After 17 Years, LifeStraw Upgrades Iconic Filter Straw With New ‘Peak Series’

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After 17 years, the outdoor water filtration specialist has updated its original filter straw — and launched a new generation of Peak Series filtering devices along with it.

LifeStraw’s new take on its original filtering straw is part of the brand’s Peak Series which will be available in mid-March 2022. With its new Peak line of filtration systems, LifeStraw promises improved microfilter performance, slimmed-down form factors, universal threading for more versatile applications, custom leakproof caps, and hardier materials than previous versions.

We had the chance to check out the Peak Series at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2022 trade show, where we awarded it Best in Show. As we wrote then, these products stand out thanks to LifeStraw’s attention to detail.

The brand addressed big flaws in water filtering systems. For example, the squeeze and gravity filter systems have a screw-on backflush piston, a system that simplifies the effective cleaning of clogged filters in the field.

While we haven’t tested these yet, the first samples arrived in our office this week. We look forward to putting them through the paces and will review them soon.

Let’s see what the LifeStraw Peak Series has on tap.

LifeStraw Peak Series Product Line

Peak Series 1L Collapsible Squeeze Bottle water filter straw
Peak Series 1L Collapsible Squeeze Bottle

Peak Series Personal Water Filter Straw

  • Key features: Ergonomic grip, enhanced water flow rate, integrated gravity-hose attachment, universal squeeze bottle compatibility
  • Filter: Integrated; good for 5 years of use
  • Ideal for: Multiple applications, personal use
  • Dimensions: Palm-sized, 2 oz.
  • MSRP: $20

Peak Series Collapsible Squeeze Bottle Water Filter System (650mL or 1L)

  • Key features: All-in-one filtration and storage device, optimized membrane density for clog reduction, leakproof over-cap with 2x durability over other bottles
  • Filter: Removable; compatible with Peak gravity systems and emergency flask extension, non-LifeStraw water bottles
  • Ideal for: Climbing, thru-hiking, trail running, cycling, and more
  • MSRP: $33 (650mL)/$38 (1L)
LifeStraw Peak Series 3L Gravity System
Peak Series 3L Gravity System

Peak Series Gravity Water Filter System (3L) + 47″ Hose

  • Key features: Optimized cartridge for sand/silt removal and high flow rate, works as a gravity system, large squeeze bottle, or leakproof water storage
  • Filter: Removable; designed for standalone “straw” use and compatible with standard water bottles
  • Ideal for: Backpacking, small group camping
  • MSRP: $60

Gravity Water Filter (8L) + Water Storage Bag (8L) + 47″ Hose

  • Key features: Dromedary/filtration hybrid system, high flow rate quick-connect and twist spout, clog-proof filtration, leakproof storage, 840-denier and nylon-reinforced fabric
  • Filter: Removable; designed for standalone “straw” use and compatible with standard water bottles
  • Ideal for: RV, large group camping, personal
  • MSRP: $80

Clean Water for Causes

And if you’re on the fence about which water filter to purchase for your spring romp in the wild, consider this: LifeStraw is actively supplying water filters and purifiers for distribution to Ukrainians displaced by the ongoing war.

“This week, we shipped over 800 purifiers and filters to Romania to be distributed to refugees and internally displaced peoples,” stated company CEO Alison Hill. “And we are in the process of shipping additional filters to other organizations.”

But this isn’t LifeStraw’s first brush with humanitarian relief — far from it. It established the LifeStraw Give Back program years ago, which provides one child in need with an entire year of access to clean drinking water for every one of its products sold. That commitment continues through today. And as of 2021, more than 6 million children around the globe have benefitted from the Give Back program.

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