User Review: SteriPEN Adventurer Opti
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $60
Light weight, small and easy to use.
- Light weight
- Easy to use
- Uses batteries, which even the manufacturer says are affected by temperature.
Been using First Need charcoal filter for 20 years and I know it works with all kinds of water, but one of its drawbacks was the fact you had to be close to the water source when you use it and sometimes that is a pain if you have to lean over a rock trying to get to the stream.
Anyway, now all I have to do is scoop up a bottle of water and find a comfortable spot to stir the 'Pen' for 90 seconds. Great.
People have complained about any contaminated water on the threads. I just wipe off the threads with a hankerchief.
Used it on two backpack trips and no problem.
Note, brought some iodine tablets just in case the batteries fail.
I would definitely recommend this device.