What a pleasant surprise!
After my words of praise on Drinksafe-Systems products in a previous post, Giles who I had a chat with kindly sent me their latest product to try out.
In essence, it’s a large drinking straw with their patented filter contained within – to ensure safe and clean tasting water on the go wherever you are in the world.
It’s not much larger than a novelty pen and weighs around 40g’s!
The device will provide upto 700 litres of safe fluid – though this can decrease if using particularly murky water and so on. So, treat it with respect as you do any other product from Drinksafe-Systems and it should last for quite some time.
I suppose it’s best suited as a back up emergency product in survival situations but for water on the go – it’s ideal.
I reckon I’ll use the straw having collected water in a flask or mug.
I can get quite thirsty out on the hill and so a quick stop, down on one knee by a stream gulping away is very appealing.
The product follows suit of all Drinksafe-Systems range:
-purification chemicals and taste
-sediments and trace chemicals
-waterbourne disease causatives including; Cryptosporidium, Giardia, E-coli, Viruses and Anthrax
Giles informed me that the device will be launched very soon and will retail for around £25.
Not bad for a small device that ensures safe drinking water wherever you are in the world!
So, maybe more of a survival and back-up tool stashed in your rucksack – but I’ll be soon giving it a go on my next trip – more so given the warm weather of late.
To use, you unscrew a small top to reveal a mouthpiece from which you suck the water through the filter.
At the other end there’s another cap for which you remove after use on a trip to clean and dry. Similar to their Travel Tap product.
So, keep an eye out – cause this may well be a very handy device to own!
Thanks to Giles for his approachable and friendly manner. Top bloke from a top company!