User Review: MSR MiniWorks EX
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $89.99
Great small water filter! Excellent choice for any outdoor enthusiast that spends anytime in the back country.
- Can filter some of the nastiest water
- Filters water relatively fast
- Ceramic filter clogs fast in dingy water
- Forearm fatigue after pumping a few bottles full
- Can freeze and crack the ceramic filter
I've been using the MSR MiniWorks EX for two years now. Over all I'm very happy with its construction and durability. To me it's a bullet proof water filter.
I've filtered some REALLY questionable water with it and it's yet to let me down. It's a key piece of gear in my pack. The MiniWorks is a great water filter for 1 to 2 people. Any more people using it during a trip you're better off going with a larger gravity filter.
It's very easy to use: just screw onto a Nalgene bottle, drop the hose with attached foam float into water source and pump away. I have to admit that after two or so liters my forearm starts to get sore. Other than that the MiniWorks is very user friendly.