The Best Filtered Water Bottles for Travel

Filtered water bottles are a must-have piece of travel gear for the budget-savvy, eco-conscious backpacker. They give you access to safe drinking water from almost any source and lessen your dependence on single-use plastics! 

Before I started using a travel water purifier, I’d spend hundreds of dollars on bottled water across an extended trip! These days, I spend less than 10% of that!

The money I’ve saved by using a filtered water bottle for travel has allowed me to backpack for longer, go on amazing tours and opt for nicer accommodation. While the initial outlay of one of these bottles feels like a lot, the money you’ll save on the road more than makes up for it! 

So, whether you’re sourcing drinking water from a stream or a hostel tap, you’ll find something suitable in this list of the best filtered water bottles for travel! 

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Grayl GeoPress
Best All-Round Filter Water Bottle
  • Good flow rate
  • Rugged
  • Easy to use 
Grayl UltraPress
Best Filter Water Bottle for Travel
  • Easy to pack
  • Smaller than the GeoPress
  • Just as tough
Water To Go 75cl
Best Budget Choice
  • Budget-friendly 
  • Simple to use
  • Leakproof guarantee 

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🤔 What’s the Difference Between a Filter and a Purifier?

Before we dive into the best filtered water bottles, it’s worth knowing the difference between a filter and a purifier. 

At the most basic level, a water purifier offers more protection than a water filter. Filters remove bacteria, protozoa (a large single-celled organism) and particles from your water. Purifiers go one step further by removing viruses as well.

💧The Best Water Purifiers for Travel 🌏

Water Purifiers At A Glance:

Best for: Drinking from taps or any water source close to human populations.
Removes: 99.9% of viruses, protozoa, heavy metals, minerals and organic or inorganic particles.
Grayl GeoPress
Our All-Round Favourite Purifier!

Grayl GeoPress

  • Price Range: $$
  • Best Feature: Fast purification process
  • Feature To Improve: Overall size and weight of the bottle
  • Read: Full Grayl GeoPress Review
  • Well-Trusted — Grayl are market leaders in purifying water bottles. Their bottles have been used on every continent for all manner of adventures and journeys. They offer a 10-year guarantee on the materials and workmanship of everything they produce. 10 years! 😲
  • Easy To Use — To purify water with the Grayl GeoPress, simply fill the outer part of the bottle with dirty water, reattach the inner and press it down. You need to put quite a lot of force through the bottle, so find a flat, stable surface to do this on. Water is forced up through the filter and stored in the clean inner bottle.
  • Fast — The GeoPress can purify 710ml of water in less than 10 seconds. Its patented OnePress technology takes a little more effort than other filters but once you’ve got the technique down, it’s easy enough. Each filter can purify 250 litres of water before it needs replacing. You don’t need to keep track though, over time the purification slows down. When you notice it’s taking about 25 seconds to filter the whole bottle, it’s time to replace the filter.
  • Rugged — The bottle itself is made from hard BPA-free plastic. It’s durable enough to survive a 10-foot fall onto concrete while full of water, so it’ll handle the rigours of travel. The rubber grips help protect the bottle from drops but they make it hard to slide the bottle into tight spaces in your backpack.


  • “We used a Grayl along with two metal water bottles for five months in India and SE Asia. [We] filled up the water bottles every morning using tap water through the Grayl and never bought a plastic bottle the whole time. Definitely worth it for the environment, [your] health and wallet!” – Huw.
  • Tough
  • Easy to use
  • Grayl are market leaders
  • Heavy
  • Bulky
Grayl UltraPress
Best Purifier for Travel

Grayl UltraPress

  • Grayl UltraPress — The UltraPress is essentially a smaller, more compact version of the GeoPress. By making the bottle fractionally smaller, Grayl created a much more travel-friendly option. The biggest complaint with the GeoPress is its bulkiness, and while the UltraPress isn’t a small bottle, it’s much easier to get into your backpack! 
  • Smaller — The overall capacity of the UltraPress is just 500ml, meaning you can’t carry much water with you for a day out. However, pair it with a collapsible water bottle and you end up with an excellent water purification and carry system. 
  • Filters — Everything about the UltraPress is smaller than the GeoPress, including the filters. They have a shorter lifespan too, only purifying around 150 litres before they need to be replaced. They’re a touch cheaper which helps make up for this but it’s you’ll need to take multiple filters with you if you’re travelling for an extended period.


