First Need XLE Elite Water Purifier

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

  • Features

    • XLE Elite purifier is more durable and has a larger capacity than the previous model, the XL water purifier
    • 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
    • Cleanout Port on top make it easy to clean the canister without having to remove hoses or reverse the flow of water; reduces the chance for accidental contact with dirty water
    • Easy-grip, ergonomic handle provides comfortable pumping; double-action pump is field serviceable
    • XLE Elite canister is more resistant to damage from dropping than previous versions; canister is also compatible with the First Need XL water purifer
    • Fast flow rate of 1.89 liters per min. lets you enjoy clean, great-tasting water in no time at all
    • XLE Elite purifier's large capacity lets you purify up to 180 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 (sold separately) directly to canister so you can refill without removing the reservoir from your bag
    • Adapters (not included) allow attachment directly to select Platypus flexible bottles and Nalgene water bottles with sport caps, sold separately
    • Included prefilter removes larger contaminants before they reach the purifier; adjustable float lets you position the prefilter exactly where you want it
    • Use the included gravity feed kit for hands-free purification without pumping
    • Long, kink-free inlet hose provides consistent flow
    • First Need XLE Elite water purifer includes a lightweight storage bag
    • 1 lb. weight includes filter canister (does not include storage bag)

    Made in USA.

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  • Technical Specs

    Best Use


    Housing Material



    Protozoa, Bacteria And Viruses


    1.89 liters per minute


    6.25 x 4.9 x 2.8 inches

    Filter Type


    Filter Medium

    Structured matrix micro-strainer


    1 pound

    Pump Strokes per Liter


    Pump Force


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