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LifeStraw Original

photo: LifeStraw Original bottle/inline water filter


Price Current Retail: $19.95
Historic Range: $14.93-$24.95
Reviewers Paid: $21.00


2 reviews
5-star:   2
4-star:   0
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

The LifeStraw is incredible. It makes drinking on the trail super easy.


  • Very easy to operate
  • Lightweight
  • Directions on product


  • No way to transfer clean filtered water to container.

The LifeStraw is great! I love taking this with me on day hikes and especially when I’m backpacking. It’s super lightweight and doesn’t take up much space at all.

At first the material of the LifeStraw concerned me. It didn’t feel like it’d be the best quality. But it has held up fantastic! It‘s good quality plastic. It’s just really lightweight!

The instructions are simple. Uncap both ends, place the wide end into the water source. Use the thinner end and put your mouth over it. Then you’ll want to use it like a straw to get water into the LifeStraw. But don’t drink it. Push the water out of the LifeStraw like you’d blow water out of a straw. This gets the product “warmed up” per se. You’ll want to repeat this a couple times. Then once you’ve done so, drink away!

It doesn‘t make your water taste ultra premium. Don’t have that expectation. It simply filters all the bad so that the water is safe for you. It’s literally a straw with a filter in it haha.

The only downside is that it doesn’t have any way to transfer the filtered water into a different container to take on the go. There’s a simple fix though. Have a wide mouth water bottle with you, put the unfiltered water in it, and then take it with you. When you’re ready to drink, just take out your LifeStraw and insert it into the water bottle. Easy fix! 


I’ve owned the LifeStraw for three years now. I’ve had a very positive experience with it.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $21

Great filtration! Easy to use!! Packable!


  • Does as it is supposed to!
  • Takes very little space in your pack.


  • No bad comments

Would recommend for the hiker, hunter, and explorer! Easy to use and dependable!


Lifestraw is a reputable company. Great products!

Source: bought it new


Hi Shauna, Out of curiosity, what kind of water sources did you use for this product? Thanks!

3 years ago
Shauna Woodward

I’ve used this in creeks/streams when hunting in Colorado, Wyoming & South Dakota. Also drank from the Churchill River in northern Manitoba.

3 years ago

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