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The "Better Bottle" just got "Bestest". This is a natural evolution of Camebak's Better Bottle.
The bottle itself is BPA free Tritan, so worry not. The lid has a large loop for easy attachment to a strap or caribiner on a pack. The no-spill "bite" valve makes life easy, no need to unscrew a lid or pop-up a valve to drink. the valve gives perfect flow every time, without aeration.
The filter has been through 30 refills to date, and does an admirable job of improving the taste of my SoCal tap water. Everyone in my family has tried it and found that it definitely improves the taste of our water. I would recommend removing the filter and rinsing once daily for best results (takes only a few seconds to do). THIS IS NOT A WATER PURIFIER, only a taste filter.
The filter is meant only for water, less than 100 degrees. I only wish that the water bottle was larger than 20 oz, as I go through water quickly. Overall, it's a fantastic design that makes tastey water easy to enjoy. Kudos. What is needed now is an in-line filter version for their reservoirs.
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The new CamelBak Groove is a portable filtration system in a CamelBak bottle with a contemporary design that’s easy to use and carry.
It’s a convenient way to drink delicious, refreshing filtered water anywhere, helping consumers break free from home or office water filters and reduce the waste and expense of disposable plastic bottles. The filter is integrated into the straw, making CamelBak Groove more stable than top-heavy designs with filters in the cap.
Here's what other sites are saying:
You're on the move, but you still want clean, fresh-tasting water without the disposable bottled water guilt. Meet CamelBak Groove, a bottle with a filter built right into the straw. Re-usable, BPA-free and spill-proof, CamelBak Groove allows you to drink filtered water exactly the way you want. Sip with ease, flip shut for storage and no spills with the patented CamelBak Big Bite Valve.
Enjoy freshly filtered water anywhere-the CamelBak Groove Water Bottle filters as you sip, so you can hydrate on the go.
Key Features of the CamelBak Groove Bottle - .75LTurns tap water into freshSustainablePlant-based filterEasy to refillFilter built into the strawDurable and spill-proofEasy to carryIntegrated loop handle100% BPA-FreeIndependently certified by NSFCamelBak GuaranteeCamelBak Groove Bottle - .75LThe CamelBak Groove Bottle - .75L filters as you sip, so you can hydrate on the go. It has a built- in carbon filter that removes chlorinated tastes and odors from tap water. The filter lasts about three months, so you can save a lot of money on bottled water and keep a lot plastic out of landfills. It is 100% BPA-free water bottle. It carries 25 ounces (.75 liters) of water and filters it through a plant-based filter so you can stay hydrated without worrying about the water being clean. If you're travelling away from your trusted water source, the CamelBak Groove Bottle - .75L filters water on the go so you can clean and pure drinking water all the time.
The CamelBak Groove(TM) Filter bottle turns potable tap water into great-tasting water that you can enjoy while at home, in the office or on the go. Simply fill the bottle with tap water, screw the cap on and start sipping; the integrated plant-based carbon filter reduces chlorine taste and odors found in tap water. Filter lasts for about 3 mos. or 48 gal. of water and is an easy way to enjoy tap water rather than purchasing disposable bottles of water. CamelBak Groove Filter bottle should be used to improve the taste of safe water sources only; filter does not remove viruses, bacteria or protozoa from water. Made of Eastman Tritan(TM) copolyester, the bottle is completely BPA-free and is dishwasher safe (do not put filter in the dishwasher). Tritan copolyester provides excellent impact resistance and is suitable for both warm and cold beverages. Just bite the Big Bite(TM) valve and sip, and the water starts flowing-you don't even need to tip the bottle to drink. Bite valve has an articulating stem, so when not in use it folds down next to the bottle and stays clean. Carry the integrated handle in the crook of a finger, or connect it to a pack or waistbelt with a small carabiner, sold separately.