Outdoor Retailer: SteriPEN Sidewinder -- hand-crank UV purifier

11:02 p.m. on August 6, 2010 (EDT)
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SteriPEN has introduced the battery-free, hand-crank Sidewinder UV water purifier for fall. The Sidewinder uses an exclusive UV system that destroys waterborne bacteria, viruses, and protozoa, such as giardia and cryptosporidium.

Full article at https://www.trailspace.com/blog/2010/08/06/outdoor-retailer-steripen-sidewinder.html

12:05 a.m. on August 7, 2010 (EDT)
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Well... a little large, but very cool! My standard steripen sees a lot of love. A battery-free version would be nifty (but, again, a bit large).

9:04 p.m. on August 12, 2010 (EDT)
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WAAAY too heavy and bulky for anything but car camping and household emergency use.

Thanks but I'll stick to my SteriPen Adventurer. Even with the Adventurer's solar battery charger/storage box it's likely lighter than the crank version and STILL can recharge the long-lasting lithium batteries W/O house power. No how about a POLYMER lithium battery for the SteriPens?

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