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Recent Water Treatment Product Reviews

Sawyer Mini Filter

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Sawyer Mini is an excellent lightweight, compact, and reliable solution for filtering water at a very reasonable price. A $25 investment can help reduce the need to pack in all of your water and subsequently lower the weight of your pack. I bought my Mini Squeeze to reduce my pack weight and volume compare to my MSR Miniworks. While I really like the MSR and its ability to pump out of puddles and such, its 16 ounces and size can eat up a lot of space in a small pack. The MSR pump can also be… Full review

First Need Deluxe Water Purifier

rated 5 of 5 stars The only real choice if you want to remove all the nasty bugs/chemicals from your water source with a single self-contained device. I’ve had this First Need purifier for nearly a decade and it has served me and my hiking/backpacking buddies well. Most importantly, this is not simply a water filter but a chemical-free purifier. That means you don’t have to use the chemicals other require or the addition of iodine to make water safe to consume. This means it removes a lot of those difficult to… Full review

Sawyer Squeeze Filter

rated 4 of 5 stars Simple, easy to use, and lightweight starting at 2 oz. It makes water filtration a breeze while protecting from potential pathogens. Bought this filter after seeing several buddies using. It is easy to use and by the company's information it kills 99% of (Protozoa, E. Coli, Giardia, Vibrio cholerea, Salmonella Typhi) pathogens. You simply fill one of the supplied bags attach the filter and squeeze into another container. The one big negative I have found is that the filter must be used on their… Full review

Platypus GravityWorks Filter System

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent and easy way to filter large quantities of water in the backcountry. Purchased the Sawyer 2-liter gravity system, only to have it clog permanently after first use. Returned it and got the Platypus and not only is it lighter and more compact, it's much easier to use and is more versatile. Plus, it's fast! Clocked it filtering 2 liters at 1 minute 33 seconds. Not bad. It can be a bit of a struggle to fit all the components into the stuff sack but that's minimal compared to how well this… Full review

Sawyer Squeeze Filter

rated 4 of 5 stars Bought this for my first overnight hike. Was great for me. It was very hot and humid, so I was sweating profusely, but was in am area with lots of creeks and streams. I would just top off the Squeeze bag at every cold moving water I came across. I'm no expert, but I think this for the price point is hard to beat. Full review

Katadyn Base Camp

rated 1.5 of 5 stars We used the filter on a BWCA trip and even with prefiltering the water with 4 bandanas and using 3 screen prefilters from older filter cartridges the unit clogged in just 20L of use. The only thing that saved us from boiling water was the reason I bought the system; the filter works in my Hiker pump. We did find that the filter worked fine in the pump. My plan is to put a Sawyer in-line filter on the bag.   I like the large volume and ease of use.  I just want something I can back flush and repair. … Full review

Katadyn Hiker PRO

rated 4 of 5 stars Used on several 50 mile+ multi-day kayak float trips pumping ~8 L/day of water (maybe 80 - 90 L total to date). Light and easy to carry and quick setup. Can tell the filter is starting to clog as water flow was not continuous with last day's pump. But still a good unit for the cost and function. Using this system after a much larger system failed on day two of a four-day, 65-mile float. This system has been on two trips to date and has worked well. Easy to set up and pump. It does take two people… Full review

Katadyn Base Camp

rated 3.5 of 5 stars If your Base Camp leaks, just wrap some plumbers (silicone) tape around the threads before screwing on the cap. In a pinch use a piece of a plastic grocery bag (they are almost as thin now). Works great, no leaks. I would like to get a replacement ceramic filter for mine. Anyone have a reasonably priced source for one? No way to tell if the filter is still usable. Filter clogs even with clear water. Needs a ceramic filter. Easy to use.  Would like to see replacement ceramic filter at reasonable… Full review

SteriPEN Classic

rated 5 of 5 stars Best device for the money. Had it for four years now and it's never failed me. Even when I dropped it and the battery cover cracked, it still worked. Great piece of kit, never go off into unsafe waters without one. I've had the Steripen Classic for four years now and it's never failed me.  Even when I dropped it and the battery cover cracked, it still worked. To boot, when I called SteriPEN for information on how to repair the cracked cover they simply shipped a replacement battery cover to me… Full review

