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Staff Picks 2022
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Each year, our staff selects their favorite backcountry gear from the past year, and we look forward to you sharing your favorite gear of the year as well in the forum comments below!

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2022 Backpacking Light Members Choice Awards
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First annual Members Choice Awards – what gear do our members use and love as we near the end of 2022?

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SteriPen Adventurer Price Reduced
Gear Swap

SteriPEN Adventurer UV water treatment unit.  Requires (2) CR123 batteries (included).  Used twice/one month old.  Decided to get rechargeable version, so selling this.  $140 new.  $80, shipped free CONUS.  Reduced…

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Not for thru hiking
Gear Review

On my second filter sent free from Katadyn because the first nearly stopped flowing.  Now the same for new second filter.  The flow is fantastic out of the box.  But…

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Steripen Classic 3 – $50
Gear Swap

Steripen UV Water Purifier – $50 – Good Condition (does not come with pre-filter) – Used less than 50 times – Details: https://www.rei.com/product/867414/katadyn-steripen-classic-3-uv-water-purifier-with-prefilter

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Katadyn Gravity BeFree Water Filtration System, 3 Liters, New – SOLD
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Gravity water filtration with 3L flask. Uses Katadyn’s BeFree 0.1 micron fast flow, easy clean membrane. See details below. Features (from REI) 1 micron microfilter is tested to protect against…

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How Effective are Backflushing and Storage Practices for Backcountry Squeeze Filters Using Hollow-Fiber Membrane Technology?
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We provide data that evaluates backflushing and storage in maintaining flow rates of the Platypus Quickdraw, Sawyer Squeeze, and Katadyn Befree hollow-fiber membrane squeeze filters.

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SteriPen Ultra
Gear Swap

I bought it brand new and never used it. In great shape. Email me at [email protected]

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Katadyn BeFree Collapsible Filter Bottle
Gear

The Katadyn BeFree bottle is fast, light, and reliable. It’s probably our favorite water filter when you need clean water as fast as possible on the trail.

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Katadyn Steripen Ultra UV Water Purifier
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Of all the Steripen models, the Ultra may offer the best reliability and balance between weight, durability, and battery life. I’ve owned the Steripen Ultra for nearly five years and…

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