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Backpacking Water Treatment Ratings Summary

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Score Product Price Our Take
90
$120
Editors' Choice Award
An excellent, easy-to-use product for filtering large quantities of water on backpacking trips.
88
$120
A lightweight and fast working system for treating water for either individuals or small parties.
85
$90
A robust choice for quickly filtering a lot of water for groups.
84
$25
Best Buy Award
A great combination of versatility, ease of use, and value in a lightweight filtering system.
82
$350
Top Pick Award
If virus contamination is an issue, this model is an incredible choice.
79
$85
Top Pick Award
Great for hard to reach sources, the Hiker Pro is our favorite of the pump filters we tested.
77
$50
Trail runners and backpackers alike will find a lot of use from this small and versatile hand pump.
75
$15
Top Pick Award
A tiny and lightweight product for extended backcountry excursions.
75
$50
And an extremely light and compact filter solution.
74
$60
Take the Frontier with you to developing countries to ensure your water is virus free.
73
$40
A simple and light choice for personal filtration on single day ventures.
73
$35
Top Pick Award
Winning our Top Pick Award, the Flex is a great choice for trail running and day trips.
72
$140
Best Buy Award
If you're looking for a product to meet all your filter needs in one package, the Trail Base just might be for you.
72
$80
Purification from viruses makes the S2 a good choice international travel
71
$60
This product is fast, light, and easy to use but the soft bottle is not durable and therefore not reliable.
71
$20
A cheap and effective water to filter water for individuals, especially in emergency situations.
71
$10
These tablets are best reserved as an emergency backup to purify water.
70
$11
A lightweight option suitable for occasional use.
63
$90
Solid filter longevity, yet this pump is heavy, requires more maintenance, and pales compared to gravity filters.
62
$100
This rechargeable model uses UV light to purify a liter of water and even protects against viruses.