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MSR SweetWater Water Purifier System

    MSR SweetWater Water Purifier System

    This MSR system combines the proven filtration of the SweetWater® microfilter with the chlorine-based SweetWater Purifier Solution for safe, clean water worldwide. See details

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    This MSR system combines the proven filtration of the SweetWater® microfilter with the chlorine-based SweetWater Purifier Solution for safe, clean water worldwide.

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    This MSR system combines the proven filtration of the SweetWater® microfilter with the chlorine-based SweetWater Purifier Solution for safe, clean water worldwide.

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    This MSR system combines the proven filtration of the SweetWater® microfilter with the chlorine-based SweetWater Purifier Solution for safe, clean water worldwide.

    • Simply pump water and add the included MSR SweetWater Purifier Solution to innactivate 99.99% of waterborne viruses, bacteria and protozoan parasites
    • Chlorine-based purification has no unpleasant iodine taste
    • One of the easiest pumps to operate—features dual-action draw and a mechanical advantage to quickly supply you with clean water
    • Sturdy lever-action pump handle provides a 4-to-1 mechanical advantage, drawing water on both the down and up stroke
    • Lightweight copolyester construction is tough and durable; compact design stows easily
    • Built-in filter replacement safety indicator keeps tabs on usage, filters up to 200 gal.
    • Its 0.2 micron filter eliminates waterborne bacteria and protozoa such as giardia and Cryptosporidium
    • SweetWater Purifier Solution is able to safely disinfect "worst case" water sources
    • SweetWater Purifier Solution comes in a 2 fl. oz. bottle that treats up to 80 gal. of water
    • Field serviceable and easy to clean with no small parts to lose; includes a universal bottle adapter and a cover to keep the output clean

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

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    MSR SweetWater Water Purifier System Specs
    Best use
    Silica depth matrix w/ carbon core / chlorine-based disinfectant solution
    Protozoa, bacteria and viruses
    1.6 pounds
    1+ liters per minute
    7.5 x 2 inches
    14 ounces
    Filter type
    Filter medium
    Pump force
    Pump strokes per liter
    Housing material
    Field cleanable

    MSR SweetWater Water Purifier System

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    MSR SweetWater Water Purifier System is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 10.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from MSR Sweetwater After using this product, as well as the Katadyn Hiker Pro, I have to say as long as used properly these products should last a lifetime. The Katadyn broke on me once when me and my friend where midway through our trip, pretty much in the middle of nowhere. It was our fault. If you read the paperwork that comes with most any filter you should know (and I didn't but now I'll never forget) if you experience a lot of effort while pumping it is usually not the filter clogging up but instead it is usually a piece of dirt jammed in the housing leading to the filter. just cleaning the piece and clearing it of any debris should free it right up. After saying that I prefer the Sweetwater over the Katadyn simply because of the pumping action. Both work great in the field and both are durable, neither leaves a bad taste and both are reasonably light and priced. All in all for what they do these pieces of equipment are invaluable in the backcountry. nothing works perfectly but for what you need and what these do, they get pretty dang close to being a perfect backcountry companion. Always bring iodine, you never know what will happen. Also, read the instructions there is a lot of valuable info in there about maintenance in the field, including how to properly back flush the system to clear out any clogs.
    Date published: 2014-04-11
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Broke after 150 liters or so. Do not buy After about 3 years and 150 liters or so of mostly clear glacial stream water pumped through this filter, the pump shaft separated from the plunger while we were 14 miles up in the Olympics. Luckily we had a SteriPen and iodine as backup. The pump failure cannot be repaired. MSR was uninterested in seeing pictures of the pump or even discussing the failure. Also, the bottle of chlorine that makes this a "system" ate away its own cap within 6 months of purchasing this setup and leaked bleach everywhere. I will admit that before this pump broke it was a pretty awesome pump. Keeping the clean tube clean was always a challenge, but once you get the hang of draping everything properly it was fine.
    Date published: 2014-03-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thoroughly tested I've used the MSR Sweetwater on two 8-day kayaking trips on the Cumberland river in TN and KY. This is a big, muddy, dirty river. It's brown with silt and clay, fuzzy with growth, and cattle routinely wade into the river, along with whatever washes in during rainstorms. The filter puts out crystal clear water, and with the recommended 5-drops/liter of chlorine, I can't taste it at all--definitely less chlorine than the tap water at home. The Silt Stopper pre-filters are mandatory under these conditions, and can plug up after as little as 3 gallons of water if I pump straight out of the river. I've found it best to carry a collapsible bucket and fill it with river water as soon as I make camp. Then I let it sit undisturbed overnight so as much sediment as possible settles out before pumping it through the filter. In these conditions, it needs cleaning every 1-1/2 to 2 gallons of water. However, this is simply the nature of filtering something dirty with a small filter. The only way to avoid cleaning this often is to either have a larger filter element, or to not filter it as finely. I don't consider the second choice a viable option!
    Date published: 2014-04-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Even a kid could use it... I'm new to backpacking and took my first 'real' adventure backpacking in the Juniper Prairie Wilderness, Ocala National Forest in Florida (it was HOT)- and it was either hike in with three + days water or filter what we found. We found camp right near a fresh water pond/ spring. Water was low by the first night so we filtered for the rest of the night and the next day. The MSR Sweetwater worked GREAT! It pumped fast and filled our bottles in no time. My son thought it looked fun, so he took it over and had no problems with it. The water tasted great. We didn't need the sweetwater drops that came with the filter, but it was nice to know we had them if we needed them. The MSR sweetwater is easy to pack and takes up very little room. I will confess I also carried a Steripen as I was concerned and wanted it just in case for backup. I tried the Steripen too, and it worked awesome as well, but it was not necessary to carry both- the Steripen is smaller and a bit lighter, but the MSR sweetwater doesn't depend on batteries!
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from MSR SweetWater Purification System Extremely simple to use. Compacts well to be stored in backpack. Last purifier I had was a MSR bought about 15 years ago, I like the fact that this one has an adapter to fit your water bottle.
    Date published: 2014-04-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Iovr it its great for long hikes. i use it for backpacking and it works great. light easy to use and good filtration.
    Date published: 2014-04-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Built to last My Sweetwater filter broke and had to get this newer model. Thing is, I did the math and realized I had my first Sweetwater filter for over 15 years. The newer model seems to perform the same way as the older version. Having 15 years experience with this filter, I can set up and break down without even thinking about it. Once you get the hang of it (suggest practicing at home before taking it into the field) you can't go wrong with it. Pumped gallon after gallon with this thing, water is always good, no sickness - what more do you want? I would highly recommend this product.
    Date published: 2014-04-11
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do Not Buy I recieved this water filter as a gift a couple of years ago and kept trying to convince myself this was a good filter. For the first weekend trip, it worked well and I was diligent about cleaning it and trying to keep it in good condition. After that trip, it went downhill. During any aggressive pumping, the filter started to release the water through the pressure relief valve, leaving no water coming out of the outlet tube. The only way to get water through was to move the lever really slowly or to filter tap water. Mind you, this wasn't because the filter was dirty. I tried it with tap water and it would do the same thing. After that, the internal housing pump cracked and it began leaking. To top things off, by the fifth weekend backpacking trip, the bottom siphon guard was so gummed up with junk, it wouldn't pump at all and there is not way to clean that or reverse the flow out to flush the dirt shield in the field. All in all, I wouldn't trust this filter for more than a day with anything other than what comes out of the tap.
    Date published: 2014-04-11

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