  • “In my experience, allowing the filters to dry out when possible helps extend their lifespan. If you leave them saturated all the time, the flow rate drops faster!” – Tim
  • Smaller size
  • Lighter
  • Small capacity 
  • Filter only lasts 150 litres
RapidPure Purifier+ Bottle
Best Purifier With a Straw

RapidPure Purifier+ Bottle

  • Price Range: $
  • Best Feature: Fast flow rate
  • Feature To Improve: The filter needs to be replaced often if used as a purifier
  • Advanced Technology — RapidPure’s Purifier+ Bottle features a combination of UltraCeram and OpenPore technology. These remove 99.9% of viruses, bacteria and other pathogens. The wide pores allow for a decent flow rate and rely heavily on adsorption to remove nasties from your water. Think of the UltraCeram tech working like a magnet, attracting all the invisible wee beasties towards it and out of your drinking water.
  • Safe — The filter has a lifespan of around 340 litres (75 gallons) – although this is less if you’re filtering very bad water. Over time, the flow rate will slow down. When it becomes too hard to suck water through, it’s time to replace the filter. The activated carbon filter ensures your water always smells and tastes fresh.
  • Tough and Lightweight — RapidPure’s Purifier+ Bottle is made from Tritan Plastic. It’s durable and free of BPA and BPS. At 200g, it’s also lightweight, meaning it won’t take up too much of your baggage allowance! There’s an insulated steel version of this bottle but it’s heavier, more expensive and holds less water.
  • Lightweight 
  • Lid fits all wide-mouth bottles
  • Efficacy drops off towards the end of the filter's life
LifeSaver Bottle
Longest Lasting Filter Water Bottle

LifeSaver Bottle

  • Price Range: $$$
  • Best Feature: Longevity of filter
  • Feature To Improve: The cost
  • Longevity — The LifeSaver Bottle is long-lasting. The 4000UF version can purify 4000 litres of water before the filter needs replacing. The 6000UF model can purify, you guessed it, 6000 litres! There’s an indicator and automatic shut-off to let you know when the filter needs replacing. Although it’s money well spent, the LifeSaver Bottle is the most expensive bottle on this list and is a large initial outlay. 
  • Pump Action — To use the LifeSaver Bottle, turn it upside down and unscrew the bottom. This is where you add the dirty water. Reattach the bottom and give the plunger a few pumps. This forces dirty water through the filter, removing bacteria, viruses, cysts and parasites in the process. 
  • Dual Filters — As well as the purification filter, the LifeSaver Bottle features an activated carbon filter. This removes bad tastes and smells from your water. It should be replaced every 250 litres but that’s not a requirement for safe water – it only affects the taste and smell.
  • Tough — The LifeSaver Bottle is built to last. It’s used by militaries and humanitarian groups across the world. The BPA-free hard plastic bottle can easily deal with an extended backpacking trip!
  • Longevity
  • Automatically tells you when the filter needs replacing
  • Expensive
  • Bulky
  • Must be primed before use (check instructions)
Water To Go 75cl
Best Budget Choice

Water To Go 75cl

  • Price Range: $
  • Best Feature: Leakproof guarantee – your money back if it leaks
  • Feature To Improve: No auto-shutdown or indicator on the filter
  • Simple Design —The Water-to-Go bottle purifies water to the highest standard, removing protozoa, bacteria, viruses and heavy metals. Simply fill the bottle with water and drink through the mouthpiece. The straw-style filter requires a lot of sucking, and the flow rate is super slow, but for the price, this bottle is an excellent choice! 
  • Filter Lifespan — The filters in the Water-to-Go bottle have a short lifespan. They need to be replaced every 200 litres to ensure your water is effectively cleaned. If you’re travelling for a couple of weeks, you’ll be fine but any longer and you should take spare filters. Thankfully, replacement filters for the Water-to-Go bottle are relatively cheap. The main downside is that there’s no automatic shut-off for the filter. When you start to notice the taste or smell of your water changing, it’s time to replace the filter. The old filter can be fully recycled at home by following the simple instructions that come with the bottle.
  • Lightweight — The Water-to-Go 75cl bottle weighs just 138 grams when empty. It doesn’t take up much of your baggage allowance and is easy to cram into your bag. 
  • Sugarcane – As well as the Classic 75cl bottle, Water to Go produce the Sugarcane bottle. The plastic used in its construction is made from sugarcane and is fully recyclable alongside conventional, petrochemical-based plastics. The sugarcane is sourced from Bonscuro registered farms, meaning they abide by sustainability practices concerning greenhouse gas emissions, water usage, biodiversity and workers’ rights. The bottle uses the same purification system as other Water to Go bottles, so removes more than 99% of contaminants from your water. The only downside is its size. At 55cl, it’s smaller than the Classic Bottle! 


