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LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

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LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

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The LifeStraw Personal Straw is a portable water filter straw that is an essential for hikers, campers and travellers who can't always rely on the quality of their water. The Lifestraw effectively filters microbiologically contaminated water into clean water that's suitable to drink. Suitable for filtering fresh water only.
  • Product Description
    Running out of clean water can be a disaster but if you had the capability to drink water from streams and lakes, you'd be sorted. The Lifestraw Water Filter is an award-winning, game changer. With the ability to filter through 4000L of water, you can place this legendary Lifestraw in surface water sources when exploring. The Lifestraw's filter removes 99.999999% of bacteria and 99.999)% of protozoa to make water sources drinkable. Even if water is dirty, it uces the turbidity to turn muddy water to clear. This award-winning, complex technology is ever so east to use - just use it like a straw in a milkshake. There's no need for electrical power or batteries, just insert into the water and suck for clean, safe drinking water. The Lifestraw also only weighs 57g; you'll hardly notice it in your pack. For instantaneous, clean drinking water, use the Lifestraw Water Filter - the award-winning tool that has revolutionised hydration.
  • Design features
    Drink directly from streams and lakes or from a bottle
    Filters 4000 litres of water to 0.2 microns
    Uses award winning advanced hollow fibre membrane technology
    Removes 99.999999% of bacteria (E. coli, etc.)
    Removes 99.999% protozoa (Giardia, Cryptosporidium, etc.)
    Reduces turbidity (muddiness)
    Ultralight: weighs only 57 grams
    Portable: only 22.5cm long and 2.5cm in diameter
  • Product Specifications
    Weight (g)56
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Bit of a no brainer. Doesn't take up any space.
Haven't had to use but glad to have it
This review was collected as part of a promotion
December 15, 2019
A must have! Light weight and doesn't take up much space in your pack. I always have mine with me as I have been stuck before, desperate for water and had to drink from a muddy puddle!
October 31, 2019
OMG
it is the best for the wild
April 29, 2016
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Hi, how do you know once the straw is no longer filtering the water effectively, considering its not easy to measure how much you are drinking when straw is placed in river etc?
Cheers
Dee G on Mar 18, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Hello Dee,

The LifeStraw Activated Carbon and Ion Exchange filter lasts approximately 40 gallons (150 liters). We estimate that it should be replaced every 2 months. This assumes that a household uses approximately 2.5 liters per day or refills the 7-cup filter housing approximately 5 times per day. If you are using the product less, you can adjust your estimate of length of time needed before you must replace the activated carbon and ion exchange filter. Another way to tell if the filter has reached its lifetime capacity is if you can detect that the taste of your water has returned to the original tap taste. This may be more apparent for some people than others. Heavy metals and chemicals rely on prolonged exposure to cause sickness so if your activated carbon and ion exchange filter has a short lapse in timespan, you should not be at immediate risk. The membrane microfilter lasts 264 gallons (1,000 liters). We estimate that it should be replaced once per year. This filter ends its lifetime when flow rate becomes drastically reduced or completely blocked out of the filter. It will never allow bacteria, parasites or microplastics to filter through it. This is critical as these contaminants can cause immediate sickness unlike most chemicals and heavy metals found in water.

You can read more about it here: https://www.lifestraw.com/pages/how-our-products-work#faq

Kind regards,
The Macpac Team
Does the filter have an expiry date i.e. say I bought it today but didn't use it at all would it be ineffective 5 years or less/more?
Harshan J on Mar 18, 2020
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BEST ANSWER: Hi Harshan

Lifestraw products have no shelf life.
The Lifestraw filters 1,000 gallons (4,000 liters), enough drinking water for an individual for over 5 years.
It is then possible to buy a replacement filter to extend the life of your drink bottle.

You can find out more about the product specifications on the Lifestraw website: https://www.lifestraw.com/products/lifestraw-go

Kind Regards,
The Macpac Team