Grayl Geopress Water Purifier Review
Today we’re going to take a look at a different kind of water purifier. It’s not really a filter. According to the information that they sent me, they call it a purifier, it is the Grayl Geopress. It’s a pretty cool purifier. The reason that they call it a purifier and not a filter is because it’s rated to remove viruses as well. Most filters on the market don’t actually remove viruses because if you’re doing it through a filtering capacity, the filter size would have to be very small to get 99% of viruses, which are much smaller than bacteria. Grayl has come up with a way to remove viruses as well as bacteria, cysts, and protozoa with electro adsorption.
Pros & Cons
The first portion we have is basically a large cup to scoop the dirty water out of the source with. I like this setup for several reasons based on its design, form, and function. One of the things that’s a pain about some pump filters is you have to kneel down right next to the water source and stay there while you’re pumping. This makes it a little easier because you can basically dip it and then wait in a more comfortable location while doing the pumping operation that actually purifies the water.
One con of this is the size. They may have a larger option, but in this model you only get about three-quarters of a liter of purified water. It would be better if could hold at least one liter because it’s more of a universal rounded number. When you’re trying to make dehydrated meals, it would be easier for measuring. I also wish they would put graduated marks on the side to break it down, maybe into milliliters or ounces.
This cartridge is the purifying element that they use for the Geopress, and it screws onto the bottom of the clean water container. You’ll hear an audible click when it’s in properly. There’s a seal around the outside. The top is designed so you can see through it.
How to Clean it
Washing and maintenance are easy. The only part that might be tricky is the very bottom. There’s a lip on the inside that can be difficult to get to, but with a pipe cleaner or something like that, you could probably reach everything well enough. If Grayl is looking for suggestions, they could fill in that space so nothing gets stuck in there.
It should only be clean water in this part, so you shouldn’t have a problem cleaning this. I’m just pointing out things that I see. There’s also a top portion. All parts are very heavy-duty. There is a nice thick strap and a threaded cap. Nothing can get through the portion you drink through. I’m not going to say it’s indestructible, but it’s pretty strong.
How to Use it
Get everything assembled and fill it up with water. Then you put the press down on the sides of the lid. There are flat areas where you can put your hands and as you push down, the pumps go down. Make sure it’s vented by opening the cap, and then the lid down as you go. They say about 10 seconds using your pressure is enough to force this through the cartridge and fill it up. One thing that I noticed using it in my kitchen is that you have to get a straight seal when you’re pushing down because if you get it kinked, water will come up through the seal as you’re pushing it out.
Testing it Out
I’ve taken water from the pond and now I’m looking for a semi-level place to put this. Make sure the cap is open and push down with equal force, trying to keep it as straight as possible. It’s filling up. There’s a little bit left in the bottom, but not too much. The rest is full of water now. It looks clear. I don’t see any issues. There was a little bit of particulate in the pond water. It tastes like the pure water out of my filter in my house. It’s super clear. No discoloration, no odor, no anything. I’ll put some of the specs and a link to buy these below. This is just a first look but’s pretty cool. One thing to note is that if you sit here without the cap on, some water will come back out of the filter, so it’s best to keep it on.
The proof is in the pudding. It tastes good and is safe to drink and that’s the main thing. I believe the unit also has an activated charcoal element in the cartridge, as well as the electro adsorption. It’ll also remove trace amounts of heavy metals. I’ll throw in a spec sheet to show all of the details.
Today, I just wanted to give it a try and see how convenient it is to use. My overall impressions are that it’s pretty cool and that the main benefit is that it’s easy to use – just go down, scoop your water up, press it, and then you’ve got purified to pour into whatever you’d like. It would only take a few times to fill a three-liter Camelback bottle; it wouldn’t be that difficult at all for filling larger containers.
I also like that it’s nice and contained. You can use it as a regular water bottle so you don’t have to carry a filter separately and save some room in your pack. It is heavy-duty and it’s built to last. If you purchase one, you probably won’t need to purchase another. The purifier cartridge does run out at a certain point, so you’ll have to purchase new cartridges every once in a while. That’s not really different from any other water filter. I like it. I’m going to keep using it. Then, I’ll let you guys know my long-term thoughts, but for now, I think it’s definitely worth a look. It would be great to put into a bug-out bag or get-home bag.
That’s a look at the Grayl Geopress. I heard a lot of great things about it for a long time and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. I like the design overall; it’s heavy-duty. I think it’ll last. You know you’re going to get 24 oz of good, clean water. The water tastes good. I’m sure my pond water doesn’t normally taste good. I think it works great, so check it out through the link below. As always, I would like to invite you to join the email list for American Prepping Academy. I don’t send emails very often but I’d like to be able to get in touch with you guys in case my Youtube channel gets canceled. Don’t forget to live to the six Ps: Proper Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Performance. Stay safe, guys.
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