The Camelbak Groove is a plastic BPA free water bottle equipped with a charcoal filter in the straw. It removes the unpleasant taste from potable tap water. You can use it at home, school, or on long commutes where there is tap water available on the way, for example, gas stations, airports. People sensitive to tastes and smells in general would find this bottle useful, since it's cheaper than constantly buying bottled water at the store. Keep in mind that the technology used in this bottle is not certified to be effective against bacteria or other serious contaminants, only for water that's already safe to drink.
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Pro Great for people sensitive to tastes and smells
The Camelbak Groove is designed to remove unpleasant tastes or smells from tap water, and it does just that. Instead of buying bottled water, you can fill the Camelbak up with tap water from almost anywhere, and it will taste clean.
Pro Comfortable to store and handle
This bottle won't leak if it tips over, or if you throw it in your bag. If the cap is screwed on properly, it does not let any water through. The straw won't let water spill out of it even when not in an upright position.
The integrated loop handle lets you carry it around comfortably in your hand, or you can attach it to your backpack with a carabiner. It also fits most cup holders. The bottle itself is sturdy, and it will survive most falls.
Pro Environmentally friendly filters
The filters in this Camelbak are made of charcoal ( which is a plant based material), so both manufacturing and recycling is easy on the environment.
Con Need to change filters
The filters used in this bottle are not reusable, so that means you will need to keep spending money on fresh filters. You might also need to carry a spare filter if you're not sure when your current one will expire, as it's difficult to keep track of their freshness.
Con Harder to drink from than bottles without a filter
A common feature for all bottles with filters is the need to suck the water through the actual filter to get the job done. This means that you would need to apply more force to get the water out, but that is the case when comparing even regular drinking from a straw versus drinking from a cup. With this in mind, the Camelbak Groove is not the most difficult bottle to drink from.