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MSR MiniWorks EX Water Filter

    MSR MiniWorks EX Water Filter

    The compact MSR MiniWorks EX water filter with EX technology has been proven reliable by thousands and thousands of adventurers around the world. See details

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    The compact MSR MiniWorks EX water filter with EX technology has been proven reliable by thousands and thousands of adventurers around the world.

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    The compact MSR MiniWorks EX water filter with EX technology has been proven reliable by thousands and thousands of adventurers around the world.

    • Ceramic/carbon Marathon™ EX element effectively removes bacteria and protozoa including giardia and cryptosporidia
    • Also removes unpleasant tastes and odors caused by organic compounds, such as iodine, chlorine and pesticides
    • Filter can be cleaned over and over for maximum field life with no tools required
    • AirSpring Accumulator™ increases filtration speed up to 1 liter per min.
    • Bottom screws onto an MSR Dromedary® Bag or Nalgene® water bottle for easy operation (both sold separately)
    • Easy disassembly lets you troubleshoot and maintain the MSR MiniWorks EX filter in the field

    Weight reported dry, without accessories.

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    MSR MiniWorks EX Water Filter Specs
    Specification
    Description
    Best use
    Backpacking
    Pump
    Ceramic with carbon core
    Protozoa and bacteria
    10.4 pounds
    85
    1 liters per minute
    Polyurethane
    Yes
    7.8 x 3.8 inches
    14.6 ounces
    Filter type
    Filter medium
    Removes/Destroys
    Pump force
    Pump strokes per liter
    Output
    Housing material
    Field cleanable
    Dimensions
    Weight

