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This viral personal water filter 'actually works' — and it's on sale on Amazon

"I don't leave home without one of these in my backpack."

person wearing sunglasses drinking dirty pond water from LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
The LifeStraw Personal Water Filter is on sale on Amazon Canada.

Now that spring is here, it's time for nature lovers to get out and explore. Along with a pair of comfortable and supportive shoes and a handy backpack, one thing avid outdoorsmen and women should never leave home without is a LifeStraw.

Sure, we all know to pack a water bottle with us for our adventures, however a LifeStraw Personal Water Filter is a "life-saver" that can help turn any water found in nature into potable drinking water in a pinch.

Whether you're buying for yourself for your next hike or camping adventure or looking to keep one in the car for emergencies, shoppers can save 17 per cent on a pack of two LifeStraw Personal Water Filters during Amazon Canada's latest sale.

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter for Hiking Camping Travel & Emergency Preparedness (Pack of 2).
$45 at Amazon

What is it?

The LifeStraw is a portable water filter that’s helps convert any water found in nature into safe, clean drinking water. A must-have for hikers, campers and travellers, one LifeStraw removes 99.9999 per cent of waterborne bacteria and 99.9 per cent of harmful waterborne protozoan parasites without the use of iodine, chemicals and doesn’t require the use of batteries. One BPA-free LifeStraw can clean up to 1,000 gallons of contaminated water before it needs to be replaced.

What people are saying

Every Amazon shopper knows how important it is to check a products customer ratings and reviews before you purchase. The LifeStraw two-pack has more than 400 customer ratings and a solid 4.8-star rating from reviewers who have purchased and tested the product themselves.

“Lowest cost water filter — and it actually works," one shopper said.

"I would recommend them to anybody," another person wrote, adding that they've used LifeStraws "hundreds of times" to drink from lakes, rivers, streams and "never felt ill."

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter for Hiking Camping Travel & Emergency Preparedness (Pack of 2).
$45 at Amazon

For outdoor adventurers, the LifeStraw is a great device to keep handy because it won’t take up space in your pack — and more importantly, allows you peace of mind to drink from water sources without worrying about getting sick.

"I don't leave home without one of these in my backpack," another said.

Shoppers have called the LifeStraw an easy and quick alternative to iodine tablets to purify water or boil water to make it potable. The only drawback is that the LifeStraw is for personal use only, and not good for "large amounts of filtering" because it's used like a straw.


The LifeStraw is great buy to have handy for emergency situations, camping and hiking trips or when travelling to an area or country that may not have potable water — especially at its sale price. However, the straw is for personal use only, and not suitable for purifying large quantities of water for multiple people.

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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