From the moment I first heard of the original LifeStraw I was intrigued.
I've been backpacking and camping for years and know how important it is to filter your water. After my trip to Ghana in 2012, I had a new appreciation for the importance of clean drinking water when I traveled.
My family bought me a LifeStraw for Christmas a few years ago and I carry it in my ruck whenever I'm out hiking as a backup to our standard water filter.
The problem with the straw is I have to be at a water source to use it.
It is great to stick in a cold mountain stream and suck water through, but later when I'm no where near water it isn't helpful.
The LifeStraw Go is a water bottle with a built in water filter. All the features of the original with the added value of being able to take the water with you.
I first tried it out around the house. Thankfully it does not add any flavor to the water and it is easy to suck the water through the filter.
It went with us on a family ruck and performed great. Putting water into it and drinking it didn't make me sick so I'm taking that as a good sign the filters work.
The water bottle is slim at only 9.25” (235 mm) long and 3.14” (80 mm) in diameter so it fits into almost any outside pocket you might have on your bag. Holding 22oz is plenty since you can refill it from any water source you find.
One small addition I'd like them to add is a fill line on the bottle so that you remember not to fill it up past that and splash water all over yourself when you stick the filter back in.
The LifeStraw Go comes with an attached carabiner that is useful to clip onto your pack so you don't lose the water bottle if you are going through rough terrain or suffer a fall.
All in all, I was impressed with the product and know that I'll bring it on my global adventures in the future and use it with confidence.
Also, I'm a fan of the companies practice of donating water to children in need for every product purchased. Follow the liters here to learn more.
Glad I got to try this out and I know it'll get plenty of use this summer when I hit the trails.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a LifeStraw Go for free from Eartheasy as coordinated by Outdoor PR in consideration for review publication.