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Aquamira WaterBasics RED Line Filter Bottle

photo: Aquamira WaterBasics RED Line Filter Bottle bottle/inline water filter

The Aquamira Red Line filter blocks 99% of bacteria and microbes, plus 99% of viruses. Handy for dipping in the stream on the trail and drinking immediately

Pros

  • Ergonomic design
  • Top notch filtration
  • Easy, squeezy bottle

Cons

  • Make sure you are on top of your water regimen and fill it often.
  • Bite valve came off but was easily fixed.

Aquamira Red Filter

AQ-1.jpgBight that Valve!*

Well—the bite valve came off the filter and I had to futz with it to put it back on the filter. May be a hazard of bite valves in general.

Was told about Aquamira filter systems by a veteran mountaineer friend. He found it the most efficient way of staying supplied with water in the backcountry. Last trip I was dehydrated due to the hassle of finding a good source to use my hand-pump filter when I needed water. I decided on the Aquamira Red filter system as it additionally filters out most viruses also—a Covid precaution.

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With lots of traffic even in the furthest backcountry by ourselves and animals it is prudent to up the game of filtration. I will use it to filter drinking water right out of any source to immediately drink from the bite valve and also have a 32oz Nalgene for transfer to the Aquamira.

The size, design and composition of the bottle and filter is excellent. If you are counting ounces/grams hard to find a lighter combination. The way I use it is for personal consumption. For groups you need a pump or hang-bag system.

Was so impressed bought one for the household for emergency situations.

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Now I feel much safer on the trail drinking water that is shared by so many creatures.

Experience

Several high country backpacking trips over two years. Used to use the classic pump, but this is lighter and you can drink immediately. Use a Nalgene bottle for cooking water—boil that water.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $49.95

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Specs

Price MSRP: $49.99
Current Retail: $59.99
Historic Range: $49.99-$59.99
Reviewers Paid: $49.95
Certified filtration for 120 gallons (over 450 L)
Filter accepts any Series II replacement filter
Capacity 22 oz / 663 mL
Flow Rate up to 500 ml/min
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