User Review: MSR SweetWater Microfilter
Price Paid: $50
I've had the filter for 12 years. I use it about twice a year for 2-3 weeks. After the first 5 years I've changed the filter element (used it more often then) after trying to clean with brush. I find the filter reliable and easy to pump usually add a few drops of chlorine for assurance. I used to have a Katadyn, great filter but hard to pump and after a long hard day on the trail that can be an issue.
I brush the element when water spurts out the top and its good to go. I always filter from the pot after sediment settles and I'm sure this helps a lot.
If I ever have to buy another filter I'd go with the same one.