We’re always on the lookout for new or innovative gadgets to enhance your Australian travel experience. The chaps at Water-to-Go have come up with a piece of genius.

The water bottle was originally designed by NASA for use during space missions, but Dave Shanks refined and improved it and created the product as it now stands. When we spoke to Dave at the Adventure Travel Show, he demonstrated how effective it was by filling it with filthy water that was a mix of grey water from the roof of Olympia, and leaf mould and soil from his back garden.

After a good shake, Dave was able to squeeze sparklingly clear water from the bottle. As well as being clear, the nano-technology-using filter removes 99.9% of bacteria, viruses, protozoa, fluoride, chlorine, waterborne diseases and heavy metals. Better still, it eliminates nasty smells and tastes too.

The bottle has been independently evaluated by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the UK and BSC Laboratories in the United States.

Water, water, anywhere
We may have had our Australian travel head on when viewing this, but you don’t need to be travelling to the far side of the planet to find a use for these bottles. You can use them when walking the British countryside or when you head out to the gym. Every time you refill them you’ll be saving money on bottled water and saving resources by re-using the bottle.

Dave told us he was horrified how much plastic (largely bottles) he saw thrown away whilst travelling to India and China for his previous career. He decided to do something about it by harnessing existing technologies to make a significant difference not only in clean water but also in reducing waste.

15% off Water to Go!
We’ve teamed up with Water-to-Go to offer a 15% discount when you buy this bottle. Just enter the GGV15 code at the checkout www.watertogo.eu

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