Sport Berkey OverviewThe Sport Berkey is the ideal Water Bottle With Filter. It is a personal protection traveling companion – featuring the “Ionic adsorption micro filtration system”. The theory behind this innovation is simple. The bottle’s filter is designed to remove and/or dramatically reduce a vast array of health-threatening contaminants from questionable sources of water, including remote lakes and streams, stagnant ponds and water supplies in foreign countries where regulations may be sub-standard at best. Excellent as a travel, camping and emergency water filter.
Sport Berkey Product Specifications
- Sport Berkey Water Bottle
- Filter and Drink any freshwater source safely. Yes, even creek, pond or questionable tap water!
- BPA Free! Bottle is constructed from a safe, non-leaching, LDPE #4 medical grade polymer, which is BPA Free.
- The Sport Berkey Portable Water Filter utilizes Ionic Adsorption Micro Filtration. This advanced technology was developed, refined, and proven through diligent investigative research and testing performed by water purification specialists researchers and engineers.
- Awesome for travelling, camping, canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, anytime… Buy a filter, don’t be a filter.
- Removes Cryptosporidium, Giardia ‘Beaver Fever’, E-coli >99.99999% and other pathogenic bacteria.
- Removes or drastically reduces chlorine, chloramines, fluoride, toxic chemicals, chlorides, petroleum based products, heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, VOC’s, pesticides and herbicides, radiologicals, unpleasant tastes and odours, silt and sediment.
- Volume = 700ml (23.6 fl oz)
- Municipal water: filter up to 640 refill
- Any freshwater source: filter up to 160 refills
- See the Sport Berkey Lab Test Results Here. Uses the same filtration medium as the larger Black Berkey Purification Element
- Health/Wellness and a Survival tool in one!
- Keep your bottle for years! Replace only the filter element.
- Complete description here:
- Sport Berkey Water Bottle With Filter
- Usage and Maintenance Instructions
- See the Sport Berkey Lab Test Results Here
- When drinking from your Sport Berkey, it is best to squeeze the bottle and suck through the straw at the same time to achieve the best flow rate. The flow rate is slower than drinking from a normal water bottle as your water filters as you drink.
- Do not store filled bottle on its side or upside down as the air release valve in the cap can leak water.
- Do not allow your Sport Berkey Bottle to freeze, do not place in microwave oven, and do not run hot water through the filter.
- Will not purify ocean water and not intended for consistent use with salt-softened water.
Sport Berkey FAQHow do I clean the bottle of my Sport Berkey® Portable Water Filter? The Sport Berkey® Portable Water Filter has a shelf life of 50 years. When the filter system will not be used for an extended period, remove filter and fill the unit with either chlorinated bleach of 1/4 tsp. per one half gallon of water, or a 50/50 mix of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide. Rinse. Allow parts to dry thoroughly with cap removed. Re-assemble and seal in an air tight container if possible. Do not allow filter to freeze, do not place in microwave oven and do not run hot water through the filter. We recommend that the bleach used, not be scented or in any other way enhanced. If you are not aware, many bleaches today come with “other things” in them to provide a nice smell, etc. We don’t recommend these types of bleaches.What is the capacity of the Sport Berkey®? The capacity of the Sport Berkey® is 650 mls (22 oz). and the bottle will efficiently filter 160 refills of raw untreated water and 640 refills of municipally treated water. Always use the cleanest source water possible as the dirtier the water, the quicker the filter element will become clogged.Can I clean the filter in my Sport Berkey® filtration bottle? The Sport Berkey® filter is not cleanable. Replacement filters are available on this product page, see above.What is the plastic composition of the Sport Berkey® components (bottle, cap & straw)? The bottle is constructed from a non-leaching, LDPE #4 medical grade polymer, which is BPA Free. The cap is FDA HDPE and the straw is FDA PolyPro. Please note that the number imprinted on the bottom of the Sport Berkey® refers to a lot number and is not a recycle code.Why do your instructions say : “Do not allow filter to freeze?” We strongly advise against freezing your elements as a general rule of caution. We also advise against storing the elements (even unused) in sub-freezing climates. The concern with freezing the elements is that any cold or freezing water will expand inside in the element, thereby increasing the pore size and ruining the element. Whether the elements are unused or used and fully dried out, a small amount of moisture could still exist inside the element, especially in predominately humid climates. This moisture could expand inside the element and render them unusable. Please note that this recommendation applies to ALL our Berkey® elements, including the Sport Berkey® water filter bottle element. Freezing your element and rendering it unusable will also void your warranty coverage.What is the maximum temperature that the Sport Berkey® can be stored at? The maximum amount of heat the Sport Berkey® can withstand is 46.11 degrees Celsius (115 degrees Fahrenheit).Can I filter boiling water through the Sport Berkey® for making hot tea? Hot water can break down the element and compromise its efficiency, so we recommend that you first filter the source water through the Sport Berkey® then afterward boil the filtered water for your tea.How do I remove mold and mildew from the straw in the Sport Berkey®? This can occur on occasion. Typically, it means that the top & straw (and bottle) are in need of a good soapy cleaning. Follow standard cleaning procedures which are on the instructions that come with each bottle. In some cases, it may be necessary to soak the top/straw for a bit before cleaning, or use a fine brush in the straw. Typically soaking in soapy water or vinegar water takes care of any build-up inside the top/straw. Rinse thoroughly. Again, it is important to periodically clean the bottle, top & straw to help keep this from occurring in the future.
