User Review: SteriPEN Adventurer
Price Paid: $100
I have used the SteriPen for over two years. It has worked flawlessly. It's like magic, just move the wand in the water. You do not have to balance yourself on a rock with a bottle between your legs and pump or be limited by the length of your pick up hose.
I have found using a collapsible bucket (4 oz Sea to Summit) to retrieve the water and sit in camp making good water more fun, plus you have extra cooking and wash water, you can camp further away form water sources, also using a bucket or bottle to retrieve water in spring run off is much warmer on your hands.
The Pen works great backpacking, on day hikes, mountain biking, just to impress your friends, and on the fly. I would recommend using SteriPen debris filter you can plunge the bottle into a lake or stream also you can pour water through it with another bottle or bucket. I have complete confidence in the SteriPen and recommend it to all. No back up necessary, all my friends use the SteriPen now or plan to buy one.