LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter is rated 4.933333333333334 out of 5 by 15.
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Product Description Item No.   10258364

FEATURES of the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

  • Filters up to 1,000 liters (264 gallons) of water
  • Removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria (>LOG 6 reduction)
  • Removes 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites (>LOG 3 reduction)
  • Reduces turbidity, filtering down to 0.2 microns
  • Ultralight: weighs only 2oz
  • Does NOT use iodine or iodinized resin
  • Contains no chemicals (and is BPA-free), uses no batteries, has no moving parts
  • Very high flow rate; no after taste (because no iodine or chlorine are used)
  • Easy to clean. Can be stored and used periodically. Just keep uncapped so it can dry thoroughly
  • Very durable
  • LifeStraw can be stored indefinitely

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Weight: 2 oz
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Packed Dimensions: 1.2 x 8.8 oz
Ultralight: Yes
Features: Field Cleanable
Best Use: Ultralight Backpacking, Backpacking
Effective Against: Protozoa and Bacteria
Cartridge / Cycle Life: 1,000 liters
Filter Type: Straw
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I drank sewage with this straw!!! I bought 60 of these straws from MOOSEJAW. I am taking them to Africa to give away! I tested one out by drinking raw sewage at work. Here is a video of me drinking it!!!! Video of me drinking RAW SEWAGE!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9EgoOxvsHw
Date published: 2015-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter ain't got Nothin on This Magic Wand Picture the dirtiest, nastiest, stanky, turbid puddle of water you can imagine. Now picture that puddle tasting like a $30 glass of artesian distilled water. That's what this thing does! It's so amazing, I actually laughed out loud the first time I used it, I couldn't believe what it had just managed to do. I had found a pond in the backcountry, brown, boggy, and stagnant. It was like a spot where you just knew "things have died in this water". I laid on my stomach, face just above the murky water, stuck my LifeStraw in and OMG! this water tastes AMAZING! You would be crazy to go into the wild without this thing.
Date published: 2014-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good filter for amazing price. This is a very easy to use filter that works very well. I went hiking with it in the smokies and it worked well to filter the water we drank. My friend was using a sawyer squeeze, which did not work as well at all. The squeeze filter was incredibly slow, so he just used it as a straw, but it had multiple parts and was annoying to use. He also had to back flush it with a syringe. The life straw was much easier to use and maintain. The one thing is that it is a little annoying to have to stop, unscrew the water bottle, and stick in the life straw. You can't drink while walking. Over all, i would recommend this product as a chemical-free, economical, and easy to use water filter.
Date published: 2015-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everyone should have one This is the product that many organizations have been sending to countries with no water. There is a good reason for this. These draws work well and last longer than your crapper Britta filter. These are super cheap and their so light you will forget you have it, that is until you find yourself in the woods with no more water. Don't buy one, but three. Keep one in your car, keep one in your climbing/camping pack, keep one in your school bag. You never know when you will need it but you will be very happy that you do. The life straw is like every mans/woman's EpiPen.
Date published: 2015-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I went to Haiti with this and it saved my health My friends and I are in a non-profit organization and went to Haiti last Christmas break. Because boiling water completely is apparently a waste of time almost my entire group became really sick and spent the two weeks with extreme diarrhea. I didn't. This relatively cheap straw was an absolute lifesaver and allowed me to drink both dirty and most likely infected water as if I was drinking out of a plastic bottle. Could not recommend this product more. It was a gift from my parents before I left and I cannot thank them enough for the gift of an uncorrupted stomach.
Date published: 2014-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 1,000 liters to 0.2 microns? wow I've stuck this thing in skanky puddles, city ponds, pools of water in tree stumps, and I feel just fine! Now what I do is take a water bottle with me and scoop the water from the creek, and hike with it. When I need a drink, I just put the lifestraw in the nalgene bottle and sip. ,,,,When I cook dinner, I just boil the lake water and of course that kills anything bad. So for $20 it's hard to beat. I'm happy. There's a big humanitarian side of this product too, which is cool.
Date published: 2014-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For everyday use I purchased the Life Straw to put in my vehicle as a backup for the Life straw water bottle. (I also purchased the Life Straw water bottle). Why? Because I travel and sometimes I cannot stand the smell or taste of the municipal water in some areas. I have also realized, after reading the bottled water labels, that most of the bottled water I have purchased is municipal water. It appears many people use these straws for hiking. Mine is intended for urban use and hiking!
Date published: 2014-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent filter for the price! This is a quality water filter, filtering at .2 it provides all of the necessary filtration for international trips as well as locally, i have used this in one of the most poluted rivers in canada and tasted nothing and not been infected with anything. I would recommend this for a single person backpacking trip or a car emergency kit. If you're looking for a cheap but reliable water filter, the LifeStraw is a great option.
Date published: 2014-03-15
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How much liquid does it hold full? When it is used up, does that mean you have to repurchase the entire unit, or is a straw available to replace it.

Asked by: Ruth
Hiya, thanks for the questions! The LifeStraw can provide you with filtered water wherever you go but it doesn't store water. If you want a water filter that can hold water, try the LifeStraw Go which holds 22 ounces. You can find it here: http://www.moosejaw.com/moosejaw/shop/product_LifeStraw-Go-Bottle_10314590_10208_10000001_-1_ The LifeStraw Go is essentially a water bottle with a LifeStraw filter. There are specific replacement filters available for this bottle. There are no filter replacements for the straw alone. Hope this helps!
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2016-08-23

How do you know when it is used up??

Asked by: millie
That is a great question! I checked the LifeStraw user manual and it mentions you should "regularly blow air through your LifeStraw after drinking to keep the filter clean and prevent it from clogging." It also mentions that "the flow rate of your LifeStraw will decrease, and then stop pulling water through once it reaches the end of its life. You can increase the lifespan by cleaning the LifeStraw after each use. The great thing is, you can never drink contaminated water from a LifeStraw; when the water stops flowing through it, you know it is time for a new one!" PS - Did you see that video review down there where a guy drinks raw sewage with the straw? That's nuts.
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2016-05-12

Can you change filter after the maximum use, or just have to buy whole new straw?

Asked by: caitlintay
Sadly, because the filter is flush with the straw once it is used up you will need to buy a new straw. 
Answered by: James
Date published: 2015-07-01
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