Platypus Gravity Works 6.0L Filter System 6008-271
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Platypus Gravity Works 6.0L Filter System

6008-271
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Description

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Hang this gravity-fed water filtration system at basecamp and get 6L of clean water in less than 3.5 minutes. The replaceable filters remove sediment, bacteria and cysts to give you safe water in the backcountry.

  • Hollow fibre filter has a high surface-area that allows water to flow quickly through a 0.2 micron effective pore size.
  • Nominal 1500L filter life is for clear water, turbidity will reduce the useful life of any filter.
  • Maintain a high flow rate in the field by holding the clean water reservoir above the unfiltered reservoir. No disassembly required.
  • Clearly labeled reservoirs are made of silver ion-treated polyethylene film that doesn't pick up tastes.
  • Quick-disconnect valve automatically cuts the flow of water when the hose is disconnected.
  • Clip-style shut-off valve on output hose between reservoirs.

Tech specs

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Weight 326g
Ideal for Camping and hiking
Filter type

Water can be treated using various types of filters, chemicals or non-chemical purification methods, or a combination. Filters on their own will not remove viruses as they are too small.

Hollow fibre technology
Output 1.75L/min
Dimensions 4.5 x 14.7cm
Cartridge life

The life of the filter cartridge is based on the quantity of water you can treat before the cartridge is no longer effective. This does not apply to battery operated or chemical filter systems.

1500L
Filter size

A 0.5 micron or smaller filters protozoa and some large bacteria; 0.2 micron or smaller filters smaller bacteria such as campylobacter.

0.2microns
Effective against protozoa

Protozoa are larger than one micron and include cryptosporidium and giardia.

Yes
Effective against viruses

Most viruses are in the 1.0 micron size range, but they can be as small as 0.002 microns.

No
Effective against particulate

Particulate consists of very small bits and pieces such as dirt or bugs.

Yes
Effective against bacteria

Bacteria can cause illnesses such as diarrhea and dysentery and are about 1.0 micron in size, although some can be as small as 0.2 microns.

Yes
Made in USA