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LifeStraw Water Filter

    LifeStraw Water Filter

    Filtering water on ultralight adventures just got a whole lot easier. The LifeStraw water filter lets you safely sip straight from the stream or lake without any pumping, squeezing or filling. See details

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    Item # 860034

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    Filtering water on ultralight adventures just got a whole lot easier. The LifeStraw water filter lets you safely sip straight from the stream or lake without any pumping, squeezing or filling.

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    Filtering water on ultralight adventures just got a whole lot easier. The LifeStraw water filter lets you safely sip straight from the stream or lake without any pumping, squeezing or filling.

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    Filtering water on ultralight adventures just got a whole lot easier. The LifeStraw water filter lets you safely sip straight from the stream or lake without any pumping, squeezing or filling.

    • Weighing only 2 oz., the easy-to-use LifeStraw water filter is one of the lightest filters available, and it takes up very little space in your backpack
    • Hollow-fiber filter membrane offers a high flow rate; sip on the straw and it filters the water while it's on the way to your mouth
    • Get down close to the stream or lake and use the LifeStraw to drink straight from the source, or fill your water bottle and insert the filter to start sipping
    • 0.2-micron filter physically removes 99.9999% of all bacteria, such as salmonella, cholera and E.coli; removes 99.9% of all protozoa, such as giardia and cryptosporidium
    • Effectively filters up to 264 gal. (1,000 liters)
    • Regularly blowing through the LifeStraw water filter after drinking helps keep the filter clean and prevents clogging
    • Includes a removable lanyard

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    LifeStraw Water Filter Specs
    Specification
    Description
    Best use
    Backpacking
    Straw
    Hollow-fiber membrane
    Protozoa and bacteria
    Not applicable
    Not applicable
    Not applicable
    ABS plastic
    Yes
    1.2 x 8.8 inches
    2 ounces
    Filter type
    Filter medium
    Removes/Destroys
    Pump force
    Pump strokes per liter
    Output
    Housing material
    Field cleanable
    Dimensions
    Weight

    LifeStraw Water Filter

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    LifeStraw Water Filter is rated 4.625 out of 5 by 16.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent filter for the money 1000 liters to 0.2 microns is really quite excellent. Read the back of the filters on the shelf, and you'll see most sub-$50 filters do less than 100 liters, and filter to 0.3 microns. That makes this filter do 10x the water, to a much smaller micron level. The difference between 0.3 and 0.2 microns might not sounds like much, but it's a huge difference. When it's brand new ,the filter is dry and it take about 5 strong sucks to get it flowing. Here's a tip- uncap and let it stand up in the water for a minute before sucking on it. Then it flows easily.
    Date published: 2014-04-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect name for a perfect product I never hike without my Lifestraw. This thing is amazing. You can get clean water from nearly any source. I have found that it is easier to collect a cup of water and drink through the Lifestraw from the cup (than to bend over a water source and suck from there). You can simply generate more suction from a more upright position. Always be sure to blow the water back out- it will keep your Lifestraw going longer. This little guy really cuts down on the amount of water that you have to carry.
    Date published: 2014-04-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nearly perfect filter This filter works great. No waiting time like in case of iodine tablets. You can drink directly at the water source and if you want some for later, fill up your nalgene and drink out of it using the lifestraw. It also weighs next to nothing. Lifestraw has become a regular companion on all my escapades. Keep in mind that it does not filter some viruses and chemical contaminants. It filters most of the commonly occurring contaminants though. With the rated capacity of over 250 gallons, it should last long time. Remember to blow out any residual water after every use.
    Date published: 2014-04-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great backup or drink-as-you go filter I carry this on the outside of my pack and take a few sips of water whenever I come a across a stream or spring, saving the water in the hydration pack. Unfortunately you have to suck very hard through it and you only get a small sip of water every time. The first few "sucks" will yield only air, after which you finally start getting some water. Overall this makes for a very compact, lightweight backup filter that you can take everywhere, especially on trips to destinations with questionable water quality (India, Mexico come to mind).
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well, lightweight and inexpensive I have always used iodine tablets rather than a bulky, heavy filter. I decided to try the LifeStraw because it's so light and inexpensive. I'm sold! It's easy to use and works well. It does take a little suction to get it started, but after that is easy to drink. Remember to blow through the straw to "purge" it before storing.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from As Advertised... The Lifestraw works as advertised and is super light weight and perfect for emergency use.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works I am a day hiker, and this is the filter that's perfect for my needs. It minimize amount of water I need to carry, the filter works just like any straw.
    Date published: 2014-04-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Helpful in emergency This is a great, lightweight, highly packable tool. It's a bit slow to drink from and isn't the best option to try to get cooking water from, but overall, it does what it's intended to and I suppose I'm being overly demanding.
    Date published: 2014-03-26

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