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First Need XL Water Purifier

First Need XL Water Purifier

Product Description

The First Need XL water purifier delivers convenient chemical-free water purification for outdoor adventures and international travel. Unique Structured Matrix 3-stage purification technology provides natural and ecological removal of contaminants down to

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06/08/2010 08:47AM
this filter works great. it is a little bulky but the water is perfect. it screws right onto a nalgene or msr dromedary!
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07/31/2010 08:02PM
I have used other filters in the past and was talked into buying the First Need this year. I was very pleased with the performance of the pump after only one use. It is easy to use and pumps a lot of water before needing to back flush it. I would recommend this purifier to anyone who is looking for a new one.
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08/09/2014 07:20PM
This company has outstanding customer service. We broke the handle off our purifier 4 hours before we were going to leave for our bwca trip. We called the company and they sent us to the closet store that carries the filter and bought us a new one at that store. We had a brand new free purifier for our trip.
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01/20/2016 12:52PM
This pumps quickly despite the small pore size. It pumps on both the down- and up-strokes. I appreciate the fact that it is a purifier as well as a filter. Although the purifier ability may not be needed in the BWCA/Quetico, it will come in handy if traveling overseas or on polluted waters. I have not noticed any chemical taste. It comes with a small bag for filtering using gravity rather than pumping, but the bag is too small to be useful; use the pump.