Sport Berkey Water Filter Review

sport berkey mountainI’ve recently been talking to someone about the Sport Berkey because his oldest son and some friends are traveling abroad and he wants to make sure they are drinking clean water.

So many times people from North America travel places and end up getting sick because the water they consume is filled with bacteria and other contaminants.

I remember when I traveled outside of the country once and I got sick the very first day because of water I drank. Guess what?

It was my honeymoon! Not the best time to drink contaminated water.

I battled through and made it home but I learned my lesson.

What Does The Sport Berkey Do?

The Berkey Sport bottle is around 11 inches high and is very lightweight. It uses an ionic adsorption micro filtration system.

The black filter sits in the bottle and whenever you pour water in it the water travels through the filter, up through the straw and you have clean water.

Here is what it eliminates or reduces up to 99%.

  • Unpleasant taste and odors, cloudiness, silt, sediment and chlorine.
  • Toxic chemicals: Trihalomethanes, VOCs, detergents, pesticides, etc.
  • Harmful microscopic pathogens: Cryptosporidium, Giardia, E-coli >99.99999% and other pathogenic bacteria.
  • Heavy metals: Aluminum, Cadmium, Chromium, Copper, Lead, and Mercury.
  • Radiologicals: Radon 222

When you get the Sport Berkey portable water purifier here’s what you should do.

Fill the Berkey Sport with water, screw on the cap and tighten. Flush water through filter by pulling down the lever, so that the straw is exposed, and squeeze water through the filter and out the straw.

Repeat this flushing process twice before drinking. This removes excess process dust from the filter. After two flushes, rinse the bottle and cap. You are good to go after that!

The Sport Berkey And My Experiences

As I mentioned earlier, I learned my lesson about drinking contaminated water and so on my next trip overseas I brought a Berkey Sport bottle and I didn’t get sick.

I filled the bottle with the foreign country’s water and drank it all day long whether it was from the dining areas or from the tap in my room.

I have also brought it with me all around the United States. Whether vacations or business trips, these bottles are very easy to carry around.

Some people are a little worried about what people will think if you’re at dinner and suddenly pull out this blue water bottle to filter their water.

You can’t worry about that because many people don’t understand what’s actually in the tap water that is possibly harmful.

It’s not just tap water, though. You can use this bottle for other questionable sources of water, including remote lakes, streams and stagnant ponds.

The Sport Berkey is very useful, very healthy and very affordable so keep all this information in mind the next time you leave the country for a trip.


  1. This blog was VERY informative about the Berkey water bottle. I REALLY believe that this is an investment that everyone needs to make before leaving on vacation overseas. Thanks for this great info.

  2. Jack,

    Thank you so much for the comment!

    We have two Berkey sport bottles and we use them often.

    They were a major lifesaver when we went overseas. All water we drank went though the Berkey.

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