Dr. Regina Henkel
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Nominee ISPO Award 2022: The Water Filter Trekking Poles from Purtrek

The First Trekking Pole That Filters Water

The U.S. brand Purtrek has developed an integrated trekking pole and water filtration system, combining two essential outdoor products into one. Its innovative design creates efficiency, simplicity, weight savings, and enhanced survival security for casual and experienced hikers and backpackers.

Purtrek’s patented technology allows users to conveniently access potable water from lakes, rivers and other sources by inserting the pole into a water source, attaching the drinking tube and operating the mechanical pump handle. Water is suctioned into the ingress port on the side of the pole and through its two-stage water filtration system, ready for consumption or storage in a matter of seconds.

2-In-1 Trekking Pole for a Better Hydration

Water filter trekking poles from Purtrek help more people drink efficiently and safely in the outdoors. Among the many advantages they offer, one of the most popular is their convenience: users do not have to get anything out of their backpacks or stoop over to access water in difficult or muddy terrain. This ease of use helps people maintain critical hydration needs on the trail, and also eliminates the possibility of losing smaller handheld filtration systems. Integrating a water filtration system into lightweight, stability-enhancing, trekking poles creates efficiency and weight savings. Users benefit from carrying less equipment, more simply, on their adventures.

Purtrek presents the world's first trekking pole with an integrated water filter system

State-Of-The-Art Filtration for Clean Drinking Water

Purtrek water filter trekking poles utilize award-winning Micro Hollow Fiber Filters that are used by leading brands for outdoor drinking solutions. The filter has a capacity of up to 2000 liters and achieves a flow rate of two liters per minute. The Micro Hollow Fiber Filter removes 99.999 percent of waterborne bacteria, including E.coli and Salmonella, and 99.99 percent of waterborne protozoa, including Giardia and Cryptosporidium. All interior surfaces are food safe.

Launched in March 2022, Purtrek water filter trekking poles are sold in sets of one or two through the company’s website, www.purtrek.com and the company is actively seeking retail distribution.

Statement from Purtrek:
“We’ve combined two essential pieces of gear into one easy-to-use system that provides unique benefits to people who hike, backpack, and recreate outdoors. Our innovative platform creates a new gear category and really helps users hydrate faster and more efficiently while reducing the gear they need to carry.”
Kyle Stringham, founder Purtrek

Advantage Overview

  • 2-in-1 trekking pole with water filter system

  • Convenient

  • Easy to use

  • Weight savings

  • Helps users stay safely hydrated in the outdoors

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