- November 10 2010
I used this on day hiking, backpacking trips, and during work. I bring this with me whenever I am out in the wilderness because it is small and portable to carry instead of carrying a load of water. It fills a 1 liter bottle in less then a minute because of its design allowing it to filter on both the up and down strokes. Just remember to get a silt-filter, this is great for keeping the SweetWater from getting clogged. MSR makes quailty stuff.
- April 10 2009
gets your water clean
It's prity simple, pump water out of stream and into your bottle. Gets it clean. I also purchased a pre filter. They say it makes it last longer, but I haven't had it long enouph to know how true that is. for the price, you cant go wrong
- September 12 2008
Owner for six years. Used it under trying conditions in hiking and camping trips in Ghana, Africa. Easy to use and travel with. Never failed and I never got sick. Left it in Africa and purchased a new one yesterday. Strongly recommended. Bullet proof.
- May 12 2008
Great and priced right
It worked as good as stated and better. We had all the clean drinking and cooking water we needed. Easy action and easy for my boy scouts to use too.
- January 27 2008
Good value... keep it in your pants!
My friends and I used this filter hiking the Appalachian Trail in NJ this January. The filter worked great the first time, although all the hoses and connections are a pain to deal with in the cold. This lead to my next problem which was that the filter element froze solid after the first use. I had to put the filter in a ziplock bag and in my pants to thaw it out and keep from freezing. That was a real pain, however not a reflection of this filter design. I imagine all the filters would have frozen up.