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The Needles SD

Brandon's Passions

Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping


Brandon wrote a review of on June 15, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I just finished a 3 day backpacking trip and the Hiker Plus definitely worked to perfection. I have used it a few other times and i have yet to get sick! So i guess you could say its doing its job! It's size and weigh is perfect for backpacking, i double it up with a steri pen just to be extra cautious because nobody wants to get the runs on a long backpacking trip. I pumped water from a nasty pond that you couldn't even see the bottom of, and the water actually tasted better than the tap water at my house! I was very impressed and have nothing bad to say! The only thing is that its quick connect does not connect to a camelbak bladder, but you can buy a connection kit for $5. Also, when pumping into a bladder, make sure you have the valve open on your hydration hose... I learned that the hard way.. It was about 40 degrees and the filter hose built up so much pressure because the valve on the bladder was closed, that it exploded and sprayed water all over me and my pack... Needless to say i was a little cold with no way to warm up... Lesson learned! I highly recommend this filter!