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Water Filters/Purification

Clean water is important in making your trip and return trip home safe and fun.

Katadyn Mini Filter

Katadyn Mini Filter

Brand: Katadyn
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Its small size fits in a coat pocket or waist pack, making the Mini ideal for travel, business trips and day hiking and solo backpacking. View Product Details/Reviews
MSR SweetWater Microfilter

MSR SweetWater Microfilter

Brand: Msr
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One of the easiest pumps to operate! Features dual-action draw and a mechanical advantage to supply you with clean water quickly. View Product Details/Reviews
Katadyn Pocket Filter with Output Hose

Katadyn Pocket Filter with Output Hose

Brand: Katadyn
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This robust water filter made of heavy-duty materials is ideal for long-lasting continuous use--even under extreme circumstances. View Product Details/Reviews
Katadyn Gravidyn Drip Water Filter

Katadyn Gravidyn Drip Water Filter

Brand: Katadyn
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Perfect for your base camp or backcountry cabin, this filter can supply 6 months of safe drinking water for up to 6 people with no pumping required! View Product Details/Reviews
Katadyn Hiker Filter

Katadyn Hiker Filter

Brand: Katadyn
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The lightweight and easy to use design makes the Katadyn Hiker a great choice for all-around use. View Product Details/Reviews
Katadyn Hiker PRO Water Filter

Katadyn Hiker PRO Water Filter

Brand: Katadyn
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Field maintainable, the Hiker PRO includes extra features for higher performance and improved versatility. View Product Details/Reviews
Katadyn Micro Filter Water Bottle

Katadyn Micro Filter Water Bottle

Brand: Katadyn
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Using proven pleated filter technology, this filter bottle provides easy waterflow, with carbon to reduce chemicals and make water taste better. View Product Details/Reviews
Katadyn Base Camp Filter

Katadyn Base Camp Filter

Brand: Katadyn
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For large groups or just lots of water, the Katadyn Base Camp microfilter offers effective gravity-fed water filtration--just fill and hang! View Product Details/Reviews
Katadyn Vario Microfilter

Katadyn Vario Microfilter

Brand: Katadyn
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Katadyn Vario Microfilter's two-mode design lets you opt between fast filtration or extended lifetime of the primary filter (up to 500 gallons!). View Product Details/Reviews
Platypus CleanStream Gravity Filter System

Platypus CleanStream Gravity Filter System

Brand: Platypus
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Filtering water has never been so easy-let gravity do all the work with the pump-free Platypus CleanStream gravity filter system. View Product Details/Reviews
MSR HyperFlow Microfilter

MSR HyperFlow Microfilter

Brand: Msr
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Backpacker April '08: ''The HyperFlow is so fast and light it converted several editors who had sworn off filters in favor of chemical treatment.''. View Product Details/Reviews
MSR AutoFlow Gravity Filter

MSR AutoFlow Gravity Filter

Brand: Msr
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Let gravity do all the work with the extremely efficient and pump-free MSR AutoFlow Gravity filter system. View Product Details/Reviews
Sawyer Inline Water Filter

Sawyer Inline Water Filter

Brand: Sawyer
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Use the Sawyer Inline water filter to effectively treat water straight from a hydration reservoir, pump prefilter, household faucet or a homemade gravity system. View Product Details/Reviews
Sawyer Four-Way Water Treatment System - 34 oz.

Sawyer Four-Way Water Treatment System - 34 oz.

Brand: Sawyer
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The Sawyer Four-Way Water Treatment system gives you 4 options for using the hollow fiber membrane filter to produce clean drinking water while on the go. View Product Details/Reviews
Sawyer Water Treatment System - 4 Liter

Sawyer Water Treatment System - 4 Liter

Brand: Sawyer
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Think of water filtration in a whole new way with the quick and convenient gravity-powered Sawyer water treatment system. View Product Details/Reviews
Sawyer Complete Water Treatment System - 4 Liter

