Being confident about the safety of your drinking water while on the road often results in people buying water bottled in single-use plastic containers. To keep from adding to landfills and landscapes in countries that don’t have robust recycling programs, as well as minimize our reliance on plastic, it’s far better to pick up a water bottle with an effective filter.


And when you’re shopping for that bottle, take a look at the CamelBak Eddy+ filtered by LifeStraw.


As you add water, it passes through two separate stages of filtration. The Hollow Fiber Filter removes bacteria, parasites, and microplastics. The Ion Exchange Filter reduces lead, chlorine, bad taste, and unwanted chemicals. The bottle is also BPA (bisphenol A), BPS (bisphenol S), and BPF (bisphenol F) free.


The straw cap is great for sipping water, and is leak-proof when closed and spill-proof when open—so you don’t have to work about it spilling in your bag. The cap also has a comfortable carry handle that only needs a finger or two, rather than having to carry the bottle with one hand.


The bottle is vacuum insulated, made from 18/8 stainless steel. It’ll keep your beverage cold for up to 30 hours. The powder-coat finish doesn’t let the bottle exterior sweat, so you can keep your hands (and belongings) dry. And when you need to clean it, the filter rinses clean and the bottle is safe to be washed in the dishwasher.


Traveling with a water filter isn’t only smart for trips in developing countries. Even developed countries have water issues, and when you don’t completely trust your source, filters are the way to go. It’s far better to have a reusable bottle on hand than a case of single-use plastic bottles.


The Eddy+ filtered by LifeStraw 32-ounce bottle with vacuum-insulated stainless steel comes in black, Navy, and white, and lists for $70 on the CamelBak site.