LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 19.
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Product Description Item No.   10258364

The LifeStraw Personal Water Filter is a filter for drinking straight from the source. Out for a hike, backpacking for a period of time, even just keeping it in your emergency kit. It's really just a big straw, with a filter inside. Uncap both ends, putting the bottom end into the source water. Let it soak up for 10 seconds or so, then take sips from the straw end. It'll filter out bacteria and waterborne parasites so you can stay hydrated without getting sick.

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

- + Product Specifications
Features: Field Cleanable
Best Use: Ultralight Backpacking, Backpacking
Weight: 2 oz
Effective Against: Protozoa and Bacteria
Cartridge / Cycle Life: 1,000 liters
Filter Type: Straw
Packed Dimensions: 1.2 x 8.8 oz
Ultralight: Yes
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Gift for a Hunter/Camper! Bought as Christmas presents for the men in my family who camp and hunt in case of emergency. They care fast and so far for the ones who have received their gifts early have been a big hit!
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life Saver I am a prepper so this was esssential for my bugoutbag, i bought a few for the bag for my kids and myself... never know when we will need them
Date published: 2017-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I drank raw sewage with this straw These straws work and I made a video to prove it. I posted another review on this website but the video link is the wrong link. Here is the right link...... Watch "Shane Lifestraw testing (Drinking Raw Sewage)" on YouTube https://youtu.be/K70O2pZHu6U Thank you
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Product! Used this on a caving expedition in Mexico, fantastic product. Great lowered the weight I had to take into the cave. Surprisingly durable. I look forward to more light weight adventures with my LifeStraw!
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great! I took this on a backpacking trip in the Smokies and it worked GREAT! I highly recommend LifeStraw.
Date published: 2016-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast and light life saver This is a must for anything from travel to fast and light hiking. No bubble guts even after drinking from the most questionable of sources.
Date published: 2016-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Backpacking made easier I bought my LifeStraw essentially just to try it out, but I found that especially for backpacking in regions with lots of fresh water along the trails there is really no need in carrying like a mule any more. Some people are set back by the fact that you have to get down on your belly to drink but you really just have to carry an empty Nalgene that you fill and drink out of.
Date published: 2015-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from prior planning We love to go hiking and keep these in our packs for emergencies. A must for folks who travel in the back country...easy to use and very light in the pack...why leave home without one!
Date published: 2015-12-16
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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: 2017-11-24

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: 2017-11-24

Can the lifestraw connect to a water bottle inside. If so what kind of water bottle would you need for that to work? I noticed someone who said they were able to hook it up to a water bottle.

Asked by: Wolfie
Hiya Wolfie, thanks for your question! We wouldn't recommend using the LifeStraw for anything besides what it is designed to do. I'm sure there are hacks on the interwebs, but we wouldn't be able to guarantee the effectiveness of the product. If you want a filtering water bottle, take a look at the LifeStraw Go Bottle http://www.moosejaw.com/moosejaw/shop/product_LifeStraw-Go-Bottle_10314590_10208_10000001_-1_, Sawyer Personal Water Bottle with Filter http://www.moosejaw.com/moosejaw/shop/product_Sawyer-Personal-Water-Bottle-with-Filter_10234108_10208_10000001_-1_ or Katadyn MyBottle Purifier Bottle http://www.moosejaw.com/moosejaw/shop/product_Katadyn-MyBottle-Purifier-Bottle_10094420_10208_10000001_-1_ Hope this helps!
Answered by: Alice in Wanderland
Date published: 2017-11-24

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: 2017-11-24
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