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General Ecology First Need XLE Elite Water Purifier 
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General Ecology First Need XLE Elite Water Purifier

Purify water instantly! 

Quick, easy and convenient, just place the blue nozzle into water and pump the water through the purifier using the blue handle.

For outdoor recreation, international travel and emergency preparedness.

Removes waterborne disease bacteria; pathagenic cysts including giardia and cryptosporidium, pesticides, toxic chemicals, viruses foul tastes and odors.

This lightweight compact purifier can direct connect to popular sports bottles and trail containers. Easy grip, reliable double-action pump provides a fast flow rate. Tried and trusted award-winning "Structured Matrix" chemical-free purification technology. 

Independantly certified to EPA Guide Standard Protocol for Microbiological Purifiers against bacteria, cysts and viruses.

Includes purifer cartridge and water resistant nylon tote bag; "hands free" gravity feed kit!


  • Flow Rate: 1.89 L/min
  • Avg. Cartridge Capacity: 568 Litres 
  • For cold water use only - Does not desalinate
  • Particle Retention Rating: 0.1 nominal (0.4 absolute)
  • Weight: 450 grams
  • Length: 15.9cm
  • Tube Length: 91cm
  • Working Temperature: 33°-100°F (0.5° - 38°C)
"I am back from the Sahara and the purifier worked wonders! Not a tummy trouble in sight as I drew water from desert wells along our trail. It's so much easier and quicker than using chemical alternatives. The team at Filterific were amazing with my last minute request for a First Need Deluxe - customer service far beyond the call of duty!"  
Sharon Moreham, Christchurch NZ

Three series of tests were conducted by the independent laboratory at the University of Arizona to document removal of microbiological contaminants according to current EPA Guide Standard and Protocol for Testing Microbiological Water Purifiers. 
The purifiers were operated for 100% of their rated capacity and challenged periodically with high concentrations of bacteria, cysts and virus. At the 60% and 75% test points the units were challenged with "worst case" water according to protocol. Additionally, the systems were allowed to stagnate for 48 hours after the 50%, 75% and 100% test points to demonstrate that no microbiological growth through the cartridge occurred.

% Reduction (geometric average of 3 units)
 Bacteria CystsVirus Polopviurs
type I
Test Point
% of Rated Capacity
Klebsiella terrigenaCryptosporidiumRotavirus SA-11
48 hr. stagnationNGNGNG
48 hr. stagnationNGNGNG
*= Worst case challenge water. NG = No Growth

Award Winning: 2002 "Gear of the Year Award" Outside magazine 2002 Buyer's Guide · 2000 Consumers Choice Award - OutdoorReview.com.

The First Need series are used by the US Army and UN Peace Keeping Forces.

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