Filters up to 1,000 liters of water (264 gallons)
Removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria
Removes 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites
Reduces turbidity, filtering down to 0.2 microns
Activated carbon filter with replaceable carbon capsule
Portable: only 21 cm long and 3 cm in diameter
Meets US EPA drinking water standards
Food grade stainless steel meets US Food and Drug Administration regulations and standards
No aftertaste: LifeStraw doesn’t use iodine or iodinated resin chemicals
Q: How does the LifeStraw Steel work?
A: The LifeStraw Steel has a 2-stage filtration process. The activated carbon filter removes some chemicals like chlorine and the hollow fiber micro filter removes 99.9999% of bacteria and 99.9% of protozoa.
Q: What does the LifeStraw Steel filter?
A: The LifeStraw Steel removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria, including E. coli, and 99.9% of waterborne protozoa, including Giardia & Cryptosporidium. LifeStraw Steel also reduces turbidity, filtering down to 0.2 microns. The activated carbon filter removes some chemicals (like chlorine) and some pesticides and fertilizers.
Q: How long will my LifeStraw Steel last?
A: The LifeStraw Steel can filter up to 1,000 liters (264 gallons) and the replaceable carbon capsule should be changed every 3 months.
Q: How will I know when the LifeStraw Steel has reached the end of its life?
A: The flow rate of your LifeStraw Steel 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 Steel after each use. It is important to change your carbon capsule every 3 months after first use to ensure that the first stage of filtration is working well.
LifeStraw® Steel is designed to provide safe, clean drinking water in any situation. The lightweight filter is ideal for hiking and camping, travel, emergency preparedness and survival. It makes contaminated or suspect water safe to drink.
LifeStraw® Steel filters up to 1,000 liters of contaminated water and does not contain any chemicals, batteries or moving parts as many other water filters on the market.
The LifeStraw® technology contains a specially designed hollow fiber ultrafiltration technology, most commonly found in industrial water treatment plants that clean a city’s water supply. The inside of the LifeStraw® consists of a large number of hollow fibers that resemble angel hair spaghetti, but much thinner. Each fiber has pores in its walls with a diameter of 0.2 microns or five hundred times smaller than the diameter of a human hair. When water is forced through the hollow fibers, only clean water can fit through these pores, blocking bacteria, parasites, and dirt from reaching the user. This purely physical method of filtration does not contain any chemicals.