  • "I use a Water-to-Go bottle and it’s amazing! Have used it to drink tap water all over India, Nepal, Thailand and Cambodia so far. Saved me so much money and plastic. I even filled it from streams and waterfalls while hiking!" – Charlotte.
  • Well priced
  • Simple to use
  • Slow flow rate
  • No way of knowing when the filter needs replacing
Epic Nalgene

Epic Nalgene

  • Price Range: $
  • Best Feature: Budget-friendly water purification
  • Feature to Improve: Filter doesn’t quite reach the bottom of the bottle
  • Nalgene Bottle – Epic Filters collaborate with Nalgene for their filtered water bottles. Epic produce the filters and Nalgene provide the bottles made from recycled materials. As such, you’re getting a reliable set-up from two different companies who are experts in what they do!
  • Capacity – The Epic Nalgene bottles come in four sizes: 24oz (680ml), 32oz (909ml), 34oz (966ml – insulated bottle only) and 48oz (1363ml). The best two for travel are the 32oz and 48oz models. Both hold enough water to get you through!
  • Filter – Epic’s purifying water filter removes more than 99% of contaminants from your water, ensuring you have access to safe, clean water from almost any source. The filter has a lifespan of 75 gallons (285 litres). Once it’s reached the end of its life, you can send the filter back to Epic Filters for recycling. Save up your used filters because you get a brand-new filter free for every four you send back! The biggest downside with Epic Filter’s Nalgene bottle is that the filter doesn’t quite reach the bottom of the bottle, you’ll be left with a small amount of water you can’t drink!
  • Nalgene bottle
  • Well priced
  • Easy to use
  • Filter can be hard to suck water through
  • Straw filter doesn’t quite reach the bottom of the bottle
  • Not the fastest flow rate
LARQ Bottle Movement PureVis
Best Purifier for Travel in Europe

LARQ Bottle Movement PureVis

  • UV-C — Unlike other water purifiers on our list, the LARQ Movement PureVis Bottle doesn’t rely on mechanical filtration to make clean drinking water. Instead, the bottle bombards water with UV-C light. This high-energy wavelength of light destroys 99% of bacteria and viruses in your water, making it safe to drink. However, this doesn’t affect the taste and smell of your drink. 
  • Cleaning Cycles — Once the LARQ Bottle is full of water, screw the lid into place and press the button on top. You should see a ‘breathing’ blue ring appear around the top of the lid. This means the bottle has entered cleaning mode. For the next 60 seconds, UV-C rays will bounce around inside the bottle, cleaning your water. If you’re in an area with particularly bad water, you can activate ‘Adventure Mode’ by double-tapping the button. This offers a three-minute blast of UV-C light. The bottle also automatically self-cleans throughout the day. Every couple of hours a short burst of UV-C light keeps your water as fresh as possible! 
  • Size — Compared to a normal water bottle, the LARQ Movement Bottle is large. However, for a water-purifying bottle, the capacity-to-size ratio is excellent. The largest model can hold 950ml. There is also a smaller 710ml version and insulated models which have a reduced capacity.
  • Battery — The main downside of this bottle is that it must be kept charged. The battery lasts around a month of normal use but if you use adventure mode a lot, it will last around two weeks. It’s also worth noting that when the battery needs replacing, you need to buy a whole new lid which can be quite pricey!
  • Huge capacity 
  • Self-cleaning
  • Feels futuristic AF
  • Expensive
  • Water must be clear for it to work
  • No mechanical filter

Top 3 Travel Water Bottles With Non-Purifying Filters

Non-Purifying Filtered Water Bottles At A Glance:

Best for: Drinking from water sources away from human populations. Backcountry hiking or trekking. Try to use fast-flowing water sources if possible.
Removes: 99.9% of bacteria, protozoa, minerals and organic or inorganic particles. Some also remove heavy metals and bad odours when combined with carbon filters.
Does not remove: Viruses, or particles smaller than 0.2 microns.
Lifestraw Go
Best Non-Purifying Filter Water Bottle

