I really enjoy having so many backpacking and blogging friends in the UK, Europe, and the rest of the world. Especially, when it comes to staying abreast of the latest innovations in lightweight backpacking and hill walking gear and techniques.
Take water filters and purifiers, for example. It seems like the best product innovations in the past few years have come out of the UK, starting with the introduction of the Aquagear Survivor. That product represented a huge step forward by integrating a prefilter and 2 micron purifier in a bottle based solution and was wildly popular despite leakage problems.
This year, drinkSAFE-Systems replaced the Survivor with The Travel Tap, which you can buy at backpackinglight.co.uk. This product eliminates the leakage problems in the Survivor while still combining a sediment pre-filter and a purifier. Although I haven’t used this system in the field yet, there’s one thing that stands out for me about this product which is the integration of the purifier and the screw on cap. Systems that separate the two components have the potential for cross-contamination, where water leaks past the filter and into the cap area unfiltered if the cap is not securely fastened. Combining the two components into one unit will virtually eliminate the chance of this occurring.
If The Travel Tap sounds like and interesting solution for your hydration needs, I recommend you watch this video review form Trailtesters. It’s quite informative.
If you already own The Travel Tap, how do you like it so far?
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