Portable Water Filters & Purifiers
Backpacking Water Filters
Some people will only drink water that comes from an ornate, over-priced plastic bottle. Some people just want to be able to have a cup of clean water without it containing diseases known and unknown. Either way, all of the filters above or below, depending on where this information is on the page, are going to give you some healthy H2O, whether you're on an excursion in the Outback or your Brita filter just broke.
If you consider yourself more partial to a pump-filter system when it comes to making your agua clean, Katadyn carries some solid selections. The Katadyn Vario Water Filter is one handy dandy device, with 3 stages of filtration that can pump out 2 liters of water per minute and the ability to attach right onto your water bottle. The Pocket Water Filter is basically a top choice if you'll be needing a filtration system for the long-term, and is backed by a 20 year warranty.
For you simpletons out there, any of the Steripen products are going to be your numero uno. A system made for your water bottle of any shape and size, all you have to do is dip the little apparatus into the water and it kills those Latin-based, fourteen-letter words that aren't the greatest thing for your health, commonly known as bacteria.
Another fantastic option that is definitely becoming mo' popular, mo' preferred, and just mo' better is the gravity filter. Carried by MSR and Platypus, this nifty system that kind of resembles an IV set-up (minus the morbidity) and uses the forces of gravity to filter your water. Which leads me to ask, if a fly didn't have wings would it be called a "walk"?