The LifeStraw Go 2-stage water bottle with filter is a very practical bottle. With a carabiner you can easily hang the bottle from your gear or belt to make sure you can always keep it close. The amazing aspect of this bottle is how simple it is. You will the bottle with polluted water and simply drink from the mouth piece. The dirt stays behind in the filter and you will only drink clean water.
The LifeStraw Go 2-stage is, in addition to the first filter, also enhanced with a second filter. A carbon filter that reduces chlorine, aftertaste and pesticides. The carbon filter is effective for approximately 100 litres, you need to replace it afterwards.
What does this LifeStraw filter?
- Bacteria: 99.9999% (LOG 6 reduction). This LifeStraw filters, amongst others, E. coli bacteria from water.
- Protozoa: 99.9% (LOG 3 reduction). Protozoa is a collective term for single-celled parasites. Frequently occurring protozoa which LifeStraw successfully filters from the water are Giardia and Cryptosporidium.
- Viruses: unfortunately this filter does not remove viruses from the water.
- Microplastics: this LifeStraw filters 99.9999% of microplastics out of the water.
- Chlorine: this chemical irritates your eyes and skin and can make breathing difficult. In very low doses it is also used to disinfect water. This filter removes chlorine from the water, the longer the carbon filter is given the chance to filter the water, the more chlorine is removed from the water.
- Smell and flavour: even though it might not always be harmful, if water tastes funny you won't prefer drinking it. Fortunately the carbon filter will reduce this.
- Pesticides and herbicides: these are chemical pesticides used in food production. They end up in water as the result of rainfall. Even though they might not immediately cause you harm, long-term exposure could be harmful.
Cleaning the water filter
If the primary filter is saturated with dirt you won't be able to drink from it. Blow air in the filter via the mouth piece to blow the dirt from the filter. If you are no longer able to remove the dirt you need to replace the filter.
Help yourself, help another
Tackling global issues is in LifeStraw’s DNA. In 2014 they started the 'Follow the liters'-program. For every LifeStraw being sold, a child in a developing community will get clean drinking water for an entire school year!