SteriPEN Freedom

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This is a good item if you are traveling overseas…

Rating: rated 2.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new

Pros

  • Small size
  • Simple to use

Cons

  • rechargeable batteries with no way to replace

This is a good item if you are traveling overseas with questionable water and accessible outlets for recharge. Packing with it is another thing. I know it is solar compatible, but that is just more stuff to bring and chance breaking. I'd rather just bring my old dependable filter or tablets.

Retailers' Descriptions

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The SteriPEN Freedom Solar Bundle pairs the lightest and smallest water purifier from SteriPEN with a solar panel so you can recharge the Freedom's internal battery at your backcountry campsite.

- REI

The SteriPEN Freedom Water Purifier is downright diminutive. This rechargable UV water purification system is perfect for perennial travelers and outdoor applications. Suspicious tap water or creek runoff needn't worry you as the SteriPEN Freedom destroys 99.9% of bacteria, viruses and protozoa without added chemicals or altered taste. The Freedom boasts USB and outlet recharging capability. Ultra-violet (UV) lamp safely sterilizes water, destroys over 99.9% of bacteria, viruses and protozoan cysts, including Giardia, E. Coli and Cryptosporidium without altering the taste or pH of water and without added chemicals SteriPEN Freedom is highly portable, easy to use, best suited for wide mouth bottles SteriPEN Freedom safety features include water sensors which permit operation only when lamp is immersed in water, UV light cannot permeate the surface of water or pass through containers made of glass, plastic, metal or ceramics Lighter weight and more compact than pumps Intuitive, simple to use, and easy to clean To use: Remove the lamp cover, immerse the quartz-encased UV lamp, stir (auto-timed for 48 seconds), green light indicates when it's safe to drink the water One liter (32 oz) volumes may be disinfected by treating twice Treats 20 32 oz (1 Liter) treatments or 40 16 oz (0.5 Liter) treatments per charge LED lights indicate battery life, UV lamp life, and treatment completion Charge time: about 2 hours via AC power; up to 4 hours via USB Battery & UV Lamp Life: 8,000 16 oz. (0.5 L) treatments Lithium Ion Battery is lightweight and good in cool temperatures The versatile Freedom also serves as an LED flashlight USB cable, AC Adapter, and neoprene case included

- OMCgear

SteriPEN Freedom Water PurifierEnjoy the Freedom to go anywhere with the SteriPEN Freedom Water Purifier. It is the smallest, lightest and first rechargeable UV water purifier which is also eco-friendly and it disinfects 0.5 liters (16 oz) in 48 seconds. It is Simple to use, the SteriPEN Freedom detects when the device is in water and automatically activates the UV lamp to begin purifying, no buttons to press. Ultraviolet (UV-C) light rays safely sterilize clear water by destroying 99.99% of protozoa (including Giardia and Cryptosporidia ), bacteria and even viruses. To purify 1 liter of water, use it twice and a green indicator indicates the water is safe to drink. Perfect for international travel or outdoor adventures--drink safe water anywhere with the SteriPEN Freedom Water Purifier.

- SunnySports

Toss out what you knew about water purification, because the Hydro Photon SteriPEN Freedom redefines the category by packing down small inside luggage or a backpack and using a rechargeable UV light to destroy harmful bacteria, viruses, and protozoa in suspect water supplies. In 48 seconds, this pen treats up to 16-ounces of water with the touch of a button. Never worry about foreign water supplies when you're in the outdoors, on travel for business, or vacationing somewhere that's known for a lack of potable H2O.

- Backcountry.com

On Sale. Free Shipping. SteriPen Freedom Solar Bundle FEATURES of the SteriPen Freedom Solar Bundle Impact-resistant quartz bulb treats up to 4,000 liters of water Smallest and lightest SteriPEN, only 5.1in. long and weighing only 2.6 oz Instant-on, button-less design destroys viruses, bacteria and prot ozoa in just 48 seconds USB-rechargeable internal battery and included portable solar panel for extended range of use Industry-leading safety features Contains: SteriPEN Freedom, 5W peak solar panel (contains internal rechargeable (non-removeable) battery), USB Cable, .5L BPA-free water bottle, AC Adapter (100 to 240 V; USA prongs), Carrying Case, User's Guide

- Moosejaw