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Old 05-16-2012, 11:14 PM
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Trying to figure out what is the best water filter/purifiers to buy. We are currently looking at a Steripen Adventurer Opti Water Purifier 2012. Is this good, or is there something better?

Pros and Cons would be great. Appreciate it.
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well...Backpacker mag gave it the "Editor's Choice" Award for 2011. That's a plus. They say they didn't have any problems with it during many trials. But it needs batteries. I have bad luck with batteries.

I'd go with the 2012 Editor's Choice: the Sawyer SP181 All in One Squeeze. Or the SP 131 Sawyer Squeeze. If you want a purifier, Sawyer has them too.

Why not filter out instead of kill?
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Thanks for the reply. I will definitely look into that info.

We already have the pump action type water bottles and we are looking at the hanging water bags. We just wanted something like the steri pen, but wanted to know if this was the best one...we are new to all of this and just don't want to waste money if we can avoid it.
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Definitely check out Sawyer. also Monolithic.
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If you are looking at hanging bag system, I would look at Sawyer inline filters.

The Steripen is cons 1) you can only do small amounts of water at a time. 2) you need pretty clear water for it to be real effective 3) batteries.

What the Steripen is GREAT for is if you are overseas and just wanted to purify some tap water or well water. I used it in hotels and never got the runs.

So the do work. It is just in some situations, there may be better options.
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