Sport Berkey Lab ResultsClick here to view the Sport Berkey lab results (PDF)
Our PF-2 filters reduce fluoride and arsenic in your water using the media aluminum oxide (aka activated alumina). As a consumer, it’s important to know that pure aluminum and aluminum oxide have vastly different characteristics. Pure aluminum is water-soluble, it is highly reactive and it is associated with negative health effects. By contrast aluminum oxide is not water-soluble; it is inert, is very stable and is not associated with negative health effects. To learn more about aluminum oxide and separate fact from fiction, click here. To view independent lab results, click here.
Prior to transporting or moving any Berkey® system, the Black Berkey® Purification Elements must first be removed. Failure to remove the elements from the system can result in broken stems. Place the elements in secure and water-tight packaging. The top and bottom of the stainless steel systems nest within each other for easy transport (remove spigot from the lower chamber). Please note: Failure to remove the elements from the system can result in broken stems. This is not covered under the manufacturer’s warranty.
Most people use a pitcher to pour water into the upper chamber; however, if you have a spray hose on your sink, using it to refill the system is a very convenient method.
Follow these two steps: Wash lower chamber once per month with soapy dishwater. In areas with hard water, calcium scale may build up on spigot and chambers after prolonged use. To remove, soak affected part(s) in vinegar or a 50-50% mix of vinegar and water for about 15 minutes. Wipe away calcium scale with a ScotchBrite pad or soft brush then wash with soapy dishwater and rinse.
The Berkey water purification systems can efficiently purify raw untreated pond, lake and river water. However, always use the cleanest and clearest water possible. As an additional precaution, if using a source of water that you believe might contain extreme viral and bacteriological contamination, it is recommended by the CDC, EPA and other organizations that approximately sixteen drops of plain bleach (sodium hypochlorite) or iodine per gallon be added to treat the source water before purifying. This should kill minute pathogens such as viruses, within 30 minutes. The disinfectant will be removed from the treated water entirely with the Berkey system, including any odor or taste. For more information about disinfecting water, please reference the following links. cdc.gov or water.epa.gov.
When testing a water sample, we recommend using this standard testing protocol.
New Millennium Concepts, Ltd. uses only the highest quality, highly polished AISI 304 grade stainless steel, known for its high corrosion and heat-resistant properties, in our Berkey® Water systems. It is equivalent to high quality 18/8 stainless steel cookware.
This is an issue that mostly occurs with hard (heavily mineralized) water. The healthiest water has a higher PH level because it has less acidity. When the PH level of the purified water is raised, the acidity of the water goes down and the water is no longer able to hold as many minerals in solution. When this happens the minerals begin to precipitate out over time and, depending on the mineral composition, they will either sink to the bottom or float to the top. This process is known as flocculation and the precipitated minerals are usually referred to as “white floaters”. The bottom line is that this is nothing to be concerned about. The white floaters are minerals that were already in your water; they are now simply visible whereas they were previously invisible due to their suspension in an ionic form.
