LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

Innovative drinking straw designed by Vestergaard Frandsen will give you easy access to safe and clean water.

LifeStraw with integrated water filter does not use chemicals, does not require batteries, and has no moving parts.

It effectively removes 99.9% of waterborne parasites and bacteria.

Place LifeStraw in water and drink through the mouthpiece. [order]

LifeStraw Filter

Vestergaard Frandsen

Water Filter


LifeStraw Water Filter

Personal Water Filter

LifeStraw by Vestergaard Frandsen

Vestergaard Frandsen LifeStraw

Water Filter Straw

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  1. The Guy

    This is an awesome invention, too bad it won’t ever be fully utilized. Since capalists can’t capatilize on it it won’t survive other than for hardcore campers.

  2. Max

    Great stuff, a shame about the ugly design tough… then again when my life would depend on it I would be able to overlook it

  3. max what?

    You have to complain about “ugly design”? Really? Its a life saving tool not a hair accessory!! Someone always has to find something to complain about..

  4. Max

    @max what

    But it is an luxury accessory as well as an life saving tool. It’s clearly presented as such in the some of the images. Hence my comment.

  5. Douglas

    Give a couple to the guys on “Dual Survival”.

  6. Gert

    Out of curiosity how does one go about making a straw ‘pretty’? I think that’s a rather dumb thing to worry about considering plenty of luxury camping equipment is NOT exactly ‘beautiful’. Case in point… thermal liners for under your tent.

  7. avigami

    This is truly the best invention I’ve seen since the printing press.

  8. Lilia Smiles

    The only thing I’m worried about here is that it doesn’t filter out heavy metals so it can be used in areas where the water is polluted from industrialization. Other than that it sounds very innovative and useful.

  9. Max


    You can ask ‘how does one go about making a … ‘pretty’?’ for any product out there. Especially in cases like this where product placement is very important (its not only presented a life saving tool but also for e.g. recreational campers who go on a 2-day trip) I would expect to have some more visually stimulating versions of the product instead of something that looks like a oversized mentos candybar. Just go into any camping store, this product as it is now is a thorn in the eye.

  10. Cory

    @The Guy

    Seriously? You’re obviously a Obama supporter and more than like a recipient of some form of welfare. This straw will be successful if it is a good product and the inventor knows how to market. There is no boogie man capitalist out there waiting to strike down this product. Stop worrying about who is holding everybody back and do something with your life. Jerk.

  11. Colin


    Hey, wow, way to be super ignorant and assumptive. You did a great job!

  12. james


    Stop. Cory is actually on to something here. I agree with him 100% Your sarcasm isn’t needed here.

  13. E

    I am more curious on the caring side of the Straw. How do you maintain it to be able to keep its condition “removes 99.9% of waterborne parasites and bacteria” in prime? Because I imagine that if you drinking a dirty water like one of the photo, the residue would be stuck inside the straw….

  14. Bizarjen

    @ E there possibly will be, like in samekind of products, a filter for larger particles which can be rinsed out.

  15. Rose

    This is a fantastic idea and I hope that it is made readily available to those who do not have access to safe drinking water.

  16. Enrico Martinez

    In filtering water-borne bacteria and parasites.
    its 99.9% effective.
    its 00.1% ineffective.
    It needs more work.

    It may need different mouthpiece attachments, so different people can use the same straw.
    For instance, I, myself, don’t use drinking glass used by other people. Its unhygienic.
    Otherwise, I want my own straw.

  17. minions

    $23 is a bit too much, don’t you think? Sure, it could save your life, but you don’t want to make it impossible to obtain for poorer countries.

  18. Colin


    You haven’t told me which part I was wrong about. That he’s generalizing? That he’s being ignorant? “You’re obviously a Obama supporter and more than like a recipient of some form of welfare.” Tell me where he got that from. After all, it’s “obvious” right?

    Also, I wasn’t be sarcastic. He did do a great job of being ignorant and assumptive.

  19. A bored housewife


    It resembles an Asthma inhaler extension tube,
    google image that if you need to.

  20. Larna

    very helpful indeed. looks like a highlighter though. hihi.

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