Hydroblu 3-Stage Water Straw Review: Sip, Sip, Hooray for Clean Water! | Fly Fishing Insider Podcast

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Ahoy, hydration heroes and water wanderers! You're knee-deep in mud, your compass is spinning like a DJ turntable, and you're parched. But don't fret! I've got the insider scoop on your next "why didn't I think of that" gear addition—the Hydroblu 3-Stage Water Straw. Prepare yourself for the ultimate Hydroblu 3-Stage Water Straw review that's juicier than an overripe watermelon.

The 'What The Heck Is It?' Section

For the uninitiated (or just anyone who's been living under a rock... or a mountain), the Hydroblu 3-Stage Water Straw is a portable water filter wonder. This isn't your momma's bendy straw, folks. This is some real-deal, James Bond-level water filtration gadgetry. We're talking emergency water filter meets hiking essentials, all wrapped up in one neat, sip-worthy package.

What Makes It Stand Out: The 3-Stage Magic

In the hydration Hunger Games, Hydroblu 3-Stage Filter comes out as the Katniss Everdeen of portable water filters. It's got—you guessed it—a 3-Stage filtration system. This survival gear MVP removes everything from sediment to bacteria. If it's not pure H2O, it's not getting through, folks!

Hydroblu vs LifeStraw: The Ultimate Sip-Off

You might be wondering how this bad boy stacks up against the ever-popular LifeStraw. Well, spoiler alert! In the battle of Hydroblu 3-Stage Water Straw vs. LifeStraw, Hydroblu wins on points for style and extra filtering stages. I mean, why have one filter when you can have three? It's like choosing between a single scoop and a triple sundae. No brainer, right?

How Does Hydroblu 3-Stage Water Straw Work: Science or Sorcery?

If you're like me and thought "how does Hydroblu 3-Stage Water Straw work," the answer is simple: SCIENCE. No sorcery involved—unless you count genius engineering as a form of magic, which, let's be real, it kind of is.

Hydroblu for Camping and Emergency Preparedness

As far as outdoor water filtration solutions go, this one's a keeper. Whether you're out camping, backpacking, or just preparing for the end of the world as we know it, the Hydroblu Water Straw is a must-have for your 'don't-leave-home-without-it' list.

Final Sips & Tips

To sum up this Hydroblu 3-Stage Water Straw performance test: it’s the Swiss Army knife of clean drinking water solutions. It’s compact, efficient, and stylish, kind of like if James Bond were a water filter. So whether you're looking for hiking essentials or just gearing up for emergency preparedness, put this on your wishlist.

That's a wrap, hydration nation! Until next time, keep sippin' and keep wanderin'!

Note: As always, make sure you check the manufacturer's guidelines and conduct your own tests for water safety.

So there you have it, a Hydroblu 3-Stage Water Straw review that has more zing than lemon in your water. With this must-have piece of survival gear, you'll be sipping pretty, no matter where your adventures take you.


Alright, kiddos, gather 'round because we're diving into the hydration heavyweight championship—the Hydroblu 3-Stage Water Straw vs. "those other guys," like LifeStraw and Brand X, Y, and Z. What makes each a contender? A few nifty add-ons like extenders (so you don't have to break your back or dirty your Nalgene bottle), levels of purification (buh-bye, bacteria), and how long they last before turning into decorative straws. Choose wisely, my thirsty friends.

Gear Up with Hydroblu: Your "Ohh Shit Kit" Essentials

So you've decided to become a Hydroblu Homie. Congrats! But wait, there's more to your "Ohh Shit Kit" than just a fancy water straw. I'm not an EDC or Every Day Carry guy but here are some things I like to have. 

  1. Survival Whistle: Think of it as your "hey, look at me, I'm lost" noisemaker. Three blows and it's a universal "Hey, I need help!" signal. I've got one for every family member—even for my dog, Miss Fluffamupakis…aka Olive. It's a whistle party, and everyone's invited. Plus it has some fire starter int it for a few bucks.
  2. High-Heat Lighter: After reading "To Build A Fire," I've been haunted by the thought of freezing while trying to light a twig. So get yourself a high-heat lighter, unless you want to be a Jack London cautionary tale. It’s worth every penny, and all the smokers in your live always forget one.
  3. Pocket Knife: The OG MacGyver tool. It slices, it dices, and can probably hot-wire a car if you know how to use it (not that I'm recommending that, of course). My favorite brands are; Jack Hobak Knives, Gerber Gear, Buck Knives, SOG Knives.  A multitool can substitute here but I want something I carry every day.  Otherwise, I typically forget it when I really need to be MagGyvering something.
  4. Car Med Kit: I'm not a "carry medical kit on my person" kinda guy—until the day that bites me in the you-know-what. But there's always one in my car. I've basically become the "guy who has it all" dude for accidents, splinters, and run-of-the-mill apocalypse scenarios.  My Medic is the best brand for variety and a full kit.  They are my go-to for medical kits. A little at the start, but they have it all: last for a long time, you fill little areas up again after you use them, and for the lifetime value, you don’t need to hunt it all down and find a good carrying bag.  

So, there you have it. The Hydroblu 3-Stage Water Straw might be the VIP of your "Ohh Shit Kit," but these other items are its entourage. Get 'em all, and you'll be ready for whatever wild or weird adventures come your way! 

And hey, if you found this Hydroblu 3-Stage Water Straw review useful, entertaining, or at least a distraction from your daily grind, feel free to share, like, or high-five me in the virtual world. Cheers!

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Christian Bacasa, Host of the Fly Fishing Insider Podcast

By Christian Bacasa
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