If you haven’t already heard of Equip’s LifeStraw then this blog is for you! This amazing product is an essential for every outdoor enthusiast and will easily fit inside your travel pack or day pack when you are on the move.


What is a LifeStraw?

The LifeStraw is simply a water purifier that is portable and easy to use and will fit inside a hiking backpack or even the kids backpacks.

The great thing about this product is that it needs no electricity, it is gravity fed so you don’t need a piped water supply and is an internationally recognised water purification system that can be used anywhere.

LifeStraw can supply up to 1000 litres of clean water removing 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria and 99.9% of protozoan cysts (making it effective against Giardia, a common problem in Australia and New Zealand!) Impressively, LifeStraw achieves these results without the use of any chemicals such as iodine! Cleaning of the filter can be easily done by simply blowing out. The LifeStraw will work with only with fresh water; salt is one of the few things that the LifeStraw doesn’t filter out.

Where can it be used?

  •   In addition to a hydration pack. It can be difficult to carry all of the water that you need so being able to purify water that you find is a huge plus. 
  •  Add it to your home emergency kit. With natural disasters taking a huge toll on the Australian landscape in times of fire and flood access to clean water can be restricted.
  •   When camping in tents or a caravan this product is ideal for supplying all of the clean water that you need for drinking and cooking while you are away.



LifeStraw Personal and LifeStraw Family is available at leisuregear, luggagegear & equipmentgear

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