SteriPen Sidewinder Water Purifier

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SteriPen Sidewinder Water Purifier

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Excellent for minimalist campers and for home emergency kits, this hand-powered version of SteriPEN purifiers does not require batteries. It treats 1L of water with 90 seconds of cranking.

  • Kit includes a BPA-free bottle, lamp protector, and SteriPEN water bottle pre-filter.
  • UV lamp supplies 8000 1L treatments.
  • Indicator lights signal sufficient cranking speed and 90 seconds of good cranking.
  • Works with any wide-mouth 1L bottle.
  • Uses no batteries.

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Ideal for Travel
Filter type

Water can be treated using various types of filters, chemicals or non-chemical purification methods, or a combination. Filters on their own will not remove viruses as they are too small.

Shortwave UV light
Output .7L/min
Dimensions 21.8 x 14cm
Cartridge life

The life of the filter cartridge is based on the quantity of water you can treat before the cartridge is no longer effective. This does not apply to battery operated or chemical filter systems.

Effective against protozoa

Protozoa are larger than one micron and include cryptosporidium and giardia.

Effective against viruses

Most viruses are in the 1.0 micron size range, but they can be as small as 0.002 microns.

Effective against particulate

Particulate consists of very small bits and pieces such as dirt or bugs.

Effective against bacteria

Bacteria can cause illnesses such as diarrhea and dysentery and are about 1.0 micron in size, although some can be as small as 0.2 microns.

Made in China