Suck it and see


Suck it and see

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  •  Turn mucky swamp water into glorious Evian-like refreshment
  •  Enjoy safe and clean drinking-water on the go
  •  Lightweight and portable
  •  Filters a bladder-busting 1000 litres of water!


Bear Grylls has shown us that out in the wild you can wring out a large clump of juicy cow dung and enjoy a brief, bitter squirt of brown juice. This isn't hydration, this is showing off – and we're not impressed.

No longer is there a need to carry around a bulky water-purifying bottle, watching it tantalisingly drip through a filter, dreaming of even an egg cup's-worth of drinking water before sundown.

We present to you the LifeStraw - your very own portable instant water filter. Granted it's up to you to track down a water source, but once you've found one (whether that be a stagnating lake or a muddy puddle), just sip through the straw and bask in the knowledge that you're tasting safe drinking-water.

This powerful purification pipe removes 99.9999% of water-borne bacteria as well as a whole host of other parasites and nasties so you can enjoy safe sipping away from home. (No one actually knows what that 0.0001% is but it's probably good for you anyway*)

Scared? Don't be. It's been rigorously lab tested, and there is a bounty of Youtube footage featuring people enjoying hearty sips of cool toilet-water refreshment.

Unlike a lot of filters which regularly need replacing, the LifeStraw filters at least 1000 litres of contaminated water, so even if your a stickler for guzzling 8 cups of water each day you're looking at a handsome three years of usage!

Whether you're an intrepid explorer trekking round the world, camping in the Alps or just going for a pleasant forest stroll - it's the perfect travel companion. So pop one in your pocket and get close to nature, really close.

*perhaps not.

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Please note:
  • Regularly blow through your LifeStraw after drinking to keep the filters clean and to prevent them from clogging.
  • Whilst the LifesStraw can filter contaminated water it cannot purify sea water.
Product features:
  • Safe and clean drinking-water out and about
  • Filters at least 1,000 liters of water
  • Removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria (>LOG 6 reduction)
  • Removes 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites (>LOG 3 reduction)
  • Reduces turbidity, filtering down to 0.2 microns
  • Weighs just 2oz!
  • Handy lanyard included as well as a cap for the mouth piece and end piece
  • Contains no chemicals/BPA Free
  • Requires no electrical power, batteries or replacement parts
  • Lasts for 5 years when stored at room temperature.
Bacteria and protozoa removed include:
  • Escherichia coli
  • Campylobacter
  • Vibrio cholerae
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Shigella
  • Salmonella
  • Giardia lamblia ("Beaver Fever")
  • Cryptosporidium Parvum
  • Entamoeba histolytica
  • Measures approximately 22.5cm(L) x 1.5cm(Ø)

Customer Reviews

As part of a desire to lower our water bills this year, we got one of these and I have to say drinking toilet water has never been better! Buy yours and stick to our handy poem for when to use it. If it's yella - go for it fella, if it's brown, send it on down!
Robin Broils - 29th May 2014
I'm not one for Bear Grylls type expeditions, but this seems like a very good idea. Could a version of this be used by people in countries where clean/safe drinking water is not available?
Amy S - 25th September 2013
Firebox says: The filter was originally developed for natural disasters and as a game-changing innovation for the millions of people in the developing world without access to clean and safe drinking water, and so the LifeStraw has indeed been used in large natural disasters since 2005!