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 and heavy metals.. 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.
Product Weight: 2 oz.
- Removes bacteria, such as Giardia, E coli and cryptosporidium
- Removes heavy metals such as lead, iron, cadmium, nickel, chromium, and zinc
- Removes chemicals such as chlorine, pesticides, herbicides, gasoline, and diesel
- Perfect for camping, backpacking, scouting, hiking, and for emergency situations or emergency preparedness
- Weighs only 1 oz.
- Size: .7" wide x 6" tall
Manufactured by HydroBlu
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Fits perfectly in my max position pouch. I haven’t used it yet but I’m sure I’ll love it when I do.
The sidekick straw is very light, compact and easy to use.
I have used a few filter straws, although none as small as this. I think because it's so thin it's very hard to get a decent mouthful of water, even when sucking very hard. It would take a lot of time & effort to quench your thirst using this straw. I tested it with tap water first & this is what I am basing my review on, once the filter gets clogged up with impurities I imagine it will be even harder?
Very compact and ingenious design. Carry it with me as part of my edc kit. Very impressed with its ease of use. Much easier than other similar devices.
Hydroblu Sidekick... My new fastpacking, trail running, sportwalking buddy. I can rehydrate from a trickle, puddle recess in a rock etc, either directly or with no effort using the soft cup to scoop with
This water filter is good.
I love that it has small replacement filters so you don't have to replace the entire straw! Much less trash and more compact!
A very compact system with high filtering capacity.
Sidekick 3-Stage Straw Water Filter