Monday Madness- Ech2o Water Bottle

This contest is now closed. Congrats to Trekaroo Member Hbomb for winning!!!

Recently, I drank water out of Orange County’s only natural lake and didn’t get so much as an upset stomach. Sure, the water was a little murky going into my bottle, but when I took a sip it came out clear and tasted great!  How did this incredible transformation occur?  The secret to making the water both tasty and safe to drink is in the Ionic-Adsorption Micro-Filtration System of my new Ech2o Water Bottle.

Ever since we started hiking with our kids and I was forced to lug around enough water for all of us to drink, I had been dreaming of a portable water filtration system. In the past, everything I had seen in stores was either too complex or out of my price range. Then, I stumbled upon Get The Bottle.com.  The website promised a reasonably priced water bottle (only $39.99) could filter 100 gallons of water from any non-saltwater source and provide the drinker with clean, fresh tasting water each and every time.  My curiosity had officially been sparked.

Over the next 8 weeks, I brought my bottle everywhere: hikes, sporting events, airports, Disneyland, and errands around town.  I was amazed that no matter how nasty the water may have looked or tasted before filtration, it always tasted clean and fresh when it went through the Ech2O.

In addition to having great tasting water, I also had a clear conscience.  I have always been a water snob and have been known to turn my nose up at the tap.  With the Ech2O, I no longer needed to create so much waste by drinking bottled water.  Even though I had always recycled my plastic water bottles in the past, I always felt guilty about consuming so much plastic.  The bottle is 304 food grade stainless steel which is non-leaching, BPA-free, and taste-neutral  In addition to being eco-friendly, it is also wallet-friendly. When I think about how much money I have saved since I stopped drinking bottled water and started using the Ech2O , I know for a fact that this bottle more than pays for itself.  The bottle filters up to 100 gallons of water and replaces 757 half-liter bottles!  Once the filter stops working (usually around 6 months of use), all you have to do is pop in another filter and you are good to go!

The only criticism I have of the bottle is that when the water gets low, sometimes it doesn’t make it up into the straw and I have to refill sooner than I would like to.  That being said, the benefits far outway any extra trips to the sink I might have to make.  Alright, I have gushed enough about the water bottle, now lets get to the good stuff: the giveaway!

The Deal:  Win an Ech2O Water Bottle

A lucky Trekaroo family will win a Ech2O Water bottle and replacement filter. Thats one year of water people!

 

BONUS: All Trekaroo readers will receive 15% off their orders at Get the Bottle when they use the offer code: TREK15 . Don’t you just love a coupon?

Number of Winners: 1 winner

Prize: One (1) Ech2O Water bottle and one (1) replacement filter

How to enter:

Leave a comment below telling us which color bottle you will pick if you win and where you are most excited to use the Ech2O Water Bottle.

 

For additional entries, feel free to do any or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra entry but be sure to leave a separate comment for each one.

  • Write a review on Trekaroo and post a link to it in the comments (include your Trekaroo username) one entry per review
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Rules and guidelines:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • US Residents only

Deadline to enter: Sunday, June 27, 2010 at 11:59PM PST

What is Monday Madness?

Every Monday, Trekaroo announces on our blog, either a fantastic giveaway or an incredible deal.  It could be a green water bottle, a hotel stay on Maui or theme park tickets. Return every Monday to the Talking Trekaroo Blog for the details. Want a reminder? Become a Trekaroo member or follow us on facebook or twitter.

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About the author

Sharlene Earnshaw is Trekaroo’s Editor in Chief. She lives in sunny Orange County, CA, with her husband and 10-year-old son and daughter (twins!). She is a self-proclaimed National Park junkie and has the goal of visiting each and every one with her kids. When she isn't traveling to places like Norway, Peru, Disney World, and Hawaii with her family, she enjoys hiking, beach days, obsessively rooting for the San Francisco 49ers, and planning her brood's next trip.
133 Responses
  1. Mariah Lane

    I will definitely love the red bottle and I would use it in one of the most polluted rivers in the US right here in my own city, the St. Johns River. How exciting, I can’t wait to get one!

  2. Kathleen

    I’d love the blue one! I would be most excited to use it when we’re hiking in NC in the summers. Not lugging around water bottles for everyone sounds amazing!

  3. christina darling

    I would choose the red bottle, and I am most excited to use this on our trip to India in December. However I would use it in the many travels we take through the year, Los Angeles tap water may not be much better than India by my estimate!

    Thanks
    Christina

  4. Holly

    Love the blue bottle! If I won it, my whole family would use it all over Walt Disney World during vacation.

