Eco-Tritan | Water Filter Bottle
Ordered a blue Eco_Titan water bottle (really wanted the purple but they were out of stock and wanted it for Christmas...which of course came in stock the day after I ordered it LOL). Whey trying to sign up for the replacement filter subscription I accidentally ordered a second blue bottle. I called customer service and they immediately sent me the purple and I still got it in time for Christmas! Have only had it a few days but so far, I love it! Water tastes great and is absolutely no leak!
I’ve been using the water bottle with urban filter for a couple weeks and am very happy. I’ve recommended it to friends and family. Although our local contaminants are considered within acceptable EPA limits something is probably not within mine because I feel better and will likely campaign for a sink filter in the future. The bottle is very sturdy and easy for my small hands to grasp. The lid design is excellent and very much appreciated, especially when it has fallen on to the car floor. This will be a bottle I travel with a lot.
Totally thrilled with my Eco-Tritan water bottle! Getting pharmaceuticals out of the water is a big deal, along with all the other nasties. No other filter bottle does this as far as I know.
I had already been using the Urban Filter on another bottle I purchased a few months ago and was really impressed with it. The filters last a lot longer than other filters l've used, and do a much better job at keeping the flavor of the water great tasting and consistent across sources. If I were rating just the filter, I would give it five stars. However, this review is specific to the Eco-Tritan bottle.
Since the bottle I originally purchased was a little large for traveling, I purchased a an Eco-Tritan bottle. The size is perfect to carry around with me when I travel, and it's the perfect size (IMO) for short hikes. The bottle seems to be pretty durable because I've dropped it a few times and it is not leaking. There are three things I would improve:
1. The non-slip base is not securely attached to the bottle. Once, when I pulled the bottle out of my car's cup holder, the bottom popped off, rolled out of the car and was lost. Fortunately, this company stands behind their products and sent me another bottle. I glued the new base on the new bottle with super-glue.
2. The filter is large and displaces a lot of water. I often slightly over-fill the bottle and spill water all over the place. Adding a max-fill line would be very helpful.
3. The plastic lid that covers the top doesn't seem necessary. As I mentioned earlier, I've dropped the bottle a few times. The bottle itself was not damaged, the plastic lid broke off. I'm using the bottle without it and it's fine.
Overall, this is a great product by a great company. I plan on buying another bottle once the .75ml camel back compatible lid becomes available.
The water we’re drinking from our new Epic Water bottles tastes so much cleaner so I’m reassured we made a good purchase.