LifeStraw Go Water Filter Bottles with 2-Stage Integrated Filter Straw for Hiking, Backpacking, and Travel
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- Hollow fiber Membrane: removes 99.999999% of bacteria (including E. Coli and salmonella) and 99.999% of parasites (including Giardia and Cryptosporidium) and Micro plastics
- Activated carbon capsule: improves taste by reducing chlorine and Organic chemicals (pesticides, herbicides, voc)
- Rigorous testing: 0.2 micron pore size removes turbidity and Micro plastics. All claims are externally Certified by laboratories using standard testing protocols set by the US EPA, NSF, and ASTM
- Long lifetime: the hollow fiber Membrane will filter 4, 000 liters (1, 000 gallons) of water with proper use and maintenance
- Make an impact: for every Life Straw product purchased, a school child in need receives safe drinking water for an entire school year
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Gives you peace of mind when abroad. LifeStraw removes bacteria and parasites (including Salmonella, E-coli, Giardia) and chemicals. Reliable and effective, LifeStraw products are the perfect accessory for international travel.
Municipal water quality is not always optimal and may be contaminated with chemicals, chlorine, or microplastics. LifeStraw allows you to drink safely from water fountains at parks, airports, at school or tap water. It's also great for on-the-go commutes.
Camping & Hiking
With lightweight design and versatility, LifeStraw products are the perfect water filter for hiking and camping. Drink water straight from the nearest stream, puddle, or pond. It's the fastest way to filter - never pump or wait for chemicals to react again.
Having a LifeStraw filter on hand allows 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, and LifeStraw products do not expire. Perfect for a vehicle or home emergency kit.
How does it work?
- Simply fill-up the bottle and drink. - No batteries or chemicals. - Replaceable filters. - Evidence based claims.
- Removes bacteria (E. coli, etc.)
- Removes of parasites (Giardia, Cryptosporidium, etc.).
- Filters 4,000 liters (1,000 gallons).
- Reduces chlorine.
- Improves taste and reduces bad odor.
- Reduces organic chemical matter (Pesticides, Herbicides, VOCs).
- Filters 100 liters (25 gallons).
|LifeStraw||LifeStraw Go||LifeStraw Play||LifeStraw Universal||LifeStraw Flex||LifeStraw Family|
|Ideal for||Running, Hiking, Survival||Travel, Hiking, Survival||Everyday use, Travel, Hiking||Everyday use, Travel, Hiking||Camping, Hiking, Survival|
|Removes bacteria and parasites||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Reduces chlorine and bad taste||NA||✓||✓||✓||✓||NA|
|Reduces lead and heavy metals||NA||NA||NA||NA||✓||NA|
|Filter capacity||4000 Liters||4000 Liters for microbiological filter / 100 Liters for carbon capsule||4000 Liters for microbiological filter / 100 Liters for carbon capsule||4000 Liters for microbiological filter / 100 Liters for carbon capsule||2000 Liters for microbiological filter / 100 Liters for carbon capsule||18,000 Liters|
|Filter pore size||0.2 microns||0.2 microns||0.2 microns||0.2 microns||0.2 microns||0.02 microns|
Safe water on the go. LifeStraw Go uses 2-stage filtration within this refillable water bottle, so you have safe drinking water wherever you go. Now with a carbon capsule that reduces chlorine and other bad tastes. Removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria, including E-Coli; Removes 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites, including Giardia & Cryptosporidium; Activated carbon capsule reduces chlorine and other bad tastes; BPA-free Tritan bottle; Uses replacement filter and replacement activated carbon capsule for years of use; Filtration lifetime hollow fiber membrane: 1,000 liters (264 gallons); Lifetime activated carbon capsule: 100 liters (26 gallons); Replaceable? Yes; Dimensions: 9"L x 3"W.; Capacity: 22 oz.; Weight: 6 oz.; Mfg. Number: LSGOV2CR45; Lifestraw Go with 2-Stage Filtration
Color: Big Adventure | Style: 2-stage Filter
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After using the Go Water Bottle on the trail for 3 hikes, I was in love. Simply put, the LifeStraw Go Water Bottle is easily one of the best hiking accessories I’ve ever used. It’s essentially a BPA free water bottle with a built-in water filter for a straw. You can literally scoop water from the stream into the bottle and drink it directly through the straw without waiting. The water has absolutely zero bad aftertaste as far as I can tell. The manufacturer claims it should filter 264 gallons of water before the filter needs to be replaced and should filter out 99.9999 percent of bacteria and 99.9 percent of parasites. However, they do recommend using a water purification tablet anywhere where human sewage might be present because it will not filter out viruses.
The Lifestraw Go Water Bottle retails for $30, which is about 1/3 of what I spent on my Katadyn water filter. The Go Water Bottle also weighed less, 8 ounces vs 11 ounces and that’s not including the fact that you still need to carry a bottle when you’re using the Katadyn filter.
You can attach the Go Water Bottle to your bag using the included carabiner, or just shove it into a side pocket like any other water bottle. I plan on ordering an extra one to keep in the car in case I ever break down and need fresh water. This would make a great addition to your emergency kit at home in case of some type of water emergency. As a resident of Southern California in the middle of a 4 year drought, it couldn’t hurt to have one of these at home just in case.
5/5 Exactly as advertised, exactly what I've been looking for
When I received my bottle, I fell into the latter category. My face hurt after a few sips.
If you remove the carbon filter at the top altogether, the straw is very easy to draw water through. If you have a straw that is difficult to draw through, you can try the following small rework to see if it helps you. For me, it made it bearable to use the straw with carbon filter installed, after this small adjustment.
1. Remove the carbon filter from the top of the straw
2. Pry open the plastic casing with finger nail
3. If you can see the seam on the top of the plastic casing (this reduces the surface area for water to pass through), gentle remove the carbon bag
4. Re-position the bag with seams along the cylindrical wall of the plastic casing
5. Gently push and wiggle the bag back into the casing, and replace the cap
6. Put the carbon filter back into the straw and check to see if easier to draw water through the straw
I opened the LifeStraw Go bottle today, read all the instructions and followed them explicitly. I admit to being nervous as this filter is not fine enough to filter viruses like the bigger LifeStraw filters and some other brands of water bottles. As such, I will not give the bottle more than 4 stars without that capability.
In any case, I stopped by Lake Topaz on the California/Nevada border, scooped up some water and sipped it down over the next couple of hours. I'm writing this now 9 hours later and feel no ill effects as of yet. So far so good LifeStraw Go!
After reading so many other reviews, I was skeptical about the suction required to drink and the fragility of this bottle. 1
) suction: I admit I'm surprised at how easy it is to drink from the straw. Although the flow rate might be a little slower than my camelback straw water bottle, it's not a significant decrease. I've got to say, I really don't understand how this is a complaint unless some people are suffering from defective filters or user error.
2) Fragility: The bottle seems sturdy enough so far and although I haven't smashed it against anything, I did gently knock it around with no damage. I plan to use it daily to drink from the mountain streams out here in the Sierra Nevada mountains over the next few weeks and update this review as I go.
Update: So I dropped a few stars on this product because the flow rate decreased to zero after letting it sit for a few weeks before picking it up again. I imagine it would probably have continued to work had I used it daily but as I don’t live in a third world country, I only need it periodically. If I have to buy a new filter for every time I want to take it hiking or camping, it isn’t worth the cost compared to other options on the market.