Sawyer Complete Water Treatment System - 4 Liter

Brand: Sawyer
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Set up the Sawyer Complete water treatment system and in the time it takes you to unpack your tent you'll have 4 liters of fresh, clean drinking water. View Product Details/Reviews
Sawyer Complete Water Treatment System - 8 Liter

Sawyer Complete Water Treatment System - 8 Liter

Brand: Sawyer
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Break out the Sawyer Complete water treatment system and in the time it takes you to set up camp you'll have 8 liters of fresh, clean drinking water. View Product Details/Reviews
Sawyer pointOne Filter with Bucket Adapter

Sawyer pointOne Filter with Bucket Adapter

Brand: Sawyer
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Featuring a fast and effective hollow fiber membrane filter, the Sawyer pointOne filter with bucket adapter allows you to make 5 gal. of clean drinking water in under 15 min. View Product Details/Reviews
Sawyer Water Treatment System - 2 Liter

Sawyer Water Treatment System - 2 Liter

Brand: Sawyer
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Think of water filtration in a whole new way with the quick and convenient gravity-powered Sawyer water treatment system. View Product Details/Reviews
Sawyer Complete Water Treatment System - 2 Liter

Sawyer Complete Water Treatment System - 2 Liter

Brand: Sawyer
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Set up the Sawyer Complete water treatment system and in the time it takes you to unpack your tent, you'll have 2 liters of fresh, clean drinking water. View Product Details/Reviews
First Need Trav-L-Pure Water Purifier

First Need Trav-L-Pure Water Purifier

Brand: First Need
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Designed for international adventurers, the self-contained First Need Trav-L-Pure water purifier can be filled from a sink or pitcher, making it ideal for travel. View Product Details/Reviews
First Need Base Camp Purifier

First Need Base Camp Purifier

Brand: First Need
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True to its name, this high output purifier supplies base camp-sized volumes of pure water to expeditions world-wide. View Product Details/Reviews
MSR SweetWater Purifier System

MSR SweetWater Purifier System

Brand: Msr
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This system combines the proven filtration of the micro-filter with the chlorine-based SweetWater Purifier Solution for safe, clean water worldwide. View Product Details/Reviews
SteriPEN Adventurer Water Purifier

SteriPEN Adventurer Water Purifier

Brand: Steripen
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The SteriPEN Adventurer provides the same great water treatment as the original SteriPEN, but with a smaller size and even lower weight. View Product Details/Reviews
SteriPEN Classic Water Purifier with Prefilter

SteriPEN Classic Water Purifier with Prefilter

Brand: Steripen
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Let the SteriPEN Classic ultraviolet purifier with prefilter be your single source for potable water on your next traveling or backpacking adventure. View Product Details/Reviews
First Need XL Water Purifier

First Need XL Water Purifier

Brand: First Need
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The First Need XL water purifier delivers convenient chemical-free water purification for outdoor adventures and international travel. View Product Details/Reviews
SteriPEN Journey Water Purifier

SteriPEN Journey Water Purifier

Brand: Steripen
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SteriPEN Journey takes the guesswork out of the water treatment process with a convenient LCD screen. View Product Details/Reviews
Sawyer Point Zero Two Purifier with Bucket Adapter

Sawyer Point Zero Two Purifier with Bucket Adapter

Brand: Sawyer
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With no pumping and no chemicals required, the Sawyer Point Zero Two purifier with bucket adapter delivers 5 gal. of clean drinking water in under 45 min. View Product Details/Reviews
SteriPEN Safe Water System

SteriPEN Safe Water System

Brand: Steripen
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The SteriPEN Safe Water system is an all-in-one purifier kit for making great-tasting potable water while hiking the trail or traveling the world. View Product Details/Reviews
MSR Water Filter Maintenance Kit

MSR Water Filter Maintenance Kit

Brand: Msr
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This small, complete maintenance kit is for the MSR Waterworks II or Miniworks filters. View Product Details/Reviews
MSR SweetWater Filter Cleaning Brush

MSR SweetWater Filter Cleaning Brush

Brand: Msr
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This stiff-bristled brush quickly removes unwanted particles from your Sweetwater filter. View Product Details/Reviews
MSR SweetWater SiltStopper