Yes, it is normal and not unusual for the last 1.3 cm. to 2.5 cm. of water to remain in the upper chamber. By design, the water must pass through very fine micropores within the elements in order to pass from the upper chamber to the lower. The lower the water level in the upper chamber, the lower the pressure available to force the water through the micropores. You may have noticed that the system purifies much faster when full than when half full. That’s because there is more water pressure. The only way to remedy this problem would be to enlarge the pores of the filter elements. This would, of course, reduce the efficiency of the Berkey purification system. During each cycle, the water left from the previous cycle mixes with the water from the current cycle and is then purified. There is no need to be concerned about excess water during normal use. Should you, however, discontinue using your filter for a period of time such as during a vacation, it would be best to empty both chambers before departing and leave them upside down to dry on the dish rack.
Star Advertiser uploaded an excellent article detailing the necessity of having clean water in the wake of natural disasters. We definitely giving it a read to know the best ways to be prepared for a lack of clean water.
A TDS meter does not register much of a change between the pre-filtered water and the post-filtered water. This is normal, and the answer has to do with what a TDS meter actually measures. According to tdsmeter.com, “Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) are the total amount of mobile charged ions, including minerals, salts or metals dissolved in a given volume of water, expressed in units of mg per unit volume of water (mg/L), also referred to as parts per million (ppm). TDS is directly related to the purity of water and the quality of water purification systems and affects everything that consumes, lives in, or uses water, whether organic or inorganic, whether for better or for worse.” This statement is both correct and incorrect. It is correct in what a TDS measurement consists of, namely the “total amount of mobile charged ions, including minerals, salts or metals dissolved in a given volume of water”. It is incorrect in its conclusion that TDS is related to the purity of the water and the quality of the water purification system. If the measure of a water purification system was how close it could make water to pure H2O, then maybe it would be correct. But, people need minerals to live. Thus, helpful minerals in your water are actually a good thing. A quality water purification system should filter out things that are harmful to your body but leave in helpful things such as minerals. Black Berkey elements are designed to leave healthful and beneficial minerals in your water and to extract the unwanted heavy metals such as lead and mercury as well as sedimentary minerals such as iron oxide and aluminum. So, when our customers use a TDS meter, what they find is that the reading both before and after the water has gone through the Black Berkey elements about the same. And they are correct. The Black Berkey elements do not take out all of the beneficial minerals. Thus, of the things that a TDS meter will actually detect, the Black Berkey elements will only remove the unwanted heavy metals such as lead and mercury as well as sedimentary minerals such as iron oxide and aluminum. Therefore, your TDS reading will not change much unless you have a significant amount of heavy metals or sedimentary minerals in your water. A TDS meter does not measure the amount of biological and chemical contaminants. The important thing is to not simply rely on a TDS meter for your measure of whether your water is good. You can have low TDS count water that has harmful bacteria in it. You can have high TDS count water that is perfectly safe (e.g. – pure, unpolluted ocean saltwater…albeit, you wouldn’t drink it, but that’s only because the mineral is salt). Thus, make sure you know what your TDS meter is actually telling you.
If you have used your elements: The method of storage depends upon the length of time that the Black Berkey® Purification Elements will not be used: If the filters will not be used between 4 to 15 days and you want to avoid the re-priming process, remove the filters from the system, place them into a sealable sandwich bag or container and place the filters in the refrigerator towards the front to ensure that they do not freeze. This will allow the filters to stay mostly saturated so that re-priming is not typically necessary. If for any reason the filters run slower than ususal, re-prime them until the exterior wall of the filter begins to sweat beads of water for 10 seconds. For long term storage, we recommend drying and sealing the filters. The key is to ensure they are bone-dry before storing them long-term, to prevent any potential bacterial growth. One option for drying your filters is to leave them on a window sill for one to three days and allow them to air-dry. We also offer a tool to assist in both priming and purging. This tool is called a Black Berkey Primer™. The benefit to purging the Black Berkey® Purification Elements is that they are dried very quickly. Once the filters are bone-dry, place them in a storage bag such as a large, seal-able sandwich bag. The elements are extremely powerful and can absorb odors and smoke from the air. By sealing them in a storage bag, they should not absorb any odors from the air. When you are ready to re-use your filters, clean them by scrubbing the outside with a Scotch-Brite® pad or stiff brush. Then re-prime the filters either manually or with the Black Berkey Primer™ before putting them back in the system. If you have never used your elements: If the elements are unopened and in their original packaging, please ensure you do not store the elements in an area that also has strong smells to them, such as a laundry room or garage. The elements have carbon as one of their components so it is possible for them to absorb the odors of the room they are stored in. For example, if they are stored in a laundry room, it is possible for the media in the elements to pick up the odor of highly fragranced items such as powdered laundry soap. ** When storing the chambers of your Berkey® system, it is best to empty both chambers before storing them, because anytime water is still, it becomes stagnant and can produce bacteria. We recommend washing your Berkey® system with soapy water before leaving it to dry.
