Rating: 2 / 5
I have used this filter for about 2 years. There are several 'pros' about this filter, a few 'cons' and one concern.
The Pros: no chemicals involved, very light for a filter, the in-line idea is very functional, no pumping, no wait, doesn't clog easily(with care), simple/sturdy/easy care, water tastes good, economical
The Cons: not SUL, hose/barb connections will leak in time(easy fix), a bit bulky for hands free hydration
The Concern: How well does it filter?? I've been getting 'the runs' when I go out. During my next outing I will use Aqua Mira to find out if it is the filter or me.
Update(12/06): Well I have been using Aqua Mira exclusively for about 1 year now and can now say (based on personal observation only) that using the Seychelle gave me 'the runs'. My theory is that the Seychelle filter just doesn't have a small enough pore size to be effective for my GI system. I would now only use this filter in conjunction with a chemical treatment.