Get a SteriPEN

Written on 15 Jul 2014

TAP is now an authorized dealer of SteriPEN! We are pleased to announce we are selling SteriPENS! Don’t know what that is? The SteriPEN is an easy to use device that uses UV light technology to clean water. While travelling, simply fill up your bottle at your hotel, hostel, campsites, clean flowing river, drinking fountain or restaurant. Then simply insert the SteriPEN, which will turn on automatically. Watch the glow of the light and gently agitate the water. In 90 seconds your water is clean- IT’S THAT EASY! Over the past 12 years, I have personally drank water from wells in Nepal, hotels in Kenya, rivers in Peru and drinking fountains in Nicaragua using SteriPENS and never been sick.

You should treat water anytime you are concerned with water quality, such as when you are travelling or when there could have been contamination of a local supply. Specific reasons for treating water vary, but what they all have in common is the potential presence of a variety of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa, including giardia and cryptosporidium. These microbes make you sick by reproducing quickly and overwhelming your body’s immune system. We know it as Montezuma’s revenge, Delhi Belly and other fun names, but getting sick from bad water is no laughing matter. Is it safe? Extensive microbiological and structural testing by independent laboratories across the U.S. and Canada has proven SteriPEN to be safe and effective, confirming the fact that SteriPEN’s UV light technology eliminates over 99.9% of bacteria, viruses and protozoa that cause water-borne illness.

As a result, SteriPEN has earned the Water Quality Association’s Gold Seal, certifying that SteriPEN purifies water safely and effectively. SteriPEN purifies 16oz. (0.5L) in just 48 seconds; 32oz. (1.0L) in just 90 seconds. All without any pumping, timekeeping, or any added aftertaste or chemical odor. TAP has encouraged travelers to rid their journeys of disposable plastic water bottles for 3 main  


1. It’s better for the environment
2. It’s healthier
3. It’s cheaper

Want details on all of the above? Why Treat Your Own Water

Why should you buy your SteriPen from TAP? The profits from your purchase don’t go to a corporation, they go back to the charitable work of the TAP Campaign and sustainable travel education so we can get more people making good choices when they travel. Also, you will receive a tax-deductible receipt of donation as follows:

So consider making your purchase of the SteriPen with TAP, so we can continue our mission to make travel plastic free.


Chris Mackay
TAP Co-founder

Founded by the Executive Directors of two US-based sustainable travel organizations; Crooked Trails and Wildland Adventures.

TAP is proud to be a part of the 1% for the Planet network, which connects businesses and nonprofits to protect the planet. If you own a business, consider joining 1% for the Planet, naming us as your beneficiary.


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