The Epic Nalgene OG Special Edition Inland Ocean Coalition / Phil Lewis
The Original Nalgene 32oz Wide Mouth Water Filter Bottle for Everyday Use | 32 oz - 946 mL | Made from 100% BPA-free BPS-free Tritan Material | Bottle Made in USA | Filter Made in USA | Removes 70+ Tap Water Contaminants including Heavy Metals, Trace Pharmaceuticals, Endocrine Disruptors, Pesticides, Herbicides, Perfluorinated Compounds, Volatile Organic Compounds, Total Trihalomethanes | Filter Life: 3-4 months | Each Filter Replaces 550+ Single Use Plastic Water Bottles | Profits from this bottle go to support Inland Ocean Coalition
"We are so excited to launch this special edition bottle with local Boulder artist Phil Lewis and the team at Epic Water Filters. Phil has created an amazing design on the bottle and we think this is a great medium to help bring awareness about protecting our oceans, waterways, and wildlife from plastic pollution. I honestly think this is the coolest water bottle I have ever seen!" - Vicki Goldstein, Inland Ocean Coalition
"I was fortunate enough to grow up on the pristine shores of Lake Tahoe, one of the clearest lakes in the world. At a very early age, I realized the impact we had on keeping it that way. As human beings living on this planet, I believe we are all connected; especially through water. The snow pack that melts into the lakes and rivers, eventually makes its way to the ocean… and everything it encounters along the way will contribute to the cycle. I am honored to participate in this project aiming to keep single-use plastic bottles out of the mix. As you spin the bottle, you can follow the water’s journey, from the mountain peaks to the waves in the ocean. Together we can help keep it clean the whole way!" - Phil Lewis, Phil Lewis Art
"We are excited and honored to work with Phil Lewis to support Inland Ocean Coalition's mission to engage inland communities in land-to-sea stewardship. The #1 reason why people buy single use plastic bottled water is they do not trust their tap water. At Epic, we are making super strong American made filters so that people can feel confident drinking from their taps." - Ash Heather, Epic Water Filters
The Nalgene OG Story
In the 1970s, conservationists began discouraging the disposal of cans and glass bottles by burning and burying them in the wilderness & in recreation areas. Eventually, some of those places responded with regulations and began forbidding such materials. Nalgene products quickly became popular replacements among backpackers for storing consumables; the light, wide-mouthed high-density bottles were more secure than plastic bags and were used for both liquids and solid foods. Originally, wilderness travelers purchased Nalgene products from laboratory-equipment suppliers or gained access to them through their networks, like in their workplaces.
Company lore has it that the Nalgene Company president discovered that his son's Boy Scout troop was using Nalgene laboratory containers for camping. Since then, the company has re-packaged and marketed the items for consumer sales through their line of Nalgene Outdoor Products. In 2018, Epic Water Filters & Nalgene began to discuss a collaboration between the Nalgene 32 oz wide mouth bottle and the Urban Filter system from Epic Water Filters (both made in the USA). We could not be happier putting our filter into the OG American made water bottle, the Nalgene 32 oz wide mouth.
"OG" back in the day used to mean Original Gangster although some younger people these days use OG as a quicker way of saying "The Original" - at Epic, we thought, what is more OG than the Nalgene 32oz wide mouth bottle? That is why we call it the Epic Nalgene OG. It's the original gangster.
Reusable by Design
At Epic Water Filters, we believe in building products that never become obsolete. Our water bottles with filters are a perfect example. When you invest in the Nalgene OG, you get a modular system designed to grow with your family and perform for years to come. Whether you are trying to remove tap water contaminants or taking your Nalgene OG bottle on your next adventure overseas, the interchangeable filter system has you covered no matter where you find yourself.
Our American-made and American-tested filters outperform well known filtration brands any day of the week. You'll notice some of our biggest competitors do not even publish test results -- that's because their filters only remove bad taste and some chlorine (like that Brita water bottle you've become so skeptical of lately).
Our American-made Urban Water Bottle Filter are tested against NSF/ANSI Standards 42, 53, 401, & P473 for contaminant reduction (see Urban Filter Test Results for more)
About Inland Ocean Coalition: The Inland Ocean Coalition began as the Colorado Ocean Coalition (COCO) in 2011. Founded by Vicki Nichols Goldstein after a family move to landlocked Boulder, CO in 2009. The Coalition’s aim was to inspire and empower Colorado citizens to promote the health of our ocean through education and community involvement. For more information and how you can get involved please visit www.inlandoceancoalition.org
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