Lifesaver Liberty portable water filtration system – what is it?

A portable water filtration system that does exactly what it says on the, er, brightly coloured, pump-enhanced bottle: it saves your life. Just fill from source (or through the attachable scavenger hose), then pump a couple of times to make even the ickiest water drinkable.

Lifesaver Liberty portable water filtration system – Why do I need it?

Quite often, us humans call things a lifesaver even when they're not. Those spring-shaped hairbands that don't tangle: lifesavers. Last-minute dog sitters for your unruly but loveable mutt: lifesavers. People who'll meticulously boil river water for you, being careful to filter it through peat to kill as much bacteria as possible before you drink it: OK, they are actually lifesavers, but while this bottle won't tie back your hair or take care of Rex for the weekend, it will let you filter fluids without your own personal Ray Mears genie in your backpack.

Basically, if you're drinking dodgy water to keep pack weight down on a trek or just don't fancy Googling whether tap water is good to drink on your next city break, this has your back. The bottle will hold 400ml of water, and no electricity or chemicals are required to make the magic happen. Not half bad if you ask us.

Lifesaver Liberty portable water filtration system – Should I buy it?

You don't find a lot of bottles over the £100 mark, but then you don't find many bottles that filter 99.999% of viruses, bacteria and cysts out of your water, either. Each filter system – replaceable for £49.99 when finished with – will give you 2,000 litres of clean drinking water, too. What's more, with a flavour and odour-improving carbon filter and antimicrobial materials throughout, it won't even taste that bad. We said that bad.

Buy the Lifesaver Liberty portable water filtration system for £124.99 at iconlifesaver.com