KOR NAVA Water Bottle: The Bottled Water Killer

Back in 2008, I discovered a blue and white water bottle that would totally change me from a disposable bottle drinker to a bottle-toting convert for life but I kept it mostly to myself until 2009, when I wrote about it here. The KOR ONE bottle went everywhere I went—yoga, the gym, out shopping, and tons of people would stop and compliment me on it and ask me where I got it. At that time, KOR Water was a fledgling company. I don’t even remember how I discovered them, but I am so glad I did. Since then, I’ve been following them as they’ve grown into a boutique water bottle—er—hydration vessel company focused on design and functionality. They don’t create throwaway bottles… they’re much more determined to change your habits and make you feel like your water bottle is a proud accessory you wear and use.


Their latest bottle called NAVA has been deemed “the bottled water killer” because not only is it a beautiful, sporty and edgy water bottle, but it’s got a coconut carbon filter inside that filters out all the chlorine and odors and other yucky stuff you might find in the tap or a local water fountain. It’s certainly not the first water bottle to have a carbon filter. However, what’s great about this bottle—and I’m speaking from experience because I got my hands on one—is that it’s durable, solid, beautiful PLUS the functionality is spot on. If you’ve ever tried drinking from other water bottles with carbon filters, you might notice it’s really hard to suck the water out, or you have to squeeze the bottle… with KOR’s new NAVA bottle, you don’t feel like you’re drinking out of a filtered bottle; the water just flows like any other sport bottle. You can appreciate all the time and research that went into making this bottle.




The thing that I have always been most frustrated about when it comes to carbon filtered water bottles has been remembering to replace the filter. You have to replace it every 3 months and, for some reason that just seems like an annoyance to me. I will never remember and my water will go back to tasting icky again. However, KOR has come up with a solution to combat this: they’ve created the first ever water bottle filter subscription service. So now, you can sign up and get your filters delivered as you need them—set it and forget it. Or, choose to get an email when it’s time to order a new filter. The choice is yours.

You can pre-order NAVA here.

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.