Lifestraw Go

  • Price Range: $
  • Best Feature: Fits very well into external water bottle pockets
  • Feature To Improve: Prone to small leaks
  • LifeStraw — As one of the most well-known water filter companies, LifeStraw have been a market leader for years. The LifeStraw Go is their entry-level filtered water bottle. The hollow fibre filter removes protozoa, bacteria and particulates. Remember though, the filter does not remove viruses
  • Durable —The Lifestraw Go is built to last. With its hard, BPA-free plastic construction, the bottle will comfortably handle extended backpacking trips. It’s available in 650ml and 1-litre models.
  • Filter — The filter can be removed, enabling you to give the bottle a thorough clean. If you’re in an area with safe water, removing the filter allows you to use the Lifestraw Go as a standard water bottle, saving the filter’s efficiency for when you need it. The main filter lasts around 4000 litres before it needs replacing. The carbon filter will need replacing every 100 litres but as this only affects the taste and smell of the water, you can use the bottle safely without replacing the carbon filter.
  • Reliable
  • Simple to use
  • LifeStraw are very eco and socially conscious
  • Not for use with tap water
  • Straw can be hard to drink through
Katadyn Be Free
Best Filtered Water Bottle for Hiking

Katadyn Be Free

  • Price Range: $
  • Best Feature: Lightweight and collapsible
  • Feature To Improve: The soft bottle takes some getting used to
  • Collapsible — The Katadyn Be Free bottle folds down super small and weighs less than 70g, including the filter — astonishing for a 1-litre bottle! Being able to squash it down so much means you can fit it into even the fullest backpack. 
  • Filter — Katadyn’s EZ-Clean Membrane filter is much more compact than those in other filtered bottles. It needs changing every 1000 litres but will only last this long if you look after it. You need to clean the filter regularly by shaking or swishing it through clean water to dislodge any stuck particles. 
  • Flow Rate — The squeezable bottle means you can filter large amounts of water quickly, with a flow rate of 2 litres per minute. Just force water through the filter by putting pressure on the bottle. You can then store clean water in another container, or drink it straight from the Be Free.


  • “Four months in SEA with Katadyn BeFree HydraPak and I haven’t bought a single plastic bottle. The best thing is, if you don’t want to use it, it doesn’t take up any space!” – SEA Backpacker Reader
  • Lightweight
  • Collapsible
  • Excellent flow rate
  • You need to take care of the filter 
  • Not good for tap water
OKO Level-2 Filtered Water Bottle

OKO Level-2 Filtered Water Bottle

  • Price Range: $
  • Best Feature: Stylish design
  • Feature To Improve: The filter lifespan is very short
  • Big — The OKO Original Bottle is available in two size options, 650ml and 1 litre! A filtered water bottle that holds a litre of water at a time is a real treat. However, this does make the bottle harder to get into your backpack when not in use!
  • Filter — The Level-2 filter is compact and does a good job of removing pathogens and particles from your water. Ensure you get the right filter with your bottle. The Level-1 filter only affects the taste and smell of your water. And remember, neither filter removes viruses! The level two filter needs replacing every 450 litres. Thankfully they’re some of the smallest and cheapest filters we’ve used!
  • Budget-friendly
  • Good capacity
  • Hard to pack
  • Not the most durable bottle

🧽 🫧 How Do You Care for Your Filtered Water Bottle?

  • Each bottle comes with different instructions on how to prepare and maintain the filter, so it operates at full efficiency. Read these instructions carefully. You don’t want to waste a filter because you’ve clogged it or not primed it correctly.
  • As a simple rule, most filters will need to be cleaned out regularly by either backwashing (forcing water at pressure back through the filter) or by running a few litres of clean water through them. 
  • Most filters only work when they’re wet, so you’ll need to prepare them, as per the manufacturers’ instructions.
  • Do not filter saltwater, juice, or any other kind of drink, unless your filter is specifically designed to do so. Normal filters cannot handle this. They will get clogged up and stop working.   
  • Remember to carry spare filters (if necessary) if you’re travelling for long periods, otherwise, your filter bottle becomes nothing more than an expensive waste of plastic. 

👀 What Should You Look for When Choosing a Filter Water Bottle for Travel?

When it comes to choosing the best filtered water bottle, there are a few key things to bear in mind.

Types of Filtered Bottle

The type of bottle you need will depend on how and where you’ll be using it. Does it need to remove viruses? Or will you get by just removing bacteria, particles and protozoa from your water?

