Created by Utah-based businessman Kyle Stringham, the 17-oz ( 482-g ) PurTrek is utilized as a normal ol’ telescoping trekking pole when its owner is on the go. However, when you stop to hydrate at a river or stream, you can simply stick the pole’s carbide end under the water, after that release and pull-up on the hand grip.
This pulls water up using the pole’s 2 stage purification scheme – a twist-to-open filtration system in the tip will keep stuff like mud or even sand from going in, although a disposable hollow-fiber trap inside the removable grip supposedly captures 99.99 percent of waterborne microorganisms, protozoa, and also microplastic contaminants.
The now-purified drinking water then goes on out through a silicone pipe that gets connected to the top, and also into the water bottle. PurTrek provides 2 to 3 times more water per pump than standard compact water purifiers – as an extra bonus, it may be used standing up, so owners don’t need to squat. An all hollow-fiber filter will be good for filtering around 500 liters (132 US gal).