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LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

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LifeStraw is the award-winning personal water filter, designed to provide you with safe, clean drinking water when you need it. The ideal water filter for hiking & camping, travel, emergency preparedness & survival, LifeStraw makes most contaminated or suspect water safe to drink.

LifeStraw Buy One, Give One: for every LifeStraw water filter sold, a child in Africa receives clean water for an entire school year. read more

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The LifeStraw personal water filter, a "Best Invention of the Year" (Time magazine) winner, enables users to drink water safely from most contaminated water sources. LifeStraw is ideal for emergency preparedness, as well as for campers and hikers who may be drinking from rivers or lakes and are unsure of the water safety. Because LifeStraw is lightweight and compact, it is also great for travelers who do not want to rely on the quality of local water.

LifeStraw is the most advanced personal water filter available today. LifeStraw surpasses EPA guidelines for E. coli, Giardia, and Cryptosporidium oocysts, rigorous standards for water filtration.

Eartheasy is the official wholesale distributor and retail launch partner for LifeStraw, which is now available for US and Canadian customers to purchase. Since 2005, LifeStraw has been used in developing countries to assist in achieving the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals for clean drinking water. We’re excited to help launch this useful product in North America.

Features & Benefits

  • Filters up to 1,000 liters (264 gallons) of water
  • Removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria (>LOG 6 reduction), including E-Coli
  • Removes 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites (>LOG 3 reduction), including Giardia & Cryptosporidium
  • 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
  • No shelf life. LifeStraw can be stored indefinitely. (Former shelf life estimates have been revised.)
  • Used worldwide in harsh conditions since 2005
  • Award winning & internationally recognized
LifeStraw Buy One, Give One

For every LifeStraw® water filter sold, we provide a child in Africa with clean water for an entire school year.

When you purchase any type of LifeStraw® filter, we use part of the funds to donate LifeStraw® Community institutional water purifiers to schools in Africa. LifeStraw® Community is specifically designed to deliver clean, safe water to school children by removing waterborne pathogens and dirt commonly found in source water.

Eartheasy's goal is to provide clean water to 500 schools in Kenya in 2014. Thank you for supporting this mission!

What LifeStraw removes/filters:

LifeStraw filters down to an incredible, 0.2 microns in size! This removes virtually all the bacteria (99.9999%) and protozoa (99.9%) from contaminated water, and reduces turbidity (muddiness) by filtering out suspended particles.

Bacteria removed include:

  • Escherichia coli,
  • Campylobacter,
  • Vibrio cholerae,
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa,
  • Shigella
  • Salmonella

Protozoa removed include:

  • Giardia lamblia ("Beaver Fever")
  • Cryptosporidium Parvum
  • Entamoeba histolytica.

Specifications:

  • Length: 9 inches
  • Width: 1 inch
  • Weight: 2 ounces
  • Construction: durable plastic. Does not require replacement parts or batteries, or any chemicals.
  • Capacity: filters up to 264 gallons (1000 liters) of water.
  • Included: Comes with a lanyard, and a cap for the mouth piece and end piece

How to use:

The patented LifeStraw is a small tube with specialized filters inside. Place one end in unfiltered water (a glass, water bottle, river, or puddle!), and suck the resulting clean water up through the top. Anyone who can use a drinking straw can easily use a LifeStraw.

Before use, uncap the LifeStraw and hold it upright in water for a minute. This allows the water to creep up the filter membrane. Then do five quick sucks and the water will flow easily. When drinking from muddy water, you may have to blow back down into it to purge out the turbidity if the flow slows or stops.

LifeStraw for Travel & Backpacking:

Because the LifeStraw is so small and lightweight, it’s great for travel overseas in countries with unreliable drinking water. If you’ve ever been sick while travelling, you know the importance of drinking filtered water! Make sure to drink all water through the LifeStraw.

LifeStraw for Hiking & Camping:

Access to clean water is critical while hiking. LifeStraw accomplishes the same thing as other filters, but does it at just a tenth of the weight. If you’re ultra-light hiking, this is a must. At only 2 oz, it’s the lightest way of filtering water while on the go. If you consume the recommended 3-4 liters of water per day while hiking, LifeStraw will last you for between 250-330 days of hiking. If you’re in a rush, there’s no need to stop and filter water by the lake. Just scoop your water bottle full, and sip from it as you walk. Or, dip the end of the straw right into the lake and drink until you’re hydrated.

As a hiking or camping water filter, the LifeStraw provides great convenience. A purifier or pump filter is great, but it takes a fair amount of time to wait for the purification or filtering to complete. Instead, experience the convenience of drinking directly from the water source using your LifeStraw. Perfect when you are hiking, or relaxing around camp.

LifeStraw for Emergency Preparedness & Survival:

In light of recent natural disasters, many people are realizing they cannot depend on their city water during an emergency. A water filter that’s lightweight, easy-to-use, and portable is important to have in your emergency preparedness kit. Buy a LifeStraw for each member in your household - it's a low-cost investment in security.

Awards and recognition:

LifeStraw has received significant accolades since its original design was invented in 2005. Time Magazine named LifeStraw the “Best Invention of 2005.” In 2008, it won the Saatchi and Saatchi Award for “World Changing Ideas”. Esquire called LifeStraw the “Innovation of the Year.” And Forbes noted that LifeStraw is “one of the ten things that will change the way we live.” Now that LifeStraw has launched in the USA and Canada, we expect continued positive responses.

