SEATTLE, Washington - MSR (Mountain Safety Research), the Seattle-based brand of proven backcountry gear for demanding users is introducing two new Fast & Light® Series water filters featuring Hollow Fiber Membrane technology. The HyperFlowTM MicroFilter debuts as the lightest, smallest, fastest-pumping filter available, while the new AutoFlowTM Gravity Filter takes the super-light technology to another level with pump-free, high-flow filtration. The modular new filters conveniently adapt to many containers and can be cleaned repeatedly in the field for flow recovery.
With an impressively fast flow rate of more than
3.0 liters per minute, the new MSR® HyperFlow MicroFilter surpasses
anything else available in terms of performance. Its ultra-compact
lightweight design weighs in at a mere 7.4 ounces (210 g), and
over-molded end caps offer excellent ergonomic grip and comfortable
pumping. A broad surface area prefilter prevents sediment from clogging
the filter, and also wraps around the filter for packing out. The
HyperFlow MicroFilter securely interfaces with almost any container-MSR
hydration products, hard plastic bottles, and anything with a 63mm
threaded opening-via the Quick-ConnectTM Bottle Adapter included. The
filter can also be adapted for use as a pump-free gravity filter with
the HyperFlow Gravity Kit, sold separately.
The new MSR AutoFlow
Gravity Filter puts gravity to work for fast, high-flow, hands-free
filtration. It filters more than 1.5 liters per minute and weighs only
10.5 ounces (299 g). The filter includes the uniquely designed
Universal Bottle Adapter, which securely interfaces with a variety of
containers, including MSR hydration products and hydration tubes.
can safely say I've never had more fun working with testers on a
product," said Sarah Bruce, Hydration Product Manager at Cascade
Designs, Inc., parent company of MSR. "When the bottle is full after
they've barely exerted any energy they look at me with a sense of
amazement, usually while the bottle is overflowing."
HyperFlow Microfilter and AutoFlow Gravity Filter effectively filter
down to 0.2 microns, removing 99.9999% of bacteria and protozoa. Both
filters are field maintainable and can be cleaned repeatedly for
flow-recovery. To clean the HyperFlow Microfilter, simply reverse the
direction of water flow and pump clean water back through the filter to
flush. The AutoFlow Gravity Filter can be cleaned by holding the clean
water container higher than the unfiltered water bag to allow clean
water to back-flush into the filter. Both filters require no tools for
Components and accessories in the new
filter line are sold separately, allowing the user to customize their
system to filter clean water into the receptacle of their choosing.
The new MSR water treatment products will be available on the market in January 2008.
About MSR (Mountain Safety Research)
one of Cascade Designs's flagship brands, has been engineering the most
reliable, high-performance outdoor gear on the market for over 35
years. A commitment to quality manufacturing and innovation ensures
customers are outfitted with the finest gear available for outdoor,
military and homeland security use. MSR product lines include stoves
and fuel, cookware, water filters and purifiers, hydration bags, tents,
snowshoes, and camp towels. For more information on MSR, call
1-800-531-9531 or visit www.msrgear.com.
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New Technical Advantages Added to MSR Water TreatmentSunday, 19 August 2007
MSR (Mountain Safety Research), the Seattle-based brand of proven backcountry gear for demanding users is introducing two new Fast & Light® Series water filters featuring Hollow Fiber Membrane technology. The HyperFlowTM MicroFilter debuts as the lightest, smallest, fastest-pumping filter available, while the new AutoFlowTM Gravity Filter takes the super-light technology to another level with pump-free, high-flow filtration.
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