JSteinhilper wrote a review of First Need XL Water Purifier on April 24, 2003
Although my camping trip was one of the worst ever, one thing that worked great was the First Need water *purifier*. One of the things that I really liked about it before buying it was the fact that it also took care of viruses, not just crud and bacteria. You can also hang it from a tree or something, and you don't have to pump. That could have worked better, seems to be lacking a gasket or something, leaked a little bit for that part but I'm not sure the bag I was filling was made to fit either. The water tasted just great. It came out crystal clear and clean, but it really didn't show up until I saw just what I was pumping into it, nice and brown. And it really wasn't a lot of work, I used the siphon feature as much as I could, but when I did use the pump, it was not a lot of work. I just wish my camping trip worked out as well as this thing.