LifeStraw Family

Emergency water filter & purifier with virus removal. Ideal for household filtration


LifeStraw Family

LifeStraw Family Portable Gravity Powered Water Purifier for Emergency Preparedness and Camping is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.


Emergency water filter & purifier with virus removal. Ideal for household filtration

      • High performance technology removes viruses, bacteria parasites and microplastics
      • Emergency water filter. Easy to store and highly durable, designed for longevity and harsh conditions
      • Lifetime of 4,755 gallons (18,000 liters), over 3 years of drinking water for a family of 5
      • Rigorous independent testing with WHO, US EPA, NSF and ASTM protocols
      • This product gives back: one product, one school child, one year of clean water

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Certified in the lab, tested around the globe

Over 1 million LifeStraw Family purifiers have been deployed to disasters and used in rural households across the world. It meets the highest standards for drinking water protection from both the US EPA and the World Health Organization.

High Performance Purification for years of safe water.

The LifeStraw Family’s purification cartridge removes virtually all pathogens found in drinking water. It lasts 4,755 gallons – that’s more than 3 years’ worth of drinking water for a family of 5! [slider 1]

Our most popular purifier for emergency preparedness

LifeStraw Family’s high capacity, efficient packaging and simple design have made it a top choice for shelters, bug out bags and survival kits.

  • How it Works
  • Specs
  • Data & Evidence

How it Works

How It Works

Ultralight and portable, the LifeStraw Family filter makes contaminated water safe to drink. Over 13 million households worldwide have used the LifeStraw Family to purify drinking water in communities without access to clean water. This portable water purifier removes waterborne bacteria, parasites, viruses, and microplastics, and reduces turbidity up to 0.02 microns. The LifeStraw Family will purify 4,755 gallons (18,000 liters) of contaminated water into safe drinking water, enough to supply a family of five with for three years.

The hollow fiber membrane removes:

• 99.999999% of bacteria (E. coli)

• 99.999% of parasites (Giardia, Cryptosporidium, etc.)

• 99.999% of microplastics

• 99.999% of viruses (Rotavirus, Hepatitis A, etc.)





  • Removes 99.999999% of Bacteria, 99.999% of Microplastics, 99.999% of parasites and 99.999% of viruses
  • Filter capacity: 18,000 L (4755 gallons)
  • Filter micron size: 0,02
  • Bucket capacity: 62 fl oz
  • Flow Rate: 12 L/h
  • Food grade materials (US FDA 21 CFR standards)
  • Weight: 18.69 oz
  • Bucket material: polypropylene
  • Hose length: 39.37”
  • Filter size: 12.59’’
  • Product length: 60.24”
  • BPA Free
  • Meets US EPA drinking water standards for virus, bacteria and protozoa reduction.
  • Meets “highly protective” category from World Health Organization household testing scheme


Lab Information

We believe that responsible manufacturing includes creating and maintaining a strong evidence base for our product claims and their intended impacts. All products undergo rigorous independent testing to meet or exceed protocols established by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) We also built and run an ISO accredited water laboratory based in Vietnam that does quality validation and testing of all of our new and existing products.


  • Hollow fiber membrane filter: 0.02 micron pore size. Removes 99.999% of viruses, 99.999999% of bacteria, 99.999% of parasites, and 99.999% of microplastics.
  • Also removes turbidity (silt, sand, and cloudiness).
  • Meets US EPA drinking water standards for bacteria and protozoa reduction.
  • Meets highest, 3 star category based on testing under the World Health Organization household water treatment performance scheme
  • Purifier lifetime: 4,755 gallons (18,000 liters)
  • Flow Rate:12 liters/hr
  • EPA Est. No. 95395-KOR-1
  • WARNING: Cancer and reproductive harm. Learn more


Rated 5 out of 5 by from So practical I bought this product in 2013 and have used it in our household of two. We live in the mountains in the Caribbean, and it turns the local river and rain water into clear purified water. Tastes great and still holding up as it is durable and well made.
Date published: 2018-11-21
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