User Review: SteriPEN Journey LCD
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $70
Stopped working after only 2 liters in the backcountry.
- Quit working after first day
So I filmed this video clip while on the River-to-River Trail. I'm pretty mad.
To further explain, it arrived a couple weeks before my trip. I tested it at home to make sure everything was working right. Three days before my trip, I demonstrated it to my Cub Scout den, as we were learning about the "Ten Essentials."
On the first day on the trail, we stopped to refill water bottles. It took multiple attempts to get it to work. I kept getting the "Frown Face." Finally, it purified 2 liters.
The next morning, I handed it to my buddy and left him to take care of water while I made breakfast. He came to me a few minutes later and said the battery light was coming on. So after only 2 liters (plus the 2 I tested at home), the battery was dead.
We finished the week using purifying tablets. The taste is nasty, but I think that's my new ultralight solution.