Water Bucket Review!
Water is food, right? Good, glad we agree. I like to consider myself conscious of the environment, I have a recycle bin at home, in the office and I buy the 365 cleaners from WF, although I do miss the comfort of soft toilet paper. Oh, and I’m also a sucker for gadgets. So last week when a friend of mine who works at an environmental non-profit told me of a reusable filtered water bottle I knew I had to get my hands on one and tell you guys about it. We like to educate and inform here at ES, not just entertain!
The Wellness H2.O Bottle is a reusable plastic bottle with its own water filtration system, kind of like a portable Brita. The company behind the bottle claims that it can filter up to 1100 gallons of water without the need to replace the filter, which they state is a savings of $1,000 in bottled water, if you drink that much bottled water. And for our DC readers this is pretty much mandatory for the water out of our taps!
Read my review after the jump.
pseudo concern for the environment I know I’m not the best at recycling, I’m that person who will buy a bottle of water on a daily basis and throw away the plastic at the nearest trash can. I apologize for this now and will try to improve in the future. With this in mind it was difficult for me to cart a plastic bottle around with me for the weekend. The Wellness bottle is heavier than your average bottle so you know it’s there in your bag. Drinking the water itself is not easy, you have to squeeze the bottle pretty firm for the water to come out, it doesn’t pour freely, the water needs to be pressured into the filter (which I have to admit looks like what you would find in a fish tank). The water itself didn’t have the usual taste that one will find in tap water, and here in DC it’s chlorine, gross. So it does work with regard to filtering.
I think my main two gripes are that it needs to be squeezed more tightly for the water to come out than a usual bottle, and the cost: this bottle is pretty expensive, at $49. WTF! Throughout the weekend all I could think of when I was out and about was keeping track of this thing. I can replace my cell without much hassle and cost–the bottle, not so much. The replacement filters aren’t cheap either, at $20. Unless you really are going to replace your bottled water with the Wellness H2.O then I’d think twice, but it is a cool contraption nonetheless, and all my friends asked me about it, so a good conversation piece if nothing else.