LifeStraw Family 1.0

LifeStraw Family, the award-winning and internationally recognized water filter & purifier, is now available in North America. LifeStraw Family is a gravity powered point-of-use microbiological water purifier capable of removing viruses, bacteria and parasites to protect against waterborne diseases. It filters up to 18,000 liters of water, enough to supply clean drinking water for a family of five for up to three years.

Lightweight and highly portable, LifeStraw Family 1.0 is ideal to purify water at base camps, while car camping, or when camping with groups. It will purify up to 18,000 liters or 4,755 gallons of water, removing bacteria, protozoa and viruses.

LifeStraw Family - In CupHow It Works

  • The feed water bucket (2 liter capacity) is filled with water
  • The 80-micron textile pre-filter (inside the feed water bucket) removes coarser particles and is easy to clean
  • Water passes through the blue PVC hose and gravity exerts pressure on the filter cartridge to reach a high flow rate
  • Ultra filtration occurs in the hollow fiber membrane cartridge - a pore size 0.02 microns retains bacteria, viruses, parasites and fine dirt particles
  • The blue tap is turned to release purified water
  • Backwash the membrane by squeezing the red bulb 3 times with both taps closed, then release the dirty water from the red tap


  • Filters up to or 4,750 gallons (18,000 liters) of water to 0.02 microns
  • Removes minimum 99.999% of viruses (>LOG 5 reduction)
  • Removed minimum 99.9999% of bacteria (>LOG 6 reduction)
  • Removes minimum 99.99% of protozoan cysts (>LOG 4 reduction)
  • Removes 99.999% of microplastics (>LOG reduction)
  • Requires no power, batteries, or running water supply
  • Flow-rate of 9-12 liters/hour
  • Has an easy-to clean pre-filter and purification cartridge
  • All raw materials are US FDA
  • Compliant or equivalent


  • WEIGHT:  1.6 lbs
  • DIMENSIONS:  36” X 24” X 9”


LifeStraw Family 1.0
LifeStraw Family 1.0

Lifestraw Family - Side View
LifeStraw Family - In Use
LifeStraw Family - In Cup
LifeStraw Family - In Use - Boy
Lifestraw Family - Up Close
Lifestraw Family - Side View