User Review: MSR MiniWorks EX
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 80-90$
Lightweight, easy to use. If I had to do it again I would go with a different water filter — too much effort for how little water is actually produced.
- Easy to use
- Takes FOREVER to fill up containers... water just trickles out, even new
This water filter works just like it is supposed to — clear and fresh tasting water.
It is fairly easy to use, and seems to be durable. It is fairly lightweight, although it can be bulky if you are backpacking and trying to save space.
It takes far too long to treat the water. If you are filling up a few bottles, expect to be there for a while. It took me about 5 minutes to fill up a ~1L bottle out of a small creek in Waterton National Park. This can be frustrating (especially when the fishing is good!) as I want to spend my time fishing and hiking rather than sitting around for ten minutes trying to re-hydrate myself.
All-in-all, I would say it is OK... It does what it is supposed to, but not ideal for backpacking.