MSR MiniWorks Ceramic Filter
Had this filter for a couple years and have taken it on several outings with no issues. It is very robust and easy to use/clean. My only complaint is the amount of pumps/time it takes to fill up your container though it is not a huge deal. I never write reviews but was motivated after getting off the phone with customer service. I called after I dropped a small part down the sink while cleaning my filter. They took my info and told me they would send the part free of charge. Would highly recommend.
December 3, 2014
I have used this filter in British Columbia Canada and Washington state with good results. I used it in some tea colored water and the filter did slow down considerably. I wiped down the filter and the problem was solved.
November 22, 2014
The most durable & hygenic filter ever
I love this filter!
It is tough and rugged, built to last, yet so simple to use you can just hand it to a child to use. I especially like the hygenic aspects of this filter. I've used other filters before that have an inlet hose to drop in the lake and an outlet house to your water bottle, their problem is cross-contamination when you pack back up in the bag. Not with this filter, the bottom cap and screw-on bottle mouth keeps all the clean filtered components safely away from the raw unfiltered water sections.
I've owned this filter for 10 years now and have used it on canoe trips from 2 people to 15 people. It's seen a lot of use! Yet, the original ceramic filter still hasn't worn out.
I know others who also have this filter and love it, but the only issue is cleaning. You MUST clean & sterilize it when you get home from your adventure. Not everyone boils the ceramic filter, and I have know of a few cases of beaver fever as a result. If you follow the cleaning instructions, you'll never worry with this unit. Great job MSR!
November 21, 2014
Miniworks mighty awesome!
This year makes the third year that the mini works has been in my backpack. I have tried other filters before and during use of the miniworks and I always go back to it. My two favorite things about this filter: 1.I never worry about the taste of my water, the charcoal filter makes it taste clean every time. 2. I never worry about the quality of the water i am drinking after filtering. I know the water i am drinking not only is safe but tastes amazing. My only complaints if i had to pick any are: 1. The unit can be a little big in the backpack but its worth giving up the room for safe water. 2. It can be slow to pump sometimes, but thats a trade off im willing to take for safe water going through a ceramic filter. If you are thinking about getting this filter i highly recommend it.
November 15, 2014