Is Bottled Air The Future?

As expats living in China, we're no stranger to pollution and how unpleasant it can be. But just how far would you go to get a breath of fresh air?

What started out as a joke to sell bottled air to people online has become a legitimate enterprise, according to recent article in the BBC. One such company is Vitality Air, with their goodies found on Baopals for 140 RMB+ a canister.

 

The canister of air is bottled up in the Canadian Rockies, includes a specialized mask and can last up to 160 breaths (8L size). If you prefer something a bit more tasty, there are grape, root beer and strawberry flavored options available. The company reportedly sells over 10,000 bottles a month in China, with expected growth in upcoming years.

Another company that has hopped on board the bottled air train is Aethaer, pictured below in action bottling fresh British air for your enjoyment.

 

Is this all clever ploy, or something that can actually be beneficial? We'll leave it up to you to decide. In the meantime, you can check out our selections of air purifiers and pollution masks for some much needed relief from foggy days in the city!