A Time Magazine Invention of the Year winner, LifeStraw contains no chemicals, no batteries and no moving parts to wear out. It features a high flow rate and weighs only 2oz. It is perfect for the Ultralight backpacker, camper, hiker, traveler, boy scout, hunter or for emergencies. Unlike many similar filters on the market today, LifeStraw has met EPA standards for water filtration in independent testing. LifeStraw has been used around the world under extreme conditions for humanitarian relief. Does not filter chemicals, salt, viruses, heavy metals, taste. Please NOTE: It takes roughly 3-5 seconds of sucking to start the flow of water through the filter.
Lifestraw under laboratory conditions (more stringent than the conditions of the US Environmental Protection Agency EPA turbidity and organic matter required) reached 16 liters (1.6 times the design life) of the net amount of water.
280 ml / min, started when
Between 280 ml / min, 10 to 200 liters
, Between 200 to 500 liters 250 ml / min
Between 170 ml / min, 500 to 1000 liters
200 ml / min, the average flow rate between 0 to 1000 liters
Under laboratory conditions (US Environmental Protection Agency EPA microbial purifiers 1987 testing standards), the test results show: lifestraw US EPA for the removal of bacteria LRV6 (99.9999%) requirements, as well as the removal of parasitic protozoa LRV3 (99.9%) requirement.
Under laboratory conditions, turbidity reduced by an average of 99.6%.
Inflow water turbidity: 104 NTU
Effluent water turbidity: 0.4 NTU