be cheaper just to buy a reusable water bottle. Or even better, a filtered bottle.
Here are 12 of the best filtered water bottles we could track down and a few thoughts on each one written by Allison Johnson.
May 7, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
My only complaint is that eventually, backflushing won’t be enough. These can clog up after some time and no amount of back flushing will fix its low flow. I went through 2 on the AT. However, it will attach to Smart Water Bottles and most bladders!
Built for backcountry reliability and portability, the Sawyer Squeeze filter is our pick for the best portable water purifier.
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).