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#88360 - 01/28/08 10:57 PM Steri-Pen Adventurer v.s. Aqua Star Plus ?
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Anyone get the new Aqua Star Plus UV water treatment unit yet?

I'm interested in the Aqua Star, v.s. the Steri-Pen Adventurer. The Aqua Star Plus sells for $77. and is very light. Check it out on the website or at Brigade Quartermaster's online catalog.

I'm looking for light weight, of course, but durability is the most important quality. I particularly want it for winter camping.

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#88361 - 02/02/08 10:51 PM Re: Steri-Pen Adventurer v.s. Aqua Star Plus ? [Re: 300winmag]
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are you interested in Steri-Pen Adventurer opinions? I love mine.
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#88362 - 02/02/08 11:02 PM Re: Steri-Pen Adventurer v.s. Aqua Star Plus ? [Re: demo]
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Demo,
Great. That's the kind of opinion I want to hear. Those little "toys" are expensive but UV seems to be the fastest lightweight way to get clean water.

Eric
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#88363 - 02/02/08 11:08 PM Re: Steri-Pen Adventurer v.s. Aqua Star Plus ? [Re: 300winmag]
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yup, see PM.
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#88364 - 02/04/08 05:09 PM Re: Steri-Pen Adventurer v.s. Aqua Star Plus ? [Re: demo]
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My Aqua Star Plus failed. Great concept, but I'd use them only with backup.

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#88365 - 02/07/08 09:39 AM Re: Steri-Pen Adventurer v.s. Aqua Star Plus ? [Re: hikerfan4sure]
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Explain a bit more how it failed?
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#199713 - 12/05/17 07:31 PM Re: Steri-Pen Adventurer v.s. Aqua Star Plus ? [Re: Earthling]
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I have a Steri-Pen, model uncertain and loved the concept, but abandoned it due to the weight (around 6 oz. in its protective box). Be aware that at times under field conditions it simply refused to work. Why? You've got me. It also required a very wide mouth bottle.
Lack of reliability required a backup, so I reasoned, why bother?

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