- Verified customer
Leaky lid, short filter life
After plenty of shopping around I purchased the Fill 2 pure extreme for a RTW trip. I eventually settled on the Fill2pure as it offered the biggest capacity in comparison to competing bottles, and the best value in terms of filter life.
First impression, the bottle is made from soft plastic and lacks a quality feel. It wasn’t until I’d already started my trip that I realised the huge design flaw with the straw which leaks every time you fold the straw down. About 10ml of water leaks every time which is super annoying and something to be very c...autious of if you are carrying tech in the same bag! The straw also has no cover which means it’s in direct contact with everything it may touch and you have no choice but to touch the straw with your hands for each use. After a week or so of use I realised the seal between the filter and straw was faulty and had been allowing unfiltered water into the straw. I was offered a replacement filter but I was already travelling by this point so it was of no use, I was offered a refund for the filter instead. I just felt lucky that I’d managed to avoid getting sick despite drinking unfiltered tap water in Vietnam. My second spare filter slowed down to almost a stop after only approx 80 refills. The product description suggests the filter life should be 500 refills so I was pretty surprised. Customer service suggested my water source must’ve contained high levels of contaminants - I had been using the tap water in my apartment in Vietnam, the water ran clear and there was no reason to think there would have been an unusually high level of sediment/contaminant from the water supply to warrant an 85% reduction in filter life- no further resolve was offered from customer service. My partner had been using the Grayl Geopress with the same water source and didn’t experience any issue with the filter.
Easier H2O drinking in Vietnam
Purchased the Stainless steel 750ml Extreme Fill 2 pure water bottle with filter. Was very convenient to fill bottle from tap water in Vietnam and I didn't get sick at all. Was a little disappointed in the quality of the stainless steel bottle as it is fairly thin and didn't hold up to the tough bag handling of a backpacker. Developed a small leak in the bottom edge of bottle making it useless. Glad it happened on last day of my two weeks. Filter held up well. Wont keep water cold, but it is fresh and easy to use. Looking for a replacement bottle!
My wife, our two teenagers and I purchased four of these bottles to use during a 16 day trek in the Himalayas. Ending up suffering from gastro during trips to Nepal is almost a certainty, however neither of us got unwell for the 3 weeks (in total) we were there, we used our fill2pure bottles as our 1 water source throughout the entire holiday topping them up with water from all types of sources. We had no issues with leaking lids or indications that the filters weren't holding up, i.e. bad tasting water, upset stomachs etc. it was a relief to only have to worry about the food, not what we were drinking as you drink a lot during the treks... bottles get 5/5 from our family.
- Verified customer
Two different lids leaked,
I bought one water bottle and after about 6 months of use the lid started leaking. So I let Fill2Pure know and they replaced the lid (free) when I bought a new filter. The second lid had the same problem after about 4 months and this time in my bag on top of an important document that cost me $80 to replace. I love the concept, but they haven't quite got it right yet. I had to throw the bottle out with its only half used filter rather than risk more water spills in my bag every day.
- Verified customer
Replace plastic and save money
Some key benefits with fill2pure, removes bad odour,chlorine,90 percent plus on fluoride and 99% of bad bacteria found in tap water. This is a portable water filter that is durable and easy to carry with me. I primarily use it in the office because the office filter does not remove fluoride. One filter lasted me for approximate one year and replacement was fairly cheap. It is handy for outdoors and the perfect substitute for bottled plastic water. Their are so many reasons to avoid plastic water bottles and every person should do some research...on this subject matter. For starters, it is environmentally damaging, plastic exposed to heat releases bromine and petro chemicals which is high in estrogen. Why are we paying multinationals to take out water from local communities for pennies on the dollar and package them in plastic and make huge profits? Do some research on this subject,many labelled plastic water brands scored poorly on the ph test. Some of them scored similar to tap water. I found this to be an alternate solution to address the above mentioned concerns.
Wasting my money
I have used it for over one year. It really doesn't remove odor/ smell/ all contaminants well and all the plastic packagings and water filtered bottle (poor quality plastic) are plastic and one of those was broken since used for two days. By time, on surface on the filters, red coloured mould started growing up.
Regular filter jug
I purchased my fill 2 pure filter jug a couple of years ago and always keep my filter updated. So recently I started rethinking the water I'm drinking and was looking at the pure water (distilled water) and it brought my focus to my jug water after I ended up buying a TDS meter to measure the purity of my water.............well after testing the tap water it comes up at 158ppm and after the water went through the jug it was still 158ppm soooooo in short that means its not taking anything out the water and this was with a new filter. Then I foun...d an episode online on a program called fair go(Nz) where a couple had sent off there on samples to an internationally recognized lab of the water from there jug and it doesn't remove any fluoride what so ever!!!! the studies are outdated and incomplete that fill2pure claim they have done proving it does. They broke the filter open and it is just a basic carbon filter. My own TDS readings show it doesn't remove much of anything so i would say it is just a big hoax that these jugs remove fluoride. Especially when you look logically at other filters that remove fluoride (reverse osmosis) cost $1000+ and this jug is like $100 lol. Don't buy this and save your money for a countertop water distiller. Really feel like iv been ripped off by these guys and they are hoaxsters.
Finally we get fluoride free water.
I had been wanting to get this water filter jug for some time, but the cost of the investment made me delay the purchase for a few months. The biggest selling point for me was the ability to reduce fluoride by more than 90%, as I want my children to grow up without consuming excessive amounts of this neurological altering chemical. In addition, we live in an older house, and I fear that the plumbing might contain lead, which was used in construction around the time when our home was built some 30 years ago. The amount of chemicals and toxins it...filters out according to the website is impressive, which helped me make the decision to invest in this compared to cheaper brands. The filter bottle holds 3 litres of water, while the filtering compartment holds about half of that amount. When the jug is filled up, it can be a bit heavy to hold, but the water tastes amazing. It is easy to taste the difference between filtered and chlorinated water. Giving my children filtered water every day also gives me peace of mind, knowing that I have made an investment into their future health. I have been told that the filter will filter up to 600 litres or more, depending on the amount of toxins it traps. In fact I will know when it is time to change the filter, as the water will take longer to pass through the filter. Other brands I have used in the past will just let the water run through unfiltered when the filter has passed its use by date, giving me reassurance that the water remains clean as long as it passes through the filter. Holds lots of water, removes fluoride and a great host of toxins, water tastes great, gives peace of mind Can be a bit heavy, but that is the price to pay for large capacity. Can be a bit pricey, but with a longer lasting filter, it works out more reasonable in the long run.
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