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

Katadyn Pocket Water Filter Review Logo Image
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 ...

SteriPEN Adventurer Opti Portable Handheld UV Water Purifier Review

Closeup of the SteriPEN ADventurer Opti Portable UV water Puriifer
The SteriPEN is a remarkably simple and clever little device. All it really consists of is a small, handheld UV light. Dip the light into a glass of water, turn it on for 90 seconds, and you've just killed upwards of 99.9% of bacteria and viruses in your water. There is an immediate appeal to such a simple, reusable device like the SteriPEN. Ideal for anyone traveling to locations with questionable water supplies, or for anyone who wants the ability to sterilize their water for drinking without impacting the taste or altering the water in any way other than killing microorganisms. Tr...

LIFESAVER Expedition Jerrycan Water Filter Review

LIFESAVER Expedition Jerrycan Water Filter with Shower Hose Attachment
Portable filtration is a brilliant thing. Enabling users to filter water from almost any source, out in the field, on location, quickly and conveniently, they present one of the most useful pieces of equipment imaginable for survivalists, outdoors enthusiasts, those living in rural locations, or anyone who wants the peace of mind of knowing they can always purify their own water. We have previously taken a look at some smaller portable water filters such as the LifeStraw Go Bottle, (read our review of LifeStraw Go here) which do tend to be more what people might typically imagine when they ...

Best Water Filters That Remove Fluoride

Beginning in 1945, government initiatives began adding fluoride to drinking water across the United States. This decision was made in response to studies which demonstrated a lower incidence of dental cavities in areas with high fluoride content in the local water supply. Now as many as 75% of Americans drink water with added fluoride. (Source: The practice is not limited to the United States, with countries across the globe adopting the practice. According to the U.S. Center of Disease Control, water fluoridation is one of the greatest medical achievements of the 20th century. Yet...

Amway eSpring Water Filter & Purification System Review

eSpring Water Purifier Above Counter Unit Review
The Amway eSpring is a water purification system from the Amway corporation. Combining a carbon-block water filter with a powerful UV light which is deadly to microorganisms, the eSpring connects directly to the faucet in any kitchen sink with an above- or below-counter unit. The aim behind the eSpring is to provide a simple, all-in-one filtration and purification device which allows for a hassle-free manner of filtering a households water supply. The eSpring water treatment system is oft-mentioned as one of the leading options and Amway claims that the eSpring is capable of removing taste...

Best Gravity Water Filters 2015 – Comparison & Reviews

A look inside the AquaRain 404 Gravity Water Filter to look at the ceramic sub-micron filter elements
If you are unfortunate enough to live somewhere where the tap water tastes downright terrible, spend a lot of time camping, live in a rural area with questionable water sources, or you simply want the cleanest water possible, finding a way to filter large amounts of water (like your entire daily water supply) can be something of a challenge. Fortunately, the gravity water filter can help. No matter where you live, you can probably benefit from water filtration systems. High quality filtration systems can open up new water sources, giving those living or camping in rural areas access to ...