|With its unique lever-action pump handle,
the SweetWater® Guardian™ Microfilter is the easiest-to-use water filter.
It pumps water on both up and down strokes, resulting in a fast flow rate
of 1.25 liters per minute. When not in use, the handle folds flat for compact
storage. Weighing just 11 ounces, the Guardian™ is also one of the lightest
filters on the market. It uses replaceable filter cartridges, and each
cartridge filters up to 200 gallons of water. A layer of granular activated
carbon surrounds the filter element and improves the taste of unsavory
The Guardian Microfilter™ eliminates over
99.9999% of all waterborne bacteria and 99.9% of common protozoan
parasites such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium. It comes with a stainless
steel prefilter, two color-coded silicone hoses, foam float, water bottle
adapter, cleaning brush, and carry bag.