Glyphosate is a non-selective herbicide and pesticide. Glyphosate is primarily released into the environment via runoff water and predominately applied as a spray for agricultural purposes. This contaminant has recently become the topic of discussion because of its association with acute or chronic exposure leading to various potential health issues or concerns. The EPA has extensive information published about Glyphosate, particularly about it being in drinking water. Click here to view basic information about Glyphosate in drinking water. Black Berkey® Purification Elements will reduce Glyphosate in your water by greater than 75%, exceeding the laboratories reporting limits. Please click here to view our Organic Test Results. To purchase a set of Black Berkey® Purification Elements, please click here. Additional resources for glyphosate can be found through the Environmental Working Group and the National Institutes for Health
Algae blooms are composed of floating colonies of cyanobacteria. While New Millennium Concepts, Ltd. has not conducted specific testing for cyanobacteria, our expectation is that the reduction of cyanobacteria should occur because: Cyanobacterial cells range in size from 0.5 micrometers to 40 micrometers. A “micron” is an abbreviated term for “micrometer”, or a millionth of a meter (1/1,000,000 meters). This is about .00004 inches. For size comparison, a human red blood cell is about 5 microns across. A human hair is about 75 microns across (depending on the person).” * Working down to a smaller scale… .5-40 microns would be 500-40,000 nanometers in size. The Black Berkey® Purification Elements can reduce viruses down to the nanometer scale, in the tested range of 24-26 nanometers: http://berkeywaterkb.com/is-the-ms2-fr-coliphage-still-known-to-be-a-good-indicator-of-virus-filtration-at-least-one-article-suggests-that-it-might-not-be-do-you-have-tests-on-any-other-viruses/ 24-26 nanometers is .024 to .026 microns…in other words, much smaller than cyanobacterial cells found in algae blooms. The fact that Black Berkey® purification elements have been tested to remove viruses to the nanometer range suggests that contaminants much larger in size, such as cyanobacteria, should also be removed. Nevertheless, since NMCL has no specific testing for cyanobacteria, we cannot make any specific claims for cyanobacterial reduction. NMCL always recommends that you use the cleanest source of water available, whenever possible. * http://www.bacteria-world.com/how-big-micron.htm
NMCL’s most recent laboratory testing indicates that the Black Berkey® Purification Elements will initially reduce Fluoride up to 99.9%. Typically, carbon-based elements that reduce Fluoride begin to lose that ability rather quickly. This may be the case with Black Berkey® Elements as their efficiency at removing Fluoride likely plays out long before the 3,000-gallon life of the element. There are a number of filters on the market that utilize carbonized bone char (a media that NMCL purposely chooses not to use), and that make claims for Fluoride reduction, without informing their customers that the fluoride removing ability of the filters plays out quickly. The reason this occurs is because it takes a very large amount of media to remove small amounts of Fluoride. Therefore, there is not enough media in such filters to remove Fluoride effectively over the long term. For example, we have testing for a competitor’s 3-filter system that utilizes bone char for their Fluoride removal claims and, as one would expect, those elements become quickly exhausted. Testing shows that their efficiency declines from 100% removal to 81.4% removal after filtering a mere 45 gallons. This is equivalent to only 15 gallons per element required for them to experience a dramatic ~20% decline in efficiency. This same effect likely occurs with Black Berkey® Elements after a few hundred gallons. For that reason NMCL developed a more durable and longer lasting solution for Fluoride reduction by creating the replaceable Berkey® PF-2™ Fluoride reduction elements. The media in a set of Berkey® PF-2™ elements can reliably remove Fluoride contaminants for up to 1,000 gallons, which is less than the 3,000 gallon life of the Black Berkey® Elements but again, that is why they were designed to be replaceable. This enables the users to reliably remove Fluoride contaminants from their water while taking full advantage of the 3,000 gallon life of their Black Berkey® Elements. The Black Berkey® Purification Element’s job is to remove a wide variety of potential contaminants, while the Berkey® PF-2™ Post Filter’s job is to remove Fluoride contaminants that the Black Berkey® Purification Elements may begin to miss after extended use. Actual capacity is dependent on the presence of other competing contaminants in the source water. High levels of arsenic and heavy metals may reduce the capacity and efficiency of these elements.
