Eco Vessel’s Tritan Plastic Aqua Vessel Ultra Lite water filtration bottle provides an easy avenue to purify drinking water. By combining a light-weight plastic bottle free of BPA, BPS and phthalates with a replaceable activated carbon filter made from coconut shells users can get clean, drinking water that tastes good. The filter, which is good for 550 refills, removes up to 99.9% of Giardia and Cryptosporidium. Incorporating Miraguard antimicrobial technology into the filter keeps it mold and mildew-free throughout its lifespan. Aqua Vessels all come with a silicone flip top spout, handy gear loop on the removable top and separate long straw for use without the filter in place. The Aqua Vessel Ultra Lite holds 25 ounces of water and weighs in at 12 ounces.
Boulder, Colorado-based Eco Vessel was started in 2008 by Jonathan Fox with the purpose of producing safe, reusable drinking vessels. Providing reusable drinking containers helps reduce the planet’s use of disposable plastic bottles, 80% of which end up in landfills. Changing people’s lives is a mandate of the company; working with Water for People, a Denver-based non-profit, they donate one percent of gross revenue to water and sanitation projects in eleven developing countries.
Testing of the Aqua Vessel Ultra Lite was done on a series of hikes, days in the gym and hanging out at the beach. The ability to fill the bottle from lakes and streams makes it a hit while hiking. While a fair amount of suction is needed for drinking with the filter attached, knowing you needn’t worry about water born parasites when drinking is comforting. The filter did a thorough job of removing odd tastes that are present in a lot of municipal water sources. Knowing when to change the filter might become an issue. Using the bottle without the filter when it wasn’t necessary made it perfect for using during workout sessions at the gym. The top attaches securely and the flip top works well. The gear loop was handy for clipping the bottle to the author’s pack or simply hooking a finger through it while walking.
Eco Vessel’s Tritan Plastic Aqua Vessel Ultra Lite water filtration bottle water filtration bottle performed well during testing. The bottle is well made, sturdy and easy to use.
Aqua Vessel Ultra Lite water filtration bottle
- Cost: Bottle- $28.95
- Cost: Replacement filter $19.95
- Colors: Black, Pink, Blue
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Disclosure: I received a sample of this product for purposes of this review, but the opinions expressed are my own.