Anthony Galluscio Hiking Gear Review #6: Water Purifier

Anthony Galluscio Water Purifier Review

  • Item: Water Purifier
  • Quantity: 1
  • Make: SteriPEN
  • Model: Adventurer Opti UV Water Purifier
  • Cost: $90.00
  • Weight: 4.875 oz
  • Rating: Excellent
  • Notes: I hiked for seven days starting with only two full one-liter Nalgene bottles. I estimate that between cooking and drinking, I consumed approximately four liters of water per day. That means that I used this water purifier to purify more than twenty liters of water on the hike. The water came from many different sources including a running stream, a puddle, runoff from a cliff face, and a lake.  I take arthritis medication that suppresses my immune system, and I did not get sick using this device.

The device is super simple to use. All you have to do is turn it on for one liter of water and stir your water until it turns off and blinks green after ninety seconds. There is also a setting for a half liter, but I did not use that setting because I have one-liter bottles.

The pros of this device is that it is light, easy to use, works well, and works quickly. The only con is that it has a battery that could run out so you may need to have a backup system or extra battery. However, my overall assessment is that this water purifier is excellent.

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