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The First Need XL water purifier delivers convenient chemical-free water purification for outdoor adventures and international travel.

  • Features

    • Structured Matrix 3-stage purification technology provides natural and ecological removal of contaminants down to 0.1 micron nominal (0.4 absolute)
    • Purifier is certified to EPA Guide Standard for microbiological purifiers against bacteria, cysts and viruses; removes giardia and cryptosporidia
    • Also removes dirt, unpleasant tastes and chemicals such as pesticides and herbicides
    • Easy-grip, ergonomic handle provides comfortable pumping; double-action pump is field serviceable
    • Use the included gravity feed kit for hands-free purification without pumping
    • Fast flow rate of 1.89 liters per min. lets you enjoy clean, great-tasting water in no time at all
    • XL purifier's large capacity lets you purify up to 150 gal. before needing to replace the canister
    • Direct Connect attaches unit snugly to many wide-mouth and narrow-mouth water bottles and hydration systems, sold separately
    • Attach the drink tube on your Camelbak® hydration reservoir directly to canister so you can refill without removing the reservoir from your bag
    • Additional adapters (sold separately) allow attachment to directly to select Platypus, Sigg and Nalgene water bottles and reservoirs, sold separately
    • Included prefilter removes larger contaminants before they reach the purifier; adjustable float lets you position the prefilter exactly where you want it
    • 36 in. long inlet hose provides consistent flow and won't kink
    • Excellent impact resistance withstands use in the wilderness and during international travel
    • First Need XL water purifer includes a lightweight storage bag
    • 16 oz. weight includes filter canister (does not include storage bag)

    Made in USA.

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  • Technical Specs

    Best Use


    Housing Material



    1.89 liters per minute


    Protozoa, Bacteria and Viruses

    Pump Strokes Per Liter



    6.25 x 4.9 x 2.8 inches

    Filter Type


    Filter Medium

    Structured matrix micro-strainer


    16 ounces

    Pump Force


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