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MINI Water Filtration System

Sawyer MINI Water Filtration System

$24.95

5 5 (4)

MiniWorks Ex Water Filter

MSR MiniWorks Ex Water Filter

$89.95

4 5 (65)

Combi Microfilter

Katadyn Combi Microfilter

$219.95

5 5 (2)

HyperFlow Microfilter

MSR HyperFlow Microfilter

$99.95

3 5 (54)

Hiker Water Microfilter

Katadyn Hiker Water Microfilter

$69.95

4 5 (13)

Vario Carbon Replacement - 2 pack

Katadyn Vario Carbon Replacement - 2 pack

$9.95

5 5 (1)

Base Camp Water Filter

Katadyn Base Camp Water Filter

$79.95

4 5 (29)

Hyperflow Gravity Kit Bladder

MSR Hyperflow Gravity Kit Bladder

$69.95

1 5 (1)

Autoflow Gravity Filter

MSR Autoflow Gravity Filter

$119.95

5 5 (18)

Sweetwater Filter Cartridge

MSR Sweetwater Filter Cartridge

$44.95

4 5 (2)

SweetWater Microfilter

MSR SweetWater Microfilter

$89.95

4 5 (21)

SteriPEN FitsAll Filter

Hydro Photon SteriPEN FitsAll Filter

$14.95

4 5 (7)

Vario Ceramic Disc

Katadyn Vario Ceramic Disc

$14.95

5 5 (4)

Vario Replacement Cartridge

Katadyn Vario Replacement Cartridge

$44.95

5 5 (4)

Combi Plus Faucet Mount Adapter

Katadyn Combi Plus Faucet Mount Adapter

$64.95

2 5 (1)

GravityWorks Filter Cartridge

Platypus GravityWorks Filter Cartridge

$54.96

Quick-Connect Bottle Cap

MSR Quick-Connect Bottle Cap

$12.95

Mini Ceramic Microfilter

Katadyn Mini Ceramic Microfilter

$109.95

4 5 (3)

Combi Replacement Element Ceramic

Katadyn Combi Replacement Element Ceramic

$119.95

Exstream Cyst Filter - 2 Pack Kit

Katadyn Exstream Cyst Filter - 2 Pack Kit

$19.95

Micro Replacement Cartridge

Katadyn Micro Replacement Cartridge

$29.95

5 5 (2)

Hiker Pro Replacement Cartridge

Katadyn Hiker Pro Replacement Cartridge

$49.95

5 5 (17)

Mini Replacement Element Ceramic

Katadyn Mini Replacement Element Ceramic

$59.95

TRK Gravidyn Replacement Element

Katadyn TRK Gravidyn Replacement Element

$59.95

5 5 (1)

MiniWorks/WaterWorks Maintenance Kit

MSR MiniWorks/WaterWorks Maintenance Kit

$19.95

4 5 (3)

Hyperflow Microfilter Maintenance Kit

MSR Hyperflow Microfilter Maintenance Kit

$19.95

Combi Replacement Element Carbon - 2 pack

Katadyn Combi Replacement Element Carbon - 2 pack

$14.95

TRK Ceradyn  Replacement Element

Katadyn TRK Ceradyn Replacement Element

$69.95

Out With the Bad

Portable Water Filters Explained

 

The most important difference between water filters and water purifiers is that water filters do not eliminate viruses. Water filters rely on either gravity or a manual pump to force water through a filter with holes usually about a few tenths of a micron across (1 micron = one-millionth of a meter). While this is small enough to block bacteria and protozoan, many viruses are small enough to pass through. The good news is that viruses are rarely found in North American wilderness waters, so this is mainly only a concern when traveling internationally.

Backpacking Filters:

Lightweight and compact, backpacking filters are good options for hiking or traveling. Most are pump-operated and designed to fill your personal water bottle.

Browse Backpacking Water Filters

Camping Filters:

Basecamp filters are ideal for providing clean water for larger groups with a fixed campsite. Most use gravity to force water through the filter so you don't have to waste energy pumping.

Browse Basecamp Water Filters