Whether you are hiking, camping, backpacking, or just need a solid backup water filter, the Sidekick 3-Stage Straw Water Filter by HydroBlu is your perfect adventure companion. The 3-stage water filter provides the most robust filtration of any straw style filter.
The easy to use Sidekick protects you from bacteria, chemicals, heavy metals, and other contaminates. Large sediment is blocked with the cotton pre-filter membrane, increasing the longevity of the filter. Nasty chemicals and heavy metals are adsorbed by the Activated Carbon Filter. Activated Carbon removes lead, iron, cadmium, nickel, chromium, and zinc along with chlorine, pesticides, herbicides, gasoline, and diesel fuel. Once the pre-filter and Activated Carbon filters have reached their life expectancy of 50 gallons, they can simply be replaced with the extra end cap filter which is included. Finally, the Ultrafiltration Hollow Fiber removes 99.999% of bacteria. Hollow Fiber is made of dozens of tubes that have microscopic holes (0.1 microns) that don’t allow bacteria to pass through, while allowing clean water through by size exclusion technology.
Regardless, if you are running on the trail or backcountry skiing the lightweight design of the Sidekick won’t slow you down as it only weighs 1 ounce. It can fit perfectly into your pocket, day pack, or emergency kit. No matter where you go it’s always better to take your Sidekick with you.
The Versa Flow was designed to be as versatile as you. It easily adapts to your lifestyle and can be screwed onto a plastic water bottle, used inline with your hydration pack, used as a gravity system or bucket filter, or can be used as a straw so you can drink directly from the water source.
The Versa Flow water filter is one of the lightest and most convenient personal water filters on the market. Weighing in at only 2 ounces you don’t have to worry about adding extra weight to your pack or try to find a dedicated spot for it. It will fit virtually anywhere. This water filter is perfect for backpacking, hiking, camping, travel, and emergency preparedness.
Although it is lightweight, it is heavy in features. Every filter is built to exacting standards and exceeds EPA standards for filtration. The Versa Flow has many tiny tubes called hollow fiber. Hollow fiber works through size exclusion. Meaning the hollow fiber tubes have thousands of tiny holes (0.1 microns) that block 99.999% of harmful bacteria, Giardia, E. coli, protozoan cysts, Cryptosporidium and more. All of these organisms are too large to fit through the 0.1 micron holes. Some manufacturers filter the water through the core of the hollow fiber tubes, but this restricts water flow because only so much water can fit through the core opening. We filter water through the outside of the tubes by bending the hollow fiber. This dramatically increases the surface area and flow rate of the filter while protecting the filter integrity itself. If the core of the tubes become clogged from sediment on the competitors filter you can no use the filter. The Versa Flow allows you to be able to backflush the filter, clearing out all of the particulate and increasing the lifespan of the filter. If you consistently backflush the filter you can use it almost indefinitely. This means no additional filters, cartridges, pumps, iodine drops, or batteries to ever buy again.
The Versa Flow water filter does not remove chemicals or viruses from water. Generally viruses are not found in North America or in municipal water supplies around the world. Check out the Clear Flow Water Filter if you need protection from heavy metals or chemicals. Lightweight and low cost, the Versa Flow should be in everyone's backpack, survival gear or travel bag.
Whether you are trekking across the world or surviving the urban jungle of your 9-5, the Clear Flow water bottle and filter makes it easy to always have clean, safe water. This convenient filter and water bottle combo allows you to always be in control of your thirst. Simply use the bottle to scoop water from any river, pond, stream or tap, and you will have fresh, clean drinking water.
The Clear Flow has been rigorously tested and surpasses EPA standards for removing E. Coli, Giardia and Cryptosporidium, and many other waterborne contaminants. The Clear Flow filters down to 0.1 microns without the use of chemicals, iodine or batteries. But the Clear Flow goes one step further than most competitive products and also reduces heavy metals, such as iron and lead. The Clear Flow also reduces many chemicals found in the water supply as well as improves the taste and color of the water. Competitive products that only use hollow fiber do nothing to remove the dirty taste of water or improve the color of the water. It may be safe to drink, but it is still going to look and taste like dirty water. With the Clear Flow the water will be safe to drink and will actually look and taste good.
Once the Clear Flow filter has reached its capacity (1,500 liters / 400 gallons) it will no longer allow water to pass through it. The filter easily detaches from the bottle and can simply be replaced. The bottle will last indefinitely and will save you from having to buy bottled water. This is also great for the environment as you aren't contributing any plastic bottle waste.
The Clear Flow water bottle is BPA-free and very durable. The food grade silicone mouthpiece makes for convenient drinking and won't crack. Plus, it can easily be removed for cleaning. Bottle capacity is 16 ounces, measures 9" x 3" and weighs only 7.8 ounces with the filter installed.
The pressurized Jerry Can was created to provide high quality water quickly and efficiently. It’s internal filtration system along with a hand pump make it easy to filter large amounts of water while camping, traveling, or in the case of emergencies.
The Pressurized Jerry Can Water Filter is lightweight, which allows for easy carry for filling from almost any water source. With a two stage filter system, water taste and clarity are enhanced, while removing harmful bacteria, chemicals, metals, sediments, and other contaminates.
