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    ULA Amigo Pro Water Filter???

    I want a ULA Amigo Pro Water Filter but they are no where to be found any suggestions in the 7 oz range I would prefer the sill bag style and not the heavier rubber style thx.

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    Go with an Aqua Simple From Arrowhead Equipment.

    Paul will take care of you..

    With the bag supplied mine is around 8 ounces. works great..

    You will have to buy the filter..

    Great Product IMHO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pak-Man View Post
    Go with an Aqua Simple From Arrowhead Equipment.

    Paul will take care of you..

    With the bag supplied mine is around 8 ounces. works great..

    You will have to buy the filter..

    Great Product IMHO

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    The only thing called Aqua Simple on their site is a platypus cap and hose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by timdogg View Post
    The only thing called Aqua Simple on their site is a platypus cap and hose?
    Look here.

    Instructions to make your own here.

    It's not an Amigo Pro, but it works well and they don't make the Amigo Pro anymore as far as I know.
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    The Platypus Cleanstream setup is an excellent option too, as the filter lasts a great deal longer than the Katadyn HIker filter in the Amigo Pro, is back-flushable unlike the Katadyn, and also there is a way to test it for functionality (also unlike the Katadyn). I replaced the Hiker filter in my Amigo Pro with a Cleanstream replacement and find it a worthy addition to the gear box. I am thinking of leaving the Amigo bag home for shorter trips where I don't want a shower and just using the Cleanstream filter as an inline filter on my hydration bladder hose. It's fast.

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    I was a happy user of the Aquasimple until I managed to step on the tubing and rip the bottom out of the water sack.

    These days, I use the Platypus gravity system. I like the ability to backflush the filter to restore flow...particularly important for the waters in my area. I'm not as pleased with the (only) 4 liter capacity of the dirty water bag. I'd prefer 6 liters, but the durability is very good, and the hose detaches for storage and transport.
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    http://www.rei.com/product/801824?pr...:referralID=NA

    $55.00 good for a million gallons. Quick release fixtures. use your own bladders. 3oz dry.
    or... try this one http://www.campsaver.com/itemdesc.asp?ic=mbw
    I just ordered it. 3oz for $25.00 ceramic. Worth a try. volume push will be low due to its size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bags4266 View Post
    http://www.rei.com/product/801824?pr...:referralID=NA

    $55.00 good for a million gallons. Quick release fixtures. use your own bladders. 3oz dry.
    or... try this one http://www.campsaver.com/itemdesc.asp?ic=mbw
    I just ordered it. 3oz for $25.00 ceramic. Worth a try. volume push will be low due to its size.
    I looked hard at the Sawyer in-line filters. They are, I think, good products...BUT...they can NOT be backflushed in the field if I understand the back flush procedure for them. They need to use the water pressure of your home plumbing to create sufficient back pressure. I am a pretty strong believer in field maintainability, so the Platypus (or alternatively the MSR in-line filter) were rated higher by me because of the relative ease of backflushing. Otherwise, I really like the specs on the Sawyer products.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beep View Post
    I looked hard at the Sawyer in-line filters. They are, I think, good products...BUT...they can NOT be backflushed in the field if I understand the back flush procedure for them. They need to use the water pressure of your home plumbing to create sufficient back pressure. I am a pretty strong believer in field maintainability, so the Platypus (or alternatively the MSR in-line filter) were rated higher by me because of the relative ease of backflushing. Otherwise, I really like the specs on the Sawyer products.
    Actually, Beep, if you use that Sawyer much like the Platypus Cleanstream system, you can create some pressure to backflush by pushing on the clean bag to force water back through the filter. http://www.sawyerproducts.com/Video_Backwashing.html (watch until the very end)

    I used the linked to sawyer filter on the Ontario Hang at Bon Echo as a group water filter with a 10L Dry Bag with a long hose to siphon the water through. It easily filtered 30 liters of water over the 2 days among 9 people, and if wasn't for some algae or weeds that got into the top of the filter, it flowed at the rated 1L per minute when there was enough of a difference in the height of the water in the dry bag and the filter itself.

    I think the versatility and performance of that Sawyer inline filter can't be beat for the price.

    Cheers

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