THE SITUATION: Everyone knows about the need to stay hydrated. But any hiker will quickly realize the unavoidable truth — water is heavy. So when you want to explore the wilderness, carrying that water becomes a necessary burden, even with plenty of natural water sources. This has led to a wide number of systems to purify water on the trail.
AN SOLUTION: But none are easier than the new LifeStraw Go water bottle, which uses a two-stage filtration process that it claims removes 99.9999 percent of bacteria and parasites.
THE DETAILS: It’s as simple as you can get, as users just need to fill up the bottle, secure the lid and drink from the straw. Unlike some water filtration systems, you need no batteries or chemicals, and the result is water that meets all EPA drinking water standards. The bottle itself is lightweight (without the water, only 5.9 ounces) and very sturdy. The flip-top bite valve is easy to use and the carabiner makes it easy to attach to a backpack. If you spend a lot of time in the outdoors, the LifeStraw Go is a very easy way to make sure that drinking water is accessible.