Here is another good write up from Sheepish.
Aquamira Frontier Pro Water Filter
The old traditional debate for campers, hikers, and backpackers, and even lightweight travellers, when it comes to water filtration usually comes down to somewhat heavy pumps for those who can’t stand the taste of chlorine or iodine, and those light but pungent chlorine or iodine tabs. Recently, Aquamira entered a new lightweight champ into the ring: The Aquarmira Frontier Pro Water Filter.
Weighing in at a scant 2 ounces and about the size of a mini maglite, the Frontier Pro has no moving parts that can fail like filters can, and is extremely simple to use. On the mouthpiece end is a tethered cap to keep the bite valve clean and clear of debris when not in use. It’s tethered, so you can’t loose the cap. On the other end is a 28mm threaded connector, which allows it to screw onto most standard water bottle openings and Platypus hydration bag openings. The filter will also connect with most hydration bag tube systems, such as Platypus or Camelbak, so that you can filter water stored in the bladder in your pack. The system will also allow you to drink directly from a water source, using the Frontier Pro like a straw. In practice, it will probably be best to use a plastic bottle to collect water for use with the Frontier Pro since filling bladders from a water source can be difficult, and the water in the bladder can be potentially contaminated.
The Frontier Pro lightweight water filter contains replaceable prefilters (replacements included) that help to strain out the larger debris from the water, extending the life of the 3 micron porous filter and the activated carbon inside. The filter will remove 99.9% of cryptosporidium and giardia and improves the taste. The medium also incorporates Miraguard, which protects against the growth of mold, mildew, and bacteria. The Frontier Pro can also be paired with chlorine dioxide tablets to provide extra protection against waterborne viruses in areas where such conditions are prevalent. Aside from hiking use, the Frontier Pro can provide a traveller extra piece of mind while taking up very little space in a carry-on bag when visiting areas with questionable water quality.
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