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SteriPen Adventurer Opti Water Purifier

Item #: 69489

Our Price: $89.95

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The smallest, lightest SteriPEN®, the AdventurerOpti Water Purifier uses a revolutionary optical eye to sense the water. The patent-pending technology provides safe use and the standard insulating sleeve around the UV lamp allows purification in even the coldest of waters. Fast, light, easy and effective, the AdventurerOpti provides the ultimate protection from waterborne illnesses. Giardia, cryptosporidium, bacteria and viruses are all destroyed in seconds-by SteriPEN® UV light. The UV lamp provides up to 8,000 one-liter treatments. UV purification works as the ultraviolet energy emitted by the light is absorbed by the cells of the microbe, preventing cell enzymes from 'reading' its DNA. Without intact DNA, microbes can't reproduce to make you sick. The process is simple but effective, destroying over 99.9 percent of harmful microorganisms. Great for camping, hiking and backpacking.
  • The SteriPEN Adventure Opti system uses UV light rays instead of chemicals to purify water for drinking.
  • Ultraviolet light destroys 99.99% of protozoa (including Giardia and Cryptosporidia), bacteria and viruses.
  • The AdventurerOpti purifies 0.5 L (16 oz.) in 48 seconds and 1.0L (32 oz.) in just 90 seconds.
  • The optical water sensor detects if the purifier is in water allowing the UV light to activate when the SteriPEN is immersed.
  • The optical water sensor doubles as a handy LED flashlight when you need water at night.
  • Easy to use 1 button operation; LED light quickly indicates when ready to purify, then place the pen like lamp in clear water and stir until indicator light turns green.
  • Dirty water should be pre filtered until clear prior to treatment.
  • The UV lamp provides up to 8,000 one liter treatments.
  • Device works with containers with minimum 1.75 in. diameter opening (ie Nalgene wide-mouth bottles).
  • Low power indicator lets you know when batteries need replacing.
  • Automatic shut off when treatment is complete.
  • Includes black neoprene case with belt loop and 2 non-rechargeable CR123 batteries and instructions.
  • Size: 15.5cm. (6.1in.) x 3.3cm. (1.5in.) x 2.2cm. (1.0in.)
  • Weight: 103g/3.6 oz. with batteries

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SteriPen Adventurer Opti Water Purifier
 
4.2

(based on 22 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (17)
  • Maintenance (15)
  • Easy to clean (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backpacking (17)
    • Hiking (12)
    • Day trip (8)
    • Car camping (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid adventurer (12), Casual/ recreational (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (18), Yes (3)

    Reviewed by 22 customers

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    5.0

    solid

    By MG

    from Chicago

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Low maintenance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backpacking

      Comments about SteriPen Adventurer Opti Water Purifier:

      Purchased for our son's trip to Peru. It worked well during our tests. We shall know more after he returns from his trip in July.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      SteriPen Adventurer

      By Randy

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to clean
      • Lightweight
      • Low maintenance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backpacking
        • Hiking

        Comments about SteriPen Adventurer Opti Water Purifier:

        Great product!!!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Pretty good

        By Slartibartfast

        from Central CA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backpacking

          Comments about SteriPen Adventurer Opti Water Purifier:

          Great product at a great price and fast shipping.

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          • No

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          3.0

          Good not great

          By Dean the Machine

          from Ohio

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Low maintenance

          Cons

          • Doesn't Work In Cold

          Best Uses

          • Backpacking
          • Hiking

          Comments about SteriPen Adventurer Opti Water Purifier:

          Nice little filtration device but won't work when temperature gets very low. Have to keep it in your pants pocket so the battery stays warm.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Avoid wet fingers in the winter.

          By Roche

          from Knoxville TN

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to clean
          • Lightweight
          • Low maintenance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backpacking

            Comments about SteriPen Adventurer Opti Water Purifier:

            This is now part of my backpacking winter kit. Very easy to use with gloves, aids in keeping fingers dry, no more frozen filters. Slip it into a torso pocket to keep the batteries warm.

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            • No

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            2.0

            Iffy

            By Garrett the Blackhat

            from Northfield, VT

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about SteriPen Adventurer Opti Water Purifier:

                  Battery cap screw not working when opened package. Returned for new

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  very useful

                  By exercisejunkie

                  from Sussex County, NJ

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  See all my reviews

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                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about SteriPen Adventurer Opti Water Purifier:

                        Actually I bought this as a present a few months ago because it was on a gift registry. The groom knew of it as he writes for an outdoor clothing company. He swears by it and has had it long enough for me to know he hasn't gotten sick. This time I purchased it as a gift for my husband's son who is a wildlife biologist. Well, he already has one and thinks it's great. I will be keeping this because it is good to have when the unexpected happens. Haven't used it myself but my husband's son said it is so easy and fast to get rid of bacteria in the water that you really don't believe it has done anything and he usually zaps things longer than recommended just to be sure. Since an "avid adventurer" and an "environmentalist" recommend this product I would say it is a good bet to do what it says it will do.

