First Need XLE Elite Canister

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Never used another filter. Been using several for…

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new

Summary

Never used another filter.

Been using several for 30 years. It's only good for about 100 gallons and is difficult to pump when nearing the end of its life expectancy. I don't think I've ever cleaned mine, but I've only filtered clear water from Rocky Mountain and Appalachian streams. Have never gotten sick from drinking water it filtered.

Can pump a quart in several minutes.

The hoses it comes with are short. I used a piece of surgical tubing in place of one hose.

 

 

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Compatible with all First Need purification systems, the XLE Elite Canister features a new clean-out port for easier cleaning and reduced contact with unfiltered water. Plus, the Direct-Connect threaded attachment allows you to pump directly into popular styles of water bottles.

- Backcountry.com

Rejuvenate your First Need XLE(TM) Elite water purifier with this replacement cartridge. Structured Matrix 3-stage purification technology provides natural and ecological removal of contaminants down to 0.1 micron nominal (0.4 absolute). Cleans up to 180 gal. of water before replacement under ideal conditions. Compatible with all First Need XLE, XL and Deluxe models.

- REI