User Review: Aquamira Frontier Pro Filter
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $25
Lightweight water filter that can be used with virtually any disposable or Platypus brand small mouth bottles.
- Lightweight at 2 oz.
- Easy to clean
- Almost universal fit to small mouth bottles
- Can only be used up to 50 gallons
I have owned this product for over a year and have used this filter on almost all of my backpacking trips. I have used this filter on some questionable water sources and so far so good.
The microfilter removes 99.9% of Cryptosporidium and Giardia per the manufacturer. The filter also uses coconut shell carbon to improve the taste of the water.
I have used this filter on a gravity setup (as seen below) and I have found that this works really well. This filter can also be used in conjunction with a collapsible bottle similar to a Sawyer Squeeze.
The drawback to this product compared to others, is that the Aquamira Frontier Pro is only good for 50 gallons. However, I have found that if cleaned after every trip, you can extend the life of the filter. This filter can be backwashed and the microfilter can be cleaned by boiling to remove any bacteria.
Personally, I am very pleased with this product and at $25, it is worth the price.