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-Perfect for emergencies, camping, hiking, and outdoor activities.
Drink directly from streams, or from a
wide-mouth water bottle
Removes a minimum of 99.9999% of
waterborne bacteria (>LOG 6 reduction)
Removes 99.9% of waterborne protozoan
parasites (>LOG 3 reduction)
guidelines for E. coli, Giardia (beaver fever), and Cryptosporidium oocysts,
and many others.
water turbidity, filters particles of approximately 0.2 microns.
Filters up to 264 gallons (1000 liters) of contaminated water per
Contains no chemicals. Does NOT contain iodinated resin
(iodine): safe for your thyroid gland. BPA-free.
Will not allow water to flow when it
The choice of NGOs for worldwide humanitarian relief since 2005. A
portion of sales goes to support clean water projects worldwide.
LifeStraw® offers easy access to clean and safe
drinking water anywhere!
A Time Magazine “Invention
of the Year” winner, LifeStraw® is the most advanced, compact, ultralight
personal water filter available. LifeStraw contains no chemicals or iodinated
resin, no batteries and no moving parts to break or wear out. It features a high
flow rate and weighs only 2oz. LifeStraw is perfect for the ultralight
backpacker, traveler, boy scout, hunter, and especially for emergency
LifeStraw filters to
0.2 microns through the use of hollow-fiber membranes, which are small tubes with
even smaller pores. These pores allow water to pass, but prevent contaminants
larger than 0.2 microns from flowing through.
As you get closer to 264 gallons (1,000 liters), the pores will
eventually become clogged with debris and the flow will stop.
LifeStraw® is the
water filter chosen by leading NGOs for humanitarian relief worldwide since
launch in 2005. LifeStraws have been sent to Africa, Pakistan, Haiti, and South
America for disaster aid, and a portion of domestic sales support this donation
program. LifeStraw has only been available in North America since 2011, when
excess inventory has allowed it.
after-taste. LifeStraw® has no
after-taste, since no chlorine, iodine or other chemicals are used.
- No waiting
time. You can drink from your
LifeStraw right away. There is no need to wait for water to drip or chemicals
shelf life: Can be stored and used periodically. The shelf life is not reduced if the LifeStraw is
used occasionally and then put back in storage.
meets or exceeds EPA standards for efficacy. LifeStraw®
was successfully assessed in laboratory conditions (harsher conditions than
what is required by the EPA in terms of turbidity and organic matter), up to
1600 liters (approximately 160% of design life). Independent testing at the University of Arizona showed that
LifeStraw® exceeds the EPA requirements of LOG 6 reduction for
bacteria and LOG 3 reduction for protozoan parasites.
Bacteria removed include: Escherichia coli (“E. Coli”), Campylobacter,
Vibrio cholerae (“Cholera”), Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Shigella, Salmonella.
Protozoa removed include: Giardia lamblia (“Beaver Fever”), Cryptosporidium
parvum (“Crypto”), Entamoeba histolytica.
Awards and accolades
‘One of the ‘Ten Things That Will Change The Way We Live’
Forbes (February 2006)
‘Invention of the Century’ Gizmag (December 2005)
‘Innovation of the Year’ Esquire (December 2005)
‘Europe’s Best Invention’ Reader’s Digest (July
‘Best Invention of 2005’ Time (November 2005)
*2008 Saatchi & Saatchi Award for World Changing Ideas
*‘INDEX: 2005’ International Design Award
*‘Well-Tech 2006’ Innovation Technology Award
How To Use the LifeStraw Water Filter
drinking water could not be simpler. With LifeStraw you can drink directly from
puddles or streams, or you may find it easier to scoop water with your
wide-mouthed water bottle and drink from it using the LifeStraw.
When new, the filter
membrane is very dry and must be primed before use. Uncap the top and bottom caps
and insert the base of the straw into the contaminated water, being careful to
keep the mouthpiece dry. Let it sit for 30 seconds to allow water to creep up
the membrane, then take 5 quick sucks to get the water flowing. It takes
roughly 3-5 seconds of sucking to start the flow of water through the filter
when the membrane is dry.
When finished drinking, blow a breath of
air back down into the LifeStraw to purge the remaining water out, shake, and
recap. If you drink from murky water and the water flow stops, blow back into
it to purge the water and mud from the filter. When you return home from a
hiking trip, drink some tap water with the LifeStraw, purge the filter by
blowing back into it, and leave it to dry with the caps off.
The LifeStraw will not
desalinate salt water, remove dissolved chemicals or minerals, nor remove
viruses. If drinking from water which may have viruses in it (e.g. contaminated
by human sewage), pre-treat with water treatment tablets. See the included
instruction manual for more information.
*Please note product is already discounted and no further discount are available at this time.