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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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.
|LifeStraw Filter||LifeStraw Steel||LifeStraw Go||LifeStraw Go Replacement Filter||LifeStraw Family 1.0||LifeStraw Mission 5 or 12 Liter|
|Applications||Running, Hiking, Survival||Travel, Hiking, Survival||Travel, Backpacking||Travel, Backpacking||Emergency Prep, Base Camp||Base Camp, Group Camp, Emergency Prep|
|What it Removes?||Bacteria and Protozoa||Bacteria and Protozoa; Reduces chemicals, heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, odor and bad taste||Bacteria and Protozoa||Bacteria and Protozoa||Bacteria, Protozoa and Viruses||Bacteria, Protozoa and Viruses|
|Filter Capacity||1,000 Liters (264 Gallons)||Main Filter: 1,000 Liters (264 Gallons); Replaceable Carbon Filter: 100 Liters (26.5 Gallons)||1,000 Liters (264 Gallons)||1,000 Liters (264 Gallons)||18,000 Liters (4,755 Gallons)||18,000 Liters (4,755 Gallons)|
|Filter Micron Size||0.2 Micron||0.2 Micron||0.2 Micron||0.2 Micron||0.02 Micron||0.02 Micron|
|Weight||2.0 oz (55 grams)||4.2 oz (118 grams)||7.8 oz (221 grams)||2.1 oz (59 grams)||1.6 lbs (725 grams)||5 Liter: 13 oz (368 grams) 12 Liter:15 oz (425 grams)|
|Flow Rate||1.7L (57 oz) / minute||1.7L (57 oz) / minute||1.7L (57 oz) / minute||1.7L (57 oz) / minute||12L (3.2 gallons) / minute||5 Liters / minute and 12 Liters / minute|
|Filter Type||Hollow Fiber Membrane||Hollow Fiber Membrane and Replaceable Carbon Filter||Hollow Fiber Membrane||Hollow Fiber Membrane||Hollow Fiber Membrane||Hollow Fiber Membrane|
|Item Dimensions||8.86 x 0.98 x 8.86 inches|
|Item Display Weight||56 grams|
|Item Weight||0.11 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||0.18 pounds|
A Time Magazine Invention of the Year winner, LifeStraw contains no chemicals, no batteries and no moving parts to wear out. It features a high flow rate and weighs only 2oz. It is perfect for the Ultralight backpacker, camper, hiker, traveler, boy scout, hunter or for emergencies. Unlike many similar filters on the market today, LifeStraw has met EPA standards for water filtration in independent testing. LifeStraw has been used around the world under extreme conditions for humanitarian relief. Does not filter chemicals, salt, viruses, heavy metals, taste. Please NOTE: It takes roughly 3-5 seconds of sucking to start the flow of water through the filter.
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 - 4-25-2016
After more than 3-years of numerous weekend and 2-week excursions, my very first LifeStraw would not produce anymore clean filtered water. I reluctantly open a NEW LifeStraw to complete the weekend of camping. It is tough to imagine more than 3-years of clean water from streams, lakes and rivers. I really don't know how many liters of water that was used, but I can say this....with the coffee filter attached to this unit it out last my friends LifeStraw more than a year. That alone has gotten to expand the use of this tremendously. Thank you LifeStraw, camping has been simple and healthy. I bought 8 more as backups!
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?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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