MSR SweetWater SiltStopper

Brand: Msr
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This prefilter attaches to the end of a SweetWater inlet hose to prolong the life of the water filter. View Product Details/Reviews
Katadyn Carbon Cartridge

Katadyn Carbon Cartridge

Brand: Katadyn
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This simple-to-use optional cartridge reduces chemicals and bad taste from water. View Product Details/Reviews
SteriPEN Water Bottle Prefilter

SteriPEN Water Bottle Prefilter

Brand: Steripen
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This SteriPEN prefilter fits the openings of Nalgene and comparable wide-mouth water bottles to filter particulates and debris from water. View Product Details/Reviews
SteriPEN Auto Power Cord

SteriPEN Auto Power Cord

Brand: Steripen
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Recharge your SteriPEN Traveler or Adventurer water purifier while en route to the trailhead with this auto power cord. View Product Details/Reviews
First Need Direct Connect Wide-Mouth Adapter

First Need Direct Connect Wide-Mouth Adapter

Brand: First Need
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Attach your First Need XL water purifier directly to Sigg bottles and Nalgene mid-size bottles (sold separately) with this wide-mouth adapter. View Product Details/Reviews
First Need Direct Connect Narrow-Mouth Adapter

First Need Direct Connect Narrow-Mouth Adapter

Brand: First Need
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Attach your First Need XL water purifier directly to Platypus flexible water bottles and reservoirs (sold separately) with this narrow-mouth adapter. View Product Details/Reviews
MSR HyperFlow Gravity Kit

MSR HyperFlow Gravity Kit

Brand: Msr
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Use this kit to convert your MSR HyperFlow filter (sold separately) into a convenient pump-free gravity system. View Product Details/Reviews
MSR HyperFlow Quick-Connect Bottle Adapter

MSR HyperFlow Quick-Connect Bottle Adapter

Brand: Msr
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Directly connect your MSR HyperFlow microfilter (sold separately) to your water container with this Quick-Connect adapter. View Product Details/Reviews
MSR HyperFlow Maintenance Kit

MSR HyperFlow Maintenance Kit

Brand: Msr
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Keep your MSR HyperFlow microfilter in tip-top shape with this handy maintenance kit. View Product Details/Reviews
Platypus CleanStream Filter Hose

Platypus CleanStream Filter Hose

Brand: Platypus
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Keep your Platypus CleanStream gravity filter system (sold separately) operating like new with these replacement hoses. View Product Details/Reviews
SteriPEN Sigg Bottle Adapter

SteriPEN Sigg Bottle Adapter

Brand: Steripen
Rating: No Rating
Adapt your Sigg water bottle so it can be used with a SteriPEN Journey or Classic water purifier. View Product Details/Reviews
SteriPEN FitsAll Filter

SteriPEN FitsAll Filter

Brand: Steripen
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The cone-shaped SteriPEN FitsAll filter can be used to clear particulates and debris from water prior to treating it with your SteriPEN UV purifier (sold separately). View Product Details/Reviews
Potable Aqua Iodine and Taste-Neutralizer Tablets

Potable Aqua Iodine and Taste-Neutralizer Tablets

Brand: Potable Aqua
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Iodine tablets kill giardia and bacteria while taste-neutralizing tablets help rid treated water of the iodine taste. View Product Details/Reviews
MSR SweetWater Purifier Solution - 2oz.

MSR SweetWater Purifier Solution - 2oz.

Brand: Msr
Rating: No Rating
Replacement SweetWater Purifier Solution for your SweetWater Purifier System--one bottle treats up to 80 gallons of tainted water. View Product Details/Reviews
Katadyn Micropur - 30 Pack

Katadyn Micropur - 30 Pack

Brand: Katadyn
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Purifying water couldn't be easier, simply drop a Micropur tablet into a quart of water; drink with confidence and no chemical aftertaste. View Product Details/Reviews
Potable Aqua Chlorine Dioxide Tablets - 20 Pack

