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    water filter

    whats the best light wight water filter out there??

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    I like the PUR Hiker it's 11 ounces.
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    I like my MSR pump. It is bigger than lots of other ones out there but the ceramic filter is so easy to clean! I have run black mud/water through it and had great results.
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    I researched water filters a while back, but decided to go with iodine. It came down to weight and price for me. Iodine was lighter and cheaper than a water filter. It also takes up less space in my pack.

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    Another vote for the Katadyn Pur Hiker Pro... you can save on room and weight with a chemical application but I'm not fond of sediment and other gunk in my water. Grosses me out! Taste can be an issue too, especially with iodine tablets. Carry some type of chemical/ tablets as a backup just in case.

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    I have used the MSR hyperflow for three years now. It is an awesome filter and I believe one of the lightest and smallest. Super easy to clean and operate. Mine hooks right up into my hydration tube so I don't ever have to take it out of the pack.

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    I use a MSR Sweetwater, it weighs 11 ounces also. It pumps fast, the filter is easy to clean and it is dependable. Those 3 factors are more important to me than a couple ounces of weight one way or the other. I have used some other filters and they take forever just to get a liter of water filtered, the Sweetwater is the fastest I have used but I've never tried the PUR Hiker.

    I have used iodine before, the drawbacks were having to wait 20 minutes to drink the water, the taste, and then not being able to just top off your water whenever it was convenient without having to retreat it. Whatever works for you though.

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    If you can do without a filter I would recommend Aquamira. No after taste like iodine, just depends if you can get clear water or if you are filtering out of a wallow. . For a filter the hyperflow from MSR is a great option. The website I work for sells both.

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    http://www.clearbrookwaterbottlefilters.com/

    Have any of you used this type of water filter before? I first saw a very similar product at the ISE, but didn't buy one. I know Katadyn makes one that is similar, but you have to suck the water out from what I understand. This one allows you to squeeze the bottle. It's very light weight, don't remember the exact weight, but definitely lighter than my Hiker pro. Plus it eliminates the need for a regular water bottle. Just wondering if anyone has any info on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob P View Post
    http://www.clearbrookwaterbottlefilters.com/

    Have any of you used this type of water filter before? I first saw a very similar product at the ISE, but didn't buy one. I know Katadyn makes one that is similar, but you have to suck the water out from what I understand. This one allows you to squeeze the bottle. It's very light weight, don't remember the exact weight, but definitely lighter than my Hiker pro. Plus it eliminates the need for a regular water bottle. Just wondering if anyone has any info on them.
    I've not used one of these. I'm sure it would be fine for certain applications. My issue would be it only holds 22 oz. which wouldn't get me very far... Would you use it to filter water then add it to your bladder?

 

 

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