MSR Sweetwater Microfilter

MSR Sweetwater Microfilter

MSR Sweetwater Microfilter is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 33.
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Product Description Item No.   10238478

The Sweetwater Microfilter by MSR. Treading the middle ground between MSR's lightest and most durable filters, the SweetWater Microfilter makes water treatment easy. Simple, lightweight and versatile, it's the perfect water treatment option for light to moderate use, with the capacity to easily step-up to the demands of the occasional big trip. It pumps easily with a 4:1 mechanical advantage, producing 1.25L per minute and can easily be cleaned in the field without tools to restore flow rates.

FEATURES of the MSR Sweetwater Microfilter

  • Fast and Easy to Use: Pumps more than 1 liter per minute
  • Granulated Activated Carbon: Helps remove chemical contamination
  • Compact and Light: Handle folds flat for superior packability
  • Easy to Clean: Simple brushing restores flow when clogged
  • Testing: Testing: Meets NSF protocol P231 for removal of bacteria (99.9999%) and protozoa (99.9%) from beginning to end of filter life in "worst-case" water
  • Fresh Tasting Water: Activated carbon core helps eliminate taste and odors
  • Easy to Use: Unique lever-action pump handle has a 4-to-1 mechanical advantage
  • Lightweight: Weighing just 11 oz., it's one of the lightest filters on the market
  • Compact: Handle folds flat when not in use for easy packing and storage
  • Made in USA

- + Product Specifications
Weight: 11 oz
Filter Rate: 1 liter / minute
Packed Dimensions: 7.5 x 2 in.
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Features: Field Cleanable, Replaceable Filter, Made in USA
Best Use: Backpacking, Camping, Hiking
Effective Against: Protozoa and Bacteria
Cartridge / Cycle Life: 750 liters
Filter Type: Pump
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely fantastic! I have had my eye on this product for quite awhile. After doing extensive research into various filter methods and brands, I chose the SweetWater filter. I'm happy I did. During a 3 day backpacking trip deep into Rocky Mountain National Park, this filter performed flawlessly for the needs of me and my fiance. The rest of our group struggled with their own methods of filtering, due to low ability to filter water at a reasonable volume, and concerns of contamination. By using the SweetWater, we were able to filter more than enough water for cooking and hydration, and the ease of use and assembly were flawless. I highly recommend this product. Well done MSR.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heavily tested: India, Nepal, AK, CA, OR, etc I've had this filter model for 10 years, and use it without adding chemicals including in cities and villages of India and Nepal. I have used it in the winter when it freezes at night and still works, in silty glacier water when desperate (will do .5L, then needs a brushing), and some nasty looking places at times. Couple notes: I have never seen the "grid" pattern show up that means the filter needs to be replaced... though I think ive done over 700 liters on some cartridges. With the filter material, it is hard to tell if it does have a crack in it... if it is dark and you are in a stupid state it is possible to bend the lever the wrong way and pop the assembly apart, but a little string/wire/tape will fix it. Pump unit has started leaking now, but ive been using this pump with new cartridges for probably 5 years.
Date published: 2014-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best filter on the market I bought this filter in 1996 and have used it multiple times every year. I still have had no problem with it. Just got to wash out the filter after each trip.
Date published: 2015-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sweet water filter skims the water nicely This filter pumps water smoothly, feels sturdy, works on a one-stroke action so it is slower than dual strokes...the floating hands-free intake design and simple construction along with the great tasting water make it a favorite for me.
Date published: 2016-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic I've used this water pump for over 15 years and it hasn't stopped yet. Never had a problem with it. Especially if you use the pre-filter.
Date published: 2016-10-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not too happy with msr. Purchased an msr sweetwater micro filter. After opening and trying it at home at my sink it immediatley was pushing water out of the overflow due to a clogged filter. So I sent the filter back to msr and I was told that I would have to pay for a new filter cartridge even tho it was clogged right out of the box new. So what was I to do I had already paid for the filter and it would be worthless to me that way so I was forced to purchase a replacement cartridge. Needless to say I won't be buying anymore msr products.
Date published: 2016-01-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from shaft broke I'm on my second one in 15 years. First one lasted 13 years and then the pump shaft broke. Second one lasted 2 years before the pump shaft broke. Both times it happened during normal pumping. Won't buy another unless they fix this weak point. I go canoeing twice a year for a week so that's moderate use. Boiling and cooling water takes a lot of time away from your outing. And then you have to pay shipping both ways if MSR decides they will repair it. That's crazy
Date published: 2016-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rapid flow, easy maintenance I have used this for many years now. It has never clogged and has a rapid flow rate. I attach the outflow directly to platypus bags. A great choice.
Date published: 2016-06-19
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does the fill tube have a quick connect fitting for hydration blatters?

Asked by: steve78
Hey Steve78, The MSR Sweetwater Microfilter has an adapter that fits waterbottles and some hydration bladders. I hope this helps!
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2016-06-26
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