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MSR Aquatabs Water Purification Tablets

    MSR Aquatabs Water Purification Tablets

    The MSR Aquatabs® water purification tablets are a fast and effective treatment against viruses, bacteria and Giardia cysts so you can enjoy safe drinking water on backcountry trips. See details

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    The MSR Aquatabs® water purification tablets are a fast and effective treatment against viruses, bacteria and Giardia cysts so you can enjoy safe drinking water on backcountry trips.

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    The MSR Aquatabs® water purification tablets are a fast and effective treatment against viruses, bacteria and Giardia cysts so you can enjoy safe drinking water on backcountry trips.

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    The MSR Aquatabs® water purification tablets are a fast and effective treatment against viruses, bacteria and Giardia cysts so you can enjoy safe drinking water on backcountry trips.

    • Great for international travel, backpacking, emergency use or adding purification to any microfilter
    • Kills 99.9999% of bacteria in 30 min.; simply drop the tablets in your water bottles and wait
    • Imparts very little taste to water
    • Package contains 30 MSR Aquatabs water purification tablets, treats up to 60 liters of water

    Please note: MSR products can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.

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    MSR Aquatabs Water Purification Tablets Specs
    Specification
    Description
    Best use
    Backpacking
    Tablet
    Sodium dichloroisocyanurate
    60 liter
    0.15 ounces
    Filter type
    Active ingredient(s)
    Output
    Weight

    MSR Aquatabs Water Purification Tablets

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    MSR Aquatabs Water Purification Tabletsis rated3.75out of5by4.
    Rated5out of5byfromChlorine Tablets by MSR and KatydynThese tablets are great. As for the crushing of the tablets, I spoke with techs at both MSR and Katydyn. Each told me that crushed tablets are still effective because of the amount each manufacturer puts into each tablet. The packaging of these tablets is a slight pain because the term "hermetically sealed" is accurate for these. (I carry a small knife with scissors to open the darn things.) So although crushed, the tablets do not lose their chemical integrity. Dump the powder in and wait. I've done if many times and lived to write this comment. As for the amount, MSR treats 2 liters. Katydyn treats one at about the same price. I carry both but I use a 2 liter Platypus more frequently and prefer the money saving of the MSR.
    Date published: 2014-03-29
    Rated4out of5byfromPasses My RequirementsWith all of the shipping restrictions, Aquatabs is pretty much the only type of product available so having had good results with other products, I was not expecting a lot. Good news, Aquatabs passed my tests. I normally boil my water in third world countries and use a product like this as insurance. The suggested dosage for nominal water is one tablet per liter so using one tablet per quart bottle is on the high side. Following instructions with cold water resulted in a slight chlorine smell but I could taste nothing; no after taste detected. And since I normally use an electrolyte replacement mix (or scotch), the resultant treated water works out great for me.
    Date published: 2013-08-30
    Rated3out of5byfromcrushes into powderThese tablets are easy to use and have minimal taste but they crush too easily. More than once I tore open the pack and the tablet inside was powdered, which made it hard to be sure I was getting it all into my Platypus. A second comment is that most people have 1 liter water bottles but one of these tablets treats 2 liters. Does it always make sense to load up on 4 pounds of water (2 liters), especially if you are hiking near a creek?
    Date published: 2013-07-20
    Rated3out of5byfromLight chlorine tasteYour water will taste like a swimming pool, but the taste is bearable. Given that the tablets weigh nothing, take up no space, and that one tablet treats 2 liters of water, they make for a good purification option. I usually carry these as a backup in addition to my filter.
    Date published: 2013-07-07

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