Drink Clean With The nkd Pod+ Water Bottle
Fitness isn’t just about exercise and external health. A great deal of true fitness is what you put in your body. Good food and clean water play a massive role in determining your overall health. But ensuring that the water you drink is clean and pure isn’t always easy. Most of us resort to buying bottled water when we eat out or travel, but all that does is cost a lot of money. What’s worse, it adds to the planet’s already staggering piles of plastic waste! Which is why I’m currently in love with the nkd Pod+ water bottle.
The product if a UK-based startup, this very cool, very stylish water bottle is a lot more than just a pretty face. With an inbuilt filter and purifier, it can literally turn any water into drinking water. The brand claims that water from sources like lakes, rivers, ponds, muddy puddles, etc. — anything but sea water — can all be used. The output is clean water that’s absolutely safe to drink.
As cool as this sounds, I was obviously curious. I wanted to know how exactly the nkd Pod+ purifies water on-the-go.
Let’s talk about the magic filter in the nkd Pod+. The filter screws right into the lid of the bottle, and purifies water as you drink it. Its patent-pending anti-bacteria technology filters up to 99.9% of all contaminants — that includes bacteria, viruses, cysts, heavy metals, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and pesticides. The filter also contains a layer of pure activated coconut carbon, which improves taste while removing odour and chlorine. Even better, the filter also gently alkalises and ionises the water, while increasing antioxidant content.
Sceptical? Well, what if I told you that the nkd Pod+ uses space-age technology? Literally! The technology used in these water bottles is the same used by the NASA space programme. That’s interplanetary-level purity, guys!
Well, that’s all cool. But what about actually using it?
I’ve been using this water bottle for 2 weeks now, so I can give you an honest review on how it works and feels to use. To be fair, I haven’t used water from sources like puddles and ponds, but I did use tap water, and it seems to work really well. There was none of the weird metallic taste that tap water usually has, so I’m taking that as a good sign.
For starters, I’m going to address the size and shape of it. The styling is sleek and compact, and it fits well in my handbag. The nkd Pod+ has a capacity of 585ml, which is reasonable. But if like me, you drink a lot of water, you’re going to need to refill that often. The filter itself lasts for 300 uses, post which it will need to be replaced.
It’s perfectly leakproof, which is a major bonus for me. I commute a lot, and have had far too many instances of my water bottle leaking into my bag. This one has stayed watertight, not a drop out of place.
Using the bottle is simple enough. You fill the water, screw the filter closed, and snap the lid shut. The lid has a lock feature which allows you to prevent it from popping open accidentally. Sliding the lock downwards and pressing it pops the lid open.
Drinking from it is a little different from your regular water bottle or sports bottle. While the mouth of the bottle is similar to most sports ones, the filter does slow down the flow of water a bit. It needs a bit of suction to pull the water through the filter, so prepare to strengthen those jaw muscles!
On the whole, I think this is a fantastic water bottle to have. You’re guaranteed clean drinking water wherever you go, AND you’re helping to reduce plastic waste across the planet.
The nkd Pod+ water bottle comes in 6 lovely colours, and is now available in India on Amazon, Flipkart, and Croma. The retail price is INR 2,499 for the bottle (filter included), and INR 999 for replacement filters. Order yours now: http://amzn.to/2EWGGgl
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