The answer to this question will dictate the quality of the filtered water bottle that you require.

Water Softener – Improves Taste Only 👎

Some filtered water bottles are designed simply to just soften the water by removing harmless minerals. This affects the taste of your water but won’t remove any nasties.

The Camelbak Groove or Bobble Classic are examples of this kind of filter. They’re honestly no good for travel — especially if you’re worried about the quality of the water. Bacteria and viruses slip straight through a water softener. 

Water Filter – Removes Particles and Most Bacteria 🫳

Water filters such as the LifeStraw GO will remove minerals, particles, protozoa and even bacteria.

If you want a filtered water bottle that’s suitable for wilderness trekking, this is the one for you. As long as you’re away from large groups of humans or animals, a filter that removes bacteria, parasites and protozoa is perfect. This makes water filters ideal for long hiking or camping trips, especially if you’ll be drinking from rivers or lakes. 

Water Purifier – Removes Particles, Bacteria AND Viruses 👍

Finally, the most effective type of filter is the water purifier. If you’re using water from sources close to human populations, be it rivers, lakes or even the tap, (we got sick in Goa, India from brushing our teeth with contaminated tap water!) then you’ll need a top-quality purifier.

The human body is an amazing breeding ground for viruses and we spread these everywhere we go. Somewhat surprisingly, hotel water tanks can be some of the most infested places! Viruses are much smaller than bacteria or protozoa so slip through all but the finest filters! Bottles such as the Grayl GeoPress will remove bacteria, parasites, protozoa and particulates, PLUS any viruses within the water. 

⚠️ Important! ⚠️

Look for water bottle filters that have a pore size smaller than 0.1 microns for the best protection.

Bottle Construction

Some water filter bottles are made of softer, more flexible plastics which are light and can be rolled up small. These save weight and space in your backpack and last a long time if properly looked after! 

Metal bottles are also increasing in popularity but aren’t as common as their plastic counterparts due to their weight and price.

Glass bottles with filters are available but these aren’t good for travel. They’re heavy and fragile. We’ve yet to see or test a glass filtered water bottle that would be suitable for backpacking! 

❗Be aware not all plastic bottles available are BPA-free❗

Bisphenol A or BPA is a chemical used in the production of plastics. Although safe in small amounts, larger quantities of BPA’s can mess with hormones and are linked to heart disease, fertility problems and impotence.

Different Types of Filter

The Straw Filter

The most common type of filter is the straw filter. Water bottles that include a straw filter are usually made of hard plastic and have a mouthpiece. By sucking on the mouthpiece, you draw water through the straw filter. By the time it reaches your mouth, it will be clean and safe. 

Many of these straws are removable. So if you are somewhere with safe drinking water you can take out the filter and just use the bottle. This preserves the life of the filter. 

The main disadvantage of these bottles is the effort required to suck water through the filter. It sucks when you’re thirsty…

The Gravity Filter

Gravity filters usually involve filling a reservoir with water and leaving it to drip through the filter of its own accord. Whilst they work more slowly, they allow you to filter large amounts of water with very little effort. 

They’re great for groups, or if you need to filter a large amount of water at a time. 

The Squeeze Filter

Squeeze filters are very similar to gravity filters but rather than letting physics do the hard work, you need to squeeze the water through them. Some filters come with water bladders or collapsible bottles. Others can be screwed onto a normal plastic bottle.

The Pump Filter

Pump filters require a different level of effort depending on the product but are generally easier than straw filters. They require you to force water through the filter using the attached pump.

🔄 Alternatives to Filter Bottles 

Ultraviolet Light

In recent years, products such as the Steripen or Larq Self Cleaning bottle have burst onto the market. Using UV light, these products can kill viruses and all but the hardiest bacteria. 

SteriPen Adventurer Opti UV Personal Water Purifier for Camping, Backpacking, Emergency Preparedness and Travel

The downside is that they don’t remove sediment, colouration or bad odours. Although they prevent you getting ill, your hydration experience might not be a tasty one. 

You also need to remember to keep the batteries on these devices charged, so you don’t get caught out. These products can be combined with simple carbon filters to change the taste and smell of the water.  

Chemical Treatments

Chemical treatments such as water purification tablets are some of the most effective treatments on the market.

Like the Steripen, they will kill off all but the hardiest of microorganisms but won’t be able to remove heavy metals or particulates from the water.

