Grayl Geopress VS Lifesaver

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Jay Elliott

Chief Camping Officer

Water bottle purifiers have become very popular over the last few years as campers and hikers seek out ingenious ways to stay hydrated when on the road. Having access to clean and safe water is just as important as having water in the first place hence the need for bottle purifiers.

Of all the water bottles with purifying features in the market, two of the best in the market are Grayl Geopress and Lifesaver. Let’s review both below


The Lifesaver 4000UF model is one of the best purification bottles on the market currently. This bottle has the capacity to handle 4000 liters of water throughout the lifecycle, after which the filter is ripe for change.

Lifesaver is made with BPA-free plastic with rugged construction that is built to last. If you are looking for a money-saving option, Lifesaver is just what you need.

They also have a 6000UF model with a filtration capacity of 6,000 liters too. What’s great about Lifesaver is the indicator that lets you know when the time is right to change the filter.


  • Large 250-liter capacity
  • Durable materials
  • Filter replacement indicator
  • Longevity guaranteed


  • Heavyweight
  • Requires pumping that can be quite tedious

Grayl Geopress

Grayl Geopress is another very good water bottle for purifying water. The cartridge is replaced after about 5000 liters, and what makes the Geopress a very good brand is the fast rate at which it purifies water.

With this bottle, you can purify up to 5 liters of water every minute, which is great if you have a large traveling party. Another model offered by the Grayl brand is the Ultralight which is lighter and smaller than Geopress.

The Ultralight can purify 2 liters of water per minute. The Geopress may be on the expensive side, but the value it offers is what makes it worth the price.


  • Fast purification
  • Removes different types of viruses and bacteria
  • Does not require pumping
  • Replaceable cartridges


  • Expensive
  • Requires constant cleaning


Deciding which bottle to go for is a little tricky because they both offer good value for money. Grayl Geopress and Lifesaver have a large capacity and can purify up to 5 liters of water each.

Also, their filter cartridges work for an extended period. However, in terms of economic values, Lifesaver offers more since the filter will serve for longer before replacing it. As for ease of use, Geopress holds sway because you don’t need to pump the filter for it to work like you would with Lifesaver.

Furthermore, you can drink directly from Geopress without using a straw or a cup if you so wish. Therefore, we recommend that you go for the one you can afford since they both offer good value.