Healthfulness of Reverse Osmosis and Distillation Based on current research, most health experts are no longer recommending drinking Reverse Osmosis or Distilled water on a long-term basis because these methods strip out all of the beneficial minerals from the water, making the water an acidic “hypotonic” solution. A chemist will tell you that when a hypotonic (de-mineralized) solution comes into contact with a “hypertonic” (mineralized) solution, the minerals within the hypertonic solution will transfer out of hypertonic solution and into the hypotonic solution until equilibrium is achieved. What this simply means is that when one drinks hypotonic water, the minerals in the blood and lymphatic system, which are hypertonic, transfer into the hypotonic Reverse Osmosis or Distilled water that is consumed and the minerals are flushed out of the body upon urination. In an effort to re-mineralize, the blood and lymphatic systems then begin to scavenge for minerals from other parts of the body, such as bones and other organs, and this process repeats itself every time de-mineralized hypotonic water is re-consumed. Several studies suggest that people who drink de-mineralized water (hypotonic) over a long period of time tend to be more prone to degenerative diseases such as osteoporosis. Berkey® Purification systems do not remove all of the beneficial minerals from the water, but they do extract harmful heavy metals such as lead and mercury as well as sedimentary minerals such as iron oxide. Therefore, the TDS reading will not typically change much unless there are a lot of heavy metals or sedimentary minerals within the source water. Pathological Removal Capability of a Reverse Osmosis System Reverse Osmosis does not remove pathogenic bacteria and that is why it is often necessary to add an additional UV light to the system. However, the UV sometimes does not kill all the bacteria because any turbidity in the water can create shaded spots, preventing some bacteria from being exposed. Typically, the UV is installed before the bladder tank; however it is in the bladder tank that bacteria usually colonize. Therefore, if the bladder tank is not sterilized on a regular basis, it becomes a source for bacteriological contamination that is never exposed to UV. Additionally, the carcasses of the dead bacteria remain within the drinking water with a Reverse Osmosis system, whereas they are removed by the Black Berkey® Purification elements. Tankless Reverse Osmosis Systems While some newer tankless Reverse Osmosis systems have overcome the issue of bacteria colonizing in the bladder tank, these systems have their own set of inherent issues, including: TDS Creep: without a flush tank, the initial water coming out can taste horrid, due to increased TDS in the water. High Failure Rate: some tankless models have already been removed from the market, due to numerous issues, including high rates of failure. Noise: depending on the specific model and features, some units are extremely noisy to operate. Excessive Water Waste: this is a problem with both standard and tankless Reverse Osmosis systems. Cost: with multiple membranes being used, the overall cost per gallon, can be even more expensive than older style Reverse Osmosis systems. Cost Reverse Osmosis systems typically are the most expensive due to the cost of the system and the additional expense to have the system plumbed in. Next in cost would be a Distillation unit. A Berkey® system will typically be the least expensive of the three. With respect to cost per gallon of water, calculated upon the cost per gallon for replacement filters and energy costs, Distillation systems and Reverse Osmosis systems that are properly maintained typically cost between 35-65 cents per gallon. A Berkey® system typically costs about 1.8 cents per gallon. Maintenance Reverse Osmosis systems can have up to four filter elements, with each needing to be changed at differing intervals from four months up to two years. This requires that the water pressure be shut off and part or all of the system be disassembled for maintenance. Additionally, the bladder tank should be washed with a chlorine solution at six-month intervals to kill any colonizing bacteria. Distillation systems need to be soaked and cleaned with vinegar solution to remove the scale, typically after each gallon or two. All Berkey® systems are easy to disassemble and clean. Typically the lower chamber should be washed in ordinary dishwater once per month. Supporting Research https://www.uswatersystems.com/blog/2010/10/r-i-p-merlin-tankless-ro-system/ https://www.uswatersystems.com/blog/2009/11/ge-merlin-fact-of-fiction/ http://www.purewatergazette.net/tankless-reverse-osmosis-august-21-2015/ http://www.best-water-purification-reviews.com/tankless-reverse-osmosis.html
Christina W. –
Ordered and received 2 sport berkeys. Had a little problem with one unit. Called Scott back. He gave some tips that might solve the problem. That didn’t work. Called Scott back, he gave me the simple routine to have a new one on it’s way. Impressed with the berkeys but equally so I am impressed with the service. New berkey showed up in a couple of days. Thanks Scott.
