SteriPEN Adventurer

Posted on October 13, 2009 Under Gadgetry

SteriPEN-Adv-on-case-cap-off-3143Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you should know that clean water is one of the major issues plaguing the world right now. You guys helped Josh donate a well via Charity Water and last month, I was in Central Mexico scouting locations for a filtration system for a local elementary school. On a smaller scale, clean water is just as important to an individual whether you are hiking or simply in a foreign land where the quality is questionable. Enter the SteriPEN Adventurer. The pocket-sized unit weighs only 3.6 oz with the batteries. It uses UV light technology to purify 16 oz of water in 48 seconds or a full liter in 90 seconds. It uses lithium CR123 batteries included which have a shelf life of 10 years and work in extreme cold conditions; this means you can truly toss this tool in your bag and forget about it until you need it. The Adventurer’s probe is protected by a quartz sleeve and provides insulation in cold water. For your convenience, the optical LED also serves as a flashlight for emergencies. The unit provides 8,000 UV treatments which will likely last a lifetime for
most people. The Adventurer works in containers with a minimum 1.7 inch
diameter and retails for $99.95.