I've been using the Seychelle in-line filter with great results for four years. I carry two 2 Liter Platypus bags with two 3-4 foot lengths of plastic tubing and mouth piece/shut off valves. I keep one "raw" water tube and one "raw" water bag empty in my pack. I use the "clean" water bag and tube with a mouth piece/shutoff valve while I'm hiking.
I installed hanging grommets on the end of the "raw" water bladder and also on the end of the "clean" water bag. When I stop for the night, I fill the raw water bag with whatever water is available, hang it in a tree or bush, hookup the Seychelle in-line filter and flow the water by gravity into the clean water bag. NO PUMPING! It takes about 10-15 minutes to fill a 2 liter bag. Then I add Aqua Mira to the clean water and hang it up with one of the tubes and a valve with the mouthpiece removed. This is my source of easy access drinking and cooking water for the evening. I then refill the raw water bag, add Aqua Mira, hang it with an extra valve. This becomes a source of easy access wash water for hands, face, spork, etc. You can even take a "Navy" shower using the hanging bag. Total weight with two tubes, two valves, two Platypus bags, Seychelle in-line filter, small vials of Aqua Mira, and an ultra light tote bag is 16-17 ounces.
I usually do my water making duty when I first stop for the night. By the time I've set up camp, the drinking water bag is full. In the AM, I top it off and I'm good to go. I keep the filter system at the top of my pack or in an outside pouch so I can top off again while taking a trail break by a water source along the route. While I'm having a snack, gravity does the work. NO PUMPING!
I like the system because it's cheaper, lighter, and easier to use than the pump systems. Plus, by using the two bag system one can be very careful about not contaminating the primary drinking water parts. I mark the "raw" water bag, valve, and tube with a magic marker so I don't mix them up.
The biggest drawback to the Seychelle in-line filter is that one has little indication when the filter is no longer effective. The only indication I've observed is reduced flow. Since the filter case is black plastic, not clear plastic, you can't see the filter media. I've used the same filter for an entire hiking season with no problems. However, I'm nearly always filtering clean high mountain stream and lake water. To be on the safe side, I use a new filter every year. I've been fitering about 80-100 liters per season.
Bob "Eggy" Kay