First Need Deluxe Water Purifier XL
Quick and easy to use, back flush, and clean. Very…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $89.95
Quick and easy to use, back flush, and clean. Very high quality. A bit heavy compared to other filters, but the peace of mind it gives is worth the extra few ounces.
- Clean safe water supply
- Extremely reliable & purifies water quickly
- Removes any taste
- Easy to clean/back flush
This purifier gives me the peace of mind knowing my water source will not make me sick. It is effective against bacteria, cysts, and viruses plus it removes giardia and cryptosporidia while using no chemicals to treat the water. The purifier removes chemical contaminants and pollutants such as pesticides. It provides you with pure clean water to drink and cook with.
It is very easy to use and provides a liter of water in about a minute. The dual action pump saves the user energy by supplying water flow with each up and down motion. You can connect it to most water bottles and bladders. The filter body has a life of approximately 150 gallons.
I have used this product for over two years and trust it completely.
We have had this pump for 3 years now. Although it…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $89
We have had this pump for 3 years now. Although it is a little bulky and could be a bit more ergonomically designed, it has been a lifesaver for us.
- Safe water supply
This little purifier gives me peace of mind when we are camping. It is a relatively quick and efficient way to provide safe clean water for drinking. The pumping mechanism is not as ergonomic as I'd like, but it is a small price to pay for health.
We use a lightweight collapsible bucket which fits inside the stuff sack with the pump to fetch water from the stream or lake. This adds another level of safety as you are not perched on a rock or steep bank trying to pump water directly from the source. This purifier has a 0.1 micron ceramic filter which is small enough to eliminate viruses.
We do not have to backwash it often because most of the places we hike have crystal clear waters without a lot of sediment. The device weighs about a pound and it is sturdy. You do have to be careful in the extreme cold because water in the ceramic filter could freeze and break the cartridge negating its filtering value.
We've had it 3 years now and it has made many day and backcountry trips without damage. Still looks almost new.
Awesome product, stinks of quality. When you get your…
Price Paid: $110
Awesome product, stinks of quality. When you get your hands on it you realize you've gotten more than your money's worth.
I added an MSR Silt stopper to mine and find that I rarely need to backwash if at all. This unit can be configured with the included gravity feed bag for zero effort/calorie water filtering.
Go ahead and replace your existing system with this unit. it's a pleasure to use, super efficient, flexible, reliable, it will leave you wishing all your other gear was as well thought out, constructed/functional.
Not high maintenance, just high performance.
This is a great purifier just remember to get the…
This is a great purifier just remember to get the XL which has a greater gallons/cartridge capacity.
THE KEY TO THIS GREAT DEVICE IS :
YOU HAVE TO BACKWASH OFTEN WITH A BLEACH SOLUTION.
Sorry for the CAPS but this is one purifier that heavily relies on frequent backwashing to keep up performance. The manufacture recommends using a couple of drops of bleach in clean water often. I called and asked!
Don't leave home without it and bleach and Always have a plan "B" if the device fails. What the plan "B" entails is up to you.
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The most effective portable at any price. Effective against cryptosporidia, bacteria and viruses; unmatched in removing harmful chemicals. Increased purification capacity, more secure hose fittings for backwashing. "Direct Connect" to most water bottles and hydration packs, flexible sanitary cap directly attached to pump cover, longer tubing, rugged, comfortable handle, greater capacity and fastest flow of all. Self-cleaning prefilter and gravity assist system included. No iodine needed! Replacement canister fits older first need models also. Output: 1.8 qt/min. Cartridge capacity: 125 gal. Weight: 15 oz.
- Vargo Outdoors
The First Need XL Water Filter is an effective portable water filter at any price. Effective against Cryptosporidia, bacteria and viruses; extremely effective in removing harmful chemicals. "Direct Connect" to Nalgene bottles, sanitary cover to protect outlet, longer tubing, rugged, comfortable handle, greater capacity and fast flow. Self-cleaning prefilter and gravity assist system included. No iodine needed!
The First Need XL water purifier delivers convenient chemical-free water purification for outdoor adventures and international travel. Structured Matrix 3-stage purification technology provides natural and ecological removal of contaminants down to 0.1 micron nominal (0.4 absolute). Purifier is certified to EPA Guide Standard for microbiological purifiers against bacteria, cysts and viruses; removes giardia and cryptosporidia. Also removes dirt, unpleasant tastes and chemicals such as pesticides and herbicides. Easy-grip, ergonomic handle provides comfortable pumping; double-action pump is field serviceable. Use the included gravity feed kit for hands-free purification without pumping. Fast flow rate of 1.89 liters per min. lets you enjoy clean, great-tasting water in no time at all. XL purifier's large capacity lets you purify up to 150 gal. before needing to replace the canister. Direct Connect attaches unit snugly to many wide-mouth and narrow-mouth water bottles and hydration systems, sold separately. Attach the drink tube on your Camelbak(R) hydration reservoir directly to canister so you can refill without removing the reservoir from your bag. Additional adapters (sold separately) allow attachment to directly to select Platypus, Sigg and Nalgene water bottles and reservoirs, sold separately. Included prefilter removes larger contaminants before they reach the purifier; adjustable float lets you position the prefilter exactly where you want it. 36 in. long inlet hose provides consistent flow and won't kink. Excellent impact resistance withstands use in the wilderness and during international travel. First Need XL water purifer includes a lightweight storage bag. 16 oz. weight includes filter canister (does not include storage bag).
The First Need XL water purifier is the only purifier certified to EPA Standards (cysts, bacteria and viruses) without using chemicals. This water purifier removes pesticides and provides deliciously refreshing water instantly on one pass through. Ecological, actually removes microbes using reliable molecular capture, it has ultrafine microstraining (to 0.1 microns) and other purification mechanisms. This filter features a self-cleaning pre-filter which extends the time between main cartridge cleanings. The cartridge is designed to mount directly to trail and bike bottles and dromedary bags. The sealed canister protects users from accumulated cysts. Includes a 36" long hose to dip into water source. Includes tote bag and gravity feed kit. Bottle not included. Made in the USA.Key Features:The only purifier certified to EPA Standards (cysts, bacteria and viruses) without using chemicalsRemoves pesticidesSelf cleaning pre-filter extends the time between main cartridge cleaningsSealed canister protects users from accumulated cystsIncludes tote bag, gravity feed kit, and 36" long hoseMade in the USA.