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Platypus GravityWorks 2.0L Filter System - Reservoir Kit

$99.95
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Why We Like The GravityWorks 2.0L Filter System

Your hand-pump water filter looks slow and inefficient in comparison with the Platypus GravityWorks 2.0L Filter System. This gravity-powered water filtration system is ultralight, easy to pack, and fast. Just collect dirty water in one reservoir, hang the system, and in just a few minutes the second reservoir will be filled with two liters of clean, drinkable water.

  • Gravity-assisted filtration system for camping and backpacking
  • Inline system automatically filters by hanging bags from trees and poles
  • Quick-release fitting automatically shuts off water filtration
  • SlimeGuard antimicrobial treatment increases long-lasting freshness
  • Includes two 2L reservoirs, filter, two tubes, switch, and funnel
  • Item #CAS0828

Eliminates
protozoa, bacteria, particles
Filter
Hollow Fiber
Cartridge Life
1501L
Volume
1.75 L/min
Flow
gravity
Field Cleanable
yes
Dimensions
3 x 9.5in
Claimed Weight
10.8oz
Manufacturer Warranty
limited

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>Rating: 5

Withstands it all.

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

This water filter is a gift from above. It's light, but not very delicate. The durability of all the components, and the ease of use for assembling, disassembling, and operating this filter made this my absolute new favorite. Anybody who is looking for a reliable, reusable filter, who doesn't want to worry about batteries or funky tastes from tablets, needs this. One downside is that after you've put the filter through the wringer, the "dirty" water reservoir starts being difficult when you try to close the zipper. I had to leave the top open on a few occasions and just let it do it's thing. On the otherhand, you don't really need to close the dirty reservoir, and the replacement reservoir are super cheap. I also recommend bringing a soft collapsible platypus waterbottle, It'll attach directly to the clean hose since they're made to be compatible.

>Rating: 5

Best!

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I had picked up the 4L version for a long hut trip and decided it was the best piece of gear I owned. I ended up wanting the 2L and about every other product they make.

>Rating: 5

Fast & Simple

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Update: This is a great purchase. I mean AWESOME. I had this old filter that required a lot of patience. It was a slow pump and not much water could come out of it. I was torn between the MSR & Platypus but I'm glad I got this one because the bottle comes with a cap that can function as a water bottle! I think the price point is fair. The only thing I criticize is that there is no strap for the clean water. Why not!? I want my clean water hung up just as much as my dirty water. I assume it is because of the option of making it a bottle.. Here's my most recent trip locally using this awesome filter:

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>Rating: 5

Awesome product/ customer service A+

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I just started taking multi day hikes and bought a platy. It performs as described and does it job well. Buy!!! Big shout to backcountry. I was a longtime time rei and evo dude but the last year i've made the switch to backcountry. The customer service is the best, the prices competitive and selection is enourmous. Having your own gearhead who actually pursues their own passions that our the same as yours was the icing. These people know their products and are honest. My only regret was I didnt make the switch earlier. Oh yeah, the other site they run steep and cheap is just as good and like the rei outlet ive found killer bargains. Not putting other outdoor stores down but backcountry is where it is at. Until I cant find the gear I need ill be buying from backcountry. The only thing that could make it better would be if they sold more core ski brand related products but I can live without my on3p t shirt....for now.

>Rating: 4

compact water filter

nicel lil water filter, easy to use and wont weigh you down.

>Rating: 5

Light and effective water filtration kit

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I used this kit on a two day hike with five people. filtering water from tanks at hiking huts on the Bibbulman Track in Western Australia. The kit is lightweight and the filtration rate is fast. The adaptors fitted all of the many and varied water bottles and reservoirs that the group had. The water was effectively cleaned of tannin colours and was sparkling clear. I will be using this in future instead of my other water purification methods. The clean bladder will be my hydration pack to save even more weight.

>Rating: 5

Tired of the pump? This is your answer!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

The Platypus Gravity Works 2.0L Filter System - Reservoir Kit is the way you want to go after a long backpacking trip. Filling the dirty bag is so easy and you just let gravity do all the work. It is easy to clean, very light weight, and is well marked for dirty and clean hoses. I do over 100+ miles backpacking a summer and this is my filter I use. It is nice because you have water on tap in camp. You can filter anywhere, not just where you would use a traditional pump filter. Easy maintenance, easy to use, equals happy camping. I am over the pump, and after you try this filter you will be too.

