Thankfully I read the instructions because you're supposed to run water through filter once to get the charcoal out of it. The first time you run water through it you see the black come through.
I filled the bottle up and off we went. I was pleasantly surprised at the taste. To me, it didn't taste like well water at all. I'm kind of cringing right now even thinking about well water taste.
I didn't realize how thin the bottle was. I tried tipping the bottle back to let the water just flow out of it, but it doesn't work the same with the filter in place. I found that I had to squeeze the bottle to get a good flow. When I squeezed it the first time, I could tell how thin the plastic was because of how it squeezed. It wasn't a hard plastic.
I love that the Water Bobble is BPA free, Made in the USA, and it made from recycled PET and is recyclable itself! The filter is good for 300 uses. Speaking of their filters. I love that you can have a rainbow of colors. There's also an assortment of bottle sizes. The medium 16.5 oz bottle is perfect for me.
One of my biggest issues with reusable water bottles is that I always forget to fill them up and put them in the fridge. I love my water freezing cold. When I remember, I drink a bottle of water nearly every day at work. That’s a lot for someone who isn’t a big water drinker.
Speaking of work, the nice thing about the Water Bobble is that it sticks out. My coworkers know it’s mine. Now, if I had one of the filters that was super bright in color then it’d really pop in the midst of all the other “blah” water bottles.
bobble has an activated carbon filter which has a slight electro-positive charge, making it attractive to chemicals and impurities. As the water passes over the positively charged carbon surface, the negative ions of the contaminants are drawn to the surface of the carbon granules.
Carbon filters require very little maintenance, and are perhaps the most powerful chemical absorbents known to man. bobble's carbon-based filter removes organic contaminants from regular municipal tap water and meets or exceeds NSF International Standard 42 for chlorine, taste and odor reduction.
For best results we recommend changing your filter after 2 months or 40 gallons/150 litres. Filter for use with bobble only.
WARNING: Do not use where water is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality.
Do you have a favorite water bottle or brand? Does it come with it’s own filter that fits right into the bottle?
*I received a sample for review as a BzzAgent. The opinions expressed are my own and never influenced by the company.