In a recent post I made mention that I carried an Aqua Mira Pro water filter with me on a recent hike. In the video I really just pointed it out and did not video the filter in use. I received a comment from John Abela in which he stated that he wished that he could have seen it in action, so I have decided to do another video with more focus on the filter, as well as a shot of me filtering 1 liter of water through the filter. So, here is the video…
I also want to make note again that this filter is not necessarily to be used as a stand alone filter. The Frontier Pro will filter down to 3 microns, which means it will not catch any of the smaller bacteria. This filter is really a means to rid the drinking water of Giardia as well as Crypto.
With this in mind, I use this filter in conjunction with either Aqua Mira drops or MicroPur tablets. I treat the water with the chemicals for at least 15 minutes to begin with. (Of course the treatment time also depends on temperature as well as turbidity of the water.) Once the time has passed, I then filter the treated water through the filter and into my drinking bottle. (This process can be seen in the videos.)
The filter stripped down with no attachments weighs in at 1.8 oz on my scale. I figure I can cut off some more of the trimmings and lose a little more weight. Maybe I will try that sometime.
This filter does have a limited lifetime. The filter is stated to filter up to 50 gallons (200 liters). Once this time comes, the filter is no longer to be relied upon. However, the filter may also clog (which I have read a few reports that stated that they can clog quickly), and obviously, once this happens, the filter is then trash since it cannot be back-washed.
These filters retail for about $25, however, they can be found for cheaper. I paid just under $20 on Amazon.com for mine. (Get it here for $18 and I may even get a couple of cents out of it… )
So, if you have any more questions, just post them below and I will get back to you! Until then, thanks for reading…