Water Treatment

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Recent Water Treatment Product Reviews

First Need Deluxe Water Purifier

rated 5 of 5 stars Reliable, versatile, and fast. Reliable, versatile, and fast. I purchased my unit well over 20 years ago. Used it on hikes in the Coast and Cascades ranges of Oregon and Washington. And really put it to the test while while trekking in Myanmar, Central America, and travels from Ghana to Namibia. Purified water from very suspect sources. Never had an issue, never suffered from water borne problems. Definitely a lifesaver and definitely a product to recommend.  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

LifeSaver Systems Lifesaver Cube Jug

Just to note again: The company has withdrawn this product: PRODUCT WARNING- failure of virus removal. This company is now in Receivership. Any users or customers should visit the website — http://www.lifesaversystems.com/ — for the official product warnings: As part of LIFESAVER Systems Ltd (“LIFESAVER”) product monitoring and accreditation systems, LIFESAVER has received independent laboratory test results based on NSF Protocol 231 in relation to Bacteria, Cyst and Virus removal from… Full review

LifeSaver Systems LifeSaver Bottle

The company has withdrawn this product: PRODUCT WARNING- failure of virus removal This company is now in Receivership. Any users or customers should visit the website — http://www.lifesaversystems.com/ — for the official product warnings: As part of LIFESAVER Systems Ltd (“LIFESAVER”) product monitoring and accreditation systems, LIFESAVER has received independent laboratory test results based on NSF Protocol 231 in relation to Bacteria, Cyst and Virus removal from drinking water on the… Full review

Katadyn Hiker

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Nice filter I love it, but it takes some effort to pump. Leaks a little 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 have prevented further clogging. 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

Katadyn Carbon Cartridge

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a fairly inexpensive, simple, upgrade/add-on for filters such as the Hiker, Hiker PRO, and even the older PUR models. I recommend this product for anyone using those models, especially if you are getting water from a source that is used by recreational watercraft, or the source water has a bad taste or odor. Trailspace has two (2) group headings for this product, under different names. This product is currently called the "Katadyn Bottle Adapter with Activated Carbon" on Katadyn's website. Full review

Aquamira Water Treatment Drops

rated 5 of 5 stars I just got back from a 4-day backpacking trip with a new cycling friend who brought this product call Aquamira. It's two small bottles of liquids that when mixed together in about 7 drops each makes a tasteless way to purify water in the back country. I just looked it up online at: http://www.aquamira.com/products/aquamira-water-treatment-drops/  Comes in two small bottle weighing just around an ounce. Mixes in the white cap of Part B above, turns yellow after a 5 minute wait, then added to water… Full review

Sawyer Squeeze Filter System

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great product that meets all of my backpacking needs. Amazing customer service. I've had my Sawyer filter system for just over a year. It's held up well, through two seasons of backpacking. I personally love the space and light weight it offers. I received three bags of different sizes with my filter, all of which have held up great. After two seasons I am looking at replacing some of them, only because they have seen a lot of wear from some rough Boy sScouts through out the season. I did have some… Full review

Top-Rated Water Treatment

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user rating: 5 of 5 (13)
First Need Deluxe Water Purifier reviewed Jan 23, 2016
user rating: 4 of 5 (28)
Katadyn Hiker reviewed Jan 1, 2016
$70 - $74
LifeSaver Systems Lifesaver Cube Jug reviewed Dec 1, 2015
discontinued
user rating: 3 of 5 (11)
LifeSaver Systems LifeSaver Bottle reviewed Nov 30, 2015
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (45)
Katadyn Hiker PRO reviewed Oct 14, 2015
$67 - $84
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Katadyn Carbon Cartridge reviewed Oct 3, 2015
$10
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Aquamira Water Treatment Drops reviewed Sep 30, 2015
$12 - $14
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (29)
Sawyer Squeeze Filter System reviewed Sep 19, 2015
$40 - $47
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Sawyer MINI Water Filter reviewed Sep 4, 2015
$20 - $24
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (16)
Platypus GravityWorks Filter System 4L reviewed Aug 26, 2015
$120
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (13)
Katadyn Pocket reviewed Aug 19, 2015
$370
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Sawyer Complete Water Filtration System 4 Liter reviewed Aug 16, 2015
$140 - $219
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Potable Aqua Pure reviewed Aug 12, 2015
$100 - $119
user rating: 4 of 5 (25)
SteriPEN Classic reviewed Aug 6, 2015
$40 - $69
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
SteriPEN Classic 3 with Pre-Filter reviewed Aug 4, 2015
$70
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Platypus GravityWorks Filter System 2L reviewed Jul 30, 2015
$100 - $109
user rating: 3 of 5 (21)
Katadyn Base Camp reviewed Jun 24, 2015
$70
user rating: 3 of 5 (5)
MSR SweetWater Purifier System reviewed Apr 14, 2015
$100
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (41)
MSR MiniWorks EX reviewed Sep 25, 2014
$72 - $89
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Water Wizard for River Runners reviewed Sep 21, 2014
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
SteriPEN Adventurer Opti reviewed Aug 15, 2014
$72 - $89
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (27)
Katadyn Vario Microfilter reviewed Jul 30, 2014
$78 - $94
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Katadyn Gravity Camp 6L reviewed Jul 9, 2014
$72 - $89
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
CamelBak Groove reviewed Jul 3, 2014
$10 - $26
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (16)
MSR HyperFlow Microfilter reviewed Jun 17, 2014
$80 - $99
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
First Need XLE Elite Canister reviewed May 22, 2014
user rating: 4 of 5 (22)
MSR SweetWater Microfilter reviewed Apr 3, 2014
$90
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sawyer All in One Filter reviewed Mar 24, 2014
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Katadyn Hiker/Hiker PRO/Base Camp Replacement Element reviewed Mar 16, 2014
$40 - $59
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
SteriPEN Sidewinder reviewed Dec 17, 2013
$80
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
SteriPEN Traveler reviewed Dec 3, 2013
$50
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Water-to-Go Filter Bottle reviewed Nov 25, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
First Need Deluxe Water Purifier XL reviewed Nov 16, 2013
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Vapur MicroFilter reviewed Oct 10, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sawyer PointOne Filter with Bucket Adapter reviewed Sep 22, 2013
$56 - $69
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Sawyer Complete Water Filtration System 2 Liter reviewed Aug 10, 2013
$110
user rating: 3 of 5 (4)
Katadyn Micro Bottle reviewed Aug 7, 2013
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Sawyer Inline Water Filter reviewed Jul 30, 2013
user rating: 2 of 5 (4)
Katadyn Mini reviewed Jun 26, 2013
$110
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
CamelBak All Clear reviewed May 30, 2013
$89 - $99
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
SteriPEN Ultra reviewed May 29, 2013
$100
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
MSR Autoflow Gravity Filter reviewed May 28, 2013
$120
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Sawyer Water Filter Squeeze Pouch reviewed Apr 3, 2013
$9
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (3)
SteriPEN Journey LCD reviewed Mar 15, 2013
$130 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Aquamira Frontier Pro Filter reviewed Jan 8, 2013
user rating: 4 of 5 (13)
SteriPEN Adventurer reviewed Jan 5, 2013
$129 MSRP
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
SteriPEN Freedom reviewed Nov 21, 2012
$93 - $119
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Katadyn Drip Gravidyn reviewed Oct 25, 2012
$295
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Sawyer 3-Way Water Filter reviewed Oct 17, 2012
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
SteriPEN Journey System Pack reviewed Oct 10, 2012
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