Another innovative offering from MSR, the TrailShot Microfilter weighs just 5.4 ounces, has a flow rate of 1 liter per minute, and effectively treats up to 2,000 liters of water. Perfect for backpacking, the filter is effective against bacteria, protozoa, and particulates.
The filter utilizes Hollow Fiber Technology to maximize flow rate while also effectively neutralizing all but the most microscopic threats (NOTE: it is not effective against viruses). A simple squeeze action draws water from the nearest available water source through an integrated hose, and passes water through the filter, allowing you to drink safely immediately and directly from the integrated nozzle of the TrailShot. The field maintainable filter is incredibly easy to clean and requires no tools. Should you use the filter frequently enough to have treated 2,000 liters, the TrailShot Replacement Filter Cartridge (sold separately) is available to fully restore the filter’s effectiveness.
The full dimensions of the MSR TrailShot Microfilter are 6” x 2.4”, allowing it to stash conveniently in your backpack.
- Pocket-sized and light at 5.4 oz. (153 g)
- Drink directly from the source or use to fill bottles
- Squeezing action fills 1-liter bottles in 60 seconds
- Easy to clean: a few shakes helps restore flow rates in the field with no tools required
- Meets NSF Protocol P231 for removal of bacteria, protozoa and particulate
- Treats up to 2,000 liters with one cartridge
Best Use Backpacking, Hiking, Running/Fitness Item Weight 5.4 oz Dimensions 6" x 2.4" Warranty Limited Lifetime Field Maintainable Yes Filter Material Hollow Fiber Removes Protozoa, Bacteria, and Sediment Flow Rate Up to 1 Liter per minute Capacity Up to 2,000 Liters
Real Customer Reviews
- Best of Class.
Likes: Speed of filter, weight, ease of use.
Dislikes: Length of tube, cost of replacement filter after freezing.
Likes: I did a lot of research before buying this filter. To me nothing else was as convenient or easy to use.
- Love this filter
Likes: Very easy to use and not too slow. My new go-to.
- The best water filtration I've used to date!!
Likes: Ease of use and maintenance. Fast and easy when you're on the go for your hikes. I only use my Sawyer mini as a backup now.
Dislikes: Filter replacement should be similar pricing to a Sawyer mini.
- Quick water
Likes: Can get water out of a small area where some other filters need more water to quickly fill dirty reservoir. Light weight and relatively small
Dislikes: Can get tiresome trying to fill a large quantity of water. Pickup hose could be longer
- Like it
Likes: Compact for hiking
- Excellent performance with one minor glitch.
Likes: Speed - doesn't take long to fill a bottle
Dislikes: hose length- The hose length needs to be longer although it might affect the performance.
- Love it. Goes on almost all of my trail runs.
Likes: Fast flow, pre-filter doesn't clog easily, lightweight and fits in front pocket of my UD vest. Quick and easy to deploy and use.
Dislikes: Wish it had an attached elastic band to wrap around the folded tube for storage. I use the heavy-duty black rubber band that came with it, but I'm afraid I'll lose it at some point.
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