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Platypus QuickDraw Microfilter System


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  • Blue, 1L

Why We Like The QuickDraw Microfilter System

The Platypus QuickDraw Microfilter System easily cleans water on the trail. The durable, RF-welded reservoir features a wide mouth for a quick fill-up at the stream. And if things get a little tarnished, we can just shake it away with its easy backflush cleaner.

  • Lightweight water filtration system to refuel on trail
  • Tri-layer film filter is durable and provides a taste-free clean
  • DuoLock cap keeps dirt out for an always-clean spout
  • Backflush is easily cleaned with shake-to-clean feature
  • Item #PLYA08N

Purifying Element
bacteria, protozoa, particulate
hollow fiber
Pore Size
.2 microns
3L / minute (1 L / 20 seconds)
Field Cleanable
cartridge, dirty side cover, attaced clean side cap, QuickDraw reservoir
Claimed Weight
Recommended Use
backpacking, hiking, travel
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

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How to: Integrity test, store, backflush

The QuickDraw provides the best user experience of any backpacking water filter in its class thanks to effective shake-to-clean and tool-free backflush cleaning methods, a reliable integrity check and simple, straightforward maintenance techniques. • Maintain fast flow rates with shake-to-clean and tool-free backflush cleaning methods. • Easy-to-perform integrity check allows you to determine the filter is safe to use if it has been dropped or potentially frozen. • Quick disinfection before long term storage ensures the filter performs for many seasons.


Platypus® QuickDraw™ Microfilter System

The ultralight QuickDraw Microfilter System is the backpacking water filter with the best user experience in its class due to its fast and reliable filtration, ease of use, and intelligent design. The easy-to-use system comes in two parts: the durable and taste-free 1L QuickDraw reservoir and the hollow fiber filter cartridge. Weighing just 3.6 oz (101 g) and filtering up to 3L per minute, the QuickDraw system ensures quick and easy access to clean water on any adventure. You can either shake-to-clean the hollow fiber filter or perform a tool-free backflush to ensure the fast flow rates will stick around for the duration of your trips. With its inside/outside (I/O) dual-thread design, the QuickDraw filter cartridge securely adapts to smartwater® bottles and other Platy bottles and reservoirs allowing you to develop your ideal system to confidently explore the wilderness. • Reservoir + Filter together weighs just 3.6 oz (101 g). • Hollow fiber cartridge filters up to 3L per minute with normal squeeze pressure. • Shake-to-clean or tool-free backflush methods clean filter for long-lasting flow rates. • Filter natively attaches to the QuickDraw Reservoir, smartwater® bottles and most Platy bottles. • Removes 99.9999% of bacteria and 99.9% of protozoa.


How long does the filter last? would this last for a 4 day backpacking trip?

Platypus lists the filter cartridge life as being good for up to 1000 liters.