The following is a guest review by Christian Weber of Advanced Shelter System, Inc., and founder of SHIFTPOD. Christian purchased the Guzzle H2O Stream unit at Overland Expo West because he believed the device was so well thought out and put together. He liked it so much he deemed it his favorite product of the show. Since Christian put down his credit card and purchased the unit in front of us, we asked him to thoroughly test out the unit and give us a review. Below is that Instagram moment and this is the follow up review we mentioned at the time.

At SHIFTPOD, we spend a lot of time in the field - from desert races and “That Thing in the Desert” to Fire Camps, backcountry Search and Rescue, and international disaster response missions. 

We find ourselves in some pretty remote places, putting our new products, and other products we use through rigorous testing, usually subjecting them to very rough treatment. One of the cool new items we are very excited about is the GuzzleH2O.



Water is one of the items which is mission-critical on all of our trips. You literally can’t go without it. For years, we hauled water with us in tanks and bladders. I once tried a filter and a local water source on the Inca trail in Peru, and it turned out to be a regrettable decision. I ended up sicker than I would like to admit. Since then, we have relied on hauling water in bottles, tanks, and bladders. The challenge with storing water in plastic tanks under the sun is that it can become smelly and even develop unwanted substances. That’s why we have to use bleach or chlorine in the water tanks.


guzzle H2O system with filter in stream pumping water


Internal view of Guzzle H2O portable STREAM system. Photo by Tread Agency.

Recently, we discovered a cool new compact and portable water filtration system called GuzzleH2O at the Overland Expo West in Flagstaff, AZ. This little system is a game-changer! Enclosed in a small watertight box with quick-connect fittings and a silver button, it is a simple rechargeable system.

The GuzzleH2O system works wonders. Just connect the hoses, drop one into a refreshing creek or a stale water tank, and with just a press of a button, it transforms the water into safe drinking water. Clean, drinkable water!

What sets it apart is its ability to not only filter but also blasts the water with UV, effectively killing harmful bacteria and pathogens. This double layer of protection is something traditional filters lack. With GuzzleH2O, we can stay hydrated without worrying about waterborne illnesses ruining our trip or mission. Check out their web site for more information on capabilities.

Charging the GuzzleH2O is a breeze. It can be charged with solar panels or can be plugged into a car or wall, making it a versatile and essential companion on every trip. Depending on the destination and water availability, it can serve as either the primary water supply or a reliable backup option.

Its reliability and outstanding performance have earned it a special place in the hearts of us here at Team SHIFTPOD, and we wouldn’t consider leaving for a trip without our GuzzleH2O water filter system.

The GuzzleH2O water filter system is a game-changer for families seeking unforgettable experiences in the great outdoors and it’s a lifeline for responders who might not know if they’ll have access to drinking water on site. GuzzleH2O provides safe and clean hydration, making every journey safer and more enjoyable. And… if you have a swimming pool and the GuzzleH2O, you’re all set for the zombie apocalypse!