I like it when a company listens to customer feedback. Last month, I did a review on the ech2o, Ecousable’s filtered stainless steel water bottle. It’s a great bottle, but I had one little problem with the cap. It was a sports cap, and I felt a little conspicuous sucking out the water.

After I did the review, I got an e-mail from Ecousable. They were working on that problem. Last week, the solution arrived in the mail. They’ve come out with a new cap with a straw that makes it easier to drink the filtered water. The filter is at the bottom of the straw. If you look at the picture at the top, you’ll see it’s more of a straw contraption that a traditional straw, but it works. Because you’re drinking through the filter, it takes a bit more suction to draw the water up the straw that a traditional straw. For many people it’s an acceptable trade-off to be able to filter their tap water right in their water bottle.

The Ionic-Adsorption Micro-Filtration System is an entire water filtration plant within a portable bottle. The patented Ionic-Absorption Micro-Filtration reduces up to 99.99% of the following zones of contamination:
·       Aesthetics: unpleasant taste, odor, clarity, chlorine, sand, sediment and Radon 222.
·       Biological: Pathogens such as cryptosporidium, giardia & other cysts and spores.
·       Chemicals: toxic chemicals, detergents, pesticides and other harmful industrial and agricultural wastes.
·       Dissolved Solids: heavy metals such as aluminum, asbestos, copper, lead, mercury and others.

If you’ve already bought an ech2o bottle, you can purchase the new straw filter cap from the website for $25.99. 

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Improved cap for filtered water bottle
Ecousable improves the cap for its ech2o filtered water bottle. See how.