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The Travel Tap Water Filter

The Travel Tap Water Filter
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Product Code:  PA101
Brand:  Drink Safe Systems

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Access to instant clean drinking water has changed our habits so quickly when walking through lowland areas, or places with dubious water sources. All of a sudden the need to carry 2 litres of water (or 2 kilos of weight) has gone.

Travel Tap purified water filter bottle empty bottle weight 150g
The insulated carrier which comes with this as standard is 75g
Length: 22cm (+3cm drinking nozzle)
Max Diameter ~8cm

I used mine in boggy water during the hot weather while walking the Cape Wrath Trail early last year. Rose used her in Horse Troughs and moats, when in France on a riding holiday. Much to the horror and astonishment of the locals!

Our daughters used them in India, Mexico and Peru, when dubious water was all that was available. Customers traveling in Gambia, the Alps and the outback have used them. We've even had one customer keep a load of kids sane and hydrated, when their boat got stuck in a river in Africa when their engine broke down.

So take it from us, certification aside, these filters are proven to work. Not a single customer from last years 1000's of purchases became ill from any water borne disease.

So now we have the current model with us which uses the same proven filter.

For an interview with Giles the UK distributer - Click here

Improvements over the last design include:

  1. You now fill the bottle through the top like any sports bottle
  2. The filter is now removable, so you can use the bottle normally, and exchange the filter if it ever becomes blocked
  3. The bottle capacity has increased to 800ml
  4. It is supplied with a carrying cooler pouch
  5. It is faster filling and instantly delivers up to 300ml a minute
  6. The filter and pre-sediment filter are all one unit, both removable
  7. It removes, taste and taint, chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, purification chemicals, sediments and heavy metals plus bacteria, protozoa including cryptosporidium, giardia , E-coli, viral disease causatives and anthrax immediately
  8. It is tested for the removal of Flourides

 

What does the Travel Tap do?
It delivers filtered, cleaner tasting portable water from any non-saline source without the addition of any chemicals.

It is an easy to use sports bottle design which you fill by unscrewing the lid. You can fill with any water available (dirty or clean) – stream, river, lake, hotel, tap and so on. The water is filtered as it flows through the lid and you have instantly filtered water.

This is the lightest and most proven filtration system in the world with over 2.5 million sales. It has been supplied to peacekeeping forces and aid agencies around the world including Red Cross.

What does it instantly remove?

  • Proven to remove waterborne disease causatives; Bacteria, Protozoa including Cryptosporidium, Giardia, E-coli, viral disease causatives and Anthrax immediately
  • Taste and taint
  • Chemicals
  • Herbicides
  • Pesticides
  • Purification chemicals and Fluoride
  • Sediments and heavy metals

How does the filter work?
The filter is a highly complex device. It traps and retains debris, attracting and absorbing chemicals, and preventing disease causative pathogens from flowing from the water through to the user and causing illness.

Filtration: The filter removes contaminants in water by exclusion and /or absorption and adsorption, chelation e.g. Chemicals, disease causatives, heavy metals, taste, colour and odour.
Purification: The filter removes bacteria protozoa and viruses using specialist purification treatment processes especially those that may cause a threat to humans if present in untreated watercourses.

  • Travel Tap micro purification filter system contains 1st stage pre filtration with purification.
  • The main filter contains absolute filtration for the life of the filter and Micro purification and post filtration media. It contains inbuilt chelation and anti-microbial growth components and serrate plates.
  • Please be aware the flow rate will diminish over time especially if sourcing unclear water - simply allow to settle first for 10 minutes before pouring into Travel Tap bottle.
  • Tested to over 1600 litres, with auto shut down when filter life ends.

Cleaning and Storage
When you first get the bottle, flush it through three times to clean out the filter after manufacture. There is no need to wash, add detergents or scrub the bottle after long periods of storage. A quick swill is all that is required as the filter will remove any inappropriate content as part of standard operation.

When using the filter
When the bottle is inverted and the water level falls below the pre-filter, it is still travelling through a series of small holes at the base into the filtration system prior to exit. There is no need to over tighten the filter thread or 'o' ring. Your bottle is NOT leaking and it is performing as designed. Please be aware that the dust cap retainer ring will sometimes slide up to the screw cap thread, thus preventing complete closure and slight leakage. Just slide it back down to re-seal.

