SteriPEN Water Purifier Review

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To treat and sterilize water there are many ways. There are low tech ways, high tech ways, and lots of in-between ways. One is not really better than the other but repetition is important. Recall the old military saying: “Two is one and one is none”. You need to have more than one way to do stuff, particularly something as important as disinfecting your drinking water.

Today we are going to review on the Steripen, one of the high-tech ways to sterilize water. This is also a great addition if you travel with your pet and actually have a pet survival kit which is becoming more common.

SteriPEN Water Purifier Review

SteriPEN Water Purifier Review

The SteriPEN is a battery-operated, compact, lightweight devise that purifies water by emitting Ultra-Violet (UV) light. It kills 99.9% of all viruses, bacteria and protozoa that is present in the water. And there are about a half-dozen models to choose from.

Sterilizing water Using UV light to is nothing new. There is a low-tech way called the SODIS method which uses the sun rays to sterilize water. However for a litre of water SODIS requires 6 hours of sunlight and SteriPEN takes only 90 seconds for 1 litre.

What will the UV Light Kill?

The UV light in a SteriPEN will kill pretty much every biological pollutant that contaminates water. It kills:

  • Bacteria
  • Viruses
  • Cholera
  • Salmonella
  • Shigella
  • Campylobacter
  • Escherichi coli
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Hepatitis
  • Protozoan parasite

SteriPEN Water Purifier Model Comparisons

SteriPEN Journey LCD

Description: In the outdoors Journey is on the top of the line SteriPEN for sterilizing water. It has a LCD screen that shows your choice of how much water you want to purify (1/2 or 1 litre), a countdown timer to tell you when the process is complete and your water is safe to drink, and a battery status.

Batteries: Two CR123

Weight: 128 grams (4.5 ounces)

Treatments: 8000 x .5 litre (16 oz.)

SteriPEN Classic

Description: The SteriPEN Classic uses ultraviolet light to destroy bacteria, viruses and protozoa. This ultra light and simple purifier provides safe drinking water with a minimum of fuss. Does not leave an aftertaste in the water as there are no chemicals. It is an excellent choice for backpacking, travelling or hiking.

Batteries: Uses four AA Lithium Batteries

Weight: 162 grams (5.7 ounces)

Treatments: 8000 x .5 litre (16 oz.)

SteriPEN Freedom

Description: It is the first rechargeable UV water purifier. You can enjoy the Freedom to go anywhere with SteriPEN’s lightest smallest and first rechargeable UV water purifier.

Batteries: Internal Lithium

Weight: 74 grams (2.6 ounces)

Treatments: 8000 x .5 litre (16 oz.)

SteriPEN Adventure Opti

Description: The Adventurer Opti ensures safe use and provides purification in even the coldest of waters. It uses an optical eye to sense the water.

Batteries: Uses 2 CR123 Batteries

Weight: 108 grams (3.8 ounces)

Treatments: 8000 x .5 litre (16 oz.)

SteriPEN Traveller

Description: The Traveller fits perfectly in commercial water bottles. It is designed with travellers in mind. It has a tapered neck and a 16oz or 32 oz size selection.

Batteries: Uses four AA Lithium Batteries

Weight: 162 grams (5.7 ounces)

Treatments: 3000 x .5 litre (16 oz.)

SterPEN Emergency

Description: For the average prepper this is a good water purifier. It has a tapered end to disinfect water in various containers. It is small enough to fit in almost any size emergency kit.

Batteries: Uses four AA Lithium Batteries

Weight: 162 grams (5.7 ounces)

Treatments: 3000 x .5 litre (16 oz.)

SteriPEN Sidewinder

Description: This is a hand-powered, chemical and battery-free ultraviolet water purification system. It comes with a pre-filter and a BPA-free water bottle.

Batteries: No batteries needed

Weight: 471 grams (16.6 ounces)

Treatments: 8000 x .5 litre (16 oz.)

The Sidewinder is unique as it does not require batteries. It has a hand-crank that generates the electricity for the UV bulb.

SteriPEN Water Purifier – Conclusion

At the touch of a button the SteriPEN gives users the ability to sterilize their drinking water. On the go they offer a chemical free, tasteless way of disinfecting water. Than carrying around a large supply of water the units are lightweight, easy to use, durable, and much more convenient. There are lot of models to choose from, their main differences being differences in their size, the capacities of the batteries, and their weight.  One of the great advantages of any SteriPEN is its capacity to kill viruses, such as the viruses that cause hepatitis. It will be an important addition to your First Aid and Emergency Kits no matter what model of the SteriPEN you happen to choose.

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