Like all SteriPENs, the Classic is Fast (48 seconds for 0.5 L (16 oz.)), Light (128g /4.5 oz.), Effective, and even easier with it?s LED light indicator which tells you when cycle is finished.
Uses 4 x AA batteries (not included) which is great for travel because AA batteries are available worldwide unlike other models with small c-type batteries.
Carry a SteriPEN to disinfect water wherever you travel, hike, camp or trek. It?s the fastest route to pure, safe drinking water anywhere.
USA Patented design that comes with SteriPEN lamp cycle warranty
SteriPEN® classic specifications:
- Weight: 97 grams without batteries
- Pre-filter: included
- Dimensions: 19.3cm in length
- Battery: 4 x AA batteries (not included)
- Lamp Life: 8,000 purified cycles (8,000 litres)
- operation: push button with LED indicator
- Effective against: cryptosporidium, viruses, bactieria, giardia, bird flu and influenza, E.coli & salmonella, staph, strep, cholera and other germs
Water Treatment Myths Busted!
An independent scientific study* has thrown more light onto the lightweight water treatment debate. The study reveals why SteriPEN is the safest choice in the plethora of devices that travelers and wilderness enthusiasts have to choose from to render drinking water safe.
Alarmingly, the study shows that most of the chemicals and treatment devices that reportedly claim to effectively treat water infected with Cryptosporidium type organisms are not in fact effective.
All the contaminated water tested was passed through a one micron filter and then was subjected to testing using most of the commonly available treatment methods. As seen in the table below, results showed that the only effective treatments were heating or Ultraviolet light delivered by a UV Lamp.