About MSR MiniWorks EX Ceramic Water Filter

MSR MiniWorks EX Ceramic Water Filter
The MSR MiniWorks EX Ceramic Water Filter is the complete filter for all your hydration necessities, when out on the road. This product's ceramic element provides a great degree of durability and ensures that you get safe and pure water, even with heavy usage. It is easy to keep up, as it can completely disassembled without the use of any tools, so you can clean it thoroughly. The AirSpring accumulator provides for immediate use, as it pumps nearly .264 gallons per minute, meaning that you've always got fresh water, even when time is at a premium. Since this product is compact, you can tuck it away with rest of your camping gear and carry it wherever you go. Thanks to the MSR MiniWorks EX Ceramic Water Filter, you've always got a supply of fresh drinking water no matter where you are.

This product can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.

The MSR MiniWorks EX Ceramic Water Filter is commonly used for Hiking/Camping, Water Bottles and more. The MSR MiniWorks EX Ceramic Water Filter is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Avid Adventurer, Casual/ Recreational among others. The MSR MiniWorks EX Ceramic Water Filter is popular because customers like the following qualities of the MSR MiniWorks EX Ceramic Water Filter: Compact, Easy to Use, Good Quality, Lightweight.

MSR MiniWorks EX Ceramic Water Filter Features

  • The MiniWorks EX is the best-selling filter on the market, delivering long-lasting, fully field-maintainable water filtration
  • Its durable ceramic element ensures protection, pumps water for years, and can be cleaned repeatedly for full recovery, with no tools required for complete disassembly
  • The MiniWorks is also lightweight and compact
  • Its innovative AirSpring Accumulatorb makes it capable of pumping one liter of water per minute

MSR MiniWorks EX Ceramic Water Filter Specifications

Effective against protozoa
Yes
Effective against bacteria
Yes
Effective against viruses
No
Effective against particulate
Yes
Effective against chemicals/toxins
Yes
Weight
1 lbs.
Width
2.75 in.
Length
7.5 in.
Filter media
Ceramic Plus Carbon
Filter pore size
0.2 microns
Flow (L/min)
1 L per min
Flow (strokes per liter)
85
Cartridge life
~2000L
Field cleanable
Yes
Field maintainable
Yes
Mechanical advantage
Yes
Origin
Made in Seattle, USA
Water Bottle Adapter
Available
Cartridge replacement indicator
Available
Weight [with packaging]
1.55 lb

MiniWorks EX Ceramic Water Filter Customer Reviews

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MSR MiniWorks EX Ceramic Water Filter
 
4.5

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Pros

  • Good quality (8)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Compact (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hiking (8)
    • Water bottles (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid adventurer (5), Casual/ recreational (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Great filter in Himalayas

    By Chad

    from Bangladesh

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Compact
    • Good Quality
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hiking/Camping

      Comments about MSR MiniWorks EX Ceramic Water Filter:

      Used this filter in the Himalays of Nepal for 11 days on a trek to Annapurna. It was the sole source of clean water for 9 people and did a fantastic job. Keep the filter clean and be careful to not to pump with frozen lines. Read directions. It is very easy to use. Great filter and will use again.

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      5.0

      great filter for back packing

      By Gordon

      from Huntsville, Tennessee

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good Quality
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hiking/Camping
        • Hydration Packs
        • Water Bottles

        Comments about MSR MiniWorks EX Ceramic Water Filter:

        I have used this filter on many multi day hikes and it has performed very well for me. I have had this filter for 2 years so far and would recommend this filter to anyone who will be spending a lot of time in the woods and needs to filter a lot of water. It will filter about 2 gallons of water before the ceramic filter needs to be washed, but it only takes about 10 minutes to clean it and it is ready for another 2 gallons.

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        4.0

        MSR EX filter does a good job.

        By Dog Paddler

        from West Virginia

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hiking/Camping
          • Hydration Packs
          • Travel
          • Water Bottles

          Comments about MSR MiniWorks EX Ceramic Water Filter:

          We used the MSR EX filter during a 6 day trip in the Boundary Waters. The unit was routinely used by adults and teenagers to filter 1.5 gallon units of water. Because silt was occasionally an issue that caused hard pumping, the unit was repeatedly disassembled, cleaned, and reassembled without difficulty. Read the instruction manual carefully to understand the importance of cleaning of the foam prefilter and filter cartridge. The unit provided great service and a ready source of fresh water. No need to carry multiple bottles of water on a 500 rod rugged portage.

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          4.0

          MSR makes great affordable.

          By Good Guy

          from Minnesota

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Good Quality
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hiking/Camping
            • Nalgene Standard Mouth
            • Water Bottles

            Comments about MSR MiniWorks EX Ceramic Water Filter:

            This works great with a standard Nalgene bottle. The ceramic filter is way less expensive than the Katadyn ceramic endurance series filter.

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            5.0

            Excellent Filter

            By Packer Matt

            from Medford, Oregon USA

            About Me Avid Adventurer

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            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Field maintainable
            • Good Quality

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Hiking/Camping

            Comments about MSR MiniWorks EX Ceramic Water Filter:

            Dependable filter. Used by the US Marine Corp. What else needs to be said?

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            Shopper  what bottles are pump compatible?
            KINO Y  Any large mouth Nalgene type bottle is compatible to screw onto the filter. There is also a nipple at the bottom so you can attach a tube going into a water bladder if you have one. I use the Camelbak Hydrolink filter adapter along with the hydrolink conversion kit to fill my hydration packs.
            (unknown) (  What type of contaminants will it filter?
            GREGG G  This will filter out your bacteria, protozoa, and cysts, but will not be able to filter the miniscule viruses. Those sterilizers like the STeripen will kill all of the above. If you need to purify your water, if it somewhat clean to begin with, you can probably get away with the steripen, but if you need to filter out some of the particulates from turbid water, a filter might be better for you.
            (unknown) (  Thanks for the heads up Gregg.
            Dan J  how often do i need to replace the filter?
            Mike W  I have a good friend with this filter. We have been on multiple trips together. All totaled this filter has been used for over 25 nights away supplying all the drinking water for up to six men for most of that time. Some of the water which has been filtered has been quite silty and at times we have had to clean the filter for every two liters pumped. And, the filter is still good, i.e. the red "C" gauge does not yet fit around the filter. In my opinion, the value of this filter far exceeds any product with a replaceable filter.
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