Steripen Quantum Portable Water Purifier is the smallest, most discreet way to avoid travel sickness from contaminated water. It’s the perfect travel gift for any traveller, or backpackers in out of the way places – or everyday destinations with untrustworthy water.
The Steripen company is based in Minneapolis, USA. They practically created the category of portable personal water purifiers, and the Steripen was acknowledged in Time Magazine’s 2010 list of All-Time 100 Gadgets.
Steripen Quantum is the company’s 2018 incarnation of their concept. Like its predecessors, it works by using ultraviolet light to kill microbes in water – the source of 80% of travel sickness, according to the World Health Organisation.
Quantum kills 99.9% of Protozoa, Bacteria and Viruses. No diarrhoea, dysentery, salmonella, or Giardia for Steripen users ! i
And it works in three easy steps: put pen in water, press button, and gently stir. When the treatment is complete, the lamp turns off and a green LED indicator lights up to indicate safe drinking. It takes just 90 seconds to purify one litre of water.
Steripen is also economical and ecologically kind by avoiding the use of plastic bottles. It does so for 3000 treatments, and runs on 4 x AAA batteries – available ANYWHERE in the world.
The Good Store reckons that buying a Steripen is indeed a Quantum of Solace – a tiny price to pay to avoid losing precious days to a sick bed when on holidays.
Battery 4 AA batteries – Alkaline, Lithium or Rechargeable NiMH Battery Life : lithium = 150 x 1 litre uses ; NiMH = 100 x 1 litre uses; Alkaline = 50 x 1 litre uses
Specifications 18.5cm x 4.3cm x 4.3cm ; weight = 82grams : Minimum Bottle Diameter 22mm