LifeStraw Personal Portable Water Filter
The amazing personal, portable water filter.
Designed to remove 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria, the slender LifeStraw Portable Water Filter features no moving parts, requires no power supply, and never needs maintenance.
Each LifeStraw can filter up to 264 gallons of water and stows easily in a pocket, glove compartment, or backpack. Originally designed for use during natural disasters, the LifeStraw is also perfect for hiking, camping, or whenever your travels take you to remote areas.
Each LifeStraw purchase ensures that a child in a developing country is given clean drinking water for a year.
Features & specs:
- Dimensions: 9" x 1" diameter
- No moving parts, batteries, or replacement parts
- Removes 99.9999% of bacteria
- Eliminates 99.9% of parasites
- Treats over 250 gallons of water (1000 L)
- Weighs only 2 ounces (56 g)
- Reduces cloudiness of water
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Filter water quickly, easily, and wherever you are
LifeStraw is an astounding water filtration device. It's small, highly portable, simple to operate, and possibly life-saving.
Keep one with your camping gear, in the glove compartment of your car, and in your pocket anytime you're hiking in a remote area.
Requires no batteries or replacement parts
Simply immerse the bottom of the LifeStraw into any water source (except seawater) and drink. Water is drawn up and filtered solely by your suction. The LifeStraw requires no external power source, has no moving parts, and requires zero maintenance.
The LifeStraw is made from BPA-free plastic and chemical-free filtration membranes. A single LifeStraw can filter 264 gallons (enough for a person to live for a year) and removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria and 99.9% of parasites.
Lightweight, slender design is ideal for camping
Anything can happen in the great outdoors. Should you or a loved one end up in a sticky situation, the LifeStraw could mean the difference between life or death. The LifeStraw weighs a mere 2 ounces and can fit in your pocket. With it and a Swiss Army Knife, you're good to go.
Removes up to 99.9999% of bacteria
The filters inside the LifeStraw remove anything 0.2 microns or larger. This means that 99.9999% of bacteria and 99.9% of parasites are extracted from your drinking water.
Here's a list of a few of the diseases that LifeStraw will prevent: cholera, cryptosporidium, cyclosporiasis, diarrheal disease, dysentery, gastroenteritis, giardiasis, guinea worm, hepatitis E, typhoid fever.
In the United States, one of the most common waterborne illnesses is caused by the legionella bacteria which is also filtered out by the LifeStraw.
Turns your water crystal clear
Until we met the LifeStraw, us here folks at Vat19 were unfamiliar with the term "turbidity". Now we know that it refers to the cloudiness of a fluid caused by suspended solids (aka funk).
The LifeStraw, in addition to ridding the life-threatening diseases that may be present in natural water sources, also turns cloudy water crystal clear.
Originally developed as an emergency relief aid
The LifeStraw is a world-changing invention that was initially designed to provide life-sustaining aid during natural disasters. It is also being used in many developing countries where access to sanitary water is limited.
Your purchase of a LifeStraw guarantees that a child in a developing country has access to clean water for an entire school year.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Does the LifeStraw ever run out?
Answer: The LifeStraw can filter up to 1,000 liters (264 gallons) of water. It has no removable or replaceable parts. After 1,000 liters, simply discard the unit.
Question: Will it work with really nasty water?
Answer: Yes. We've seen video demonstrations where the water looks more like sludge than a liquid. With the LifeStraw, they are able to extract perfectly clean drinking water.
This is an amazing device that may actually be the most curiously awesome product we've ever sold.
Question: How do you clean the filter?
Answer: It is recommended to regularly blow through the LifeStraw after drinking to clean the filter and prevent clogging.
Question: How do I know when I've used the LifeStraw for 1,000 liters?
Answer: The LifeStraw can actually perform for more than 1,000 liters, but that is the recommended lifespan from the manufacturer. Once you can no longer draw water through the straw, it is time to dispose of it.
Question: Will it filter salt water into regular water?
Answer: Nope. Salt is far smaller than the bacteria and viruses that LifeStraw is intended to filter. Remember, the purpose of the LifeStraw is to make natural water sources (such as lakes, rivers, creeks, and ponds) safe to drink.
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