Water-to-Go Active Water Filtration System

Field test and review

I recently had the opportunity to field test the Water-to-Go Active water filtration system. I was impressed with how easy it was to use and how well it worked. I can see this will be a convenient filtration system for my overnight hikes and is also really useful for day hikes.

Just last weekend I took it with me on a day hike into the Lerderderg State Park (Vic). I know there was a reliable water source half way into the hike (AKA the Lerderderg River), so I took the Water-to-Go Active with me instead of my hydration bladder. I have to say, it was so convenient to be able to carry a lighter, more compact hydration system (750ml) compared to my 2 or 3 litre bladder and simply fill up at the river without concern of contamination.

The Water-to-Go Active is a portable water bottle filter that removes up to 99.9999% of illness-causing contaminants, including bacteria, viruses, parasites, and heavy metals. It is lightweight and durable, making it ideal for hiking and other outdoor activities.

Water-to-Go Active

Here are just a few of the benefits I found of the Water-to-Go Active Water Filtration System:

  • Portable and lightweight: The Water-to-Go Active fits easily into your backpack or purse, making it perfect for travel and outdoor activities.
  • Durable: The bottle is made from durable BPA-free plastic, so it can withstand the elements.
  • Effective: The filter removes up to 99.9999% of illness-causing contaminants, so you can be sure that your water is safe to drink. Why I wasn’t able to scientifically prove this myself, I didn’t get sick so that’s a plus.
  • Affordable: The Water-to-Go Active is a very affordable water filtration system, making it a great value for your money.

Water-to-Go Active Water Filtration

To use the Water-to-Go Active, after activating it, simply fill the bottle with water and drink. The filter does the rest, providing you with clean, safe drinking water wherever you go. I found that the filter flowed well, and I was able to get a good mouthful of water without having to suck too hard. It’s early days though so I’ll have to see how this performs over time. I use water filters regularly and noticed that if you don’t clean them well after use, the sucking gets a bit hard over time.

So far I’ve used the Water-to-Go Active to filter water from a variety of sources, including creeks, a dam and even a somewhat muddy puddle. In every case, the filter produced clean, clear water that tasted fine.

I’m impressed with the Water-to-Go Active water filtration system. It is easy to use, effective, and durable. If you’re looking for a portable, durable, and effective water filtration system, the Water-to-Go Active might be the perfect choice for you.

Buy direct from from the Water-to-Go website for $102.00 (as of December 2023)
Use coupon code Trailhikingau for a great discount (~13%)


Technical Specs

These specs are from the Water-to-Go website.

  • 750ml/26oz ACTIVE Bottle
  • IMPROVED TASTE: – Unique 3-in-1 filter technology – mechanical/electrical and activated carbon technology which filters and improves the water taste
  • EASY TO USE WITH ONE HAND: – New click lid with a single-hand flip cap action with a ‘squeezy ’ bottle which is a key feature for the active sector
  • LONGLASTING FILTER: – Filter lasts for 200 Liters/50+ Gallons and is fully recyclable
  • LIGHTWEIGHT & PRACTICAL TO USE: – The bottle weighs only 138 grams and is semi Transparent with embossed content markings to show the amount of water left in the bottle

The three technologies used in a Water-to-Go filter are:

  • Mechanical filtration; a very small pore size that stops contaminants passing through.
  • Electrical (by a positive charge) which reduces the pore size even further and attracts the contaminants like a magnet, trapping them inside the filter.
  • Activated carbon -our filters use activated carbon without using adhesives that would vastly reduce the carbon’s efficiency. Instead, the activated carbon is contained within the filter membrane itself. This technique helps further reduce the contaminants while also eliminating bad tastes and odors.

The filter removes:

  • 99.9999% for bacteria like E.Coli
  • 99.999-99.9999% for viruses like Polio
  • 99.99% for microorganisms
  • Also, Heavy metals (like lead) and Chlorine and Fluoride are also filtered

Buy direct from from the Water-to-Go website for $102.00 (as of December 2023)
Use coupon code Trailhikingau for a great discount (~13%)

Field tested – 17/10/2023

Field Tested by Darren Edwards > www.trailhiking.com.au

My reviews are based on my own on-trail field tests and I provide an unbiased account of the gear I use. Often, reviewers won’t take gear into the field but search online for existing reviews and collate them to form a conclusion. If you’re a retailer or manufacturer, I’d love to field-test your gear. If you are keen to hear how your gear performs, please get in touch.

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