Sagan Life Water Filtration Systems Review 

Sagan Life Water Filtration

August 3, 2019

Having clean water to drink is something that more and more people are becoming conscious of. A growing awareness of environmental issues and contaminants in our tap water has led many people to consider purchasing a water filter. In this article, we focus in on a major player in the portable water filtration market, Sagan Life. We’ll review their 5 most popular products and take a close look at Sagan Life and their operation.

AquaBrick Container

AquaBrick Container

The Sagan Aquabrick container is a part of the Aquabrick water purification system. It is an ideal storage container for food and water. The container is both stackable and interlocking. It can be used in a variety of configurations.

The Aquabrick has a carrying capacity of 3 liters of water and 20 kg of food. It is easy to store, carry and clean, is water tight and has strap down grooves on its sides.

Key Statistics:
  • Made of BPA Free High Density/High Impact Polyethylene Plastic
  • Empty Brick Weight: 2.36 Lbs. / 1.07 Kg Volume: 3 Gallons / 11.35 Liters
  • Dimensions: 9"W x 18"L x 6"H / 22.86 cm x 45.72 cm x 15.24 cm

The Aquabrick water container is available as a single unit purchase for $28.99 or can be bought as a six pack for $159.99.

AquaBrick 55 Gallon Drum Water Purification System

AquaBrick 55 Gallon Drum Water Purification System

The AquaBrick 55 Gallon Drum Water Filtration System is a fast and efficient system that allows you to get clean drinking water out of a 55-gallon drum. Properties all around the word have 55-gallon drums sitting around full of emergency water. When that emergency arrives, however, getting clean drinking water out of that drum is a major issue.

The AquaBrick 55 Gallon Drum Water Filtration System provides the ideal solution. It uses what is known as Hydradane technology to change the structure of the water in order to reduce the surface tension 72 dynes to about 52 dynes. Humans absorb water at 45 dynes. As a result, our bodies only have to reduce the tension by a further 7 dynes, allowing us to absorb more nutrients and hydrate 50 percent faster. 

The high-performance filter in this system will remove 99.9999 percent of all bacteria, including salmonella, cholera and E.coli. It will also remove 99.99 percent of viruses and 99.999 percent of protozoa.

This filtration system is pressurized, using a hand pump to add pressure to the drum. The pressure forces the water through the filtration system, up the tubing and out the spigot and into your drinking container.

The system will fit all 55, 30 and 15-gallon drums. It has a flow rate of one gallon every three minutes.

Your purchase includes the following:

  • One 250 gallon water filter
  • One Filter Cap
  • One Sealed Cap
  • Hand Pump
  • Spigot
  • Tubing

The AquaBrick 55 Gallon Drum Water Filtration System is available for $74.99.

Sagan AquaBrick Water Purification System

Sagan AquaBrick Water Purification System

The Sagan AquaBrick Water Purification System is a completely portable water purification system that will allow you to have clean drinking water within minutes, even if the water source is heavily contaminated. It makes use of Sagan’s patented DuraFlo filter system, which has been independently end of life tested to meet or exceed EPA water quality standards to remove bacteria, viruses and protozoa.

The beauty of this system is its simplicity. It can be used by anyone, anytime, anywhere. You simply fill the container with water. It has a capacity of 3 gallons. You then connect the quick connect filter line to the bottom of the lid. 

The DuraFlo filter is attached to the other end of the tubing. Then you place the filter inside the AquaBrick and tighten the lid. Attach the pump line to the air input port and then connect the spigot line to the dispensing port on the top of the lid. Take the pump in your hand and squeeze it 5-10 times to pressurize the AquaBrick. To dispense the water, squeeze the spigot to allow the clean water to flow.

The system will filter half a gallon every minute and each filter will purify up to 700 gallons.

 The system includes the following:

  • 1 AquaBrick Container 
  • 1 DuraFlo
  • Water Purification Filter
  • 1 hand pump
  • 1 spigot
  • tubing

The Sagan AquaBrick Water Purification System costs $179.99.

XStream Straw Water Purifier

XStream Straw Water Purifier

The XStream Straw Water Purifier is specifically designed for use while camping, hiking or travelling. It allows you to have access to clean drinking water out in the wild. Th straw comes as a two-foot length, with a two-foot extension, providing you with a total of 48 inches of total straw length.

The XStream has a spray pump feature which allows you to spray and wash your food, share clean drinking water and even take a shower. It will purify any non-salty water source.

The XStream Straw Water Purifier is available for $49.99.

