Grayl Geopress VS Lifestraw

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Jay Elliott

Chief Camping Officer

When you go camping or hiking, it is very important that you stay hydrated all through your trip, but consuming water just for the sake of it will not cut it. What you need is safe and hygienic water that only a purifier can guarantee you.

This is why campers and hikers go for the best purifiers in the market. Of the lot, two purifier bottles stand out; Grayl Geopress and Lifestraw. But of the two, which is the best? In this article, we review both and give you our recommendation.

Grayl Geopress

Grayl Geopress is one of the best we are Purifier bottles sold on the open market. We consider it to be a cost-effective product because it allows you to purifier up to five liters of water or about 700 milliliters of water in just under 20 seconds.

In addition, it is durable, long-lasting, and ideal for large hiking or camping groups. Grayl Geopress will remove bacteria, particulates, and protozoa from your water, but it can do a lot more than that. 

This purifier bottle can also eliminate other pollutants like lead, cadmium, and arsenic, so what you get is safe drinking water. The Geopress is much heavier and pricier than another product by the same manufacturer, which is the Grayl Ultralight. Suffice to say that it has a higher capacity than Ultralight 


  • Purifies water quickly
  • Ease of use
  • Efficient filtration system
  • Rugged construction


  • Expensive
  • Weighty


The Lifestraw is another very good water purifier. It is sold in attractive colors, and the filter gives you safe and crystal clear water. This bottle is easy to dismantle and recouple, so you will have no problem cleaning it.

Lifestraw is durable and comes with a replaceable filter, and all the components are made with BPA plastic. The filter lasts very long and only needs replacement after 4000 liters of water.

Water purified with the Lifestraw is tasteless and due to the high capacity of the filtration system. Also, the capsule has a hollow membrane that improves the user experience.


  • Attractive design
  • Long-lasting filter that is replaceable
  • Quite affordable
  • Not too heavy


  • Not very big
  • Sucking from the straw can be tiring


The Grayl Geopress and Lifestraw are two very good water bottle purifiers you can take camping or hiking. With any of these bottles, rest assured that you will have access to hygienic water throughout your time in the open country. However, in terms of quality, efficiency, and cost, the Grayl Geopress wins the debate.

Although the Lifestraw has a more attractive body with a filter that works for longer, its small size makes it the least economic choice. Also, you can only access the water by sucking from a straw.

With Grayl Geopress, you enjoy more as the bottle can accommodate more than 5 liters of water. However, if Grayl Geopress is too big for you, you can go for Grayl Geopress, which is smaller and lighter.