Great water taste! I highly suggest it. Cheaper than similar product from other companies I looked for.
Lindsay Catling –
So, I used the Sport Berkey the whole time while I was in Orlando and the water it provided was definitely delicious! For some reason Orlando water is veryyy sulphur-y but with the bottle that taste and smell was completely eliminated – YAY.
Purchased this bottle to take with me to all the sporting functions I play in through out the year eg. squash , baseball. tennis tournaments. Not sure of the water quality at some locations so rather than carry 5-6 water bottles with me thought I would try it. Found it very hard to drink from. After a squash game, usually huffing and puffing and this bottle requires quite a bit of effort to suck up through the filter into the straw. Was not getting enough water fast enough. Will go back to filling my water bottles with my Berkey water. However looking forward to taking this bottle on vacation in Mexico.
Vicki Petras –
I just purchased one of these as a Christmas gift for a relative who is interested in preparedness. This will be a great addition to her arsenal of ‘bug out’ supplies. It will also come in handy for her long walks with her dogs in remote nature trails where replenishing her drinking supply could be an issue. I received shipment of it promptly. As an owner of both a Big Berkey and a Travel Berkey, for several years, I have full confidence that this item will be as reliable, effective and convenient as my own. I was pleased with all aspects of this item when I inspected it upon receipt of shipment.
Tim Larkin –
My partner and I have fell in love with hiking and camping in the back county this past summer. We went on a 2 day trip with some friends and really put these water bottles to the test. It was so nice to not have to carry water with you, we would empty our bottles until we reached a lake or creek, drink our fill. and then empty them again. Needless to say our friends were quite jealous!
Purchased four Sport Berkey’s to use when camping and traveling, but find myself using them everyday at the gym and at yoga classes. Very easy to use and practical. Would highly recommend this product.
Purchased 2–active family goes for long hikes, runs and camping trips. Perfect item to bring along to save weight and to ensure you always can get clean water when you need it. A must for active families. Good size bottle. I like the circle hook at top for hanging and how it hides the straw. Easy to use and more important tasty safe clean water!!
After purchasing the Royal Berkey earlier this summer, I ordered two Sport Berkey’s this fall – one for my son for his birthday and one for myself. I swiped a couple of spoonfuls of the alkalizing stones from my Royal Berkey and now feel confident that I am drinking healthy alkaline water even when I am not at home. I have rosacea and have just recently discovered that rosacea is caused (or at least enhanced) by an acidic imbalance in the system. I am hopeful that drinking only alkaline water will help to restore the proper balance in my system and help to lessen the symptoms that affect me. I too found that priming the filter was difficult so I resorted to sucking the water out of the filter for the first time and then spitting it into the sink. It may not have been pretty but it worked!!! I will likely be ordering more Sport Berkey’s in the future as gifts. At $55.00 (including a spare filter) it is a very affordable and practical gift for anyone.
Kassandra Wilkey –
We bought two of these back in January when we travelled down south. Recently my brother who is in the Military told me about how he had been in the bush for 2 days without safe drinking water. Immediately I said to him, “I have the solution so that never happens to you again!” and I handed him one of our Sport Berkey water bottles. I said find a stream and fill it up! He was so happy to receive that gift that I know he would agree on a 5 star rating. Now I just need to get another one for my husband!
A necessity for camping, hiking, travelling and I realized for all military personal too!
Ken Hall –
Since we can’t take our Imperial Berkey on the road,everyone in the family now has a
sport Berkey. The same great tasting water where ever we go and no plastic bottles.
Makes a great gift to introduce family and friends to the Berkey filter system.
This is good news you should spread!
David Hooper –
We went through the bottled wate phase, then the bring water from home in a thermos to work phase, and finally we found a portable water bottle that filters water whereever we are. I take mine to school and fill it from the tap in my classroom and know I am enjoying water that quenches my thirst and hydrates me. Great product. When we travel it comes with us in the car as well.
