Lifestraw review

An Unbiased Lifestraw Review: Is it Worth the Hype?

When it comes to finding a safe and reliable water filter, the Lifestraw is at the top of the list.

This revolutionary filtering straw has rapidly gained popularity, with many people praising its ability to turn even the dirtiest, most contaminated water into something that’s safe and clean to drink.

So, is the Lifestraw really worth all the hype? In my #1 Lifestraw review, I’ll be taking an in-depth look at this product and discussing it’s pros and cons. I’ll also be giving you my honest opinion on whether the Lifestraw is a good investment for your needs.

So, if you’re looking for a reliable water filter, this review is definitely worth reading!

Let’s dive into my Lifestraw review…..

My experience with Life Straw personal water filters…..

I originally mentioned this product in one of my earlier posts titled “Survival Water Purification Systems.” I really like these straws because they are easily portable and give you an excellent option if you come across water that needs to be purified quickly.  

I personally keep two of these straws in each of my survival kits that I have in my cars.  If we become stranded for any reason  we can find a body of water and easily use these straws to stay hydrated.

An Unbiased Lifestraw Review: Is it Worth the Hype?
Easily Used During Hiking

They could also be used for backpacking and would make a light weight option to carry for your water needs.

They could also be used for camping or in any situation where you might need to filter water quickly.

Life Straw brand also offers a variety of different products ranging from personal water bottles with filters on them to larger purification systems.  I personally own the straws but may look into the larger systems in the future.

Here are some features and details of some of the products available by Lifestraw.

Personal Filter
An Unbiased Lifestraw Review: Is it Worth the Hype?

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

  • This official LifeStraw personal water filter will provide 792 gallons (3,000 liters) of safe drinking water without using chemicals, iodine
  • Removes 99.9999% of bacteria including Escherichia coli (e-coli), campylobacter, vibrio cholera, pseudomonas aeruginosa, shigella, salmonella
  • No shelf life, can be stored indefinitely even after use


  • Inexpensive
  • Indefinite shelf life
  • Light weight
  • Easy to store
  • Known/reliable company


  • Can not store water
  • Doesn’t filter out viruses

  • Maybe hard for those with mobility issues to bend down to get water

****If you would like a step by step guide on how to use the Lifestraw personal water filter than you can check out my article titled: A Step-by-Step Guide: How to Use a Lifestraw Personal Water Filter.

Water On the go
An Unbiased Lifestraw Review: Is it Worth the Hype?

Lifestraw Go Water Bottle

  • ADVANCED WATER FILTRATION. Protects against, microplastics, chlorine, organic chemical matter and sand, dirt, cloudiness and more; improves taste
  • MADE TO LAST. Long-lasting membrane microfilter lasts up to 4,000 liters and the activated carbon filter lasts up to 100 liters of water with proper use and maintenance
  • THOUGHTFUL AND SUSTAINABLE DESIGN. 22 oz capacity. Every fill avoids single use plastic bottled water! Easy to use, easy to clean bottle and cap are dishwasher safe once the filter is removed.

Product Pros

  • Improves taste of water

  • You are able to carry water with you

  • It filters out all the things mentioned above

  • Comes in several different colors
  • It is reusable so produces less waste

Product Cons

  • It is bulkier than the personal straw water filter
  • It is heavier if you carry it with water in it
  • Have seen some complaints of the water bottle leaking
Community option
An Unbiased Lifestraw Review: Is it Worth the Hype?

LifeStraw Community

  • Removes bacteria, parasites and viruses. Removes dirt and turbidity, making water clear.
  •  Filtration rate 3 gallons/hour Serves about 75-100 people per day. 
  • Longevity: Filters 70,000 – 100,000 liters over lifetime. 

Product Pros

  • Removes viruses
  • Can serve 75-100 people a day
  • Can be used anywhere you need a larger amount of purified water
  • Can be used in remote communities to make drinking water safe
  • Lifestraw is a respected company

Product Cons

  • Hard to carry around if full of water
  • Can be expensive depending on your budget
  • Will take up a decent amount of space when not it use

My Final Thoughts:

I feel like this is a very versatile company that  has many options depending on your needs. I personally enjoy the peace of mind that it brings me and my family, knowing that if we have these products with us then we will have the ability to get clean drinking water when we need it.

As you have seen above, Lifestraw offers several different products that can help you shore up your water preparation plan, depending on your needs and situation.

Statistically we can only survive 3 days without water, so this is something that we need to take very seriously and make sure that we will have a way to get clean water if disaster strikes.

An Unbiased Lifestraw Review: Is it Worth the Hype?

I personally look forward to seeing what new products LifeStraw comes out with next.

Other companies have come out with their own versions of personal water filters which in turn has upped the competition and made all water filter companies come up with better and improved products…

In conclusion…….

I would highly recommend checking out these products. They have been very convenient for me and my family and it is reassuring that we have these just in case an emergency arises. NOT SCARED ALWAYS PREPARED!!!!!

Thank You for taking the time to read this lifestraw review. I hope it was helpful and will help you make an informed choice in your prepping needs.

Happy Prepping!!!!!!!!!

An Unbiased Lifestraw Review: Is it Worth the Hype?

About The Author

My name is Robert and those that know me know that I like to research and to always be prepared the best I can for whatever life brings my way.  This website was born out of putting those two things together. I am married with 3 children, a dog, 2 hamsters, 3 fish, and a gecko.

There is plenty of adventures and fun situations that happen at my house. We live in a rural down home town and like to enjoy lots of time with our immediate and extended family. My primary job is in the medical field which can be an adventure of it’s own at times.

My desire for this website is for it to be a place where you can come and find products and information that will help you be prepared for whatever life throws at you.  

Thanks For Reading,

*All information in this post is my opinion and gathered through my own research. Please do your own research before following any information in this post. This is for information purposes only. Also consult your doctor before taking any supplements*

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