User Review: LifeSaver Systems LifeSaver Bottle
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $189CAD
The LifeSaver 4000 Bottle is a cinch to use, easy to carry and very practical. Simply dip the unscrewed open end into a water source, close the end cap and pump a few times. Open the drinking spout and guzzle. It's that simple. Made in the UK, it's high-tech, durable and tough.
- Filters down to 0.15 microns to eliminate viruses.
- Needs no hoses, no chemicals, is self contained filter and water bottle in one; should last for years.
- Highly adaptable and useable at most water sources, even swamps.
- Filters should be changed every two years.
- Filters are somewhat expensive.
- Contains 0.750 of a liter, so refills are required if sharing with others.
- Should not be allowed to freeze when filled.
The LifeSaver water bottle filters down to 0.15 microns so is capable of removing viruses without the use of chemicals. Something most portable water filters (if any?) can claim. Purportedly, with ease, it can filter murky swamp water to complete clarity and be drinkable.
Water is treated within seconds and takes just a minute or two to handle and drink. Simply unscrew the bottom, dip the bottle into a water source, or just pour it in if necessary. Close the end cap with a simple twist; pull back the self-contained piston and pump. Lock the piston in place with a single turn and that's all. Then, open the drinking spot and water streams forth.
This is very easy to operate and the nice thing is there's no ceramic filter, no hoses, no balancing and transfer of water to a separate vessel. It can be used virtually anywhere, quickly and conveniently, because it's so simple to fill. Literally your just dipping an open jar into a water source. LifeSaver is an all-in-one product that filters and stores water, so there's no need to carry anything else.
The LifeSaver 4000 holds nearly one litre of water so it's plenty for one person, maybe two, before another dip is required. It's rated to filter 4000 litres of water, just as its name implies. A larger Lifesaver 6000 is available that’ll hold a full litre and will process; you guessed it, 6000 litres.
Our family camps and hikes frequently, so drinking water is always a concern and has to be carried and rationed. No guzzling! Instead, we now use a LifeSaver 4000 Bottle and dip wherever we find water. Usually, we look for clear running water to prtect filter life, but if necessary would dip into standing, or murky water, but have not done that yet.
So far the product has proven to be durable and tough. It's easy to carry on a belt, back pack strap, or side pouch.