When you travel, worrying about whether your drinking water is safe can take a lot away from your enjoyment of the place. A while back, I reviewed the Grayl Ultralight Purifier Bottle, which provided “one press” purification and filtration, making it easy to bring along a multi-purpose bottle that safely filters your drinking water.

Now, the company has taken clean water one more step with the Grayl Geopress Purifier.

The Geopress is designed for international travel, providing protection by removing all waterborne pathogens (virus, bacteria, protozoan cysts) and filtering sediment, chemicals, heavy metals, and microplastics. Inside the purifier cartridge, non-woven ceramic media fibers block particulates and provide structure for positively charged ions and powered activated carbon. As dirty water is forced through the media, ion exchange permanently blinds pathogens. The activated carbon absorbs chemicals, flavors, odors, and heavy metals.

Geopress removes 99.99 percent of virus (Rotavirus, Norovirus, Hepatitis A), 99.9999 percent of bacteria (E coli, Salmonella, Dysentery), and 99.9 percent of protozoan cysts (Giardia, Cryptosporidium, Amoebae).

Historically, travel purifiers haven’t always been easy to use. They’ve gotten much better over the years, however—and the Geopress makes it extremely easy. Fill the outer refill bottle with water from any spigot or stream. Take the inner press combined with the purifier cartridge and drink cap and insert into the outer bottle, pressing with a steady downward force. Drink. It only takes about 8 seconds to get 24 ounces of clean water.  Each purifier cartridge lasts for about 350 presses.

The Geopress has strategically placed non-slip, tactile TopoGrip technology strategically placed on all heavy-use surfaces that need to be grasped, so your grip doesn’t slip. The SimpleVent Spot Cap lets you purify water with the cap on, keeping the spout clean and protects clean water from the threat of cross-contamination when near dirty water.

The Grayl Geopress is currently in Kickstarter mode, with support levels that include receiving a Geopress beginning at $68. Want to also guarantee yourself a replacement purifier cartridge? Pledge $85 or more.

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