Built to exceed the standards of the EPA, the dual filter system boasts an activated charcoal filter and a hollow fiber ultra-filtration membrane filter. The Activated Charcoal Filter removes heavy metals, such as iron and lead, while absorbing the dirty taste of water. Additionally, it removes unseen chemicals and improves the clarity of water. The Hollow Fiber Filter works through size exclusion. Dozens of tubes have microscopic holes (0.1 microns), which allow clean water to pass and creates a barrier to 99.999% of damaging bacteria, Giardia, E. coli, protozoan cysts, Cryptosporidium, and more. At any time this filter can be cleared out from any sediment or contaminants that have blocked the holes by backflushing. Simply run clean water through the outflow side of the filter. This will increase the flow of the filter, as well as the life of the filter.
Additionally, the Jerry Can can provide virus protection through the Virus Ultrafiltration Hollow Fiber Filter. Using the same size exclusion technology viruses such as Hepatitis A, Polio, Typhoid, and Enteroviruses cannot pass through the 0.02 micron holes while also preventing bacteria. The virus protection filter is sold separately.
This entire purification process is automated by pressurizing the Jerry Can with the non-electric pump. The low-resistance pumping action gives a nearly effortless experience so that a young child could pressurize the system. Pressurizing the Jerry Can pushes the unfiltered water through the innovative two stage filter system and produces better tasting, clear filtered water for cooking, drinking, or any other use.
Whether your water source is a clear mountain spring or a silt filled lake, it has never been more important to remove harmful metals, chemicals, and contaminants from environmental changes along with human modernization. The use of Activated Carbon has been found to be one of the best natural compounds for filtering out those unwanted elements while also improving taste and color clarity. The Activated Carbon Filter, along with the Pressurized Jerry Can is the perfect filter to protect your family.
The Activated Carbon module is made up of mixture of activated carbon and ion-exchange microbeads. Activated carbon adsorbs chemicals and heavy metals, and improves the taste and color of the contaminated water. The ion-exchange microbeads are an organic polymer substrate. These beads are porous, providing a large surface area for removing pollution, poisonous, and heavy metal iron from the water. The ion-exchange replaces these negative ions with innocuous ions, such as sodium and potassium.
Additionally, this combination will remove unhealthy organic compounds such as chlorine, pesticides, herbicides, gasoline, and diesel. The adsorption of these various compounds improves the taste and the color of water transforming it into the perfect way to refresh yourself while camping, traveling, or in an emergency situation.
Water clarity doesn’t always indicate clean water as bacterias are an unseen contaminate with incredible destructive power. Our Standard Hollow Fiber ultra-filtration membrane filter is built to remove 99.999% of bacteria. Through size exclusion hollow fiber surpasses EPA standards and will last up to 10,000 gallons.
Dozens of tubes have microscopic holes (0.1 microns), which allows clean water to pass through, but creates a barrier to damaging bacteria, Giardia, E. coli, protozoan cysts, Cryptosporidium, and more. At any time, this filter can be cleared out from any sediment or contaminants that have blocked the holes by backflushing. Simply run clean water through the outflow side of the filter. This will increase the flow and effectiveness of the filter, as well increase the life of the filter.
While bacteria has the greatest potential to cause sickness, viruses can be lethal promoting the creation of the Virus Ultratfiltration Hollow Fiber Membrane. This enhanced filter removes virus that can affect you while camping, traveling, or in any emergency situation for 10,000 gallons.
Hollow Fiber works through size exclusion. Dozens of hollow tubes have microscopic holes (0.02 microns) and act as a barrier to viruses such as Hepatitis A, Polio, Typhoid, and Enteroviruses. Additionally, in a similar way it blocks 99.999% of bacteria. Clean water is allowed to passthrough the holes while the large contaminants cannot fit through the holes. To clean the hollow fiber, simply rinse clean water through the opposite direction of the flow of water. This will push contamination and debris back out the inlet and will extend the life of the filter.
Camping and cleanliness are not phrases that go together, especially when using water from a stream, river, or lake with unknown contaminants lurking in the water. The Shower Head Attachment for our Jerry Can is the best way to protect yourself from bacteria and pollutants while maintaining a clean camp, traveling, or in an emergency situation.
The Shower Head Attachment connects to the outlet of the Pressurized Jerry Can that has an Activated Carbon filter with Ion-Exchange mirco-beads and a Ultrafiltration Hollow Fiber Filter that remove 99.999% of bacteria. This multi-stage filter removes everything from Giardia and E. coli, to chemicals, heavy metals, and the negative taste and color of dirty water.
Hydration on the go is incredibly important these days and there are few more convenient ways to carry your water than combining a your favorite backpack and a hydration reservoir. With our 2L Top Fill things are even more convenient! Most hydration reservoirs are designed with a circular screw off cap that makes them hard to clean and nearly impossible to fill to capacity. Our Top Fill reservoir on the other hand opens easily by rotating the two red tabs on the top and separating the sides. It is like big a zip lock bag on steroids. This design means you can easily fill and clean your reservoir any time. We also put extra thought into the design of our bite valve, which rotates to seal off your liquids from dripping when you are not using it.
Want to carry more water? Check out the 3L version HERE
Hydration on the go is incredibly important these days and there are few more convenient ways to carry your water than combining a your favorite backpack and a hydration reservoir. With our 3L Top Fill things are even more convenient! Most hydration reservoirs are designed with a circular screw off cap that makes them hard to clean and nearly impossible to fill to capacity. Our Top Fill reservoir on the other hand opens easily by rotating the two red tabs on the top and separating the sides. It is like big a zip lock bag on steroids. This design means you can easily fill and clean your reservoir any time. We also put extra thought into the design of our bite valve, which rotates to seal off your liquids from dripping when you are not using it.
If the 3L is too big check out the 2L version HERE