The SteriPEN Protector Opti water purifier is equipped with an optical water sensor for reliable performance so you can enjoy clean, purified water on the go.
Protector Opti purifier was originally designed for use by the military and is proudly made in the United States
Optical water sensor detects whether or not the device is in water and only allows the UV lamp to activate when the SteriPEN is immersed
After pressing the button to activate the SteriPEN, immerse the lamp and optical sensor; the UV lamp will then activate and emit UV light and visible blue light
Optical sensor doubles as a backup LED flashlight that can be handy when walking to the stream to get water; operate flashlight with SteriPEN cap in place to protect the lamp
Protector Opti requires no pumping, chemicals, test strips, extended time-keeping or filters; leaves no aftertaste, will not clog and does not require lubrication
Innovative SteriPEN system uses UV light rays instead of chemicals to purify water for drinking
Ultraviolet (UV-C) light rays safely sterilize clear water by destroying 99.99% of protozoa (including Giardia and Cryptosporidia
), bacteria and even viruses
Long used by municipal water districts and bottling companies, low-level UV-C light treats water safely, and unit's light will not damage eyes or skin when used properly
SteriPEN protects you from risks that cause botulism, cholera, dysentery and typhoid, just to name a few
SteriPEN Protector Opti is simple to use: just press a button and gently agitate the water with a quick stir
Purifies 16 fl. oz. of water (cold or warm) in less than a minute, or 32 fl. oz. in a minute and a half
Small size fits most containers—use it in cups, mugs, water bottles and canteens; carries easily in a shirt pocket
SteriPEN Adventurer Opti turns itself off once ultraviolet treatment is complete; light source can be used up to 8,000 times!
Watertight seals keep water away from the electronics; rubberized coating ensures secure handling in wet conditions
Low-power indicator lets you know when batteries need replacing; screw-off cap permits easy battery access
Use only on clear water, as cloudy, sediment-laden water hinders effectiveness; FitsAll prefilter (sold separately) clears particulates and debris from water
SteriPEN Protector Opti includes 2 nonrechargeable lithium CR123 batteries
SteriPEN Protector Opti water purifier includes batteries, instruction manuals and a small storage bag
SteriPEN water purifiers meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards for microbiological water purifiers and have been independently tested by the Oregon Health Sciences University and the universities of Arizona and Maine. For complete test results visit www.steripen.com.
This item contains hazardous or flammable materials and is restricted to surface shipping only. Online orders for shipment to Alaska must be picked up at the Anchorage REI store (follow options for Free Shipping to REI Store when ordering); shipment to any other Alaska address is not offered. Sorry, this product cannot be shipped to Hawaii, APO, FPO or international addresses.