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GravityWorks Filter System

rated 5 of 5 stars Simple, quick, reliable, light, easy to use, easy to store. I will not replace this any time soon. I switched from an MSR Sweetwater two years ago and I love this Platy Gravityworks. I won't switch any time soon. It's very fast—scoop up some water in the dirty bag, hook up the hoses and clean bag, hang it on tree and go set up your tent or do whatever. It's done in a couple minutes. It's easy to clean, easy to store, no pumping. It's much better than the pump systems It can clog with sediment… Full review


rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great reservoir, no taste or smell, and no leaks. I've been a hiker for a while now and have always used a simple Nalgene bottle, but finally gave in and purchased this 3L Platypus reservoir to go in a reservoir compatible day pack I already owned.   My first issue was that the sleeve in the day pack was too small for this enormous water bladder. Once I got it situated in my pack and routed the hose I was all set. The advantage of course is that when I want a drink I don't have to try and contort… Full review

GravityWorks Filter System

rated 5 of 5 stars Great water filtration whether going solo or out with the family. Ease of use makes for a great value. I bought this water filtration system to carry in my pack when I have my wife and son with me. The ease of being able to hang your water while it filters itself and complete other tasks is a great value. The whole system fits nicely in my pack and is relatively lightweight, adding 10.75 ounces for the 4 liter kit that I bought. Some may say that's a lot, but my favorite mountain home in WV has… Full review

GravityWorks Filter System

rated 4.5 of 5 stars If you need lots of clean water fast, the Platypus GravityWorks filter system is for you. As the High Adventure coordinator for my scout troop, I often take groups of boys into the wilderness for true backcountry camping experience. The GravityWorks helped us get back on the trail quickly many times. You can filter 4 liters of water very quickly, get everyone re-hydrated fast and get all bottles topped off in no time. We have used it while canoeing and you can even filter while paddling with the… Full review

GravityWorks Filter System

rated 4 of 5 stars I've used the Platypus GravityWorks for about a year now. Extremely easy to use and the best part... It requires NO pumping. It's also lighter compared to some of the other water filter systems out there (especially when you ditch some of the hydration connection components that may be unnecessary based upon each individual's hydration carrying method). While writing this review, I am resigned to note that whatever I write, I'll probably not get anywhere close to Bill S's review, in terms of attention… Full review

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Cascade Designs is the parent company of MSR, Therm-a-Rest, Platypus, SealLineE-CasePackTowl, Tracks, and Hummingbird outdoor brands.


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