This week, Grayl unveiled their new water purifier bottle that is not only super easy to use, but incredibly fast as well. The Geopress provides complete protection from all waterborne pathogens (virus, bacteria, protozoan cysts) plus chemicals, heavy metals, and even microplastics. Designed for use anywhere on the planet, Geopress requires no setup time, and makes clean, safe drinking water from hotel sinks, sketchy spigots, or jungle rivers. Simply fill, press, drink.
Designed for use on all seven continents, Geopress purifies and filters 24 ounces of water in just eight seconds (5L/min), nearly twice as fast as any other purifier. One purifier cartridge will last for 350 presses or around 250 liters of purified water before needing to be replaced.
To use, first fill the outer container with the dirty water. Then, place the inner cartridge with purifier cartridge inside and press down from a height using your body weight – much like you would a French press. The results is 24 ounces of clean drinking water inside the inner container.
You can access the clean water via the drinking cap which protects from cross contamination when filling the outer container. On the cap there is also a vent to release air pressure when you are filtering the water inside to make it easier and faster.
The purifier cartridge uses the same technology as the original Grayl bottle — Electroadsorption (ion exchange, ultra-powdered activated carbon and silver treated zeolites. Purification removes 99.99% of virus (e.g. Rotavirus, Norovirus, Hepatitis A), 99.9999% of bacteria (e.g. E coli, Salmonella, Dysentery), and 99.9% of protozoan cysts (e.g. Giardia, Cryptosporidium, Amoebae). At the same time, it filters particulates (e.g. microplastics, sediment, silt), many chemicals (e.g. chlorine, benzene, chloroform) and heavy metals (e.g. lead, arsenic, chromium).
The Grayl Geopress retails for $89.95 and is available in four colors: Alpine White, Camo Black, Coyote Amber and Visibility Orange. The company is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to take pre-orders. Deliver is expected in April.