IMPORTANT: Only use the filter with water preferably from running non-saline watercourse. Testing with tea, wine, and fruit juice will negate filter use immediately and block system. Therefore if you use the bottle, with the filter removed for such liquids, please ensure it is thoroughly flushed through, before re-applying the filter housing.

Specifications:

  • Empty Bottle weight 150g
  • The insulated carrier weight is 75g
Average Rating (25 Reviews):  
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Rating:  
Exvellent
Tuesday, 19 September 2017  | 

I have had my Travel Tap for a couple of years and am very happy with it.

I bought it for a 200 mile walk/run and it has served me well in mountains all over the country. Having a filter bottle like this means that I don't have to carry as much water, as I know I can top up a drink bottle wherever there is a lake or stream.

It isn't great for drinking out of directly, as it takes a bit of a squeeze, but I tend to use it to fill a water bottle.

I have noticed minor leaks, but doing it up tight and ensuring the seal is in place works fine, and this hasn't been a real problem.

All in all an excellent addition to my gear.

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Excellent service
Tuesday, 19 September 2017  | 

This is the first time I have used backpackinglight and I have been suitably impressed. I haven't used the water filter yet and as such I am unable to comment on its performance. However at first glance it appears to be well made and robust.

Initially I thought that the postage and packing was a little expensive. However the product was despatched within 24 hours of ordering, It arrived exactly when I was told it would, It was very well protected in a large Jiffy bag and a waterproof outer-bag (unlike most mail order companies I have used). There was a nice personal touch inside the parcel and a very easy to understand returns label should it be required.

in short, On time, first time & well packaged. Well worth the money! will definitely order from you again!

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Rating:  
Great product - fantastic service
Tuesday, 5 September 2017  | 

This is my 3rd Travel tap in 8 years. I'm still using the first and have bought others as gifts. Mine has been used in some really murky siruations and never failed. Totallt reliable waye filtration.

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Rating:  
un tested yet but ...
Tuesday, 29 August 2017  | 

wanted this one for the squeeze and flush - great for rinsing off stuff - grazes etc - bag great for clipping to my bike - and cool bag just so happens to be the right size for a can of beer should you want to take one along and keep it cool

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Rating:  
travel tap
Friday, 26 May 2017  | 

At first it slightly leaked on the gasget seals and wasnt sure whether to return to seller but as i was going on the TGO challenge thought i would give it a go.it slightly leakes on the lid but no real problem and the gaskets have sorted themselves out the convienience of this bottles is amazing being able to refill with confidence from streams and other sourses also not having to take pack off to drink was great or the worry of your platapus running out was great as well will give it 4 stars as the lea k on the lid wasslight put off

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Rating:  
Travel tap water filter
Saturday, 21 May 2016  | 

Poor purchase, to heavy and bulky, difficult to drink through. have opted for sawyer system.

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2 of 4 people found this review helpful.


Response:

We have found the filtration second to none although the flow rate is slower than the Sawyer. We tend to decant the water from the Travel Tap into another bottle, rather than drink from it directly. This seems to work better.


Rating:  
Great water filtration system
Sunday, 24 April 2016  | 

Really handy water filtration system. Used it everywhere I went on a three month trip through West Africa. I stayed healthy so it must be efficient, and I will continue to use it as I travel. My initial filter did stop working long before I'd filtered the amount of water that should be possible in one filter's life time. I'm not sure why this happened, but when I emailed drinkSAFE-systems about it, they responded straight away and sent me a replacement filter free of charge. Really good customer service and my new filter has worked fine, so I feel it definitely still deserves 5 stars.

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4 of 6 people found this review helpful.


Rating:  
Superb product
Monday, 2 November 2015  | 

I bought this for my daughter for her backpacking trip in India. She tells me it has been really useful. I rang Backpacking Light for information before purchasing and found them to be extremely helpful giving me other travelling tips not even related to their products. Thank you very much.

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4 of 6 people found this review helpful.


Rating:  
Travel
Wednesday, 15 July 2015  | 

Not tried the product yet - but the service was fantastic. Many thanks.

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4 of 8 people found this review helpful.


Rating:  
not tried
Wednesday, 24 June 2015  | 

Good, efficient service. Comes with handy carrier. Not tried product yet, but happy it will do the job.

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