- Product Info
Ultralight, weighing only 57 grams
Portable, only 22.5 cm long and 2.5 cm in diameter.
Requires no electrical power, batteries or replacement parts.
BPA free and contains no chemicals.
Meets US EPA drinking water standards.
Raw materials meet US Food and Drug Administration regulations and standards.
No aftertaste, no use of iodine or iodinated resin chemicals.
Removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria, including E. coli and salmonella.
Removes 99.9% waterborne protozoa, including Giardia and Cryptosporidium.
Caring for your LifeStraw.
Do not put through a Dishwasher as the heat can warp the filter material.
Do not allow the device to freeze after first use, as residual water freezing inside the straw can damage the filter.
Try to wash after each use.
Cleaning your LifeStraw.
After every use, backflush your LifeStraw by blowing a breath of air back into the mouthpiece to purge all remaining water trapped within the filter. If you have access to clean water, suck some into the filter and backflush it again. Give it a few shakes and leave both ends uncapped to air dry at room temperature.
How long with the LifeStraw last?
The LifeStraw can filter up to 1,000 litres. Or, if you used the LifeStraw every day, for all of your drinking water, it will last for approximately one year. If you just use it for travel and outdoor activities, it will last much longer than 1 year.
As the LifeStraw ages, the flow rate of your LifeStraw will decrease, and then stop pulling water through entirely once it reaches the end of its life. 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! You can increase the lifespan by cleaning the LifeStraw after each use.
The LifeStraw is designed for the backcountry and will filter out 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria and 99.9% of waterborne protozoa. Chemicals, salt water, heavy metals and viruses will not be removed.
Manufacturers Product Number LSPS14