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SteriPEN Traveler Mini Handheld UV Water Purifier

SteriPEN Traveler Mini – ultra compact water purifying device

I watched a demo of the SteriPEN products at the Summer Outdoor Retailer Show and am now totally intrigued by these super small, powerful water-purifying devices.  Unlike other water purifiers, SteriPEN uses ultraviolet light to purify clear water by destroying 99.9% of protozoa, bacteria, and viruses.  No pumping, chemicals, or extensive filtration here – just dip the SteriPEN in water, swirl it around, and you’re good to go!

The SteriPEN Traveler Mini is the smallest, lightest, and most compact SteriPEN for travel.  The Traveler Mini weighs only 3.6 ounces with batteries and is small enough to slip into your purse or daypack.  Although it is small, it still purifies water as fast as a much larger device – a half-liter of water in just 48 seconds.

Carrying around a SteriPEN may just be the best travel insurance you can buy.  Worried about the water quality during your travels?  Just zap it with your SteriPEN and you can drink it worry free.

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Why they rock:

  • Compact handheld UV water purifier designed specifically for travelers
  • Destroys more than 99.9 percent of harmful microorganisms, including Giardia
  • Safe and effective without altering taste, pH, or other properties of water
  • Purifies a half-liter of water in 48 seconds
  • Requires two CR123 batteries
  • Measures 1.5 x 6.1 x 1 inch (W x H x D); weighs 3.6 ounces

Seat-of-the-pants rating: 10 out of 10

I am totally going to pick one of these up the next time I head out of the country.  I absolutely detest buying bottled water and with a SteriPEN I can easily purify tap water without having to worry about any water-related illnesses ruining my trip (again).  I love the idea of purifying my own water along the way and not contributing to all that disposable water bottle waste.

Looking for a water filter for hiking and backpacking trips?  Check out the SteriPEN Journey Water Purification System, which has a fancy LED screen that displays the battery status, usage level, and a timer that counts down the seconds until your water is safe to drink.

Looking to buy? Here’s where you can get one: