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0.20 LBS
$1.25 (Fixed shipping cost)

Product Description

LifeStraw is lightweight and compact, which makes it perfect for hikers, ultralight backpackers, boy scouts, hunters, outdoorsman, and in case of emergencies, camping or traveling. Compared to other portable water filtration solutions, LifeStraw is one of the most inexpensive, high capacity water filters in the world today.


LifeStraw is backed by science, not hype. It meets or exceeds EPA standards for water filtration of bacteria and protozoa (cysts), and has been field proven in major disaster areas around the world. The technology behind LifeStraw has been featured on CNNFast CompanyBBCTime, and the New York Times. LifeStraw is also Time Magazine invention of the year, 2005, Saatchi & Saatchi Award for World Changing Ideas, 2008, Well-Tech 2006 Innovation Technology Award, "Gadgets for Disaster Zones" BBC May, 2011. LifeStraw offers you access to clean and safe drinking water away from home.

Features (according to manufacturer)

  • Filters at least 1000 Liters or 264 Gallons of water
  • Removes a minimum of 99.99999% of waterborne bacteria (>LOG 7 reduction)
  • Removes a minimum of 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites (>LOG 3 reduction)
  • Reduces water turbidity by filtering particles of approximately 0.2 microns
  • Contains no chemicals and is BPA-Free
  • No batteries or moving parts to wear out
  • High flow rate
  • Lightweight and easy to clean

Specifications (according to manufacturer)

  • Weighs only 2 ounces
  • 9 inches long, 1 inch in diameter
  • Ultralight, innovative, and highly effective
  • One year manufacturer's warranty

Additional Information

What Does LifeStraw Remove

The manufactuerer claims LifeStraw removes the following bacteria:

  • Escherichia coli
  • Campylobacter
  • Vibrio cholerae
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Shigella
  • Salmonella
And all other waterborne bacteria pathogens

The manufactuerer claims LifeStraw removes the following protozoa:
  • Giardia lamblia
  • Cryptosporidium Parvum
  • Entamoeba histolytica

And all other waterborne protazoa pathogens


Where Can LifeStraw Be Used?

Meant for recreational waters in the great outdoors it is perfect for travel, hiking, disaster preparedness, survival gear and more. LifeStraw can be used almost anywhere. The ultra lightweight construction makes it perfect for any activity including ultralight backpacking, biking trips, hiking, camping, hunting, safari, road trips, emergency preparedness, or travel in the developing worldIt makes the perfect gift for any outdoors enthusiast and is a must-have for emergency preparedness.  As with all water filters, LifeStraw has its limits.  Due to the fact it does not filter viruses, for example, it would not be the filter of choice for waste contaminated water.

How Does LifeStraw Work?

LifeStraw works when suction is applied by the user to draw water through the microporous filter material within the "straw" itself. When done, the user flushes the water remaining in the filter back out through the bottom by blowing through the mouthpiece.

Does LifeStraw Remove Turbidity?

LifeStraw does not remove complete turbidity from water; however, it removes the bacteria and parasites as well as undissolved particles down to the finest microns. If you need to consume turbid water, use LifeStraw to drink only from the surface i.e. the top layer. Excessive intake of turbid water would clog the filters and therefore regular backwashing would be required.  The lifespan of LifeStraw will be reduced the more turbid the water that is filtered.


How Do You Unclog LifeStraw If It Gets Blocked?

At regular intervals, it is recommended to do 'backwashing' that can be done by blowing out some air through the LifeStraw. This will clean the pre-filters of whatever sand, silt and debris that might have got deposited in the textile filters.

The current version of LifeStraw does not desalinate water or remove heavy metals or viruses.  The shelf-life of this filter is considered to be 5 years when stored at room temperatures.  Learn more here.

Does LifeStraw filter viruses, heavy metals, chemicals or salt?


To purchase larger quantities please email us at info@greenbeetlegear.com or use our contact form.



What is LifeStraw? 



 *The quality of the filtered water is not guaranteed if the product is submitted to other conditions than the ones

encountered during its normal use.  All claims about the efficacy or use of LifeStraw® are those of the Vestergaard Frandsen corporation.

*Orders of 1 or 2 LifeStraws may actually be sent First Class Mail, not USPS Priority as offered at checkout.  The cost is unchanged.  All Lifestraw orders are sent by USPS only.  Ships to US and Canada only.

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Product Reviews

  1. Awsome! Easy! Great!

    Posted by Mary on 8th Mar 2012

    We really like it. Lightweight and easy but I wish you had the family model for sale. It would help for camp cooking etc. None the less we love our Lifestraw and everyone has there own on our frequent backwoods trecks in Canada.

  2. Awesome Thanks

    Posted by Chris on 16th Dec 2011

    I saw these in use Africa when I reported there. I've been looking for one for a long time! Mine travels with me in my bag every time I go abroad. Takes a little to get the water started but once it starts it's great.

  3. Uh.... yeah!

    Posted by OZz on 2nd Nov 2011

    Works great for me and this price for this kind of filtration is unbeatable!!

  4. Kevin hearts lifestraw

    Posted by Kev L on 2nd Nov 2011

    As lightweight as advertised. Perfect for my 3 day trips this fall. Thanks gb!

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