One of the biggest challenges for hikers, backpackers, and adventure travelers is finding clean drinking water while traveling through remote regions. Contaminated water is a common issue in many parts of the world, including some places where you would least expect it. Fortunately, there are a number of ways that fresh water can be treated to help make it completely safe for drinking, including using purification tablets, portable filtration systems, and even ultraviolet light. Now, a new option is avalabe that promises to be safer, more reliable, and cost effective than any other option currently available.  

The new Pure electrolytic water purifier from Potable Aqua incorporates patented technology that utilizes a simple brine solution (salt and water) to create a powerful mixed-oxidant disinfectant capable of purifying even the dirtiest water. The gadget can reportedly remove up to 99.9% of all organisms that are found living in water without the need to pre-filter it in any way. This makes it a quick, effective, and easy method for creating clean drinking water just about anytime and anywhere. 


Using the Pure in the field is really quite simple. You start by telling it how much water you need to purify, with preset options including 1, 2, 5, 10, and even 20 liters. Then you add a bit of the brine solution – made from salt and water – to a special chamber located on the device. When the purifier is activated, it will use an electrolysis process to create a scrubbing solution that is than poured into the water that needs to be purified. From there, it works much the same ways as chlorine tablets that dissovle in the water, removing the harmful elements from the liquid over a short period of time. 

The Pure has a built-in rechargeable battery that is capable of treating up to 150 liters of water between charges. It also has a small solar panel on its backside that allows it to be recharged while on the go as well. This helps to keep the device fully functional no matter where you go, and eliminates the need to carry extra batteries with you as well. 


Potable Aqua says that the Pure has been designed with hikers, campers, and international travelers in mind. But it can also serve as a backup purification system in case of a natural disaster, or while traveling in an RV, boat, or some other mode of transportation. Its small size makes it easy to pack, and its fast and simple purification process can generate clean drinking water as needed. 

The Pure is available to order no with a price tag of $119.99.