GEIGERRIG(ガイガーリグ) インライン クリプトフィルター(IN-LINE Crypto Filter)
- ガイガーリグ ハイドレーションエンジン全種類にワンタッチで装着可能
ポータブルろ過フィルター。ウォーターチューブとウォーターパックの間に取り付けます。フィルターを通す事で、流水の川、湖の水、雨水、お風呂の水等をろ過します。 フィルターの入り組んだ細かい経路により、クリプトスポリジウムやジアルジアなどの有害な寄生虫やその他の病原体を99.9%以上除去。 内蔵されているココナッツカーボンフィルターが化学物質を削減味を向上させ、悪臭を除去します。 ハイドレーションエンジン全種類に装着できます。 ※クリプトフィルターは使い切りになります。約190リットルのろ過が可能。もしもの緊急時に、アウトドアに、防災用としてもお使いいただけます
- The filter snaps into a compatible hydration bladder with no problems.
- Water filtered through it is clear and has no foul flavors (tested with mountain river water).
- Small & lightweight
- This filter is extremely slow! I tested this straight out of the box with tap water. Even with a fully pressurized bladder, the flow was barely a dribble. I emptied this into a second bladder and it took over 6min to filter 1L of tap water. This might be okay on the trail, but look elsewhere if you were planning on using this as a camp filter. You'd be better off buying a Sawyer filter for that.
- Low filter lifetime. The rated amount of gallons could be higher
Works okay as a filter. However, I wouldn't recommend this product due to the combination of slow flow rate, cost, and mediocre filter lifetime.
As a result of this experience and a brief conversation with a principal of Geigerrig re the in-line filter, I am ordering one. I've re-rated it to 4 stars, not because I lack my confidence in what is no doubt a fine product, but because it lacks a crud pre-filter. Previous experience drawing water from a source with heavy particulates (algae) necessitated cleaning the filter (Sweetwater pump)several times while filling a couple of two liter bottles. Not sure what Geigerrig's solution to this problem will be, but am sure it will be effective. If it is a non-issue, I'll revise my comments after I use the filter.
I called the company because of confusion I had with two types of connections show on their web page for the filter, i.e., one showing just the filter and the other with the filter with a different hose and connection system. The filter by itself is for the current production "engine" and the one with the integral hose is for an earlier model of the bladder. Thus an earlier 1-star comment lacks merit as what I found out from a simple call to the company attests.
Bottom line: can't see how anyone can go wrong buying >any< of the Geigerrig products!
As far as I know, it was filtering the water. I expected it to cut down on the flow a bit, but not as much as it did. I will be guiding a party on the same 4 pass loop hike in late August, and I will be using my regular pump filter as my primary filter.
I have since used this product again on a multi-day adventure. I raised my review from 3 to 4 stars. I forgot all that goes into pumping water into a bladder. What a joke. This filter is far superior to that. I just raised my review to 5 stars. I watched inlet hoses being mixed with outlet hoses... Outlet hoses hanging in the water. Hehe. Also, it can take some time getting what you need together and getting to the water source in order to "pump". No thanks. In the rain? In the snow? I can't believe I used to do all that. *shaking head no*
I used the filter the first day even when I didn't need to. I also used Watersafe bacteria testing strips on subsequent days. What a dream combo. 20 minutes to test for bacterial carriers. No lab needed. I was drinking out of crystal clear, cold, mountain water streams while my friends were fumbling with pump filters (they didn't trust my "test strips"). If I would have needed to filter at any time, I could have just snapped the filter back on.
Great little product.
Also... It is LIGHT. It ELIMINATES the standard "pump" filter set ups.
It does slow down the flow of the water making it difficult to suck water through the Geiggerig's drinking tube when not pressurized, and also makes it more difficult to "spray" or "share" water as was a big selling point for my family.
Would still recommend.