    MSR MiniWorks EX Water Filter

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    MSR MiniWorks EX Water Filter is rated 4.2917 out of 5 by 24.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT If I could marry this thing I would. Here is my breakdown: PROS 1. Super lightweight. I used to have the old version which was .5 lbs heavier. 2. I've never gotten sick. I use this thing all the time and sometimes with very questionable water...I mean...nasty. 3. Super easy to maintain. Get the maintenance kit. Really this thing should come with it already but it doesn't...so buy it. Super peace of mind in the field. 4. Very nice design. This thing looks cool. Some of the other MSR models and other manufacturers products look dorky. This thing looks really cool. 5. Good bang for your pump. You don't feel like you're wasting time with each pump. Cons 1. I can't marry it. 2. The filtering element is delicate so you have to be careful. Don't let it freeze with water in it or you'll have a broken element. If that happens on the trail...you are in trouble. 3. I always have backup purification tablets just in case. Tips 1. Get some coffee filters and rubber bands to wrap around the hose inlet. It will pre filter the water and extend the life of your filter element. A coffee filter is way cheaper than a new element. 2. In case of really nasty, wonky water...have a bottle of water purification tablets and use them properly. Also some powdered juice mix packets to help remove the purification tablet flavor if you end up using the tablets. 3. Make sure you bring that maintenance kit AND properly maintain your filter as needed. Take care of it, it will take care of you. 4. FINALLY: These things are a value at the normal price but often they go on sale so keep that in mind when you are ready to buy. I hope you found this helpful.
    Date published: 2014-04-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb filter! Have owned this filter for 9 years and use it in the field anywhere from 10-30 days every year. I have used it in conditions from the cleanest spring seeps to silty trenched driplines at the base of timberline snowbanks in the afternoons(looks like chocolate milk). It has NEVER failed to provide wonderfully purified water. I have had geardia before from purification systems that were not up to the task, but never an issue with this pump. It is a water filter so when it becomes more difficult to pump, you take it apart and clean it. The worse the quality of the water you are filtering, the more frequently it needs cleaned. I have had to replace the element, but that was because I dropped it on a rock. These elements will last a long time, and if you take proper care of this filter it will take care of you.
    Date published: 2014-04-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dependable in all conditions.....buy it I specifically came here to give this a 5 star rating for folks who are on the fence. My first experience with this tool was on a multi day trip in the mountains with 5 other guys, who all had different methods of water purification. Everything from the steri pen, to the platapus, and some other contraptions. This was the winner for all of us after the second day. This works easily, and very dependable in normal weather conditions, actually flawless. We used it in snow/winter conditions for a few days and it needed some extra attention between uses, but what doesnt when its freezing? All you need to do is take the filter out of the main housing, scrape the ice off the filter surface with a knife, squeeze the ice out of the hoses and your good to go. It took us about 15-30 mins to fill 7-10 liters out of mountain creeks at a time, but it was the most reliable tool we had. The day I got back home, I went and used my dividend to purchase this and returned the other "option" I brought with me on the trip. Its worked perfect since. I also use the MSR bladders, and it screws directly into the top of that, and any type of standard big mouth water bottle. clean water is a requirement I do not take lightly, and never go backpacking without this. I still bring tablets for emergencies, but would do that with anything else. The filter will last almost a lifetime and is cheap to replace. If you want dependable, here you go!!!
    Date published: 2014-04-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great filtration system I very much like the MSR MiniWorks EX. I have used it from backpacking to Military field operations. It has never let me down. It does have some cons but are from diffrent water sources. In clear water, the filter pumps easily but i have used some nasty muddy water which will clog your filter much faster, but what would you expect, clean it and drive on. No matter how muddy, dirty, grimmy or nasty the water i am filtering from, the MSR MiniWorks EX has done its job, with no after taste and clear tasty water.
    Date published: 2014-04-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good filter, but heavy and takes space I've had this water filter for over 5 years and it continues to work flawlessly. Its pros are great functionality and ease of use and maintenance. Its cons are that it is heavy for a water filter and it is on the big side. I take it everytime I go backpacking. I'd like it to be lighter and smaller (now that I have learned more about backpacking), but live and learn.
    Date published: 2014-04-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pure Clear Water My Sister purchased this filter about 5 years ago and it still works awesomely! We have used it all over Colorado and parts of Utah and it has never failed us even when the water is cloudy with suspended sand and silt. It did need cleaning more often in these conditions but this was no problem and only took a few extra minutes out of the day. A trick we found is that if you throw a clean sock over the intake, it slows down the water flow a little but keeps the guts of the system cleaner for a longer period when the water is cloudy. The advice given by others to be gentle with the filament when cleaning is good advice but the system when assembled is very tough and stands up to a pretty good beating. Maintenance is quick and simple which is a life saver if something clogs up or the like in the back country. I have noticed that it takes a little more force to pump compared to some other filters I have used but this is only a miner draw back when I compare the rest of the attributes of the different systems. My sister is getting married soon and moving out so it looks like I am going to have to be purchasing my own here pretty soon. It's nice to know that this is a product that won't be a waste of money and that I will be able to rely on in the years to come.
    Date published: 2014-04-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best water filter I have used other water filtration units and methods and this is by far the easiest, lowest maintenance and sturdy filter I have used to date. the ceramic filter has a long life 2000 cycles unlike the paper type ones. easy to remove and service. you can dismantle, clean and reassemble for use in 2 or 3 minutes. I have purchased 3 and never had a problem with any of them. I highly recommend this unit.
    Date published: 2014-04-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from good job I got this filter in preparation for some hiking on the AT. the reviews seemed to indicate it did a good job. this past week my wife and I did a section hike from clingmans dome to Fontana dam in the smokies. the filter worked like a charm and was very easy/fast the first few times I used it but then got harder/slower as the trip progressed. we both carried 2 Nalgene quart size bottles and filled them about 2x each day (very humid weather)(4 day hike) the water was always clear and tasted good. after the hike went to a cabin and started cleaning gear, I hadn't taken the filter apart during the hike but was amazed at how much dirt, etc was on the filter. cleaned it easily and it was back to fast and smooth(lesson learned for next section-clean the filter every couple days) I am very pleased with this filter and plan to use it in hikes to come good product.
    Date published: 2014-04-12

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