Filtering water on hiking trips can be a pain. Smaller tools like the Lifestraw have made drinking on the go easy for short hikes, but any time you need to filter much larger amounts of water, you’re either going to be messing around with some kind of bulky, intricate system, or waiting some time to completely filter enough water to refill your supply. That is, unless you have the Matador Hydrolite.

The Matatdor Hydrolite looks just like your standard hydration pack. It’s built from ultralight but waterproof Cordura, with a fully waterproof main compartment that features a Hypalon rolltop closure and sealed seams. They also given it an AirSupport™ back panel with inflatable airflow channels to keep it light and cool on your back, and there’s all the regular backpack features: puncture resistance, adjustable straps, sternum strap, YKK zippers. It’s packable, and the entire thing gets down to the size of a regular water bottle while fitting in it’s own compression pack.

The 2-liter water reservoir, however, features a Sawyer MINI built right into the drinking tube, which filters out 99.99% percent of bacteria and other pollutants (down to .01 microns) as you sip. You can fill your pack up from streams, rivers and lakes and get on your way without waiting or fiddling around with multiple reservoirs. (The filter lasts up to 100,000 gallons.)

It’s the most mobile, versatile water filter you’re going to find, and will keep you moving freely whether your scaling the highest peaks or traveling around foreign cities. Matador backs it up with their Lifetime Guarantee, too.

Matador Hydrolite Hydration Pack Features

  • Wateproof Cordura build; sealed seams; Hypalon rolltop
  • 8-liter main compartment
  • AirSupport back panel
  • Inline, Sawyer MINI filter; purifies down to .01 microns
  • 2-liter water reservoir
  • Lasts up to 100,000 gallons
  • Packs down to size of a water bottle; compression sack included
  • Lifetime Guarantee


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