Vapur’s Newest Foldable Water Bottle Sports MicroFilter

When traveling off the beaten track, you can never be too sure about the purity of drinking water found along the way. Whether you’re in an open air market in India or traversing the back country of Colorado, hydration is important, yet opportunities for contamination abound.

Vapur, makers of the famed collapsible water bottle, recently launched a new product that helps adventurers avoid waterborne illness without taking up any extra space in the backpack.

Vapur Microfilter

Image via Vapur

Reusable water bottles are nothing new, in fact, we’ve featured dozens right here on EarthTechling, and more than a couple feature their own filtration systems. What makes the Vapur MicroFilter bottle combination so different is the size and flexibility.

The bottle and microfilter weigh just 2.7 oz (77 g) together and the bottle can be rolled around the 7-inch (18-cm) filter unit when not in use. Inside is a lightweight, chemical-free water purification system that utilizes advanced hollow fiber membrane technology to turn questionable water into a refreshing treat.

“With an absolute pore size of 0.2 microns, the MicroFilter safely removes 99.9999-percent of waterborne bacteria (such as Salmonella, Cholera and E. Coli) and 99.9-percent of protozoa (including Cryptosporidium and Giardia), making for safer drinking water in the backcountry or while traveling. The filtration system on the MicroFilter meets the U.S. EPA standards and exceeds CDC recommendations for water purity,” reports the company in a press release.

In addition to using it with the Anti-Bottle, the MicroFilter can also be used like a straw to drink straight from the water source or squeezed from the Anti-Bottle into another beverage container.

Bottle and filter set available for $69.99.

Beth Buczynski is a freelancer writer and editor currently living in the Rocky Mountain West. Her articles appear on Care2, Ecosalon and Inhabitat, just to name a few. So far, Beth has lived in or near three major U.S. mountain ranges, and is passionate about protecting the important ecosystems they represent. Follow Beth on Twitter as @ecosphericblog