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HydroBlu Launches Sidekick 3-Stage Straw Water Filter

May 28, 2017 (Salt Lake City, UT) -- Water filter company HydroBlu has created another cutting edge water filter that will remove bacteria, heavy metals, chemicals, and other contaminants and only weighs 1 ounce.

The Sidekick 3-Stage Straw Water Filter has a slim design that is small enough to be placed in a pocket and could be confused as a marker. With a removable cap and easy to open end, the filter medium will be protected while traveling, yet easy to access when it is needed.

"We wanted to create a filter that had all the best technologies while being as light as can be," said Brand Manager, Aaron Kirkham. The filter boasts a cotton pre-filter for sediment, an activated carbon capsule that removes heavy metals and chemicals, and finally a hollow fiber filter that will remove 99.999% of bacteria.

"The best part of the Sidekick is the activated carbon filter," stated Kirkham. "With other brands, you can taste the grit of the filtered water. The activated carbon filter removes the discoloration and dirty taste that you find in lake and river water. Most straw-type filters on the market only remove bacteria. That is great, but who wants to drink water that still tastes like dirt? I have tasted my fair share of dirty water and I won’t go back."

Each part of the 3-stage filter system works together to provide one of the most robust straw filters anywhere. The cotton pre-filter is the first contact point with the unfiltered water and it is designed to remove sediment from the water. Additionally, this filter increases the efficiency of the stage 2 activated carbon filter.

Heavy metals and chemicals like zinc, lead, copper, mercury, gasoline, diesel, herbicides, and pesticides are adsorbed by the activated carbon. The water taste is also enhanced as the removal of contaminants improves the taste.

The final, stage 3 hollow fiber filter removes 99.999% of bacteria like Giardia, E. Coli, protozoan cysts, Cryptosporidium, and more. Hollow fiber is made up of dozens of tiny hollow tubes that have microscopic holes that measure 0.1 microns. This allows water to flow through while bacteria is blocked.

The Sidekick 3-Stage Straw Water Filter is efficient, lightweight and is perfect for camping, emergency preparedness, hiking, and all outdoor activities. Learn more about the Sidekick 3-Stage Straw Filter here.


Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, HydroBlu is pushing the boundaries of water filtration. They have developed a number of innovative products that have provided countless people with safe and clean drinking water. For more information on HydroBlu, please visit hydroblu.com

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