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LifeStraw Lifestraw Personal

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    Water as it was meant to be.

    Traditional filters are large and cumbersome, iodine imparts a bad taste, and drinking straight from the stream might be the last thing you do before being consigned to a night in the bushes, so Lifestraw is a must-have. Just sip straight from whatever water source is handy, and its hollow fiber filter will remove bacteria, protozoa, and sediment, so you won't suck in too much unpleasantness. The plastic is BPA free, for added safety, and Lifestraw will filter up to 1000L of water, so there's no need to bring a backup.

    • BPA-free plastic
    • Hollow fiber filter
    • Removes bacteria, protozoa, and sediment
    • 1000L lifespan
    • Item #LFE0001

    Tech Specs

    Material
    BPA-free plastic
    Eliminates
    protozoa, bacteria, sediment
    Filter
    hollow-fiber membrane
    Pore Size
    0.2 micron
    Cartridge Life
    1000 L
    Field Cleanable
    yes
    Dimensions
    9 x 1 in
    Claimed Weight
    2 oz
    Recommended Use
    hiking & camping, backpacking, travel

    Tech Specs

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    Life Saver, Literally

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This is a great product and really any hiker or backpacker should have one! It is lightweight, simple to use and is great in a pinch. You never want to be in the outdoors without any water source, and the LifeStraw is a great solution to that. I don't know that I would use this as my only filtered source on a long backpacking trip, but this is great to always have with you just in case.

    I wish I had this is in the military!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Used it in the creak and the water tasted great, and I didn't get sick. I have a reverse osmosis at home so I am particular about water. This is a must in your hiking pack, you don't have to worry about running out of water.

    Great for fishing

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I like to take this with me when fishing so I don't need to carry a water bottle, just drink straight from the river! Fits easily in a pack or just hanging from my vest.

    Like a Good Neighbor LifeStraw is there

      SO AWESOME!! This this is seriously so freaking awesome. Its light weight, very packable. I love it. It fits really nicely into my small trail running pack, and its really nice, if I run out of water or don't want to bring water (extra weight) to have if I know there will be water on the trail. But this if you ever go out into the mountains or the outdoors. Like a good therapist I think everyone should have one. Just stick it in the water for 5 seconds, and then it does take a second to get the water flowing but its super smooth and easy once it does. I really really love this thing. I don'€™t have a complain that I can think of, especially for the price this thing is a steal. If you are camping, I don't think this should be your soul source of water, since it only filters as a straw for one person at a time. But its great for hiking or trail running.

      Like a Good Neighbor LifeStraw is there

      Simple Water

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      Lifestraw is great for hiking because you don't have to carry water if you know there is some in the area. Bring bottles and pump clean water later! its just really comforting to know you can drink from every puddle you see if you have to. Its a must have for hikers to bring as a secondary filter.

      Great Back Up filter

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      Looking for a lightweight filter for long trail runs or hikes? Look no further! Life straw has figured out how to make a light and functional product that won't take up all the space in your pack. I wouldn't reccomend this over a full blown filter for long backpacking trips. However, this product is great for short fast pack hikes and long multiple day trail runs where speed efficiency come into play. If you have additional questions please feel free to reach out.

      Great for an Emergency!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I generally don't need a lot of water when I go canyoneering, but I keep a Lifestraw in my pack just in case because it weighs nothing! We did Pearsons Canyon in Willard, UT which is a 2.72mi canyon with a 4,616ft vertical descent. I brought my normal amount of water which is about 1.5L in my Camelbak since it is only less than 3 miles and all downhill. Well, it ended up being a very physically demanding 9hr canyon and we all ran out of water!!! Luckily the majority of us had Lifestraws so we were completely fine! It can be awkward and hard to drink from a stream when your head is lower than your body, but it does work, and if you have an empty container that can hold water it works even better!

      Check out the video with the Lifestraw making an appearance at 3:49.

      Be sure to always blow out the water when you're done so it doesn't mold inside of your Lifestraw!

      Great Secondary Filter

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      **I bought one of these little filter's ~2 years ago so the design may have improved since then**

      I thought about using this as an ultralight filter and I brought it out on a few hikes for that purpose because the darn thing is so light. It's built very sturdily (if that's a word) and it's very reasonably priced when compared to other water filters.

      The straw itself seems very well made and I didn't get dysentery when I used it so I'd have to assume that it filters the water fine.

      I found it fairly difficult to drink out of at first. It was almost like it was clogged but that can't be the case because it was one of my first times using it. Luckily one of my hiking buddies had a larger pump so I didn't have to use the straw that much. I had heard about others that had this issue so I wasn't quick to think that mine was defective.

      With use it gradually became easier to drink out of but it's still not great. I'm not expecting it to have no resistance but what it is now is not ideal. I much prefer the Sawyer Mini filter because it's smaller and accomplishes the same thing for a similar price and with much less fuss.

      This straw is a must have.

        This is an awesome thing to take on any trip. Right when I got this product I took it home and drank out of a puddle in my driveway. Its light weight and super convenient if you want to save weight and not pack water in a jug or bladder. For this price, I would definitely recommend getting one, or even a couple. It makes a great gift any outdoor mans will love.

        So Far So Good

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        I picked up one of these life straws for fishing purpose. Fly fishing has taken me to a lot of remote places and having to pack in certain needs, like water, can get a little ridiculous.

        I haven't used this straw yet but I am confident it will be a good addition to the pack. It is super lightweight and so far the suction of mine seems great. I plan on just filling up my water bottle and dropping the straw in to get maximum potential from the straw. Not to mention if I am with a group and we all need water we can all just pass this around with ease.

        The benefit of having the straw over even lighter weight pills would be the immediate availabilty of water compared to pills taking hours at times.

        Few years in, never been sick

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I do a lot of 3 day trips in the Uintas during the summer and I've been using this for years without issue. I usually boil the water I cook with and figure I'll live, but totally understand that not being enough for some people. If you're wanting to filter your cooking water definitely look into a pump. Or if you're set on using a bladder(I like to take lightweight bottles with me to even out my pack weight) also probably a pump is the way to go. If you're in a sketchy part of the Big Smokies or similar areas that are hard to trust as far as what might be lurking upstream, that could be another reason to invest in a purifier or go with chemicals. But given the weight, size, price, and where I'm using this I can't think of anything better.



        PS: Read the instructions. It's super easy to use but be sure to keep it semi-vertical and blow it out when you're done. In the attached pic I'm demonstrating how NOT to use it.

        Few years in, never been sick

        Great Use for light packs

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        I liked this product a lot as a way to get fast drinking water out in the backcountry. Although I've only used it a couple of times to test it out, I think that the product is great! It is lightweight and simple to use. The only issue I have with it is blowing the water out after use. It is so stinking tough to blow out the excess water! It seems like it is a one way valve or something, but is easy to use on the way in.

        "Water is the essence of wetness..."

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        I remember seeing the prototype of these years ago and my mind being blown; this device made it possible to drink nearly any water with ease and simplicity I had never seen. Now that I have been able to use one of my own, all of my expectations have been met and exceeded. All you do is let the straw rest in the water for about 10 seconds, take five quick pulls, and than sip the water normally. It does not leave a chemical taste in your mouth, and the water stays as cool as the source it came from. This is a must have for anyone who goes out in nature; quick, easy, and effective.

        "Water is the essence of wetness..."

        Awkward at first, but convenient

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        It seemed a little odd for me, drinking straight out of the stream at first, but this little oversized filter for a straw is actually pretty sweet. Great option if your bladder or waterbottle happens to fail while you're out on the trail and need to hydrate in a pinch.