Inline Purifier with 3L Bladder

Inline Purifier with 3L Bladder

The Inline Purifier with 3L Bladder is designed to be added to your backpack to provide a convenient means of staying hydrated while you’re tramping. The inline is also able to be used with any gravity fed purification system. it will purify up to 3 cups per minute.

The bladder has a 3-liter (100 oz) capacity, comes with a locking flip cap and has a quick load and lock fill port. 

The Inline Purifier with 3L Bladder is available for $89.99.

Journey Water Purifier Bottle

Journey Water Purifier Bottle

The Journey Water Purifier Bottle is a water bottle sized purifier that allows you to take water from any non-salt source and instantly turn it into safe drinking water. This is a water bottle like no other! It will remove 99.9999 percent of bacteria, 99.99 percent of viruses and 99.99 percent of giardia and cryptosporidium.

The Journey Water Purifier Bottle has a purifying capacity of 250 gallons of potable water. The bottle has a capacity of 24 fl.oz. It is available in either Sky Blue or Orchid.

The Journey Water Purifier Bottle is available for $49.99. 

The Sagan Life Company

The Sagan Life Company was started by a group of passionate people who were dedicated to providing the best water filtration system in the world. After four years of researching, testing and refining, they have produced a line of very impressive water filtration products.

With these products, Sagan are committed to providing safe, clean drinking water to campers, hikers, outdoor adventurers and simply for everyday use in the home or workplace.
As well as providing their water filtration solution products, Sagan are also committed to educating the public about the pollution that were all getting from our tap water. They are proudly dedicated to the environment, with a goal of contributing to the reduction in the use of plastic water bottles.

All Sagan water filters are put through rigorous independent testing by qualified water testing facilities. Sagan then publish the results of all testing on their website. This provides an unprecedented level of full disclosure for their product range. 

The Sagan product testing process includes what is known as ‘end of life’ testing. This involves testing the durability and maximum capacity of the unit to ensure that it will be able to serve you faithfully for many years to come. 

Sagan’s tag-line is ‘making the unthinkable drinkable.’ The company is based in San Diego, California. 

What Impurities Does the Sagan Water Filter Remove?

The Sagan DuraFlo Filter, which is at the heart of the Sagan AquaBrick Water Filtration System, will remove micro-organisms, bacteria and viruses. These include giardia / cryptosporidium. The system has been rigorously tested and found to remove:

  • 99.9999 percent of bacteria
  • 99.99 percent of viruses
  • 99.99 percent of giardia / cryptosporidium

Multiple Purpose Outdoor Uses

The Sagan Water Filtration system is the ideal companion for hikers, campers and outdoor enthusiasts. It allows you to easily dispense filtered water from lakes or streams. The system is convenient and easy to use. The unique Aquabrick design of the system allows for stackability making them easy to transport and store. The bricks also interlock to keep them securely in place.

The Aquabrick container has uses beyond its water filtration system. It can be used for food storage, water storage, dry storage and is the ideal companion for hunting, fishing, kayaking and ammo storage. It is an incredibly portable system that provides you with two position handing for ease of carriage.

The Aquabrick container has the capacity to hold 3 gallons (11.35 ltr.) of water and 20 lb. (9 kg) of food. 

Why Drink Filtered Water?

The first reason that you should drink filtered water is that it simply tastes better. And when we should all be drinking about eight glasses of the stuff each day, taste is pretty important. Beyond that, however, are some pretty important health benefits.

A good water filter will, not only remove the bad taste and odor of tap water, it will also remove contaminants. These include giardia, cysts, cryptosporidium and chlorine.

When you filter your tap water, you get the taste of bottled water without having to pay the price. Of course, you are also no longer contributing to the environmental disaster caused by the disposal of plastic water bottles. 

A huge benefit of using the Sagan Water Filtration system is that it is fully portable. That means that it can be used when you’re hiking, camping or doing other outdoor activities. It means that you will be able to take water from rivers and creeks and convert it into clean drinking water in just a few minutes. 


Sagan are at the cutting edge of water filtration and purification technology. Their filtration system is among the best on the market, capable of purifying to incredible levels. The Sagan portable purification products, such as the XStream Straw Water Purifier and the Journey Water Purifier Bottle have the ability to revolutionize the hiking and camping experience, allowing you to turn any water source into safe, pure potable drinking water instantly!

About the author 

Kevin Lee

Health and fitness have always been a passion for me; whether its being in the weight room, going for a run before work or even participating in a half iron man triathlon. ShapeJunkie was created to share to knowledge and love of fitness with others.

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