At the Outdoor Show 2015 of Friedrichshafen stuff show, I had the opportunity to quickly talk to you of the Guardian, the future MSR filter. This product immediately who seduces the demonstration received an Outdoor Gold Award. This isn’t a surprise to me. Until I can test it in 2016, I give you some additional information about the product.
MSR is not first come in the water treatment technology. The brand has been selected in 2009 by the U.S. Army to produce a device capable of protecting the military against water-borne diseases, no matter where they are in the world. After 6 years of research, MSR has created the Guardian who respects Protocol P248 NSF, the standard of the US Army.
The Guardian uses “a fiber technology hollow medical grade specifically designed to block most small floating microbial pathogens”. Concretely, the pump removes physical viruses, protozoa, bacteria and particles, at a speed of 2.5 litres per minute, all without the use of chemicals, ultraviolet, pre-filtering and no waiting.
At each pumping, the Purifier uses 10% of its water to remove contaminants from its filter elements, ejecting them through the dirty water outlet tube.
The Guardian is also a product of robust since it may be used up to temperatures of 71 ° C (160 ° F), never experienced on Earth as well as by cold climate, and resists also falls up to 1.8 m and a crushing of 136 kg force (300ib). A product designed to last, as it is intended for use up to 10,000 litres or more.
MSR announced that 99% of viruses, protozoa, bacteria and particles will be destroyed by the Guardian. This is nothing more nor less than conventional filters. But let’s face it the Guardian does everything better for the rest of its features: faster, more solid and ultra easy to use.
Designed initially for the squadrons of the U.S. Army, the Guardian will appeal to all lovers of camping and backpacking eager to get in places where water sources need to be purified. The new Guardian Water Filter will be available in January 2016 in NOVOWATERBOTTLES. Its price should be around €350.