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NEW! Platypus GravityWorks Filter

The reviews keep coming and one thing is clear: the Platypus GravityWorks water filtration systems are changing how people filter water. Whether you're backpacking, car camping or even on a day hike, an ultralight and compact GravityWorks System lets you say goodbye to pumping and everything else you ever hated about filtering water. Just fill it, hang it and get back to enjoying while gravity and our advance hollow fiber filter deliver clean water at up to 1.75 liters per minute. Welcome to the future of filtration.

>Rating: 4

great passive filter

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

The filter works ok, it filters about a liter a minute. Comparing this with a MSR sweetwater filter, the sweetwater was faster and the water came out cleaner. This is a great passive filter, you just fill it with water and walk away. Make sure it does freeze.

>Rating: 3

Milli Vanilli said blame it on the rain

But the Barenaked Ladies said "if you blame it on the rain what can be gained so, if all else fails you can blame it on?.. [Sawyer's water treatment system]". Yes that is right, Sawyer. Had it not been for the pure awesomeness of a similar style gravity filter system by Sawyer, I would blame my Platypus water treatment system's difficulty purely on the rain. Why? An exceptionally rainy year this past field season (I guide research expeditions in Mongolia) deposited a lot of silt into the rivers/streams in the remote valley of Mongolia where we were working. Although it was nice having a wealth of water for bathing (something we had not enjoyed in the past), the overload of fine silty sediment really clogged my Platypus system, resulting in daily cleanings by the end of the project. (As a side note the system is easy to clean via back flushing, but does waste time and water). I was more than willing to excuse the poor performance to the overload of silt; however, a member of the research team was the proud owner of a Sawyer water treatment system? a system that never once had any difficulty or reduction in flow capacity. Their system filtered water just as fast on day 30 as it had on day 1. Weight or filter life be damned, next time around I recommend a Sawyer.

But

HAH! Thanks for a chuckle, Will !

>Rating: 5

NO pumping. FAST.

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I recently purchased a 2 L Platypus, and I have used numerous times on a few backpacking trip. Took the Platy on a 2-day 25 mile backpacking trip in MI, on the Manistee River trail loop. I used it numerous times on some fast moving fresh water creeks. It worked beautifully! It was very simple and easy to use. The Platy filters water incredibly fast. Just fill the bag, hang it up, and watch it filter. NO pumping. Just make sure you back flush the line to clear the air out of the lines or it will slow the filtration rate. I have yet to use the Platy on any very cloudy or darker water, so I don’t know how it will perform on water like that. But I would try to avoid water like that to ensure a longer filter life. My only complaint thus far is the bag it came with. The carry bag is a little snug to put all the tubes and filters in. Other then that, I highly recommend this product to anyone.

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>Rating: 4

original system is better.

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I am not sure i understand what Platypus did with this system, but i am not crazy about it. My friends have the original, which has screw cap interface for the clean bladder. This screw cap interface works with all of my Platy bladders flawlessly. But this 2.0 system has the multi-plug pieces that are great for a nalgene, and work OK for others - OK specifically for the Platy blatters. That's really irritating. I like the set and forget practicality of the old system. Going to have to rig up a screw cap from a replacement hose (for $13 bucks!) if i want the best system. On the brightside, the nalgene screwtop can be used with a hose to fill from a nalgene (e.g., reverse the flow). I like this because i normally use a steripen rather than this filter. Otherwise, this is an excellent, lightweight filter for multiple people. It's a lot for a solo hiker, but excellent for a group.

>Rating: 5

Perfect for filtering water for a group

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I bought this filtering kit for a group backpacking trip. This way we would not spend a lot of time down by the river pumping water. This was an amazing addition to our camp site. I bought the 1 gal reservoir jug to always have water around, especially while we were cooking. This way we got to spend a lot more time hanging out with each other as a big group and no one was stuck squatting by the water trying to pump water into their nalgene. Just open the dirty water bag, clear off a layer of bugs and floaties on the water and dunk the bag. It seems like three swipes of the bag into the water gets it full. then connect it to the filter hose and the water flows into the clean reservoir. after a few seconds I definitely recommend lifting the clean reservoir above the dirty bag to get all the air bubbles transferred to the dirty bag to make it flow faster.

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GravityWorks 2L

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Compact setup

The whole kit is very compact. The size of the package is enough to make you wonder if it really does have everything it says it does. .... it does BTW. The two 2L reservoirs fold up into almost nothing making this super compact for a 2L system.

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Compact setup

This filter system is a very compact system. This included mesh bag contains all the fittings, hoses, clamp, and the two 2L reservoirs.

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Platypus GravityWorks

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Does this include the adapter for a wide mouth (Nalgene) bottle?

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Will you cary the 4L version?

Hey Lupita, Unfortunately we won't be stocking the 4L version.