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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best portable water filter available, August 5, 2017
By 
Glen E Thomas
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I have owned backpacking water filters over the last 35 years. I like the plastic pump filters by first aid and msr and still own one of each. The squeeze filters are light and convenient and I own a few but I just don't like or trust them as far as durability goes. The katadyn pocket filter is not the lightest filter on the market at close to two pounds, not actually smaller otr lighter than the msr either. What this filter has going for it from my point of view is the extream build quality and durability. No plastic barbs to break off, no plastic parts in any critical area other than the body / tube and even that part is well made and actually overbuilt. With a 13000 gallon ceramic filter life if I get even half of that I will be happy. I see no inherent issues with this filter that other filters don't have. In freezing weather you will need to protect the filter from freezing. Any ceramic filter regardless of the brand will have an issue with freezing. One downside on that note is... Read more

21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I like the idea of life straws but it seems more ..., August 22, 2016
By 
Eric
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Used my friend's on two camping trips and decided I needed to buy one for myself. Whether you're camping or preparing for emergency, this could save you. I don't think it's enough to just have a lot of water stored up in your home. You never know what could happen to your supply and I consider water the #1 priority in my preparedness. The ability to go get more water when the faucet isn't working and the FEMA lines are too long is more important than how many rounds of ammunition you have.

There are some less expensive alternatives but I am unwilling to risk it for my #1 preparedness priority. I like the idea of life straws but it seems more convenient to me to be able to pump for a few minutes and have a few liters of drinking water wherever I want to take it. Plus this has a much longer lifespan.

18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sturdy, needs a charcoal taste filter, September 28, 2016
By 
Ben
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Great filter, but the flavor did need significant improvement. I purchased a Katadyn charcoal adapter and was not disappointed.

The plastic body leaves me a little hesitant to state it feels solid, but it truly does regardless of the flex when pumping water. The design makes it seem relatively simple to replace the plastic part if it ever were broken, but i wouldn't go out of my way to try it. The actual internal mechanism is quite solid.

It is a little heavy, but to be expected from a mostly metal filter that feels as reliable as this one.

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