Staying well hydrated is crucial to maintaining your health, particularly when exercising.
However, while we tend to prioritiseenough water in hot weather, many of us overlook the importance of staying hydrated during the colder months of the year1. Even though your thirst response diminishes because of the low temperature1, harsh winter weather will your leave body dehydrated, which can reduce your body’s resistance to viruses as it dries out the mucous membranes. The portable LifeSaver Liberty water filtration bottle has the ability to remove a minimum of 99.99% of dangerous viruses, bacteria and cysts from water sourced from streams, lakes, fountains or even dodgy looking taps. This ensures you will always have access to safe, purified drinking water when exercising, helping you to look after your health and boost your performance this winter3.
Staying hydrated is vital for everyone this winter, as outlined by the World Health Organisation4 as part of its advice in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, but mountaineers, skiers and rock climbers should be particularly conscious of maintaining their hydration levels. High altitudes cause you to become dehydrated at a faster rate than normal5, which means you can get to a critical stage of dehydration much earlier. In addition to the impact this can have on your immune system, dehydration causes muscle fatigue2, leaves you out of puff as your red blood cells struggle to collect enough oxygen6, and can impair your cognitive function7, which can put your life at risk when negotiating difficult routes
Around the size of a standard sports water bottle, the LifeSaver Liberty ensures you can safely stay hydrated to maintain peak health and performance. It’s incredibly easy to use, simply scoop water up through the bottom of the Liberty, pump its base a couple of times and release the top valve. Clean, purified water will be released from the SteriTouch® drinking spout at the top of the bottle – there’s no strenuous sucking, chemicals or waiting around for treatments involved. Between rest breaks, the Liberty’s 400ml capacity will keep you topped up until you can find the next water source.
The Liberty also doubles up as a fast in-line filter, so you can drink directly from it or screw it onto a wide mouthed water containers, such as a Nalgene or Hydro Flask bottle, and fill these with purified water. A five foot scavenger hose makes it possible to access hard to reach water sources and, if you’re taking your efforts up a gear, this fully featured bottle even has the option of an attachment (sold separately) to make it easy to fill a hydration bladder.
Two transparent side windows allow users to keep track of water remaining and the LifeSaver Liberty™ boasts a high-capacity filter which is capable of treating an incredible 2,000 litres of water. For added peace of mind, all LifeSaver products feature the company’s FailSafe technology. Once the pores in the filter’s membrane are blocked, it no longer allows water to pass through. This eliminates any guesswork or the risk of mistakenly drinking unfiltered water