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Quality


Easy to clean and test filter quality.

Positive Review

It is an excellent, reliable, easy to use product.

Positive Review

That, plus a clean out port means the xle can better deal with poor quality water.

Negative Review

You can drop the intake hose right into the lake/river and pump with the handle.

Neutral Review

We’ve never gotten ill with the first purifier or its replacement.

Neutral Review

Price


Either solution is viable and the life cycle costs aren't all that different in the long run.

Neutral Review

On that basis, i imagined that now one would cost somewhere around $60.

Neutral Review

Shipping


Hands down it is fast for the refilling.

Positive Review

Easily twice as fast and the water was fine.

Positive Review

One tip on buying new canisters is that general ecology charges a shipping fee if you buy directly, while amazon prime members ...  Read More

Neutral Review

Competitiveness


Also the first need is a few ounces heavier than a lot of the competition.

Positive Review

I've used lifestraw, camelback, and other filter products all my life but this is the best one so far.

Positive Review

Anyway, i’d really like to see some better, more serious competition for the general ecology first need.

Neutral Review

If you’re really determined not to shoulder the extra dollars or the extra weight, you could always just use paper coffee filte...  Read More

Neutral Review
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  • Our engine has discovered that over 80% high quality reviews are present.
  • This product had a total of 154 reviews as of our last analysis date on Apr 12 2021.
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Fantastic purification system we use inside our camper

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I love water and I drink enough where I need something that can give me great tasting water in a small amount of time. I have t...  Read More


Helpful Insights

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    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The clean out instructions didn't solve the problem.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    That said, the blue dye test is a gimmick.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Only tells you there is activated carbon.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    It is used on poison victims in er.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    But since then it has become almost invisible in the marketplace, amazon being now just about the only place that sells it - and amazon won’t even show it to you on a search for portable water filters, despite the fact that it has about the highest customer review ratings, you have to search for the exact brand name for amazon to show it.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    On that basis, i imagined that now one would cost somewhere around $60.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    And there are certainly lots of opinions around that the first need is over-priced.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    If you’re really determined not to shoulder the extra dollars or the extra weight, you could always just use paper coffee filters to filter your water; it’s just that they, like all the other competitors, won’t really filter your water.

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