Platypus QuickDraw Microfilter & Reservoir System

Weighs 110g (complete set)
Code: SS21129
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Thoughtfully designed by experts in hydration, the QuickDraw features an attached clean side cap for an always-clean drink interface, while the durable RF-welded reservoir has a wide mouth for rapid filling at any water source.

Platypus says:

The QuickDraw Microfilter System draws upon decades of expertise in filtration and hydration to provide adventurers the best user experience of any fill-and-squeeze water filter on the market. The easy-to-use system comes in two parts: the durable and taste-free 1L QuickDraw reservoir and the hollow fiber filter cartridge. Weighing just 3.3 oz (95 g) and filtering up to 3L per minute, the QuickDraw system ensures quick and easy access to clean water on any adventure. You can either shake-to-clean the hollow fiber filter or perform a tool-free backflush to ensure the fast flow rates will stick around for the duration of your trips. With its inside/outside (I/O) dual-thread design, the QuickDraw filter cartridge securely adapts to smartwater® bottles and other Platy bottles and reservoirs allowing you to develop your ideal system to confidently explore the wilderness.

Platypus' QuickDraw Microfilter & Reservoir System includes a lightweight and easily packable 1L reservoir in addition to the QuickDraw filter. The reservoir comes with an additional cap so you can store water in it for later without having the filter attached all the time. It's a really practical addition for just 42g extra and it usually takes the place of a bulkier and heavier water bottle on the trails.

The QuickDraw Microfilter itself is exactly that, a very small filter weighing just 68g and measuring just under 13cm in length with a 4cm diameter. It uses hundreds of tiny hollow fibres to filter to quickly clean up to 3L of water per minute but this is when it is working at 100% so usually the flow rate is less than this but even after a lot of use the rate is decent enough. For such a lightweight piece of kit it is seriously durable and should keep going with regular cleaning and a bit of care. It is quick and easy to clean with a simple shake with clean water or a backflush (with no need for any tools). 

You can use this filter as a straw directly at the water source or attach it to a bottle of water to drink easily. The filter can be combined with a range of Platypus hydration options or other branded bottles with a 28mm screw top opening. It safely removes 99.9999% of bacteria and 99.9% of protozoa, including Giardia, Cryptosporidium, E. coli, Salmonella and Cholera.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

Help and advice: Info on Water Purification from Ultralight Outdoor Gear
  • Ultralight & Compact: The entire system (filter + reservoir) weighs just 3.3 oz (95 g) and packs smaller than a rolled-up t-shirt.
  • Premium Reservoir: Made of our proprietary tri-layer film, the 1L QuickDraw reservoir is taste-free, durable and features a wide mouth and handle for easy filling at any water source.
  • Build Your Own System: The I/O dual-thread design allows the filter cartridge to natively attach to the QuickDraw Reservoir, smartwater® bottles, the Platy Hoser™ Reservoir, Platy 2.0L Bottle, Platy SoftBottle™, Platy Water Tank and certain common 28mm PET soda/water bottles.
  • Ultrafast Flow Rates: Hollow fiber cartridge filters up to 3L per minute with normal squeeze pressure.
  • Easy, Effective Cleaning: Shake-to-clean or tool-free backflush methods make for quick and easy cleaning of the filter, so you can have fast filtration for your entire trip.
  • Thoughtfully Rugged Design: Attached clean side cap flips open and creates a secure seal when closed, while the soft-touch filter housing is grippy even when wet and won’t pick up dirt from the ground.
  • Hollow Fiber Advantage: Hundreds of tiny hollow fibers enable the microfilter to filter water faster than traditional filter media.
  • Effective: Each microfilter is individually tested to ensure it meets all EPA & NSF guidelines for the removal of 99.9999% of bacteria and 99.9% of protozoa*. *This includes Giardia, Cryptosporidium, E. coli, Salmonella and Cholera.
  • Microfilter weighs: 68g
  • Reservoir weighs: 42g
  • Total weight: 110g
  • Filter Dimensions (LxHxW): 12.7 x 5 x 7.6cm
  • Flow rate: Up to 3 liters per minute or 1L in less than 30 seconds
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Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 1 rating.
August 15, 2021 | andrew pilbeam
Easy to use

I had to fill up from streams on the Glyndwr's Way a couple of times. 2nd stream less than ideal but the filter gave me confidence, I haven't suffered any ill effects so ..... The filter itself is a nice sized object, fits in the hand well, and it doesn't take long to pour out two liters. To be picky: Connecting the filter to the dirty bag is a push-twist thread which I still find a little awkward; but it works. I haven't found a method to fill up the dirty bag without scooping through the stream a few times, again just a bit awkward to fill up. (potentially difficult to fix without making more it complex/expensive?) And finally the dirty bag carry handle gets in the way no matter how I try and roll up the bag around the filter or by itself. It's really annoying as to why the roll up design wasn't thought out better. So being really picky I'd still buy it again if I accidentally broke it. 5 stars as it did everything it should and I didn't have to carry a ridiculous amount of water on me.

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