Now that's a good deal .
This is a discussion on Just spotted Lifestraw products within the Food, Health and Fitness Survival forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; Pretty decent price from my experience. Lifestraw Family of Products - Woot...
Sawyer is more bag friendly and I like the squeeze bag option to get potable water. Overall I feel it's a better offering in terms of utilization. In a pinch the Lifestraw will get you a drink. And I believe the filtering system is the same.
I have both the Lifestraw and the Sawyer filters. In addition I have Just Water filters, Katadyne Ceramic Filter , Pur faucet filter & even a Brita water pitcher!
Most (not all) commercial filters use some type of Activated Charcoal as part of their mechanism...and that's good. But one of the most important aspects of filtration is how small the orifices are in your filter. To a point..."The Smaller The Better"!
Lifestraw advertises theirs as 2 microns. The Sawyer advertises 1 micron. That is a small difference...but you gotta go with Sawyer. It's
been too long ago for me to recall the filtration size of the others, but they being older tech I am gambling they are not as small.
Sawyer wins by a micron...That is until the next new high-performance filter comes on the market!
I looked at the "In-Line Crypto Filter" ad...didn't see anything about their filtering size. Until I do see it, I won't buy it.
Thanks for the link jro1. Now what makes this one superior to the others? I tried to read most of the fine print..but nothing really jumped out as to what made it the best. Hey Grim not sure on the activated charcoal in water filters but we got into steam distilling a few years back..of which the final step they called polishing went through a charcoal filter. A person did not want to drink the water prior to completing that stage. It tasted real funny. They are mighty proud of them little filters too. I would love to have a solar distiller one of these days.
Last edited by bigwheel; 02-28-2016 at 01:05 PM.