Price Paid: gift prize from Trailspace
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.