Designer Vestergaard Frandsen
Manufacturer Vestergaard Frandsen
Date 2005
Material High impact polystyrene shell, Halogen-based resin, anion exchange resin, and patented activated carbon interior
Dimensions 9 inches long, 1 inch in diameter
LifeStraw is the most advanced personal water filter available today, enabling users to drink water safely from most contaminated water sources. It transforms microbiologically contaminated water into safe, clean drinking water, and is ideal for a variety of users outside of the home - from hikers and campers to people displaced by natural disasters.
Filters up to 264 gallons (1,000 liters) of water. Removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria and 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites. Reduces turbidity, filtering down to 0.2 microns. Contains no chemicals (and is BPA free), uses no iodine or iodinized resin, no batteries, and has no moving parts. Very high flow rate with no after taste.

LifeStraw is in Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection.