MSR Sweetwater Purifier System

[amazon_link id=”B000BBF2UG” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]MSR SweetWater Purifier System[/amazon_link]The MSR Sweetwater purifier system is one of the most complete water filtration systems on the market today. The Sweetwater purification system couples the ability to filter particulates from the water as well as bacteria and most common protozoa, such as crypto and giarda, with the ability to inactivate 99.99% of all viruses, all while leaving your water tasting great in the process. The MSR Sweetwater is an award winning water purification system (winner of a “best of the best” 2009 Editors’ Choice Award from Women’s Adventure Magazine for ease-of-use and offering “extra protection and peace of mind.”) that would make a great complement to your backpacking ensemble. Let’s delve into the features below.


The MSR Sweetwater offers comprehensive protection from waterborne microorganisms and sediment by:

  • removing 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria
  • removing 99.9% of common waterborne protozoan parasites, such as crypto and giardia
  • inactivating 99.99% of waterborne viruses
  • filters particulates

Because the MSR Sweetwater utilizes an activated carbon (charcoal) core rather than iodine, the water is left tasting fresh and chemical free. Another highlight of the filter is that it folds up to a very compact package, which makes it easy to pack into the backcountry. But the MSR Sweetwater is more than just a traveler’s water filter. With an output of 1.25 Liters per minute and a 4:1 mechanical advantage dual-action pump, this filter can serve the needs of several backpackers at your base camp.┬áThe filter can easily be cleaned in the field as well.


  • Weighs 14 ounces
  • .2 micron filter pore size
  • 1.25 Liters per minute
  • 75 strokes (pumps) per Liter
  • Cartridge life of 750 Liters
  • Cartridge life indicator
  • Water bottle adapter
  • Meets the US EPA water purification standards

Backpacking Samurai Thoughts

The MSR Sweetwater purifier system offers the complete package when it comes to water filtration. With the ability to basically remove all harmful microorganisms from your water, as well as the ability to filter out sediment, this water filtration system will handle all of your backcountry water needs. Click on the following link to buy yours today.

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