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SteriPEN Sigg Adapter Water Filter Accessory
$1
Sawyer Inline Adapter Water Filter Connections Water Filter Accessory
$4 - $7
MSR Sweetwater Filter Brush Water Filter Accessory
$6
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Potable Aqua Water Purification Tablets Chemical Water Treatment
$6 - $7
MSR HyperFlow Cleanside Cover Water Filter Accessory
$7
Potable Aqua Iodine Tablets Chemical Water Treatment
$6 - $9
Katadyn Exstream Cyst Filter Water Filter Accessory
$7 - $19
SteriPEN Pre-Filter Replacement Cartridge Water Filter Accessory
$7
Katadyn Vario Filter Replacement Carbon Water Filter Accessory
$7 - $9
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Sawyer Water Filter Squeeze Pouch Water Filter Accessory
$8 - $9
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Potable Aqua Water Purification Tablets with P.A. Plus Chemical Water Treatment
$8 - $11
Katadyn Drip TRK Outlet Tap Kit Water Filter Accessory
$9 - $15
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Katadyn Micropur MP1 Purification Tablets Chemical Water Treatment
$9 - $13
SteriPEN Pre-Filter Water Filter Accessory
$9 - $12
Aquamira Frontier Emergency Water Filter System Bottle/Inline Water Filter
$10 - $11
CamelBak Groove Filter Water Filter Accessory
$10 - $25
Katadyn Hiker Field Maintenance Kit Water Filter Accessory
$10
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Potable Aqua Chlorine Dioxide Water Purification Tablets Chemical Water Treatment
$10 - $12
Katadyn Combi Replacement Carbon Water Filter Accessory
$10 - $14
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
CamelBak Groove Bottle/Inline Water Filter
$10 - $26
CamelBak All Clear Pre Filter Water Filter Accessory
$10 - $15
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Potable Aqua Iodine and Taste-Neutralizer Tablets Chemical Water Treatment
$11
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Aquamira Water Treatment Drops Chemical Water Treatment
$12 - $14
SteriPEN FitsAll Filter Water Filter Accessory
$12 - $19
Katadyn Drip TRK Filter Small Parts Kit Water Filter Accessory
$13
MSR SweetWater Purifier Solution Water Filter Accessory
$13 - $14
MSR MiniWorks/WaterWorks Cleanside Cover with Gauge Water Filter Accessory
$13 - $14
MSR Hyperflow Bottle Adaptor Water Filter Accessory
$13
Platypus GravityWorks/CleanStream Carbon Element Water Filter Accessory
$13 - $19
MSR Aquatabs Chemical Water Treatment
$13 - $155
Grayl G3+ Filter Water Filter Accessory
$13 - $59
MSR Sweetwater Replacement Hose Set Water Filter Accessory
$14 - $16
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Aquamira Water Purifier Tablets Chemical Water Treatment
$15
Katadyn Vario Ceramic Disc Water Filter Accessory
$15
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
MSR SweetWater ViralStop Chemical Water Treatment
$15 MSRP
MSR MiniWorks/WaterWorks Replacement Hose Water Filter Accessory
$17 - $19
Katadyn Bottle Adapter with Activated Carbon Water Filter Accessory
$15
MSR Water Filter Maintenance Kit
$20
Katadyn Carbon Cartridge Water Filter Accessory
$20
MSR Sweetwater Siltstopper Water Filter Accessory
$20
MSR MiniWorks/WaterWorks Maintenance Kit Water Filter Accessory
$20
 
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
MSR Sweetwater Silt Stopper II Water Filter Accessory
$20 MSRP
MSR Miox Replacement Strips and Salt Water Filter Accessory
$25
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
Sawyer Mini Filter Bottle/Inline Water Filter
$20 - $24
Katadyn Micro Replacement Cartridge Water Filter Accessory
$21 - $29
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Aquamira Frontier Pro Filter Pump/Gravity Water Filter
$22 - $24
CamelBak Groove Insulated Bottle/Inline Water Filter
$22 - $29
 
Timberline Filter Pump/Gravity Water Filter
$23
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Water Filter Pump/Gravity Water Filter
$24
MSR HyperFlow Microfilter Prefilter Replacement Pump/Gravity Water Filter
$25 - $29
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