Water is life, and if you’re out in the woods or traveling the world you often must manage your own water storage and filtration. These new gear highlights were all recently featured at the 2019 Outdoor Retailer summer show, and offer adventurers the convenience and technology of some of the best water accessories when you’re out exploring.
MSR Thru-Link In-Line microfilter
Connect this minimal and lightweight water filter from Mountain Safety Research to any hydration reservoir system. It’s simple to use and quickly connects into any reservoir for on-the-go filtering. A $40 investment, this is the ideal piece for the backcountry — it’s compact with no moving parts, making it simple to pack for a single day hike or an extended backpacking trip. In addition to the in-line filtration as a drink-through filter on the trail, this piece of gear can be used as a gravity filtration system by your hydration reservoir at camp. To be released Spring 2020.
CamelBak Octane 25 hydration pack
Carry 70 ounces (2 liters) of water with you on the trail with CamelBak’s new Octane 25 hydration pack. In addition to water on your back, this $145-pack offers 22-liters of cargo space with special easy-access storage on the shoulder straps. 3D vent mesh and a ventilated hip belt with zippered pockets make movement enjoyable and convenient. For the longer days, the pack’s stretch overflow pocket stores extra layers easily and the trekking pole attachment makes your extra support easier to carry. To be released Spring 2020.
GEOPRESS Purifier Bottle by GRAYL
Made especially for the adventure traveler, this piece of gear is a game-changing solution to ensure you have portable, safe drinking water anywhere in the world. GEOPRESS removes viruses, bacteria, protozoan cysts, pesticides, chemicals, heavy metals, and even microplastics, in one eight-second press. The technology includes electroabsorption ion-exchange and ultra-powered activated carbon to make 24 ounces of clean, potable water with each press. This piece of gear eliminates the need to worry about your water when you’re away from home, anywhere in the world. It’s an investment at $90, but for those who want to avoid waterborne viruses such as SARS, rotavirus, and norovirus, this purchase is worth every penny. Available now.
Hydro Flask Trail Series lightweight performance bottles
Go light with this new collection from Hydro Flask. Featuring a 21-once Ultralight Titanium bottle ($100), weighing 35 percent less than Hydro Flask’s standard 21-ounce bottle. The titanium bottle shaves the weight without compromising the durability. Additionally, the 24-ounce and 32-ounce Lightweight Wide Mouth bottles ($45 and $50) are 25 percent lighter than the equivalent sized Hydro Flasks. All products within the Trail Series feature Hydro Flask’s TempShield double-wall vacuum insulation to keep cold drinks cold for up to 24 hours, and hot drinks piping hot for up to six hours. To be released Spring 2020.