Thank you for your support in voting for SteriPEN as the top water purification choice in the About.com. 62% of the vote! (more…)
By Lou Dzierzak
Every March, more than 20,000 Midwestern paddlers make an annual pilgrimage to attend the Canoecopia expo in Madison, Wis. The parking lot is filled with license plates from Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, and Ontario, which document Canoecopia’s appeal. Over the three-day event, paddling enthusiasts at this weekend’s show visited more than 200 exhibitors to check out the latest canoes, kayaks, paddles, apparel, gear and accessories. (more…)
BLUE HILL, MAINE, USA, February 8, 2013 – The SteriPEN® Ultra, Hydro-Photon, Inc.’s newest portable UV water purifier, has received the 2013 ISPO Award for the Outdoor category in Munich,Germany. ISPO MUNICH’s panel of judges evaluate hundreds of the most exciting and exceptional new sporting goods products each year. (more…)
BLUE HILL, MAINE, USA, November 27, 2012 – Hydro-Photon, Inc.’s SteriPEN® portable UV water purifier has been recognized at the first inaugural TGO Great Outdoors Awards for its contribution to safe, fun and comfortable experiences outdoors. (more…)
SteriPEN received word that the Adventurer Opti was chosen as one of the 15 best new products (out of 250) in regard to innovation, functionality, design, quality of materials, durability and sustainable manufacturing. These are selected and tested by an independent panel of experts that includes profesional climbers / mountaineers, mountain guides, skiers and trail-runners. (more…)
Recently TIME Magazine selected SteriPEN to be included in their list of “All-TIME 100 Gadgets” – “the 100 greatest and most influential gadgets from 1923 to the present.” Previously SteriPEN was honored by TIME Magazine as one of the “Best Inventions” of 2001.
This year not only were SteriPEN water purifiers judged by Time editors and writers. Online readers of Time were allowed to participate in the voting and SteriPEN was still among the top vote-getters! (more…)
Honored to be featured as #4 on the Blue Ridge Outdoors Top 40 Outdoor Gear accesories (more…)
Far-flung travel and outdoor adventures are fabulous opportunities for contracting a water-borne illness. But giardia or cryptosporidium don’t have to interfere with your plans. Hydro-Photon’s handheld water purifiers use ultraviolet light to render harmless more than 99.9 percent of potentially hazardous microorganisms in about 48 seconds….
The SteriPEN Adventurer Opti was named Editor’s Choice 2011 in Backpacker Magazine April edition. Check out the video presentation at backpacker.com
Outdoor Life recently gear tested 5 of the leading water purification devices.
The Editor’s Choice is the SteriPEN Classic UV water purifier.
The gear review included:
- MSR Hyperflow
- Platypus Gravity Works
- Katadyn Hiker Pro
- MSR Miniworks
- SteriPEN Classic with Pre-Filter
Outdoor Life evaluated each system against output time, ease of use and durability in settings ranging from a clear mountain stream to a filthy beaver pond. Devices were also used with known contaminated water and all technologies were evaluated for effectiveness by the Colorado Safe Drinking Water Laboratories.
In its fifth year, the OutDoor Industry Award, represents an important endorsement of quality among manufacturers, dealers and consumers. It stands for outstanding quality in design and provides consumers with orientation on a widely diverse market. Of the 412 entries in 2010, the jury selected a total of 47 award winners. Eight of the entries, including SteriPEN Adventurer Opti, also took home a Gold Award for outstanding achievement in design and innovation.
Blue Hill, ME – April 22, 2009 – SteriPEN®, produced by Hydro-Photon, Inc., the leader in handheld water purifiers, is pleased to announce the selection of the SteriPEN Journey LCD by Women’s Adventure magazine for their the first-ever Spring 2009 Editor’s Choice Awards. Women’s Adventure conducted a comprehensive search for the best of the best outdoor equipment and products for active women. The editors tested over 1,000 products, publishing the winners in the April 2009 issue.
The SteriPEN Journey LCD was selected for its speed, reliability and easy to use interface. “If you’re headed overseas – or anywhere you feel you might need extra backup in the water safety department – the Journey LCD should make its way into your bag,” according to editors of Women’s Adventure.
The SteriPEN Journey LCD uses century-old technology, ultraviolet (UV) light, to destroy the DNA of disease-causing bacteria, viruses and parasitic protozoa. By using universal symbols, the Journey LCD takes the guesswork out of the water purification process. The Journey’s innovative LCD screen displays the volume selection, battery status and
countdown timer. The Journey will purify 16 oz. of water in 48 seconds or 32 oz. (1 L) in 90 seconds. The LCD screen also tracks the number of uses and signals when lamp usage approaches its life limit. Providing over 8,000 treatments, the lamp life for SteriPEN Journey LCD will provide safe drinking water for years.
Frontier Brands is a magazine serving the travel retail industry. They hold a competition, called the Buyer’s Forum, periodically to find leading products for travel retailers. The judges are three senior buyers from leading travel retailers. In 2007, the panel selected the SteriPEN Traveler as an outstanding product.