Berkey Water Filter Review – Big, Imperial, Travel, & More

Assortment of Berkey Gravity Countertop Water Filters
Berkey is a world leader in water filter technology. With their line of gravity water filters such as the Big Berkey, the Imperial, or the Travel, they offer one of the simplest and most affordable ways to access world-class water filtration technology. Requiring no installation, minimal setup, zero electricity, and offering incredible portability for a water filter capable of serving the needs of an entire household, Berkey has proven itself to customers across the globe, ourselves included. In this Berkey water filter review, we're going to take a look at what makes Berkey tick. Berkey wa...

Best Gravity Water Filters Guide 2017

Best Countertop Water Filters 2017 Big Berkey Image
Gravity water filters are one of the most useful and convenient ways of filtering water for the needs of multiple people. Ideal for getting the cleanest water possible in your home, or as an ideal camping companion, the gravity water filter allows for water to be filtered by simply pouring it through the top, after which the force of gravity does the rest of the heavy work! Requiring no electricity or manual pumping and equipped with high-tech modern filtration system, these gravity water filters are capable of removing almost all harmful contaminants, including bacteria, protozoa, particulate...

Best Portable Water Filters For Camping Or Hiking

Camper Fills Water Bottle with Sawyer Mini Portable Water Filter
If you spend a lot of time in the great outdoors, you're probably familiar with just how burdensome carrying your entire supply of drinking water in and out can be. Depending on how light you want to pack, how long your journey is, and how large your party is, packing enough water can range from difficult to next to impossible. While you never want to venture off without plenty of water (at least a few water bottles full,) if you'll be hiking or camping near somewhere with even a pretty questionable water source, including a small portable filter could save you loads of effort and space the ne...

SteriPen Sidewinder UV Water Purifier Review

SteriPen Sidewinder Hand Powered UV Water Purifier In Use By Man
The SteriPen Sidewinder is a portable, hand-powered UV water purifier. It safely harnesses the strength of powerful ultraviolet light to kill just about anything and everything that may be lurking in your water. The Sidewinder runs on a completely renewable source of energy: your muscles. Taking its name from the small hand-crank on its side, which is the power source for the entire device, all you have to do is turn the crank for a bit and await the Sidewinder's green LED indicator to declare your water purified. After 90 seconds of cranking you'll have cleaned out over 99.99% of any bacteria...

Katadyn Vario Portable Microfilter Review

Katadyn Vario Handheld Pump Portable Water FIlter
Renown for their quality portable filters, Katadyn has made more than one appearance in our reviews already. With the Vario Microfilter Katadyn has engineered a portable solution capable of filtering down to 0.2 microns and backed up by several pre-filters and an activated carbon block filter. But ontop of this filtration prowess is some high-tech engineering which endows the Vario with its considerable flow-rate, appreciable filter lifetime, and easy-to-use handheld pump design. Equipped with two pistons, all you have to do to pass water through the Vario's considerable filters is squeeze the...

Survivor Filter Portable Camping or Emergency Water Filter Review

Survivor Filter Portable Handheld Filtration Straw Product Photo Closeup
On the surface, the Survivor Filter is an unassuming hand-held straw-type personal water filter – portable, cleanable, and reusable – much like many other water filter straws. However, underneath that seemingly standard exterior is an undeniably impressive 3 stage filtration system, the strongest of which has a 0.05 micron hollow fiber filter – the highest filtration strength of any straw tested on the current market! For a reference point, the popular LifeStraw has a 0.2 micron filter, meaning its pores are 4 times larger and that the Survivor Filter will stop things that are 4 times smaller ...

Katadyn Gravity Camp 6-Liter Portable Water Filter Review

Katadyn 6-Liter Gravity Camp Water Filter Hanging From Tree In Use
Whenever I finish a hike, I usually only want two things: to relax and to drink some water. The last thing I want to do is more physical activities such as pumping dirty water through a filter. The Katadyn Gravity Camp lets gravity do some of the heavy lifting, using its Ultra flow filtration technology to quickly pump out clean water at 2 liters per minute – the fastest gravity driven filtration flow on the market! This more-or-less hands free speedster really piqued my interest, so I got a hold of one to put it to the test. This is what I've found out so far. A Simple, Portable, &...

Sawyer Mini Portable Water Filter Review

Product photo of the Sawyer Mini Personal Portable Water Filter
The Sawyer Mini is a light weight, pocket-sized water filtration system with, frankly, a ridiculous lifetime. Weighing in at only 2 ounces the Sawyer Mini can produce up to 100,000 gallons of drinkable water. Yes, you read that right – 100,000 gallons. It dwarfs the lifespan of comparable products such as the LifeStraw, which has roughly the same weight but is only good for 264 gallons. And at around $20 on Amazon, it's only $5.00 more than the Lifestraw – that's 99,736 gallons more of clean water for only five more dollars. Talk about bang for your buck. Now, after hearing that I was alrea...

LifeStraw Community Portable Water Filter Review

How the LifeStraw Community Water Filter Works Diagram
The classic LifeStraw is a huge and veteran name in the world of portable, personal water filtration. But where the original LifeStraw focused purely on the individual, with the LifeStraw Community manufacturer VesterGaard has taken aim at making a water filter on the opposite end of the spectrum, while still preserving the portability that made LifeStraw such a success. The LifeStraw Community looks more like a portable water cooler or dispenser than it does a water filter - and does a great job of doubling as a super-convenient dispenser. With a total capacity of up to 13 gallons and four ta...

Katadyn Pocket Water Filter Review

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Occasionally here at Hydration Anywhere we get requests to review products from our readers. No single product has been requested more than the Katadyn Pocket Water Filter - we regularly receieve questions from readers about the product and inquiries wondering when we'll be doing a review. Well, we don't want to keep you waiting any more, so we got the chance to try out a Katadyn Pocket Water Filter for ourselves and this is what we found. As in most of our reviews, we took the opportunity to spend a few weeks with the Katadyn and actually went out into the field and put the device through ...