I like drinking water, but I really don’t enjoy drinking tap water. Whether it’s a psychological barrier I don’t know, but I have to buy bottled water each week when I go to the supermarket. When Water To Go asked if I wanted to try out one of their new Go!
The Go! bottle comes in six different colours, green, pink, white, blue, red or black, each in the same 50cl bottle design. The bottle is designed to enable an easy grip in the middle as it narrows before widening again for the lid.
When I have a bottle and use for running, it frustrates me when I have to undo a lid, or the spout is really narrow and I can’t get any liquid out. The spout on the Go! bottle flips up quite easily, but it does stay down when closed which happily means nothing will spill out.
The whole lid area unscrews to remove itself and also the filter that is attached to the underside of the lid. With a wide neck, you can fill easily from a tap or fountain without spilling water everywhere.
The filter in the Go! bottles are designed to give you 130 litres of water. This equates to 81 days of recommended daily water intake for woman at the average of 1.6 litres per day. At £7.95 for a replacement filter, this works out very reasonable at under 10p per day. A lot cheaper than buying bottled water. The bottles retail at £12.95.
So how does the filter work? I don’t like to think about what is in tap water on the occasions that I do drink it, but when reading that the filter eliminates chlorine, fluoride and bacteria from the water, I am glad it’s working for me.
When you pop a new filter in the bottle or get the bottle for the first time, you can activate the reminder by pressing the button on the bottom of the bottle. I did find this really difficult to press until I heard it click, but you can tell you’ve done it right when you see a thin red line appear (don’t worry you’re not pregnant). The indicator increases each time the bottle is filled and passes through the filter.
My only niggle with the bottle is when you are drinking the last bit of the bottle, the filter sometimes makes a gurgling noise as the water passes through. I got an odd look last week at work when I was drinking. Top tip is to re fill the bottle before you get to the dregs stage.
I can happily say I am converted to using a filter bottle and saving money at the same time.
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