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- Perfect for travelers visiting areas with questionable water quality, the SteriPEN Freedom is designed to be carried easily in a shirt pocket or purse
- Treats 40 half liters of water on one charge-Water is safe to drink in just 48 seconds
- Eliminating over 99.9 percent of bacteria, viruses and protozoa that cause water-borne illness
- Award winning - recipient of American Alpine Institute Guide's Choice Award, Men's Journal Gear of the Year and About.com Readers' Choice
- Fast, safe, effective and chemical-free. Doesn't alter taste, pH, or other water properties. Reusable to purify up to 8,000 liters
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- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 5.1 x 1.4 x 0.9 inches; 12 Ounces
- Item model number : Freedom
- Department : Unisex
- Batteries : 2 CR123A batteries required.
- Date First Available : August 3, 2011
- Manufacturer : SteriPen
- ASIN : B005HG3VYE
- Best Sellers Rank: #519,823 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
- Customer Reviews:
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On top of that, a lot of the time stores are closed. If you run out of water in the evening, you're simply out of luck until the next morning when you can head to the store and pick up more. With the steri pen around, I always knew that I'd have water when I needed it.
Now this thing doesn't come without its drawbacks. It takes a while to sterilize water. It's about a minute and a half for a half liter, and you should be drinking at least 2 liters per day. It also needs a wide-mouthed container that is either a half a liter or a liter so that you can fit the steri pen in and stir it around. A standard water bottle isn't usually going to do the trick. But despite that, it's still an enormously useful and economic tool that I would say any serious traveler should have in their daypack at all times.
SteriPen Freedom battery life is very good...easily lasts over a long weekend of hiking. It weighs next to nothing and kills viruses and bacteria. That is a good combination.
To be honest, I can’t totally follow the logic behind it, and I’m pretty sure that anyone who believes in “raw” or “organic” water are the same folks who maintain that the Earth is flat and that vaccines are bad for you. The fact of the matter is that there is a lot of nasty stuff floating around in water that can make you sick, and a purification system of some sort can drastically reduce any unwanted illnesses and trips to the bathroom.
WHAT IT IS
Steripen’s Freedom Water Purifier is one of several ultraviolet water purifiers from the company, Steripen. The Freedom Water Purifier is supposedly their most compact version, which makes it ideal for foreign travel and backwoods excursions. Steripen claims that this product kills 99.9 percent of bacteria, viruses and protozoa that cause water-borne illness, and can purify 8,000 liters of water in its lifetime. It also doesn’t change the taste of the water, which is a plus. It’s basically a flashlight that you stick in your water (half a liter at a time) and swirl around for 48 seconds and the UV light kills all of the bad stuff, leaving you with safe drinking water.
WHAT I LIKE
I’ve used purification tablets before, and this thing is a heck of a lot easier than those. There are certainly cheaper ways to purify water (like the Life Straw), but I have yet to find one more compact, easy to use, and with the ability to purify as much water as the Steripen. It automatically turns on when it senses water and turns off as soon as the requisite amount of time has passed to obliterate any gut-busting microbes. No counting or responsibility on your part. Just stick, swirl, drink.
I have a tendency to get really sick when traveling, so I thought it was worthwhile to invest in something that would be the equivalent of a nuclear bomb for any organisms looking to wreak havoc on my GI tract. It also has a rechargeable battery built in, so you’re never stranded without juice because of not having a battery.
WHAT I DON’T LIKE
First of all, it is expensive, at least by my standards. I wish this was closer to a $30 price point, but Amazon currently lists it for $56. That being said, if you’ve ever had severe GI issues from water borne pathogens, then you can probably justify coughing up the extra $26 for peace of mind. Secondly, and this is going to sound weird, Steripen put some sort of coating around the body of the device to make it feel softer and give it more grip, and it turns into a gummy mess that picks up all sort of dirt and debris. It doesn’t need the coating in the first place, and it seems odd to use a material that’s going to attract dirt and stuff when it is literally going to be plunged into your drinking water. The good news is that this gummy coating can be scraped off as long as you are patient and persistent. Other than price and this other odd issue, I haven’t run into anything else I dislike.
SHOULD YOU BUY ONE
Do you get sick frequently when traveling or hiking? Have you ever prayed to the porcelain gods and promised to do whatever it takes to never be in that position again? Then yes, I would buy one. The fact that it is so portable really makes it a great choice. If the price was better and it didn't have that weird gummy film on the handle, then it would have five stars instead of four.
While traveling in Honduras with some friends, we used it pretty frequently when we couldn’t procure bottled water and nobody got sick on the trip. For me, this is a huge success given how many times it was used on local water sources. Without controlling for all of the variables, it’s hard to say if this was the Steripen or some good luck, but either way I was happy. Also, let’s be honest, it was probably the Steripen.
Nonetheless, I still believe it was worth it and is a good product.
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Der Verkäufer meldet sich nicht auf meine Anfrage zu einem Austausch. Auch nicht auf die Anfrage von Amazon. Amazon selbst sagt, sie seien nicht zuständig, da das Produkt vor mehr als 90 Tagen gekauft wurde. Ich solle mit einem Anwalt gegen den Verkäufer vorgehen. Da war ich in der Vergangenheit von Amazon mehr Kundenfreundlichkeit gewohnt. Es gibt doch 2 Jahre Gewährleistung auf Produkte und dafür soll ich jetzt einen Anwalt einschalten?
Por otro lado comentar que después de estudiar diferentes sistemas de purificación de agua, este no me convence. Solo mata los microorganismos pero no te libra de sus "cadaveres" ni de los químicos (metales pesados) que pueda contener el agua o demás mierda en suspensión. Así que como igualmente necesitas un bidón donde desinfectar el agua y algún método de filtración, paso de llevar más trastos en la mochila y depender de pilas, por lo que me decido por llevar una bidón con sistema de filtración incorporado para microorganismos (bacterias y virus) y metales pesados. Probaré el tipo "prensa francesa" para poder llenar la Camel.
La única ventaja potente que le veo al Steripen són los 8000 usos (litros) que da antes de tener que cambiar la bombilla frente a los relativamente pocos litros que me hace la botella con filtro antes de tener que cambiarlo.
Nach Rücksendung musste ich über 2 Wochen auf meine Erstattung warten - Kundenservice war sehr kurz angebunden. Ich würde nicht wieder von dem Verkäufer bestellen.