Pump and Gravity Water Filters

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MSR
Sawyer
Katadyn
LifeSaver
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Aquamira
Survivor Filter
First Need
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Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 - $299.99
$300 - $399.99
$500 and above

Recent Pump/Gravity Water Filter Reviews

Katadyn Base Camp

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Worth every penny... The trick is to get water flowing. I usually lift the clipped tube up and down a few times to start the siphon action before trying to pour. So I'm not sure that 1 liter per minute is accurate—once flowing, I can fill my two 1-liter Nalgene bottles pretty quickly. The one...sort of...complaint might be that it gets a little heavy and cumbersome to carry back from the spring or stream to the campsite. The first few times I used the bag required a lot of attentive hand switching—and… Full review

MSR Autoflow Gravity Filter

rated 5 of 5 stars This is wicked fast! I upgraded for my next thru hike from a Sawyer Mini to this and I love it! It filtered 4 L water in 2 minutes, and it comes with an attachment that fits wide mouth Nalgene bottle to filter right into the bottle. I bought this for my upcoming hike in California. I knew I would be needing to filter more water and I wanted something that would be quick. Boy, did I choose the right one! This thing is amazing. It is easy to use and lightweight and the material it is made out of is… Full review

Survivor Filter PRO

rated 4.5 of 5 stars With the industry highest level of filtration at 0.01 micron, fast pumping action, and three-step replaceable filters this lightweight and compact filter is all you need for your backcountry trip water supply either by foot or by water. Being a strong proponent of filtration vs. chemical treatment and boiling I have tried and used different kinds of filters, both gravity and pump types, and Survivor PRO is my current filter of choice for three-season trips. Preface Water supply is my number one… Full review

Katadyn Hiker PRO

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Reliable, durable, lightweight, quick and easy to use. Summary Have used the Katadyn Hiker Pro for over a decade and just replaced it a few months ago due to normal wear and tear. The most reliable and high quality water filtration system at a light weight. Best filter for mountain and desert use. When others were waiting for their pills to purify the water, I was drinking fresh clear water that tastes great. In my opinion, high quality water is essential in the backcountry — measured by the taste,… Full review

Sawyer Squeeze Filter System

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Very portable and lightweight, easy to use and great for travelers. Scenario: Only water source at camp was from a stream and second time using filter. I filled up my bottle, attached filter to the top, and drank. It was also handy refilling our water bladders and took only a few minutes to refill a 2L and 3L bag. Tip: I put my Sawyer filter in a ziplock bag to prevent the filter from leaking excess water. Shake it out throughly before stuffing it in your bag or attach the squeeze bag to the end… Full review

Katadyn Vario Microfilter

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Fast way to filter your water on the go. Easy to use and clean. Great for backpacking. I got my Vario at a store for used outdoor gear called Second Gear. I use to boil my water or used iodine tabs. After a few trips and using other people's pumps I bought it used for about 30 bucks and bought a new filter for about $45 at REI. The dual action piston pumps faster than any other pump. Two settings for the flow allows for fast flow or longer filter life. It is heavier than the chemicals, but with… Full review

Katadyn Hiker

rated 5 of 5 stars It's prone to a stuck check valve, but after much searching, I discovered a company, Smart Products, that has a simple and quick fix for the problem with the insertion of their double-barbed, one-way valve for 1/4' hose.  Here’s the information:http://smartproducts.com/ Part number:     304304-0011S000-6019Description:      1/4” Barb x 1/4” Barb CV Polypropylene MaterialPrice:        $6.50     Full review

Katadyn Hiker

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Nice filter. I love it, but it takes some effort to pump. Leaks a little at intake hose attachment point when pumping, so be prepared to get a little wet. Used it in shallow creek in Harriman State Park in N.Y., and the the pump filled with dirt. Assume it shortened the life of the filter cartridge. Rinsed the filter well when I got back, and since I was returning to the same shelter area of Harriman the following weekend, I tied a piece of old t-shirt material on the pre-filter and that seems to… Full review

Katadyn Hiker PRO

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A great filter for hiking in the backcountry. This stores small and is fairly lightweight. Would definitely recommend this for anyone hiking where water must be treated. I bought this filtration system more than four seasons ago and have not regretted it. It packs light and is easy to use. The fresh water connection fits most Nalgene openings and hydration packs. When it doesn't it is easy to hold the tube along with the container you are pumping water into.   The one downside is that the pump… Full review

Top-Rated Pump and Gravity Water Filters

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user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Platypus GravityWorks Filter System 2L
$70 - $109
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
MSR Autoflow Gravity Filter
$96 - $119
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (30)
Sawyer Squeeze Filter System
$25 - $54
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (16)
Platypus GravityWorks Filter System 4L
$120
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (13)
Katadyn Pocket
$296 - $369
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Katadyn Combi
$176 - $219
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Katadyn Gravity Camp 6L
$72 - $89
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sawyer All in One Filter
$60
user rating: 4 of 5 (46)
Katadyn Hiker PRO
$68 - $84
user rating: 4 of 5 (28)
Katadyn Hiker
$56 - $74
user rating: 4 of 5 (22)
MSR SweetWater Microfilter
$65 - $89
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Sawyer Complete Water Filtration System 2 Liter
$110
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Sawyer Complete Water Filtration System 4 Liter
$140
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (41)
MSR MiniWorks EX
$67 - $89
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (28)
Katadyn Vario Microfilter
$76 - $97
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (22)
Katadyn Base Camp
$70
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (16)
MSR HyperFlow Microfilter
$75 - $99
user rating: 3 of 5 (3)
LifeSaver Jerrycan
$285 - $349
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Katadyn Drip Gravidyn
$236 - $294
user rating: 2 of 5 (4)
Katadyn Mini
$88 - $109
Sawyer Water Filtration System 2 Liter
$100
LifeStraw Mission Gravity Water Purifier
$120
MSR HyperFlow Microfilter Prefilter Replacement
$22 - $29
Katadyn Siphon
$64 - $79
Katadyn Drip Ceradyn
$254 - $317
Katadyn Base Camp Pro
$80 - $99
Katadyn Expedition
$1,200 - $1,499
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Aquamira Frontier Pro Filter
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Survivor Filter PRO
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Sawyer Water Filtration System 4 Liter
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
First Need XLE Elite Canister
 
Exstream Sungari
 
First Need Microlite
Sawyer Complete Water Filtration System 8 Liter
 
Reliance Gravity Water Filter
 
Timberline Filter
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Katadyn Guide
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Water Filter
discontinued
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
MSR MiniWorks
discontinued
user rating: 3 of 5 (5)
MSR WaterWorks EX
discontinued
MSR WaterWorks II
discontinued
Katadyn Combi Plus
discontinued
Middleboro Water Camper's Micro-Ceramic Water Filter
discontinued
 
Platypus Gravity Filtration System
discontinued