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Overall Rating:5 out of 5 stars.
"Good build quality, great tasting water comes out. The only con I can think of is weight, it's heavy. What is so essential about this is that it helps you get the most important thing in life,"... (read full reviews)
Overall Rating:5 out of 5 stars.
"In the past I've used tablets or drops; I bought this system for a recent 12-day backcountry canoe trip. I was NOT disappointed! It does seem a bit expensive at first, but after using this for one"... (read full reviews)
Overall Rating:5 out of 5 stars.
"Although I didn't personally buy this, I had the opportunity to use it during a group backpacking trip. This is an awesome system. It filtered water quickly. The 2L was a good size for the 5 of us, as"... (read full reviews)
Overall Rating:5 out of 5 stars.
"I have used this filter several times back country camping in Ontario, and am very pleased with its effectiveness. It does a great job filtering the water, requires very little effort (thank you"... (read full reviews)
Overall Rating:5 out of 5 stars.
"Purchased this to use with my SteriPEN. Worked great for pre-filtering water for drinking, cooking, and teeth-brushing etc. My group of Girl Guides were able to use it, and I've used it on trips with"... (read full reviews)
Overall Rating:5 out of 5 stars.
"This silt-stopper is the pups nuts if you know what I mean. Instead of cleaning my MSR mini works every 3-5 L of water pumped I know can pump for days out of Algonquin and my filter does not get"... (read full reviews)
Overall Rating:5 out of 5 stars.
"I originally used the "MSR Prefilter- for the sweetwater" on my "MSR HyperFlow" instead of this Prefilter that comes with it. Then I tried using this prefilter(that comes with the "MSR Hyperflow"), a"... (read full reviews)
Overall Rating:5 out of 5 stars.
"Definately does the job. Helps make your Water Filter Cartiridge last longer by catching larger debris before it clogs the white accordian paper filter."... (read full reviews)
Overall Rating:5 out of 5 stars.
"This filter cartridge is part of a really good water filter. I have used this on many canoe trips and find it easy to use, very effective for keeping water safe to drink and very convenient. An all"... (read full reviews)
Overall Rating:5 out of 5 stars.
"I found these to be great value and would recommend this version of aqua tabs for groups as ONE tablet purifies TWENTY litres of water versus the other version that is one tablet to one litre of"... (read full reviews)
Overall Rating:5 out of 5 stars.
"I have used this in hotels and camps in Mongolia, China, Korea, Kenya and Tanzania. Whether you want safe water for brushing your teeth or just a drink when bottled water is not available, this"... (read full reviews)
Overall Rating:4.9 out of 5 stars.
"I bought my unit way back in 1988 for a trip around the world, Worked great in Nepal, Thailand and it was either the Katadyn or good luck that kept me from the "revenge of the stomach bugs" that has"... (read full reviews)
Overall Rating:4.8 out of 5 stars.
"I have a MSR MiniWorks EX Water Filter, and on my first trip with it I found it had extremely low flow rate after 3-5L of filtering. Once it got this slow I would have to clean it - which would use"... (read full reviews)
Overall Rating:4.7 out of 5 stars.
"This is a great filter for backpacking. The way I use it is I fill my canteen up in a lake or stream and drink immediately using the straw. I drink as much as I can at the water source and then fill"... (read full reviews)
Overall Rating:4.5 out of 5 stars.
"We just finished the WCT using these and even though there is a 30 min wait time after you add them to your water for it to be safe to drink, we were never without safe drinking water. Fill your"... (read full reviews)
Overall Rating:4.5 out of 5 stars.
"I have spent months in the Peruvian jungle and never got sick even once from water. Used it everytime even in restaurant. Good size, discreet, fast, doesn not alter the test. I had tu use rain water"... (read full reviews)
Overall Rating:4.5 out of 5 stars.
"Well, not alot to say about this product other then it works! Replacement was easy, and it also comes with a new screen to help the filter last even long then before. I find it to be a tad expensive"... (read full reviews)
Overall Rating:4.4 out of 5 stars.
"I used the base camp filter for 7 people over a 3 night canoe trip and was our main source of filtered drinking water. I brought my MSR Miniworks as backup but it never came out of the pack because"... (read full reviews)
Overall Rating:4.4 out of 5 stars.
"Used these to treat tap water while traveling around Cuba for two weeks. Following the instructions, we only had to treat the water for about 30 mins since it was clear (though as other reviewers have"... (read full reviews)
Overall Rating:4.3 out of 5 stars.
"I've used Katadyn filters in the past but love the levered handle on the MSR. When cleaning the element, use a lot less pressure than you think. Test it flows 1 LPM and clean it again if necessary"... (read full reviews)
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