This personal water filter enables you to drink water directly from contaminated sources.

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LifeStraw is a personal water filter that ensures you will have instant access to safe drinking water, no matter what happens or where you go. Perfect for the great outdoors and for emergency preparedness, the LifeStraw portable water filter can be used almost anywhere including biking trips, hiking, camping, hunting, safari, road trips, or travel in the developing world. 

You can drink directly from lakes, rivers, or your water bottle. Simply put the lower part of the straw in the water, and sip through the other end. After drinking, blow back into it to clear the filter.

LifeStraw filters over 264 gallons (1,000 liters) to 0.2 microns, which removes dangerous bacteria and protozoa. The removal rate exceeds EPA standards for water filtration.

The technology behind LifeStraw has been featured on CNN, Fast Company, BBC, Time and the New York Times.  LifeStraw is also Time Magazine invention of the year, 2005, Saatchi & Saatchi Award for World Changing Ideas, 2008, Well-Tech 2006 Innovation Technology Award, "Gadgets for Disaster Zones" BBC May, 2011.

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Features & Benefits

  • Filters 264 gallons (1,000 liters) to 0.2 microns
  • Removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria (>LOG 6 reduction)
  • Removes 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites (>LOG 3 reduction)
  • Very lightweight 2 oz (57grams)
  • Easy to use, contains no chemicals, and has no moving parts.
  • No shelf life (former shelf live estimates have been revised)
  • Used in the harshest conditions in developing countries since 2005.
  • 1 year warranty

LifeStraw removes bacteria, including:

  • Escherichia coli
  • Campylobacter
  • Vibrio cholerae
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Shigella
  • Salmonella

LifeStraw removes protozoa, including

  • Giardia lamblia ("Beaver Fever")
  • Cryptosporidium Parvum
  • Entamoeba histolytica

The LifeStraw does not filter heavy metals or viruses, and will not desalinate water.

The LifeStraw measures 8.75 inches in length and is 1 inch wide. It weighs only 2 ounces making it convenient to carry in a backpack or even in a pocket. It is constructed of durable plastic. The LifeStraw does not require replacement parts, batteries or any chemicals. The convenient size and bulk pricing allows you to include a few LifeStraws with your emergency disaster kit.  No shelf life. LifeStraw can be stored indefinitely (former 5 year shelf life estimate has been revised) if the LifeStraw is stored unopened in low light, low humidity and stored at room temperature (50-77 degrees fahrenheit) . 

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