Have you ever gone on a hike alongside a body of water and ran out of water to drink? How ironic it is, but you don’t want to start drinking from the natural water, it may get you sick, unless you have the LifeStraw Go!
The LifeStraw Go has been designed to be a simple, lightweight filter bottle. It will filter 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria and 99.9% of waterborne protozoa. Chemicals, salt water, heavy metals and viruses will not be removed.
My Experience With the LifeStraw Go
I took this hiking with me a few times, and it works great. I simply stick the bottle into the water, then put the cap onto the bottle. The filter is built into the cap, so all you have to do is raise the mouthpiece on the cap and start sucking through it. As you suck, the water is filtered. This is good and bad. Good because it filters on demand, no need to wait, and bad because it makes it more difficult to suck through the mouthpiece. I would compare the amount of suction required to make this mouthpiece work to a Sawyer Squeeze. It is not super difficult, but you shouldn’t expect it to flow the same way as your unfiltered bottle.
Another thing to keep in mind with this bottle is the fill line on the side of the bottle. You should not fill water above this line if you want your water to be completely safe. If you fill above the line, you may risk water getting sucked through the mouthpiece without being filtered.
It is a very light weight option to having safe drinking water. If you’re trying to go as light as possible, and you know that 650mL of water at a time will be sufficient, then this bottle is the way to go. No need to sit by the river and pump water into a bottle. Fill it and keep hiking in seconds.
For more information about this bottle, make sure to check it out on the LifeStraw website here.