Ditch filtered water pitchers forever with the $44 Sawyer TAP
The LifeStraw portable water filter is one of the most popular products on Amazon. It’s even more popular pretty much any time there’s a discount. Right now, for example, you can pick one up for just over $17 — that’s almost half off! If you do, you’ll be ready to go the next time you go hiking or camping, but it’s not a water filter for your sink.
LifeStraw says that by using this great portable filter, you can turn just about any water you come across outdoors into potable water. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, that means the water will be safe to drink. It should go without saying that the LifeStraw is a must-have for anyone who wants to be prepared when hiking or camping.
But what about a good water filter for your sink?
When it comes time to return to civilization, so many people out there use pitchers in their houses. Believe it or not, these pitchers work just like the LifeStraw. Fill them up with tap water and it slowly passes through a filter system. Then the main reservoir below collects the filtered water.
But what if we told you there’s another option out there? And what if we told you that you’ll never have to wait for a pitcher to filter your water again? You should definitely check out the popular new TAP Water Filter from Sawyer, which is available right now at Amazon for only $43.99.
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