Joe Rwrote a question about MSR MiniWorks/WaterWorks Ceremic Filter Element on August 19, 2014
I've had an MSR Waterworks (with the additional paper element) for years. On the last trip I dropped and broke the ceramic element. Bummer for that trip, but when I got home I checked my gear box and it I had two replacement elements which I had purchased on sale when a local store was going out of business. One looks exactly like the ceramic element I busted, with charcoal inside. The other appears to be charcoal on the outside - can't see inside. My question is are these two filter elements equivalent, or are meant for different levels of water quality and filtration?