You are travelling internationally. I was in Ukraine. The locals say the water is not really safe to drink. They buy bottled. I stayed 13 days and probably ran 5 gallons of water through this for drinking, making tea, protein shakes and cooking. The water had a nasty smell and taste before filtering. After... it was like drinking spring water with no strange flavors. Super happy with the purchase. I am heading to Croatia next and intend to just keep on using it. At first I thought it was a little spendy but when I did the math (and the convenience of not having to lug water bottles around from the store or refill stations) it was well worth the investment.
Amazon Reviewed in the United States on August 7, 2021
I ordered the filtering device which came with one filter and I also bought an additional 3 pack of filters for the future. I prepped the filter as instructed and packed it up for a trip. Unfortunately after the first use, the water didn’t even move through that original filter. We gave up on it until I could investigate at home. I followed additional instructions on how to use hot water or flip the filter to remove any blockage but that original filter never really worked again. So, I started fresh with one from the 3pack I bought. So far it seems to be working and I’m hoping it doesn’t get blocked after a few uses. The water filters pretty slowly but steadily and works best for me over a pitcher rather than trying to directly into a water bottle. I really like the concept so I hope that first filter issue was just a fluke.
Amazon Reviewed in the United States on March 13, 2021