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Bottles that chill, filter and fold

Water Bottles for Every Activity

Choosing a water bottle is like buying bar soap: you can penny-pinch and get a three-pack of Dial for two bones, or you can upgrade to Dr. Bronner’s and enjoy the marginal benefit of bathing in citrus oils every morning like a refined gentleman. Your old Nalgene Silo? Dial. Fortunately, the options for an upgrade are abundant, ranging from straightforward bottles for the gym to handheld bottles for marathon runners to double-walled glass vessels that could double as flower vases.

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Drink it all in

GP100: Vapur MicroFilter

Stagnant pools and sludgy streams are bacterial hotbeds that, when sipped from, can quickly turn the manliest of men into a quivering disaster. The Vapur MicroFilter ($53) employs hollow fiber technology to filter water through 0.2-micron openings working instantly to eliminate Salmonella, E. Coli and Cholera as well as the pesky protozoa behind Giardiasis and Crypto, resulting in a 99% pure mouthful of water. Now that’s refreshing.

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Today in Gear: March 14, 2013

Silence App Don’t be that guy. The Silence app for Android pulls information from your calendar and pre-set decisions (including a “white list” of calls that should always come through) to know when your phone’s Game of Thrones ringtone should stick a sock in it. Free Vapur Eclipse Your flat-pack bottle doesn’t have to look…