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PSA: SteriPen Traveler for $25

Postby Cruiser » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:50 am

Click through the this link to Sierra Trading Post to grab today's barn burner deal. The SteriPen Traveler Mini Water Purifier for only $25. I've never used a SteriPen product before but I have heard a lot of very positive reviews about them. Seems like some pretty cheap insurance for water treatment.



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Re: PSA: SteriPen Traveler for $25

Postby GregMiller » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:05 am

Don't have any experience with this particular model, but I've been pretty happy with mine. Hasn't given me any trouble yet, but I've had trouble trusting it, and have traveled mostly with other folks who also had filters.
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Re: PSA: SteriPen Traveler for $25

Postby Dave B » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:07 am

I've been looking to get one of these for a while, thanks for the heads-up!

I'll mirror the positive comments re: Steripens. The one problem I have noticed however is that they seem to not be a fan of the cold and/or altitude. We took two with us on Aconcagua and ended up having to drink iodine water above basecamp.
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Re: PSA: SteriPen Traveler for $25

Postby Vids » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:36 am

Thanks for the heads up, just ordered one

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Re: PSA: SteriPen Traveler for $25

Postby Dex » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:47 am

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Re: PSA: SteriPen Traveler for $25

Postby jsdratm » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:49 am

I ordered one. I will definitely use it for longer hikes so I can sample the mountain streams.

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Re: PSA: SteriPen Traveler for $25

Postby Lemmiwinks » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:17 am

I've been thinking about SteriPens for a long time, and at that price, it's hard to pass up. Just ordered one. Thanks for the heads up.
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Re: PSA: SteriPen Traveler for $25

Postby Dave B » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:35 am

For those who use steripens, how long do you find the batteries to last? Also do you typically store the steripen with batteries in place?
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Re: PSA: SteriPen Traveler for $25

Postby hikermike » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:49 am

That's a great deal, thanks for the notice; just ordered one to keep in my pack.

Also, if anyone wants to save a few dollars on shipping, you can use the coupon code: SWL12

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Re: PSA: SteriPen Traveler for $25

Postby colokeith » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:59 pm

Great deal! thanks
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Re: PSA: SteriPen Traveler for $25

Postby nkan02 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:12 pm

Dave B wrote:For those who use steripens, how long do you find the batteries to last? Also do you typically store the steripen with batteries in place?

I got 4 rechargeable AA batteries in mine. They lasted for filtering liters and liters of water on Rainier for 4 people near 10k (my Steripen is a full version). Love the product - switched from Katadyn's water filter - big weight savings, and it is a very efficient/fast way to treat water. Coincidentally, GPS batteries are also AA, so there is a backup.

http://www.rei.com/product/761906/steripen-classic-water-purifier-with-prefilter
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Re: PSA: SteriPen Traveler for $25

Postby jsdratm » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:17 pm

Does anyone know how long it takes one of these to sterilize 32oz of water? I tried to find it in the user manual but didn't see anything about it.

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