LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
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- Award-winning LifeStraw has been used by millions around the globe since 2005
- Removes minimum 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria (>LOG 6 reduction) and surpasses EPA standards for water filters
- Removes minimum 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites (>LOG 3 reduction) and filters to an amazing 0.2 microns
- Filters up to 1000 liters of contaminated water WITHOUT iodine, chlorine, or other chemicals
- Comes in a sealed bag, perfect for storing for emergencies
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|Item Dimensions||8.86 x 0.98 x 8.86 inches|
|Shipping Weight||0.18 pounds|
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From the Manufacturer
Preparedness and Survival
Having a LifeStraw Personal Water Filter at hand provides access to clean, safe drinking water in the event of a natural disaster or survival situation. There are no batteries to replace and no moving parts to wear out. Perfect for a vehicle or home emergency kit.
Ensure peace of mind when abroad. Lifestraw removes 99.99% of bacteria and protozoa, including Salmonella, E-coli, Giardia and Cryptosporidium. Proven, reliable and effective, Lifestraw is the perfect accessory for international travel.
Hiking and Camping
Weighing only 2 oz. (54g), LifeStraw is the perfect water filter for hiking and camping. Drink from a bottle or straight from the nearest stream, puddle, or pond. It’s the fastest way to filter – never pump or wait for chemicals to react again.
Hunting and Fishing
LifeStraw provides a compact, ultralight solution for clean drinking water in the field. Don’t bother carrying heavy water bottles – simply drink from the nearest river or stream.
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|Applications||Running, Hiking, Survival||Travel, Backpacking||Travel, Backpacking||Emergency Prep, Base Camp||Base Camp, Group Camp, Emergency Prep||Base Camp, Group Camp, Emergency Prep|
|What it Removes||Bacteria & Protozoa||Bacteria & Protozoa||Bacteria & Protozoa||Bacteria, Protozoa & Viruses||Bacteria, Protozoa & Viruses||Bacteria, Protozoa & Viruses|
|Filter Capacity||1,000 Liters (264 Gallons)||1,000 Liters (264 Gallons)||1,000 Liters (264 Gallons)||18,000 Liters (4,755 Gallons)||18,000 Liters (4,755 Gallons)||18,000 Liters (4,755 Gallons)|
|Filter Micron Size||0.2 Micron||0.2 Micron||0.02 Micron||0.02 Micron||0.02 Micron||0.02 Micron|
|Weight||2.0 oz (55 grams)||7.8 oz (221 grams)||2.1 oz (59 grams)||1.6 lbs (725 grams)||13 oz (368 grams)||15 oz (425 grams)|
|Flow Rate||1.7L (57 oz) / minute||1.7L (57 oz) / minute||1.7L (57 oz) / minute||12L (3.2 gallons) / minute||12L (3.2 gallons) / minute||12L (3.2 gallons) / minute|
|Filter Type||Hollow Fiber Membrane||Hollow Fiber Membrane||Hollow Fiber Membrane||Hollow Fiber Membrane||Hollow Fiber Membrane||Hollow Fiber Membrane|
Top Customer Reviews
The one draw back to the LifeStraw is that it does take a bit of suction to start and keep the water flowing. When you're at high altitudes in the mountains this leads to longer "drink breaks" since you can get winded pretty easy while trying to suck up water through the LifeStraw. However, its size and weight advantages when hiking mountainous terrain vastly out weigh this minor drawback.
Overall, the LifeStraw is awesome and I recommend it to every backcountry hiker that I know.
One item you can add to this.....paper coffee filters (cone type) are inexpensive. Place one over the bottom of the water filter with a wide rubber band and it will protect the filter with a lot less cleaning. The Water Filter will last 2X as long and cleaner water to drink!
UPDATE - 2-13-2015....
I have now used this camping several times. Now, I use a Portable Siphon Hand Liquid Transfer Pump with this unit. I can now add water to my pots, pans or my 3L water pouch easily. The suction usually will draw water for about 20 seconds; 2 cups of water in about a minute with the Transfer Pump!
I filled up two nalgene bottles and once I drank the first, if I needed more water I filled the empty at the nearest water source and the life straw worked perfectly for sipping along the trail.
One word of caution, if you have a nalgene with a narrow mouth opening, the life straw WILL NOT fit so make sure you have a wide enough opening. The description shows a 1 inch diameter but there is a plastic cover on the bottom to protect the filter that is attached by a thin piece of plastic. I uploaded a photo showing the LifeStraw trying to fit in a narrow mouth nalgene. As you can see it does not fit and even if you cut off the plastic piece it is still too thick, at least for the nalgene in the photo.
In fact, I've decided that whenever I'm leaving the country to take this guy with me. Why not?
I bought mine at Bass Pro Shops for $19.99, but it happened to be one of the older 3 year shelf life straws, which could explain the price difference(Was manufactured in May).
It takes a second to get the water flowing, and its not easy to "blow out" the water as it recommends, but this thing works great!
My favorite feature is that, when it can't filter water anymore, it just STOPS LETTING YOU SUCK WATER THROUGH IT. Amazing, right? No guesswork...just get a new one ever 3/5 years, and use it till it stops working.
Note: Its a little hard to blow water out, but not impossible. If you find yourself blowing and not getting ANY air out, its cause it sealed itself(however that works) and isn't gonna let any more air pass through, you've gotten enough out already. Don't waste your effort trying to get the last few drops out, it won't happen.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The Lifestraw is probably good at what it's supposed to do. i.e. filter particles such as dirt, bacteria, protozoa, giardia, cryptosporidium, e-coli, salmonella. Read morePublished 10 hours ago by AGK
Gave this to my son in law. I do not know if he has had the occasion to use it. I plan to purchase more. I see that this would be good to have on hand in an emergencyPublished 15 hours ago by JLW
Get the acquapure, berkey, or alexapure. These only remove bacteria and are a horrible value when there are other filters out there for the same price range that remove MUCH more. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Trevor Yates
Read a lot about this and it seemed like a viable product, water is easy to find on the most part, but whats in it you dont want in you! so for 20.00 how can you go wrong, ? Read morePublished 2 days ago by hjohnso248
Life saving good for survival and camping last resort. Minimal taste change from tap or certain mineral water. always good to keep one in car or bug out bag.Published 2 days ago by Tyler