User Review: MSR MiniWorks EX
Source: bought it new
The MSR MiniWorks EX is a great water filter that has provided me 3 years of dependable service. It takes a little effort but you get the assurance that you won't be hugging the toilet bowl a week later when the giardia sets in.
- Easy field maintenance
- Takes some time to do a few liters
I've been using this water filter since 2010 and it has worked like a charm. It takes about 2 minutes for me to pump one liter into my Nalgene (which screws perfectly onto the bottom). It's perfect for me and my S.O. since we only do a few liters at a time but I would think it would get a bit tedious with a larger group.
The filter is easy to take apart and clean out in the woods. You simply unscrew it, pop out the ceramic core, give it a good scrub and rinse with the sponge provided, pop it back in and you're good to go.
I use my filter in the Woods of New England and haven't gotten giardia thus far, so I think it's doing a pretty good job.