Perfect for outdoor, business and adventure travel. SteriPEN Freedom is highly portable (74g; 2.6 oz) and easy to use. Using instant-on technology with LED indicators, follow 3 easy steps: Enjoy the Freedom to go anywhere with SteriPEN’s smallest, lightest and first rechargeable UV water purifier.
Eco-friendly, the SteriPEN® Freedom’s integrated battery recharges via a micro USB B port -- recharge via computer, AC outlet or compatible solar charger. The metallic green Freedom provides 8000 0.5L (16 oz.) water treatments. In 48 seconds, the germicidal UV light destroys over 99.9% of bacteria, viruses and protozoa such as giardia and cryptosporidium.
One liter volumes may be disinfected by treating twice. Perfect for outdoor, business and adventure travel. SteriPEN Freedom is highly portable (74g; 2.6 oz) and easy to use. Using instant-on technology with LED indicators, follow 3 easy steps: 1. 1. Remove the lamp cover, 2. 2. Immerse the quartz-encased UV lamp and 3. 3. Stir (autotimed for 48 seconds). The green indicator light lets you know when it’s safe to drink the water. The versatile Freedom also serves as an LED flashlight. USB cable, AC Adapter and neoprene case included.
|Dimensions||13 cm x 3.5 cm x 2.2 cm (5.1 in. x 1.4 in. x 0.8 in.)|
|Battery Type||Internal Lithium Rechargeable|
|Batteries Included In Purchase?||Yes|
|Battery Life||Full charge treats 20 1 Liter treatments or 40 1/2 Liter treatments|
|UV Lamp Life||8,000 Treatments|
|Minimum Bottle Diameter||30mm (1.2 inches)|
|Filter Compatibility||Non-Tapered End (FitsAll Only)|
|User Guides||Download Freedom User Guide: en | fr | es | de|
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Claytonof Budapest, Hungary on 7/21/12
Product RatingI've used the Steripen Freedom as a major source of clean water for the last 6 months of international travel. It's excellent as a backup water supply - I no longer have to buy water anywhere and I don't have to worry about packing it in or carrying it if there's a stream or tap nearby.
The idea to test one of these out came when I was in Costa Rica, spending $3 per day on bottled water as well as boiling several gallons. This is expensive and time-consuming. The Steri-pen Freedom, while it doesn't cover all the bases for long backpacking trips (more on that below), does fill a crucial gap for the traveler who generally has access to electrical outlets and tap water.
I've used the Steripen successfully with water coming from cow pastures in Patagonia to questionable tap-water all over south america. It's basically the perfect travel tool for purifying tap water. It's super light, and doesn't take up much space, and it's easy to charge.
If you want to use this for backpacking, keep in mind that the battery might not last as long as you think in extreme temperatures (think cold weather). Also, it's not a filter, so if you pull water from a cow pasture, it's going to, well, taste like that.
A really excellent product for the ultra-light traveler.
JackedMonkey from Boise, Idaho, USA on 7/16/12
Product RatingI really like the Freedom. It does work well most of the time however I have had some issues. I sent the pen back for repair after day 20 of ownership because it would not always turn on when put in water. It was totally hit and miss. I was told that it had been fixed by being 're-programmed". Still, at times, it does not want to work even after the repair. The usual fix is to plug it back into the charger, unplug and try again. I would send it back again if shipping were free and it didn't take 2 weeks to get back... DOH! (Posted 7/16/2012)
Scott from Sarasota, FL USA on 7/16/12
Product RatingWe bought our Steripen before traveling to South America for a 5 month trip. The plan was to use it to treat the water for our backpacking and trekking trips. It worked in the back country flawlessly. As with many battery operated devices the battery life was shortened in the cold.
The real treat and surprise of the Steripen was the amount of use we got out of it when we were able to purify our water at all of the hostels. I am confident that the Steripen has more than paid for itself when compared to the amount of water we would have purchased, and as an added bonus we weren't purchasing more plastic bottles. We didn't plan on using it in the hostels only because we had not thought of it, but we are excited about all of the use we have gotten out of it. (Posted: 7/16/2012)
Steve from Lancaster, PA USA on 7/16/12
Product RatingWhen living in the Panamanian and Costa Rican rainforest I got cholera from the drinking water despite using chemical treatments. My caring parents gave me a SteriPen Freedom shortly after. I've been using it ever since and have never had a problem. The Freedom is great because it has a rechargeable battery, which when trekking is very convenient. It can easily be recharged with solar chargers, computers, or power outlets. The only con with the Freedom is there is no dosage setting so for 1 litter containers you have to treat the water twice, but it's small and convenient. I can't imagine traveling without it! (Posted 7/16/2012)
BikeBen Golden Bay, New Zealand on 7/16/12
Product RatingI've used the SteriPEN on a recent bike trip from Georgia to Iraq. It performed well every time. A great product!
Namaste of Miami, FL USA on 7/15/12
Product RatingUnfortunately we couldn't use the product since it came defective.
We found out 2 days prior to our trip to India this year.
We are processing the return to get a new one. GREAT costumer service!
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