Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $70
The SteriPen line offers a great new tech for h2o off piste. After significant time spent researching the line of products I decided on the Ultra for two reasons. One; it is rechargeable (no peculiar batteries to find) and Two; it doesn't have the battery draining "flashlight" like the Freedom.
- Easy to use/clean
- Lightweight (previous filter was PUR)
- H2O needs to be prefiltered
- First use failed (subsequent uses have been flawless)
On a light and fast tour around Summit County Colorado this Memorial Day weekend I had good opportunity to goof around with the Ultra. With the low volume and minimal weight this was added to my fastpack kit with no noticeable interference to load distribution. The time saved at refills added up to over an hour.
As with any electronic device; learned the manual before setting off in to the wilderness. The smiley face is hilarious, but when snowflakes and lightbulbs start appearing on the screen it is helpful to know what they really mean.
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Meet Ultra, the device that smiles back! Ultra is the most advanced UV water purifer in the world. USB rechargeable for up to 8,000 liters, Ultra will deliver around 50 liters of UV purification before needing to power up. Redesigned firmware and interface deliver the fastest, most seamless user experience ever!
- Ramsey Outdoor
With the SteriPEN Ultra, your water is safe to drink in just 45 seconds! Now youre free to hike and travel wherever you want, without needing to carry or store your own water. SteriPEN is proven to be safe and effective, eliminating over 99.9% of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa that cause water-borne illness. SteriPEN has earned the Water Quality Associations Gold Seal, certifying its effectiveness.
For simple, versatile, and effective water purification, the SteriPEN Ultra UV Water Purifier is the key. With the technology to purify a liter of water in 90 seconds and the weight of an iPhone, the SteriPEN Ultra is easy to take anywhere so you always have potable water at your fingertips.
When you're traveling or backpacking, put your trust in the rechargeable SteriPEN Ultra water purifier to be your source for potable water. Ultra features an internal battery that's recharged from any USB power source; connect the included USB cable and start charging from a solar panel, laptop or car power port. Low-power indicator lets you know when battery needs recharging; you'll get about 40 treatments per charge. Ultraviolet (UV-C) light rays safely sterilize clear water by destroying 99.99% of protozoa (including Giardia and Cryptosporidia), bacteria and even viruses. SteriPEN protects you from risks that cause botulism, cholera, dysentery and typhoid, just to name a few. To purify your water, just press a button and gently agitate the water with a quick stir. Purifies 16 fl. oz. of water (cold or warm) in less than a minute; to treat 32 fl. oz., simply treat the water twice. Ultra is designed to fit perfectly into store-bought bottles of water; just insert the Ultra into the bottle, flip the bottle upside down and start treating the water. Small size fits most containers-use it in cups, mugs, water bottles and canteens. SteriPEN turns itself off once ultraviolet treatment is complete; can be used up to 8,000 times! Watertight seals keep water away from the electronics; rubberized inset grips for secure handling in wet conditions. Long used by municipal water districts and bottling companies, low-level UV-C light treats water safely, and unit's light will not damage eyes or skin. Use only on clear water, as cloudy, sediment-laden water hinders effectiveness; FitsAll prefilter (sold separately) clears particulates and debris from water. Includes SteriPEN Ultra water purifier, USB cable, carrying case and instruction manuals.