Wednesday, March 16, 2016

3 Neat Product Reviews! Personal Water Filter, Muscle Stick Roller, Charcoal Car Air Freshener

First up, we have the AcquaPura Personal Water Filter #acquapura

I got this water filtering straw and compared it with the Seychelle filtered water bottle that my husband and I used for 3 weeks when we were last traveling abroad.

Where Seychelle Wins:
-Comes in one piece-this has several components that I feel I might lose.
-Seychelle doesn't have to be back filled to clean it out (not even sure if I did it right when I did it on this)
-More normal feeling to drink out of (compared to this plus the pouches they sell for these or even attaching this straw to a regular drinking bottle)
-More thorough explanation of what it kills/filters and no typos (found 2 on the AcquaPura box without even really looking...)
-When the filter is used up, you don't have to replace the whole setup, just the filter.

Where AcquaPura Wins:
-Smaller/more light weight design
-Filters a lot more water per filter than the Seychelle bottle. (almost 4x as much!)
-More versatile-can be used solo at a lake, with the optional water pouches they sell, or with any standard water/soda bottle that has threads.
-For just the straw, the price is cheaper than the bottle.
-The Seychelle shows a required filter time for some of the viruses to be killed-some up to 9 or 10 minutes so you have to wait to drink.

Overall, I think this is a nice product. I think I'll still use my Seychelle bottle for traveling abroad or while camping, but this straw will DEFINITELY be in our emergency pack for those "SHTF" situations. This would be even more ideal for a serious backpacker who really values space and light weight options.

If you want to get your own personal filtration straw, go HERE.

Next up, we have the Live Infinitely Muscle Stick Roller.   #liveinfinitely

This is my first time trying a Muscle Stick Roller so it was pretty foreign to me. I wanted to try it out because my husband has been working lots of hours at a pretty physically demanding job and is sore a lot. The instructions in the packaging talk about how you can use it before and after a workout as well to help with healing and proper circulation.

So far my husband likes it, it has helped him. While it's long enough to be used solo, he feels like it helps a ton more when someone else is applying the roller to you-but I'm sure that really depends on which muscles you're going for. I'll confess that I haven't used it yet pre or post workout, I've been really busy but I know that I really NEED to get back to working out. I think this will be a really worthwhile tool to help me ease into a routine. Normally I'll get motivated-bust out a good workout, and then can't move properly without lots of pain for the rest of the week. Using this before and after working out should significantly reduce that problem!

Overall, this is a pretty simple and well-made tool. A rod with gripping handles and plastic rings that move. Make sure to use it over clothes if you've got long hair (looking at the men folk here) or you'll likely rip your hair out painfully.

If you want your own Muscle Stick, go HERE.

Last, but not least, we have the PURGGO Car Air Freshener (Bamboo Charcoal)  #purggo

My car hasn't been super stinky lately, so I haven't noticed any life-changing moments with this, BUT I know how well charcoal can work as an air freshener. I've been using some charcoal pouches in shoe storage and next to the dirty clothes hamper and I feel like they help.

If we accidentally leave fast food wrappings in the car too long after a summer road trip, this will be a lifesaver! It's also nice to have a little bit of freshness to the air for those with allergies. My parents have such bad scent allergies that sometimes they get headaches from the smell of my shampoo or my husband's deodorant just from riding in the same car with us! Hanging a smelly tree from the rear view mirror is like nailing their coffin closed(ok, said a little tongue-in-cheek there, but you get it, right?)

The only improvement I could see for this is making the knots a little more secure on the strap. It's well made and I love that it should last a whole year so you don't have to replace it often!

If you want to try one out for yourself, go HERE.

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*Disclaimer: I was provided these items free for the purpose of testing and reviewing.  I was not compensated in any way and was asked to provide my honest and unbiased opinion.

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