Very few things can match the satisfaction of drinking a glass of clean drinking water. Most of us take clean drinking water for granted but the truth is clean drinking water isn’t always easily available.
According to the report published by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS), out of the total 17,13,303 habitations in India, 1,76,177 were found to be contaminated as per lab tests conducted over FY 2015-16.
With the above figures in mind, you might now be a little hesitant to drink water from an unreliable source. But before you buy a packaged drinking water bottle, there are some products which can be very useful.
If you’re looking for a portable and affordable solution to get clean drinking water on the go then a portable water filter bottle is all you need.
These lightweight and portable water purifiers provide you with potable water while on the move. Portable water purifiers are great for people who love exploring the outdoors and are very useful if you are travelling to a place with poor water quality.
Who Should Buy a Portable Water Filter Bottle?
The short answer is ‘Everyone’.
This is a must-have if you –
- love travelling, camping, hiking or exploring remote places.
- travel to places with little or no availability of clean drinking water.
- are someone who feels very strongly about the effect of the packaged drinking water bottles on our environment.
- drink water from any unreliable public source when you are away from your home.
Portable Water Purifiers – Benefits?
- Clean drinking water on the go.
- Saves your money spent on buying packaged drinking water bottles.
- Saves the environment by reducing the use of packaged drinking water bottles.
- Provides drinking water in remote areas where clean drinking water is not available.
- Eliminates the need to carry a lot of water while traveling.
- Can be easily carried in hand or a small bag.
Best Portable Water Purifiers in India – Reviews
1. Lifestraw Go Water Bottle
- Filters up to 1000 litres of water
- 2 stage filtration
- Replaceable filter and carbon capsule, easily available online
- Removes 99.99% of waterborne bacteria & protozoa
- Reduces turbidity, filtering down to 0.2 microns
- 100% chemical free
- Made of high-quality food grade plastic as per US FDA standards
- Capacity: 650ml
The LifeStraw Go Water Bottle is undoubtedly the best portable water purifier bottle available in India.
Unlike most portable water purifier bottles available online, it actually does a very good job of providing safe and clean drinking water.
Lifestraw Go uses 2-stage filtration that provides you reliable protection and improves the taste and visual appearance of your water.
1st Stage: Hollow fiber membrane filter that removes 99.99% waterborne bacteria, including E.coli and Salmonella. Also removes 99.9% waterborne protozoa, including Giardia and Cryptosporidium. Hollow fiber membrane lasts for up to 1000 litres of water.
This filter is replaceable and automatically stops taking in water after filtering 1,000 litres of water.
The 2-stage filter is available on Amazon.in.
2nd Stage: Activated carbon capsule reduces chlorine, bad taste, odour, and organic impurities. This replaceable carbon filter lasts for up to 100 litres of water. It is easily available on Amazon in a pack of 2.
Replaceable filters let you reuse this portable water purifier again and again. This is a great product for all adventure and trekking enthusiasts, frequent travellers, students and for people looking for reliable water filtration on the go.
You can use Lifestraw Go for water from a pond, stream or river, municipal taps, taps at public places like railways stations etc.
The water bottle is made of BPA-free Tritan and is very durable. The food-grade silicone mouthpiece can be easily removed for cleaning.
This portable water filter bottle comes with the carabiner to attach to your backpack, ensuring access to safe, clean drinking water on the go.
- Replaceable filters are easily available online.
- Filters out 99.9% waterborne bacteria and protozoa.
- Reduces Chlorine, bad taste and smell.
- Reduces turbidity and physical impurities. Improves the visual appearance of water.
- Bottle and replaceable filters are a bit costly.
2. Eureka Forbes Aquaguard Personal Purifier Bottle
- 100% chemical free
- Filter life: filters up to 420 liters of water
- Replaceable filter
- Soft squeeze bottle with see-through water level indicator and dust cap
- BPA free and non-toxic plastic bottle
- Removes 99.9% bacteria & virus
- Capacity: 700ml
- Available in attractive colors and designs
Eureka Forbes Aquasure bottle purifier with Kitanu magnet provides you clean drinking water on the go.
This portable water purifier bottle from Eureka Forbes uses the same filtration technology that it uses in its range of gravity-based water purifiers. Called ‘Kitanu Magnet’, this unique filter removes up to 99.9% of bacteria and virus.
The Kitanu Magnet filter not only removes harmful microorganisms like bacteria and cysts, but it also removes most of the dust, dirt, and debris. The Kitanu Magnet filter is certified by WQA authorized labs, making it reliable.
The Eureka Forbes portable water filter bottle requires a slight squeeze for forcing the water through the filter that removes all the dirt and biological impurities. When the filter gets choked, it means the filter needs to be replaced.
However, we could not find any information on which type of filtration does the Kitanu Magnet filter use and how it works.
- Removes 99.9% waterborne bacteria and virus.
- Soft squeeze bottle with see-through water level indicator & dust cap.
- BPA free, non-toxic plastic bottle with antimicrobial properties.
- Affordable price.
- The cost of the replacement filter is more or less equal to the cost of a new bottle which sounds weird.
- Filter life is approximately 420 litres only.
3. Tata Swach InstaSip Instant Purifier Bottle
- Filters up to 1000 litres of water
- No chemicals used
- Anti-microbial, food-grade soft squeeze bottle
- Removes 99.99% of bacteria and 99.9% of protozoa
- Bottle Capacity – 740 ml
Tata Swach InstaSip is an instant and portable water purifier bottle that claims to purify water from any source instantly.
The filter life is quite impressive and the company claims that it can purify approximately 1000 litres of water. This portable water purifier bottle uses the similar filtration technology, called Tata Swach Bulb, as used in the gravity-based water purifiers from Tata Swach.
Tata Swach Insta Sip bottle does not have a provision to change the filter. After filtration of around 1000 litres of water, the filter will automatically stop purifying water and you will have to discard the bottle.
- Affordable price.
- Filters up to 1000 litres of water.
- Removes 99.9% waterborne bacteria and protozoa.
- Food grade plastic bottle with antimicrobial properties.
- The filter can’t be replaced once it’s life is over, you will have to discard the bottle.
These portable water filters provide basic filtration and are to be used as portable water purifiers only. Always remember, they can’t be used as a substitute for your home water purifier.
But these portable water purifier bottles are very useful for anyone looking for clean drinking water on the go. If you are someone who loves travelling to remote areas and going for adventure treks then you should definitely have one in your travel gear. They will not only save you from the danger of contaminated water but will also save the money you spend on packaged drinking water. They are also very good for the environment as they reduce the use of plastic bottles.