Finding clean drinking water should be on everyone’s list. A LifeStraw Go Water Bottle is a great addition to anyone’s camping gear or an emergency kit.
Why? Because not only is it a vessel to hold your water, but it also has a water filter straw. In theory, you could just scoop up any water from a lake, stream, creek or other surface water and drink it. Or, can you?
The beauty of the LifeStraw Go Water Bottle With Integrated LifeStraw Filter is that you can have clean water wherever you go. It’s a lightweight bottle when it’s empty, so you can use the carabiner to hook it onto your backpack without adding any noticeable weight.
The bottle is leak proof and it has been designed to surpass the EPA standards. This means you can drink water that’s been filtered so well, you don’t have to worry about drinking harmful contaminants such as E. Coli, Giardia, cryptosporidium and much more.
Also another benefit of this water bottle is that it can filter down to almost 0.2 microns without using any sort of chemicals. This is a huge perk for those who prefer to stay away from chemical treated water.
What makes this bottle and straw filtration system different than others on the market is that it can filter up to 1,000 liters (264 gallons) of water.
For as wonderful as this product is, there are a few draw backs that you should be aware of. One of them is being that for the first couple of uses, customers have said there is a decidedly plastic after taste. Fortunately, they’ve also reported that it does fade rather quickly.
Another drawback is that it is a bit pricy. The bottle can only hold 23 ounces at a time. So if you’re thirsty, you’re going to be filling it up quite often.
This may or may not seem like a drawback, but it is worth mentioning. You cannot pour your water out of your bottle to share with someone—it has to be sucked through the straw for the water to become filtered. This can be problematic for those who prefer not to swap spit with the other people they may be hiking with.
The price for the LifeStraw Go Water Bottle With Integrated LifeStraw Filter is just under $30 for the 1 stage filtration straw. For the 2 stage filter straw, it will be around $50 when it isn’t on sale, $45 when it is.
When you’re looking for a water filtration system and a water vessel, you can’t go wrong with a product like this because it combines them into one unit. It’s lightweight and it can be clipped onto your backpack, thus freeing up your hands to do other things.
One other added benefit of purchasing a LifeStraw Go Water Bottle With Integrated LifeStraw Filter is that you could upgrade your purchase to a two stage filtration system for extra clean water. It’s $20 more than the 1 stage filter, but you have that peace of mind that comes with knowing your water is free of virus’ and other contaminates.