Top 4 Water Purification Tablets Reviewed

When you are planning a camping trip or hitting the road for a long time, there is always a constraint on the amount of luggage you can carry. The most important thing to consider while packing your bags is the amount of purified water you can carry. The best way to deal with this problem is to use a filtration method for water purification purposes. You can carry a filter bottle, purification solution, or water purification tablets with you. Water purification tablets are more secure as compared to purification solutions as there is no risk of leakage involved; they are easy to store in luggage and have negligible weight. They are also perfect if you live in a remote area or plan to visit an underdeveloped country with a shortage of pure drinking water. They also come in handy at times of natural disasters.

Today we are going to discuss water purification tablets and also tell you about the best purification tablets you can buy for the above-mentioned situations.

Best Water Purification Tablets (Comparison)

 Best Water Purification Tablets 
Editor's ChoicePotable Aqua Water Purification Tablets
  • Sufficient for 25 litres water

  • Best for bacteria, viruses, herbicides, pesticides

  • Purification time 35 time

Mightie Company Worlds #1 Water Purification Tablets
  • 5-year shelf-life

  • 0.62 litre cleaning/tablet

  • Purification time 30 time

Potable Aqua Germicidal Water Purification Tablets
  • 2 tablets for 1 litre cleaning

  • 18 months shelf-life

  • Removes bacteria and viruses

Katadyn Micropur MP1 Purification Tablets
  • 1 tablet for 1 litre water

  • 5 year shelf-life

  • Kills bacteria, viruses and cryptosporidium


Best Water Purification Tablets Reviews

1. Potable Aqua Water Purification Tablets With PA Plus – Two 50 count Bottles

Aqua water purifying tablets

The pack of 50 germicidal and PA plus tablets is good for 25 litres of water. All you have to do is to add 2 tablets from both bottles and wait for 35 minutes so it can act on the water and make it pure for you. The germicidal tablet removes harmful contaminants such as bacteria, viruses, herbicides, pesticides, industrial solvents, and other toxic materials present in the water. The PA plus tablets work on taste and odor neutralization of the water. It is a perfect solution for your camping and emergency needs. Militaries and NGOs around the globe trust Potable Aqua.

Our Opinion and Verdict:

The PA plus tablets have the taste neutralization power which makes it the best purification tablet in the market. These tablets have a shelf life of 18 months. They may expire early for you if you don’t travel much.

2. Mightie Company Worlds #1 Water Purification Tablets – Aquatabs

Mightie water purifying tablets

If you are looking for purification tablets for longer shelf life, then here is the perfect one for you. These tablets come with a shelf life of 5 years. You can easily depend on them for an extended period. With Aquatab, you can purify 0.75 litres of water with one tablet. Gather the water in a jar, let the sediments settle down, or filter them for better results. Add the tablet, mix the water for ten minutes, and let it rest for 30 minutes. Now you have pure water for drinking purposes. It is a chlorine-based tablet.

Our Opinion and Verdict:

It is an NSF approved tablet and also recommended by WHO. It is a chlorine-based tablet, so expect a little smell and taste of chlorine in the purified water.

3. Potable Aqua Germicidal Water Purification Tablets

Potable Aqua water purifying tablets

This one is the same as Potable Aqua already discussed. It does not have the PA plus tablets for taste neutralization. It works in the same way by using 2 tablets for one litre of water. The wait time is 35 minutes. You get pure drinking water free from bacteria, viruses, and other harmful contaminants for your outdoor drinking needs with this tablet. The tablets have a shelf life of 18 months, and one bottle of tablets is suitable for 25 litres of water.

Our Opinion and Verdict:

A very reasonable and effective water purification tablet for emergencies and outdoor needs.

4. Katadyn Micropur MP1 Purification Tablets (20 counts)

Katadyn water purifying tablets

If you don’t travel much and want a smaller pack of tablets, Katadyn has got you covered. It offers a shelf life of 5 years. The pack contains 20 tablets, and each tablet is good for one liter of water. The tablet takes 30 minutes to pure the water ad kills bacteria, viruses, cryptosporidium, and other harmful contaminants. For better results, let the sediments settle down at the bottom of the jar or filter them.

Our Opinion and Verdict:

These tablets are a perfect option for people who travel less. You can store them for an extended period, and the quantity is reasonable as well.

Some Safety Measures

There are some safety measures associated with the use of purification tablets. You must store them in a cold, dry place away from direct sunlight.  The most important is to keep them away from the reach of children. These tablets are toxic for fish and aquatic life. Make sure you do not drop them in rivers, lakes, or ponds.  Following first aid measures can be taken in case of any unfortunate events.

In eyes: If the tablets get in touch with your eyes, you need to rinse your eyes with clean water for 15-20 minutes. In case you are wearing contact lenses, remove them after 5 minutes of rinsing. If there is still itching in your eyes, you must reach out to a doctor urgently.

If Swallowed: If someone swallows these tablets, you must contact the poison control center immediately. Do not induce vomiting until directed by a doctor or medical staff.

If Inhaled: In case of inhaling the tablets, move the infected person to fresh air immediately. If there are breathing problems, get help instantly.

Contact with Skin or Clothing: You must remove the infected clothing immediately, take a bath, or wash the contact area with water for 15-20 minutes. If some rashes develop or allergy happens, you must contact your doctor without any delays.

How do the Tablets Work?

Purification tablets work by killing harmful microorganisms found in natural water sources like ponds, lakes, and rivers. All you have to do is to gather water in a jar or bottle, add the tablets and wait for some time, so it can act on the water and make it pure for drinking purposes. If there is dust or sediment in the water, give it some time to settle down at the bottom of your container. The time and volume of water depending on the tablet you are selecting. Most of the tablets have chlorine, iodine, or chlorine oxide as the purification element. They work in the same way but may vary in the taste and smell of the water.


We are confident that by now, you know everything about water tablets. All the tablets mentioned in our list are best according to different situations. You can select the best one as per your preferences and never face the problem of pure water while traveling and emergencies.

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