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MSR - SweetWater Microfilter
Quick OverviewGreat lightweight water filter.
Lightweight and compact, the SweetWater® Microfilter makes water filtration fast and easy.
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Manufacturer MSR Weight 11 oz. Made in USA Mfg Sku/Part Number 02237 Treatment Type Pump Filter Filter Material Pleated Glassfiber Field Maintainable No Micron Rating 0.2 Other Features Pumps water on both up and down strokes for a fast flow rate of 1.25 liters per minute
Unique lever-action pump handle has a 4-to-1 mechanical advantage, so you don’t have to work as hard
Weighing just 11 oz., it’s one of the lightest filters on the market
Handle folds flat when not in use for easy packing and storage
Eliminates over 99.9999% of all waterborne bacteria and 99.9% of common protozoan parasites, such as giardia and cryptosporidia
Simple brushing will restore a clogged filter, and the pump lets you know when the filter needs replacing (each cartridge filters up to 200 gallons of water)
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A sure choice for clean backcountry water filtration.
I've had one of these for years, and it's an out of the box winner and a champ even after years in the pack and on the trail.
It's a simple design (tube and pump) isn't exactly comfortable to handle when filling an outing's bottles and bladders, but I've never had an issue with the water quality (zero sediment and coloration, plus a clean taste). And that's what's important. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I hope this filter stays in the line for many more years to come.
Admittedly, I used this longer than was recommended without cleaning the filter, but even then, I noticed nothing that would indicate a deterioration or its ability or of the quality of water produced. Clean from day one, and after years.
The breakdown and pack up design isn't completely intuitive, but easily understood, and once discovered, even appreciate for its simplicity (minimal moving parts and junctures).
(Posted on 7/10/13)
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