Aquamira - Frontier Pro
Technical specifications & features
|Mfg Sku/Part Number||42105|
|Treatment Type||Gravity Filter|
Removes Giardia, Cryptosporidium and E. Coli
Ultralight and Compact
Portable and Easy to Use
No Wait Time
- Wouldn't be with out them
- A must have if you have an inflatable mat
Questions & Answers
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The Aquamira Frontier Pro is a neat little device. Unlike most purifiers, which either work to transfer dirty water from a source into your water bottle or treat the full contents of your water bottle before drinking, the Frontier Pro essentially acts as a purifying straw, cleaning the water as you are drinking it. For some, this may be an advantage, and for some a disadvantage. For treating large quantities of water at once, perhaps for groups, this would be an inefficient treatment method. But for personal or emergency use, this device is light, simple and easy to use.
The device works by sending water first through a replaceable pre-filter (think coffee filter) to get out all the larger pieces, and then through the main carbon based filter. The dirty water end features three adapters: one to attach to hydration hoses, one to screw into any 28mm thread cap (Platypus Soft Bottles, disposable water bottles), and a straw attachment that allows you to drink straight from a water source. The clean water end features a drinking valve to drink from.
One thing to keep in mind is that the Frontier Pro only filters down to 3 microns. This means it does not filter out certain bacteria and viruses. This is primarily relevant for someone looking to use this for international travel in counties with questionable water, where these type of bacteria and viruses are more likely to be present. For someone looking to use this in the backcountry, where Giardia and Cryoptosporidium are the primary concerns, this does a sufficient job of filtering out the stuff you need to worry about. However, it is recommended that this device be used in conjunction with water purification tablets, which will kill the remaining bacteria and viruses that device misses.
I hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns.
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