User Review: MSR MiniWorks EX
Price Paid: $80
I picked one of these up to replace an aging and broken sweet water filter. For single person or small group, this filter is great. I wouldn't want to rely on it for large groups on multi day treks. In the half dozen or so trips I have been on with this filter, it has worked perfectly. I don't think the bigger brother version is worth the money, weight or space. Just carry some some chlorine dioxide tabs for virus protection if you think you need it.
The biggest reason I love MSR as a company is the great customer service. My dog chewed up my intake hose and I wrote to the company asking where I could PURCHASE a new hose. I didn't expect them to cover my negligence. But, they did and they sent me a brand new hose for free! That's service. Go MSR, go Miniworks, you can't go wrong.