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First Need XLE Portable Water Purifier First Need XLE Portable Water Purifier

This great portable water purifier has been used and endorsed by tens of thousands of people around the globe.

First Need XL Portable Water PurifierWhen you are packing to go camping or hiking the last thing you want to carry along with you is bottled water. And you don't want to have to remember to take along iodine or other chemical purification tablets or liquids. 

The First Need XL Portable Water Purifier gives you the freedom to use any available water source in complete safety. It eliminates pathogens and chemicals from your water.

It can be back flushed should the cartridge become clogged from excessively murky or turbid water.

You can carry out a simple integrity test so you can be sure that the purifier is working as you expect it to.

Here is what some other sites are saying about the First Need portable waer purifier:


"The First Need by General Ecology has an incredible filter and a the super-fast pump rate. This advanced water purifier has a capacity of 135 gallons - which is substantial if you consider that the average person consumes about a half gallon per day. Many backpackers like this water purifier because it is compact and its redesigned handle fits comfortably in the palm of your hand."

The First Need Portable Water Purifier has won a number of awards. In 2002, Outside magazine awarded the First Need Deluxe water purifier in its "Gear of the Year Award" in the water filter category of its 2002 Buyer's Guide. In 2000 it won Outdoor 2000 CHOICE Award.

The First Need series is used by the US Army and UN Peace Keeping Forces.

Let's see what some others had to say about the First Need water purifier:

From REI:

"...removes unpleasant tastes and certain chemicals. Comes with self-cleaning pre-filter, adjustable float, 36-in. long inlet hose, integral sanitary cover and nylon carrying bag. Direct Connect attaches the unit snugly atop most trail and bike water bottles. Easy-grip, double-action handle provides comfortable pumping, or use the Gravity Assist connection for hands-free purification without pumping. Ideal for moderate use,  [it] purifies water naturally, instantly and ecologically. Pump is fully backwashable for cleaning in the field; no brushing, scraping, or contact with pathogens. The only non-chemical water purifier certified to EPA Guide Standard for microbiological purifiers against bacteria, cysts and viruses."

From EMS:

"A fantastic travel companion for countries with less than reliable municipal water systems. This purifier eliminates the need to chemically treat the water before filtration to destroy viruses. Replaceable sealed canister reduces the potential of contamination; directly connects to most trail bottles. Removes bacteria, viruses, cryptosporidium, and giardia; leaves no aftertaste. Lightweight and compact; pump length is only 8 inches. Also removes many chemical contaminants. Includes gravity feed bag; continues to purify water after a couple of pumps. Indicates end of useful capacity."

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