As someone who evangelizes about hydration, I’ve written about water bottles that can filter out dirt and bacteria, and how crucial that can be for hiking, backpacking, and general travel. But a lot of the models we’ve covered, including the LifeStraw Go and the Larq (which zaps your water with a UV light) cost at least $40 (and run upwards of $70), which can feel rather expensive — especially if you’re not using the filter.
This bottle from Philips extracts harmful bits from your water just as well as the ones above, and is a more affordable option — even without the 26 percent discount you can take advantage of right now. It has a long straw that’s connected to a filter near the mouthpiece that’s in turn protected by a dust cap. The one downside is that the filters won’t last as long as the LifeStraw, but you can buy replacements. (Replace them every several weeks with frequent use, or up to three months apart.) But if you won’t be using the filters every day, we think this is $17 very well spent.
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