LifeStraw Water Filter

5036-087
  • Available prices $25.95

Description

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No pumping, no moving parts, no waiting for gravity to work: just insert the end in a water source and suck. LifeStraw uses the same hollow tube technology as full-size water filters, resized for personal use or for your emergency kit. When you’re done drinking, simply blow residual water out and replace the end-caps.

  • Treats up to 1000L (varies with water quality).
  • Filters to 0.2 microns.
  • Removes up to 99.99999% of waterborne bacteria and up to 99.9% of waterborne protozoan cysts.
  • No shelf life, no iodine taste.
  • Do not allow the cartridge to freeze after initial use.

Tech specs

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Weight 54g
Ideal for
  • Day hiking
  • Travel
  • Emergency preparedness
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.

Hollow fibre technology
Output .12L/min
Dimensions 23.5 x 2.5cm
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.

1000L
Filter size

A 0.5 micron or smaller filters protozoa and some large bacteria; 0.2 micron or smaller filters smaller bacteria such as campylobacter.

0.2microns
Effective against protozoa

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

Yes
Effective against viruses

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

No
Effective against particulate

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

Yes
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.

Yes
Made in Korea, Republic of