  5. The green bottle would be most useful on our trip to Yosemite this summer. We have two kids and constantly lugging heavy bottles filled with water everywhere. It would be great on our hikes around the forest! We wouldn’t have to keep finding filtered water sources. It would be so convenient to just fill up at the lake, stream or waterfall!!! Love the new product!! We are huge Trekaroo fans as well. We used it to plan our trip to Yosemite. (Username: CKAI)
    http://www.trekaroo.com/people/ckai

  6. Lainee Copeland

    I’d LOOOOOVE any color! It would be awesome to have this bottle- I have 3 boys and we lug water everywhere! We ran out of water at the park this morning and the pond there is DIRTY! I’d love to be able to shock my boys (and other park goers) by dipping my water bottle in and taking a big long drink!

  7. Nikki

    I became a fan of Get The Bottle and posted this to my facebook page.

    We are heading to Tahoe this summer- what a perfect time to try it out!

  8. Linda Chong

    I love the red bottle! It will contrast well with a lot of my hiking outfits, especially those that I plan to wear as we train to do Mount Whitney this summer.

  9. Poyin Hom

    The green bottle is gorgeous. It epitomizes the “green movement” and I would happily display it as we head down into the Grand Canyon in the fall.

  10. Michelle

    That red water bottle would look great when we are exploring Alaska this summer. Fairbanks, here we come… with water to drink!

  11. Jaque

    The green bottle. I am going on vacation in Oregon this summer, would love to use the Ech2o Water Bottle while hiking in the woods.

    Thank you. 🙂

  12. Giuliana

    I will pick the red bottle for sure, my daughter is attending acrogymnastics and needs to bring water, I can’t wait to get one!!!!

  13. Lori

    I’d have to go with green, since it’s my fav color 🙂 I would take it on our vacation to KY/MI!

  14. Katey G

    I like the white,
    and would take it on our hikes we go to every nice weekend in the Pacific Northwest.
    We carry water with us but it gets warm and stale. Being able to fill the Ech2O Water bottle with fresh, cold water from a stream or lake and drink it without worrying about getting guardia or something like that would be AWESOME!

  15. Jen

    Blue/blu/azul! Hiking with my kids and on search deployments with my two search and rescue (SAR) K-9s. I don’t even let them drink from unconfirmed water sources let alone my girls. The filtration bottle would be a great asset!

  16. Erinn

    I would pick the blue bottle. We like to hike to a little water fall with our dogs. This would be a great refill place!

  17. Jenn

    I would definitely pick green and would bring it on our first family camping trip (ever!) this summer.

  18. Diane R.

    I’d pick blue although and I’d take it along when take my kids into our big wild park. There’s streams everywhere, but no source of water. Easy to run out with a couple of kids.

  19. Marcie

    Great idea. My DD says blue is the prettiest. We’re headed to the Yosemite back country this summer and this bottle would be great.

  20. Heather- slofamilylife

    I LOVE them all, but would probably choose the white/silvery one. I am also extremely picky about my water and how it tastes, so I’d use it everywhere! We do a lot of hiking and walking, so all the hills and mountains in CA would be ours, especially on the Central Coast! 🙂

  21. Gabrielle

    I would pick the blue bottle, and I would be excited to use it anywhere, especially camping! I’ve been wanting to buy one of these for the longest time but haven’t gotten around to it!

  22. JennH

    The green one! I would love it for hiking on trails around here as well as to use at the playground behind the library using the water out of their water fountain : )

  23. Anna

    I would choose the Blue one. And i would use it out at the lake while we are fishing! Thanks for the chance!

  24. Amanda D.

    I’d pick the white one, and I’d be most excited to use it at the school where I teach. The building is old, and i don’t trust the cleanliness and quality of the water fountain water. I need this!

    macd9900 at gmail dot com

  25. julieh

    I’d like to win the blue color, and I’m most excited to use this on our upcoming hiking trip in flagstaff.

  26. Definitely the purple one – this is very handy – I live where most of the people have well water and the others have treated water. How nice it would be to have really CLEAN water whenever I wanted. Would love to try this out and see if it really worked that well. Thanks for the chance!
    [email protected]

  27. Diane Green

    I would love the red one. I live in California and I go hiking all the time, I do not like the water bottle I currently have and I think this would one be perfect for me!

  28. Stephanie Hrouda

    The green bottle is gorgeous. It epitomizes the “green movement” and I would happily display it as we head down into the Grand Canyon in the fall.

  29. Angela Livingston

    Purple! This would be great for while I’m out running errands or going to garage sales.

  30. Rylee A

    The blue is really pretty! I would use it at Rock Cut state park near where I live!
    i2ylee(at)yahoo.com

  31. Veronica Garrett

    I would pick the pink. I would be glad to carry it on my trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains.

  32. R Hicks

    I like the silver or white. Would use it on Hiking trips in the mountains!

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  33. I would love to win the blue, for my son. I’d use it when my husband takes us all fishing. Sometimes it gets so warm that we drink up the water bring very quickly. Since I know that I just can’t drink out of non-moving water (especially when crawdads are eating chunks of dead fish, in said water lol), this would be an AMAZING thing for our family.

    Great review!

  34. Trina C

    I would choose the blue, and I would use it when going to the sprinkler park this summer so I could filter the water from the drinking fountain there.

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