The best water filter bottles for traveling: Portable clean water is a must-pack item

Many of us have made resolutions to travel more in 2020. If we manage to stick to this goal (unlike the ones to stay away from wine and chocolate that are most likely given up on by now), there's a few things we'll need. Yes, a cute passport holder or carry on bag are nice, but one thing that's absolutely necessary before, during, and after your journey is water. 

Sure, there’s water on airplanes but it’s known to be “conducive for microbial growth,” according to a 2015 study — so you probably want to have an alternative water source. Buying overpriced water bottles at the airport is an option, of course, but who wants waste money and plastic in this day and age? Consider water bottles that come with their own filters instead. Read more...

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BEST FOR BACKPACKERS

LifeStraw Go Water Filter Bottles

LifeStraw Go Water Filter Bottles use a dual filtration system to provide you with clean water without an aftertaste.

$44.95 from Amazon

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BEST FOR PLASTIC HATERS

pH HYDRATE Glass Alkaline Water Bottle

This glass bottle stands out from the rest by not only taking out the bad but also putting in some good, but it doesn't claim to remove pathogens.

$43.97 from Amazon

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BEST FOR A SERIOUS WORLD TRAVELER

GRAYL Ultralight Water Purifier Bottle

The GRAYL Ultralight Water Purifier Bottle is pricey but worth getting if you’re concerned about having access to clean water.

$69.95 from Amazon

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BEST FOR THE STYLISH TRAVELER

LARQ Bottle

The world’s first self-cleaning water bottle that uses non-toxic mercury-free UV-C LED technology.

$95 from Amazon

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BEST FOR FILTERING CHLORINE

Brita 36387 Premium Water Filter Bottles, Sea Glass

The Brita 36387 Premium Water Filter Bottle is inexpensive but only removes chlorine from tap water.

$24.99 from Amazon

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BEST BUDGET PICK

BOTTLED JOY Water Bottle with Filter

This inexpensive bottle does what pricier models do, but for less.

$12.99 from Amazon

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