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                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Did not work

                        By Smudgekick

                        from Princeton, NJ

                        About Me Avid Adventurer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Uses a battery

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about SteriPen Adventurer Opti Water Purifier:

                            We decided to try this on a hiking trip in New Hampshire. When it came we tested it at home and it worked fine. When we got on our trip it did not work. It appears the batteries did not work or died. Of course it uses some obscure battery other than AA or AAA so we did not have a replacement. We were left high and dry and reduced to boiling water with the JetBoil. The idea is great but you are probably better off with a manual pump. At least you know that it works.

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            Ineffective, unreliable

                            By Himilayan Harry

                            from Melbourne, FL

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Pros

                            • Brilliant concept
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Fails
                            • Fragile

                            Best Uses

                            • Car Camping

                            Comments about SteriPen Adventurer Opti Water Purifier:

                            Took this device to Kathmandu. It appeared to work as directed, but I got diarrhea almost immediately.

                            After about a week, it rolled from my pocket as I lay down in its protective case with the cap on. It fell about 1 foot to a carpet. It never worked again.

                            Has any third party ever tested this device and found it effective?

                            Should such a fragile device be sold as outdoor gear?

                            Sorry I wasted my money

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Water submersion interlock nice touch

                            By Backpack Jack

                            from W.V.

                            About Me Avid Adventurer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy to clean
                            • Lightweight
                            • Low maintenance

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backpacking
                              • Car Camping
                              • Day trip
                              • Hiking
                              • Use anywhere you want pur

                              Comments about SteriPen Adventurer Opti Water Purifier:

                              I use this while backpacking and I like the fact that it's compact and light. It's also very efficient at purifying water.

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                              • No

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                              • Q:

                                Other than size and price, how are the regular steripen and steripen adventurer different? Do they handle different bacteria or viruses?
                                Asked on 5/12/2013 by anonymous from millbrook ny

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  Both Steripens will handle the same types of viruses and bacteria. The Classic uses AA batteries, whereas the Adventurer uses CR-123 batteries.

                                  Answered on 5/13/2013 by Matt from Campmor
                              • Q:

                                What kind of batteries are used for the SteriPen Adventurer Opti Water Purifier?
                                Asked on 12/17/2012 by Gabe from Los Angeles, CA

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  Comes with 2 non-rechargeable CR123 batteries.

                                  Answered on 12/20/2012 by Steve from Campmor
                              • Q:

                                Is there a replacement lamp for this after the 8000 liters have been treated?
                                Asked on 12/17/2011 by yash from chattanooga, tn

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  There is no replacement lamp.

                                  Answered on 12/21/2011 by Anonymous
                              • Q:

                                Can the Steripen be used to filter a 3L reservoir all at once or should individual 1L bottles be filtered 1 at a time and then put into the reservoir?
                                Asked on 11/7/2011 by Anonymous

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  You would need to do a liter at a time.

                                  Answered on 11/8/2011 by Steve from Campmor
                              • Q:

                                How many liters will fresh batteries purify above freezing?
                                Asked on 5/18/2011 by Jersey Alpine from North Jersey

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  SteriPen Adventurer Opti Water Purifier will purify 50 Liters per lithium battery change. If you are using non lithium batteries you will purify less than 50 Liters. The lamp life is up to 2000 gallons over all.

                                  Answered on 5/19/2011 by Steve from Campmor
                              • Q:

                                Can rechargeble batteries be used with the SteriPen?
                                Asked on 4/16/2011 by Jersey Joe from Jersey City, NJ

                                2 answers

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  Rechargeable 123 batteries will be the only batteries that will work

                                  Answered on 4/18/2011 by Steve from Campmor
                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  .Hydro-Photon, Inc. SteriPen Adventurer Opti Water Purifier- Yes, you can use rechargable batteries . As long as they are the CR123

                                  Answered on 4/18/2011 by Chris Knight
                              • Q:

                                what is the prefilter recommended for use with the steripen?
                                Asked on 3/27/2011 by ninjahiker from michigan

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  A pre-filter should be used to remove the larger sediment from the water. This makes the steri-pen function more effectively.

                                  Answered on 3/29/2011 by Anonymous
                              • Q:

                                Doesthiskit come with a water bottle
                                Asked on 3/8/2011 by Gary from Templeton, CA

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  The SteriPen Adventurer Opti Water Purifier does not come with a water bottle.

                                  Answered on 3/9/2011 by Bob from Campmor
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                              Weight 103g/3.6 oz. with batteries
                              Size 15.5cm. (6.1in.) x 3.3cm. (1.5in.) x 2.2cm. (1.0in.)
                              Removes Giardia, cryptosporidium, bacteria and viruses
                              Pore Size n/a
                              Pump Strokes/L n/a
                              Cart Capacity n/a
                              Liters per Minute 0.5 L (16 oz.) in 48 seconds and 1.0L (32 oz.) in just 90 seconds

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