LifeStraw is a personal water filter that ensures no matter where you go, you will have instant access to safe drinking water
Perfect for hunting, hiking, and fishing!
You can drink directly from lakes, rivers, or your water bottle. Simply put the lower part of the straw in the water, and sip through the other end. After drinking, blow back into it to clear the filter.
LifeStraw filters over 264 gallons (1,000 liters) to 0.2 microns, which removes dangerous bacteria and protozoa. The removal rate exceeds EPA standards for water filtration.
The technology behind this portable water filtration system has been featured on CNN, Fast Company, BBC, Time, and the New York Times. LifeStraw is also Time Magazine invention of the year, 2005, Saatchi & Saatchi Award for World Changing Ideas, 2008, Well-Tech 2006 Innovation Technology Award, "Gadgets for Disaster Zones" BBC May, 2011.
Features & Benefits
- Filters 264 gallons (1,000 liters) to 0.2 microns
- Removes 99.99999% of waterborne bacteria (>LOG 6 reduction)
- Removes 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites (>LOG 3 reduction)
- Portable water filtration; very lightweight 2 oz (57grams)
- Easy to use, contains no chemicals, and has no moving parts.
- Used in the harshest conditions in developing countries since 2005.
- 1 year manufacturer's warranty
LifeStraw removes bacteria, including: Escherichia coli, Campylobacter, Vibrio cholerae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Shigella Salmonella
LifeStraw removes protozoa, including: Giardia lamblia ("Beaver Fever"), Cryptosporidium Parvum, Entamoeba histolytica.
The LifeStraw does not filter heavy metals or viruses, and will not desalinate water.
Saftey Instructions: Do not use LifeStraw if visible damage is noted. Do not attempt to replace damaged or missing parts.Caution: This product must not be used by children without the supervision of an adult. Lifestraw cannot guarantee the quality of the water filtered through its portable filtration system under conditions other then those described in the Use and Care Manual. See Use and Care Manual before use.
- When filter is dry, prime by uncapping both ends and standing your LifeStraw up in water for 10 seconds. Then take 5 quick sucks from the mouthpiece to pull water through.
- Regularly blow through your Lifestraw after drinking to keep the filter clean and prevent clogging. Cleaning filter membrane by sucking clean water in, and blowing out. Store with caps open so filter drys out.
Length: 8.75 inches
Width: 1 inch
Weight: 2 ounces
Construction: durable plastic. Does not require replacement parts or batteries, or any chemicals.
Included: Comes with a lanyard, and a cap for the mouth piece and end piece
- Ultralight: weighs only 2 ounces (57 grams)
- Meets US EPA drinking water standards
- Portable: only 9” (22.5 cm) long and 1 inch (2.5 cm) in diameter
- Requires no electrical power, batteries or replacement parts
- BPA free and contains no chemicals
- Raw materials meet US Food and Drug Administration regulations and standards
- No aftertaste: LifeStraw doesn’t use iodine or iodinated resin chemicals
- Removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria, including E. coli and salmonella
- Removes 99.9% waterborne protozoa, including Giardia and Cryptosporidium
"I've used the lifestraw portable water filter many times as have my kids. I sent them each to college with a survival pack of course which contain a couple lifestraws. This summer my daughter had a chance to use hers a couple times. Once was while hiking the Eldorado canyon in Boulder Colorado. That time she used it just for the fun of using the lifestraw. A couple weeks ago she was hiking with three friends and sadly two of them failed to bring their own water. It wasn't a life and death situation but she had her pack with her and was able to keep everyone well hydrated and hopefully her friends learned a lesson that day."
President and founder of CampingSurvival
What is LifeStraw?
LifeStraw is a portable water filter that effectively removes all bacteria and parasites responsible for causing common diarrhoeal diseases. LifeStraw requires no electrical power or spare parts and can be carried around for easy access to safe and clean water.
Which micro-organisms does LifeStraw filter?
LifeStraw effectively removes minimum 99.99999% of waterborne bacteria and removes minimum 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites.
How is LifeStraw used?
1. Place LifeStraw in water and sip through the mouthpiece.
2. Regularly blow through LifeStraw after drinking to keep the filters clean and to prevent them from clogging.
Does LifeStraw filter heavy metals like arsenic, iron and fluoride?
No, the present version does not filter any of the heavy metals, fluoride, or chlorine.
What effect does LifeStraw have on salt water? Does it make saline water potable?
LifeStraw does not make saline water potable; however, it still removes the bacteria and protozoa from the salty water.
What effect does LifeStraw have on turbid water?
LifeStraw does not remove complete turbidity from water; however, it removes the bacteria and parasites as well as undissolved particles down to the finest microns. If you need to consume turbid water, use LifeStraw to drink only from the surface i.e. the top layer. Excessive intake of turbid water would clog the filters and therefore regular backwashing would be required.
What must one do if my LifeStraw gets blocked?
At regular intervals, it is recommended to do 'backwashing' that can be done by blowing out some air through the LifeStraw. This will clean the pre-filters of whatever sand, silt and debris that might have got deposited in the textile filters.
What is the shelf life of LifeStraw?
This product has been researched, and it has been determined that there is no shelf life on the Lifestraw unopened.
What happens if LifeStraw is used beyond 1000 litres or one year?
LifeStraw has been tested for its efficacy beyond 1000 litres and it still retains considerable efficacy on the bacteria and protozoa. However, drinking water beyond 1000 litres is not recommended.
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Customer Reviews — 11item(s)
- Really helped me when I went to Africa and kept the little kids alive.
These Are Great!!!!
- I think this is a must for all parents, weather hiking, or not. Do your kids know how to conserve drinking water, (?) or are mine the only ones who splash their mom? Ha, Ha, tag your it!.
I even forget to not join in the fun . These are great little life savers, I want one for every pack and purse. Great, sense they have an almost forever shelf life when unopened. My friend didn't think it was a wonderful stocking stuffer, until he went hiking and needed it. Like I said, these are great.
These are important safety tools, at excellent prices, and super quick shipping. Everyone should have some of these.
- These are personal portable water filters that can be helpful where you find remote streams, lakes, and ponds and need to have safe drinking water without the bacteria and viruses typical from animal waste (including human). Personal LifeStraws can last many hikes and outings. These do not filter heavy metals found in more urban area water bodies and are not suited for most urban survival settings.
all i use
- This is all I use when I hike as long as I know there is water on the trails. Used it many times. Makes the water taste great
- I went to colorado a few weeks ago and checked out the area maps before our days hikes and brought little water. We used the lifestraw for the whole day and drank very well. The water was amazing with it
lots of effort for a little water
- Great product, however, as far as effort needed to get water into your mouth, it\'s like using a very skinny straw to drink a really thick milk shake. If you are exhausted and really thirsty, you\'re going to be quite disappointed with the effort needed to get some water in you with this product.
- That is amazing and I need several!!!
- shelf life should be longer so that people <br>who live in disaster zones can have emergency package..
- There are not any drawbacks here really. Once you have the filter, purchase wide mouth water bottles, as part of the system.
- This thing is truly awesome<br>
- The draw back of this type of filter is that you can\'t fill a canteen with it. One would have to fill the mouth with water and then pour it into the canteen. If you don\'t mind hiking along a river or waiting between drinks to find a water source, then it is fine and works well. One can also carry the unfiltered water in a canteen and pour it into a wide mouth container in order to drink. The product does work well for its intended use.