Potable Aqua Chlorine Dioxide Tablets - 20 Pack

Brand: Potable Aqua
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Purifying water couldn't be easier! Simply drop 1 Potable Aqua chlorine dioxide tablet into a quart of water and let it go to work. View Product Details/Reviews
Potable Aqua Chlorine Dioxide Tablets - 30 Pack

Potable Aqua Chlorine Dioxide Tablets - 30 Pack

Brand: Potable Aqua
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Purifying water couldn't be easier! Simply drop 1 Potable Aqua chlorine dioxide tablet into a quart of water and let it go to work. View Product Details/Reviews
Katadyn Micropur - 20 Pack

Katadyn Micropur - 20 Pack

Brand: Katadyn
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Purifying water couldn't be easier-simply drop a Micropur tablet into a quart of water; drink with confidence and no chemical aftertaste. View Product Details/Reviews
Reliance PUR Clean Drinking Water Kit

Reliance PUR Clean Drinking Water Kit

Brand: Reliance
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Whether you're exploring the outdoors or making emergency preparedness plans, the PUR Clean Drinking Water kit gives you access to clean, fresh water. View Product Details/Reviews
Reliance PUR Purifier of Water

Reliance PUR Purifier of Water

Brand: Reliance
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Having access to safe drinking water is an absolute necessity. Be prepared with these PUR Purifier of Water packets. View Product Details/Reviews
MSR SweetWater Filter Cartridge

MSR SweetWater Filter Cartridge

Brand: Msr
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A replacement filter for the SweetWater Water Filter. View Product Details/Reviews
Exstream Virustat Replacement Kit

Exstream Virustat Replacement Kit

Brand: Exstream
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This kit contains complete replacement parts for the Exstream Water Purification Bottles; Pre-Filter, Cyst Filter and ViruStat Cartridge. View Product Details/Reviews
Katadyn Guide PRO Element

Katadyn Guide PRO Element

Brand: Katadyn
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Replacement filter element for the Katadyn Guide, PUR Guide and PUR Scout Purifier. View Product Details/Reviews
MSR EX Ceramic Element

MSR EX Ceramic Element

Brand: Msr
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Replacement ceramic element for MSR MiniWorks and WaterWorks portable filters. View Product Details/Reviews
Katadyn Micro Filter Replacement Element

Katadyn Micro Filter Replacement Element

Brand: Katadyn
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This replacement cartridge prolongs the life of your Katadyn Micro Filter Water Bottle. View Product Details/Reviews
Katadyn Hiker PRO Element

Katadyn Hiker PRO Element

Brand: Katadyn
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Replacement element for Katadyn Hiker Pro water filter. View Product Details/Reviews
SteriPEN Pre-Filter Replacement Screen

SteriPEN Pre-Filter Replacement Screen

Brand: Steripen
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This filter cartridge replaces a lost or damaged cartridge for the SteriPEN Water Bottle Pre-Filter. View Product Details/Reviews
Katadyn Vario Replacement Ceramic Prefilter Disc

Katadyn Vario Replacement Ceramic Prefilter Disc

Brand: Katadyn
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Keep your Katadyn Vario Microfilter in tip-top shape with the replacement ceramic prefilter disc. View Product Details/Reviews
Katadyn Vario Replacement Carbon - Two Pack

Katadyn Vario Replacement Carbon - Two Pack

Brand: Katadyn
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Keep your Katadyn Vario Microfilter in tip-top shape with replacement carbon. View Product Details/Reviews
First Need XL Replacement Canister

First Need XL Replacement Canister

Brand: First Need
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Rejuvenate your First Need XL Purifier with this replacement cartridge. View Product Details/Reviews
Platypus Gravity Filter Replacement Cartridge

Platypus Gravity Filter Replacement Cartridge

Brand: Platypus
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This replacement filter cartridge keeps your Platypus CleanStream gravity filter system operating in tip-top shape. View Product Details/Reviews
MSR AutoFlow Replacement Cartridge

MSR AutoFlow Replacement Cartridge

Brand: Msr
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Keep your MSR AutoFlow gravity filter operating in tip-top shape with this replacement filter cartridge. View Product Details/Reviews