jugs (BPA-free, made of styrene methyl methacrylate copolymer), kettles and tap attachments with integrated disposable filters. The filters can be recycled.
Their primary filtering mechanism consists of activated carbon and ion-exchange resin. The activated carbon is produced from coconut shells. According to Brita, the filters have two effects:
- The activated carbon removes substances that may impair taste, such as chlorine and chlorine compounds.
- The ion-exchange resin reduces the carbonate hardness (limescale) as well as copper and lead.
It has been 2 months ever since we got this from Sam Chong, the distributor of Brita in Malaysia and we got rid of our own old normal cycling bottles since then. You got it, we can clean water on the go. As a long distance/endurance cyclist, we often got ourselves refilled through bottled mineral water from petrol station or questionable source of drinking water from local coffee stalls by the road (especially during our Audax BRM). I remember once there was a lady who ran a roadside food stall, told me that we can drink plain water indefinitely without paying because she just got it from the reverse osmosis water machine near the convenient store (imagine how often they replaced their filters...). By the way, I still don't have confident to drink tap water in Malaysia even though the new government is striving to provide this for us. We can tell from taste of water filtered by the micro disc filter, that it is different from the water we usually sourced along our ride and it is refreshing and no chlorine/chemical taste. Below is the image of used filter ready to be replaced and a new one,
|used (left), new (right)|
You may have concern about the water pressure of it once you squeeze it like any other cycling bottle, but let me tell you this, we still get our water splash even though there is a micro disc filter separates us between our water in tumbler and our body (because I don't know where you would squeeze the water). Suction wise, the water pressure is as similar as other normal cycling/sports tumbler, too. This 600ml tumbler is as squeezable as any other cycling bottle and as durable as any others that can withstand accidental drop when we are on our bikes.
There are 4 color options available: deep purple, lime green, scarlet red and blue (as displayed in leading image) and it comes with lid (we don't usually use it when we carry it on our bike because it is challenging to actually drinking it single-handled) and soft string (for you to hook on your bag or any other carriage).
If you are interested to have a demo, kindly let me know or you could visit Brita Malaysia store at Penang Times Square. Til then, keep hydrated!