Once I discovered how much I LOVED our Big Berkey, it was a no-brainer to purchase a Berkey water bottle for the times when we were away from home. It has been fabulous – it’s such a great feeling to know that we are drinking good quality water. Our Sport Berkey Water Bottle is one of the first things I pack every time that we are taking a trip into the city, or traveling!
Ian Jones –
Great for travelling on the road, especially once you are spoiled with using the Berkey at home! Highly recommended!
Jordan Temple –
I loved my first Berkey sport water bottle so much that I went and purchase 4 more to give out as presents for my family. When you look at the other filtered water bottles available and factor in cost, effectiveness and life expectancy plus how easy it is to set up and use. The Berkey stands out as an exceptional value.
I have been looking for a travel water filter bottle for a couple years now and the Berkey is definitely the one to get, I use it around Ontario lakes and rivers when hiking and biking as well as when traveling out of the Country, I have frequently frank from lakes, and rivers with this and have never had an issue, in fact the water tastes great!
H. Fischer –
Finally a product that any hiker/outdoors person would love to have – X-mas is coming so order a few. Any water source becomes drinkable – a highly desirable option when out in the bush . The only reason I did not give it a 5 star rating is that you do have to squeeze the water bottle quite firmly to force the liquid through the filter.
Danielle Groves –
We purcahsed this bottle for our honeymoon in Algonquin and fell in love with it instantly!! The price-point was excellent but the best part was being able to just dip the bottle into any lake or pond we were canoeing through and be drinking the most delicious, fresh water. We one day hope to purchase a bigger Berkey for our house and family cottage!
Great use for emergency situations, and confident that this bottle will save lives of me and my close friends and family if the time comes. A good product to carry on your person when going to ANYWHERE with unreliable water sources, or traveling to places where you can’t get great quality water. I ordered this product and will probably get more just to stock as backups.
The only reason I didn’t give. 5 stars is because the actual bottle (not the filter aspect) doesn’t seem to be the greatest – when I am squeezing the bottle, there tends to be some leakage from the top. I have tried closing the lid tighter but the problem still persists. This may just be my particular bottle, hopefully the next one I get will not have the same issue.
Ian Jones –
I just want to say thank you for the prompt and courteous service we received from you. Your online service showed great attention to detail and we appreciated the personal email replies.
To complement our Imperial Berkey (Best purchase we made all year!), we decided to get a filtering shower head and ‘Sport’ Berkey. We immediately noticed an improvement in the water quality of the shower, and feel noticeably better after each use. Since I am on the road often, I am happy to have access to the better tasting and healthier water the Berkey systems offer while travelling. Going through airport security is a breeze, as the water can be filled up afterwards, avoiding the ‘liquids and gels’ restriction. By using this instead of buying water at the gate, the bottle paid for itself after a few trips.
Thanks again for all your help,
Cathy Mines –
Fantastic to travel with my Sport Berkey! I was in and out of some places where the water was suspect to say the least, and I didn’t worry at all. The only problem I had was everyone that got tuned into my bottle wanted to drink out of it!
Awesome product, fresh yummy water, and I’m taking my Berkey off to Guatemala in a month!
All the best for a great day in health,
Stephanie Miller –
We are avid paddlers and our family just used Berkey Sport water bottles for the first time this summer. This was our first trip where I can honestly say that we were Well Hydrated- and as a result, WAY less grumpy and WAY more energized all day long. Any time of day on this trip – we would simply fill our bottles in the river and drink until we were satiated. It was wonderful! Our 2 daughters (age 3 and 5) loved to dip the Berkey into fun places along our trip and would heartily “drink the rapid” or “drink the waterfall” or “drink beside the beaver dam” (gasp!!)- this was a great way to keep them drinking!! We will definitely use the Berkey Sport Bottles on all future canoe trips. In fact, we will use these bottles ANYTIME we are camping or playing near water!
Karli Craig –
My husband and I gave birth to our first child, a baby girl, on April 17th and it was such an amazing experience. We packed our Berkey Sport water bottle in our hospital bag and we can’t tell you how useful it was during the labour and our stay in the hospital. Wonderfully pure water, super convenient, easy to carry, does not leak and yes, Easy! We recommend to all and continue to use ours daily.
Kassandra Wilkey –
The Berkey Sport Water Bottle has made me feel so much better about traveling outside Canada with my children. I feel confident that I will have pure filtered water wherever we are which is a huge relief traveling with kids!! Their health and safety is the most important and you have given me peace of mind with your products!!