History:

LifeStraw is manufactured by Vestergaard Frandsen, which is a Switzerland-based company specializing in disease control products for developing countries. Their core business model is centered around corporate social responsibility, and they help countries reach their United Nations’ Millenium Development Goals with products designed to prevent vector- and water-borne diseases. LifeStraws are shipped throughout the world to countries in need including Haiti, Pakistan, and Africa.

LifeStraw Retailers:

Interested in buying Life Straw Personal Water Filter from a dealer near you? Click to see our store locator map, with a complete list of retail stores selling the LifeStraw.

Wholesale Inquiries: Eartheasy is the master wholesale distributor for the USA and Canada. Please email dealers@eartheasy.com for information on selling Life Straws in your retail store.

LifeStraw Family:

LifeStraw Family, the award-winning and internationally recognized water filter, is now available in the U.S. & Canada. LifeStraw Family is a larger capacity microbiological water purifier capable of filtering up to 18,000 liters of water, enough to supply clean drinking water for a family of five for up to three years. Please click here to learn more about LifeStraw Family.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We want you to be completely satisfied with every purchase you make. If you are in any way dissatisfied with a product you ordered, we'll exchange it, replace it or refund your money within 30 days of purchase. Simply email us the problem, and we'll take care of you. Certain products have extended warranties (up to 50 years!) that are listed on the particular product page. Please call us at 1-888-451-6752 if you need further clarification.

Additional Information

Water Filtered Per LifeStraw Guaranteed up to 1,000 Liters (264 Gallons). (Tested up to 1,600 Liters)
Weight 2 Ounces (0.125 lbs)
Dimensions 9 inches long, 1 inch in diameter
Key Feature Ultralight, innovative, and highly effective. Tested in the harshest conditions since 2005.
Manufacturer Vestergaard Frandsen
Origin Made in South Korea

Shipping Information

Shipping Details:
Insured against damage or loss while in transit
This Product Ships To:
US & Canada
Ships Via:
Fedex, UPS, or USPS

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  • From Trish at 8/22/14 2:23 PM
    • Can I buy it in stores?
    • Yes, we distribute to many retail locations across North America. To find a store in your area, visit: http://eartheasy.com/lifestraw-store-locations

      The phone numbers for each store are also listed on this page. I'd recommend calling first to make sure they have stock beforehand!
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  • From Colin at 8/22/14 9:37 AM
    • What is the shelf life for the Lifestraw?
    • The LifeStraw has no shelf life and can be stored indefinitely (former shelf life estimates have been revised).
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  • From Courtney at 8/22/14 8:55 AM
    • Does it remove chemicals, such as chlorine or fluoride?
    • No, the LifeStraw does not remove any chemicals or heavy metals from water.
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  • From Jonathan at 8/20/14 1:51 PM
    • Has there been any university testing done on the filter?
    • Rigorous laboratory testing of LifeStraw® conducted by the University of Arizona demonstrated that LifeStraw® performance exceeded U.S. EPA water filtration requirements for bacteria and parasites, including Escherichia coli and Cryptosporidium oocysts, as well as other waterborne pathogens.
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  • From julie at 2/23/14 10:12 PM
    • I have a question regarding the lifestraw go bottle. After the 1,000 liter usage, can I remove the filter and replace with a regular life straw filter or is the whole bottle just done and useless after?
    • The LifeStraw Go bottle is designed to be reused. Once the filter is used to its limit, you can slide it out and put in a replacement filter. We will have replacement filters in stock soon.
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  • From Jamie at 12/10/13 12:33 PM
    • Is the straw BPA free?
    • Yes. The straw and components of LifeStraw are BPA-free.
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  • From Ed at 11/15/13 8:08 PM
    • How well does the straw last when opened and used on different trips at different times?
    • Opening and using LifeStraw on multiple trips at different times does not reduce its efficacy or lifespan.
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  • From Keith Owen at 9/17/13 6:22 AM
    • Is LifeStraw capable of removing N. Fowleri amoeba from moving water?
      This is in relation to Amoebic Meningoencephalitis disease.
      Thanks
    • Yes. The N. Fowleri amoeba averages 8-30 microns in size which is well within the filtration range for both LifeStraw Personal and LifeStrraw Family. Amoebic Meningoencephalitis disease is only contracted when water is drawn up into one’s nose (like with nasal irrigation or community swimming pools.)
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  • From Briel at 8/15/13 4:30 AM
    • If I personally am not interested in owning one, what is the name of an organization to donate money/lifestraws too?
    • Rotary International manages the donation campaigns we at Eartheasy have particiated in. We also do some independent donor programs as well. For more specifics you can email Aran at aran@eartheasy.com.

      We have donated thousands of LifeStraws to communities in East and South Africa. Last fall we donated LS for the flood relief in Panang Jakarta. Right now we are developing a wonderful donor campaign which contributes to helping stop elephant poaching. This is a direct donor program (no middlemen) where we are outfitting anti-poaching monitors with field packs so they can stay indefinately in sensitive areas which need monitoring. These field packs will have LS Family units as well as GPS units, radios, spotting ezuipment and other essential gear for the program. If you contact Aran, he will have all the details.

      Thank you for your interest in donating LifeStraw. Our donor activities have been most gratifying, these are among the best rewards in running a business!

      Greg Seaman
      Editor, Eartheasy.com
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  • From Brittany at 8/14/13 7:17 AM
    • Is the LifeStraw NSF certified?
    • Yes. LifeStraw has been approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in independent testing and certified to meet National Science Foundation-International (NSF) regulatory standards.
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