Potable Aqua Water Purification Tablets With PA Plus - Two 50 count Bottles

They also take much longer to make the water safe, 15 minutes is the minimum recommended time but this can stretch to four hours depending on the quality of the water.

It’s a good idea to carry a packet of these as a backup when travelling as they weigh very little. They can be packed away with your toiletries and will save you if you’re in a pinch!

Filtered Water Bottles for Travel FAQs

Can you bring a filtered water bottle on a plane?

Yes, you can take a filtered water bottle on a plane. However, you won’t be able to get it through security if it’s full of water. You’ll need to carry it through the checkpoint empty. 

How long can I keep filtered water in a bottle?

In theory, if your bottle is sterile, you can keep filtered water in it for extended periods. However, the taste will be affected after a while and it’s almost impossible to keep a filtered water bottle completely sterile. We recommend using your filtered water within a day or two of filtering. 

Do you save money using a water filter?

Yes, you can save money using a water filter when you travel. The initial outlay is soon outweighed by not needing to buy bottled water on the road. 

Round Up of Filtered Water Bottles for Travel

Choosing the right filtered water bottle for travel comes down to several factors but the most important is whether you need a purifier or just a filter. 

Regular filter bottles remove bacteria, protozoa and particles from your water. They often make the taste and smell of your water more pleasant too. Purifiers remove all of the above as well as viruses!

Our favourite water purifier for travel is the Grayl UltraPress. The GeoPress is also an excellent choice but as long as you have another bottle to decant clean water into, the smaller UltraPress is a better choice for backpacking. 

The best purifying bottle for travel in Europe or other developed nations is the LARQ Movement Bottle PureVis. For hikers, the best water bottle with a filter is the Katadyn BeFree and our favourite non-purifying bottle is the LifeStraw Go!

Do you travel with a filtered water bottle? Let us know which is your favourite in the comments below!

Tim Ashdown | Gear Specialist

After a life-changing motorcycle accident, Tim decided life was too short to stay cooped up in his home county of Norfolk, UK. Since then, he has travelled Southeast Asia, walked the Camino de Santiago and backpacked South America. His first book, From Paralysis to Santiago, chronicles his struggle to recover from the motorcycle accident and will be released later this year.

8 thoughts on “The Best Filtered Water Bottles for Travel”

  1. James Harvey

    I’m using #3 and love it. I have taken water from lakes and streams with no problems.

    1. Hi James!

      I’m glad to hear you’re getting on so well with the Lifesaver bottle.

      I’ve been using the Grayl for a number of years and find it one of the best pieces of kit for travelling and backpacking! A filtered water bottle is a must in my opinion!

  2. So, this is a random question… but how do you safely wash your reusable water bottle? We are traveling around Asia for the next six months. When we’re at home in the US, I wash my bottle every few days. Here in Asia, the water isn’t safe to drink, so what is the safest way to wash the bottle itself so we don’t get sick from any lingering water (it’s almost impossible to completely dry the inside of a bottle)?! Thank you for your suggestions.

    1. Hi Ann. Great question! And I’m not 100% sure I know the correct answer! However, I found a video made by Lifestraw, one of the recommended brands on this list! I’ve added the video to this article above. If you need any more clarification, I would contact the brands directly for a full explanation. Hope that helps!

  3. Jessica Narvaez

    Hi, I am traveling to China and was wondering which of these bottles you would recommend for an extended stay to Beijing. I know that water quality is a huge concern. Thanks!

    1. Hi Jessica,
      I would definitely say the LifeStraw, number 1 on this list! They’re very reliable in filtering water and it’s a great quality bottle (especially for the cheap price!). Such a good investment for your future travels. Plus, they’re an ethical company and purchasing one bottle provides a school child in a developing area clean water for a whole year!
      Enjoy China!

  4. This was extremeley useful thank you. SE asia is a killer for plastic waste 🙁
    I was running around with my 3L hydration bladder filling up at filtered water tanks, but think its about time I actually got a water bottle for the more chill days when I’m not trekking around.

    1. Yeah, I really think it’s a good investment! The plastic problem in Southeast Asia and all over the world now is reaching critical levels. So many of Southeast Asia’s beaches and islands are suffering and the pollution in the seas is out of control! Every little thing we do helps, and if others (travellers and locals) see you with a water bottle, it’s more likely to influence them in a positive way, so it creates a knock-on effect. Let us know which one you get!

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