As summer rounds around the corner, we begin to search for the latest and greatest in outdoor gear. Between tents, daypacks, cooking essentials and sleeping gear, there is a lot to stay up to date on. It seems as though every year there are advancements in technology that makes hitting the trails lighter and more accessible.
But the biggest problem that I have faced in the past, despite all of my essential gear, is the lack of purified water while hiking. I do my best to stock up on water before my trip, but that ends up adding more bulk in my car and in my hiking pack. Luckily, Grayl has solved everyone’s problem by creating a water bottle so revolutionary, that you won’t need to worry about fresh water anymore.
The company has been nationally recognized by Outside Magazine, Treehugger and Esquire, raving that “this could be the holy GRAYL of water filters. It is one of those ideas that make so much sense.” So next time you venture out into the woods, mountains, or in the back countryside of your local terrain, consider picking up one of these bad boys to keep you hydrated with clean, fresh drinking water.
The Grayl Ultralight Purifier (+Filter) Water Bottle didn’t get its name for nothing. Weighing only 10.9 ounces, you won’t even notice it in your pack. Leave your worries at the door when you leave for the trails, because this water bottle provides full spectrum protection against pathogens (viruses, bacteria and protozoa), particulates, chemicals and heavy metals found in water.
I would hope that you wouldn’t normally drink from any stream, lake, sketchy tap, hotel sink or bathroom sink… but if you would, reconsider what you may be ingesting. Sadly, the truth about most water is frightening, so take that extra step to ensure you’re filtering your water properly. Luckily, the Grayl Ultralight Purifier Water Bottle removes 99.9999% of viruses, disease-causing bacteria and protozoan cysts. And you’ll never guess how long it takes to do all this dirty work… only 15 seconds! 16 ounces of pure magic right at your fingertips and ready to go on any adventure you have on your mind.
The replaceable cartridge is effective for 300 uses as well, so you’ll have plenty of time before you need to make another small purchase. But is there really any price you can put on good health and clean drinking water? I don’t think so.
How it Works
You won’t believe how simple the process is. Just fill your bottle at any water source, press the bottle on the ground (or below 20 inches), and boom! Drink your purified water right from the bottle. But keep in mind this bottle is not intended for seawater, as you would need a desalinization filter. Nevertheless, the Grayl Water Bottle will equip you with the most crucial thing you need while out on the trail, and that is water, of course.
The bottle uses a state of the art filter media to ensure it filters out all of the bad stuff. The purifier cartridge uses a patented G3+ Filtration Media for the most effective filtration system on the go. It contains a triple-charged mesh that traps disease-causing germs, activated by natural carbon (made from coconut shells) that attracts and traps most heavy metals and industrial chemicals, and an integrated anti-microbial agent that restrains the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. Three amazing technologies packed into one, tiny miracle bottle. Needless to say, this bottle is much more advanced than your high school science project.
I’m not sure what else to say about the Grayl Ultralight Purifier (+Filter) Water Bottle, other than it’s an absolute necessity for any outdoor adventure. At a price tag of $59.50, you’ll have fresh drinking water wherever your trail takes you. You’ll never have to lug around cases of water anymore (which by the way, isn’t the best choice for clean water anyways). Writing about this product made me want one so bad, that it’s in my cart as we speak…