In my neighborhood no one likes the taste of the local tap water. The truth is we buy spring water and filter that! Needless to say, I was very excited to review a bobble! bobble is a reusable water bottle that filters water before you even drink it. I was sent a medium bobble that holds 18.5oz ($9.99 ARV)! bobble celebrated their 2nd anniversary this March. Here is a little background on how bobble came to be.
The story behind bobble:
In 2008 our founders, Richard and Stephanie Smiedt, were developing product in Asia when they passed by an open field piled high with factory waste. The scale was massive, breathtaking (quite literally). The field was a graphic illustration of the often-invisible impact of production and consumption. Richard and Stephanie felt compelled to move in a different direction.
They turned their attention towards single-serve plastic water bottles. If those bottles were exacting a murderous toll on the environment, they would simply need to reinvent them. They had seen consumer willingness to replace plastic bags in the checkout line and felt confident consumers would do the same with water bottles. The invention of bobble’s portable filter was a signature milestone; the filter makes bobble possible, and distinguishes it from the cluttered field of water bottles. With bobble, consumers could have the experience of single-serve, minus its financial and environmental cost.
How does bobble work?
Each bobble filter can filter up to 40 gallons. It is recommended to change filters every two months. According to bobble, the carbon filter exceeds NSF International Standard 42 for chlorine, taste and odor reduction. It works great, trust me! I followed the instructions to fill the bottle with water then squeeze it out once before drinking. Tiny carbon particles will come out the first time it gets wet, hence the reason for pre-drinking filtering. I took it a step further and filled the bobble with water a second time to see if any particles come out again. It didn’t! The water was perfectly clear. The next step was taste. I was brave, very brave. I tried it with my tap water from the sink. It tasted great! I was very very surprised. We have a brita and it never made the tap water taste that good.
My biggest surprise was how lightweight the plastic is – is easy to squeeze. The top is easy to pull up also, my son can pull it up. He always needs my help to pull up traditional sport tops. bobble also makes a bobble Jug that I’m planning to purchase soon!
*Katy received the above product sample, free to charge, to facilitate this review. All opinions are those of reviewer only.