Here’s a pictorial review of the McNett Tactical Pro water filter along with some of our thoughts. It’s actual name is the McNett AquaMira Tactical Frontier Pro Water Filter (which is probably the longest name in history for a water filter).
We’re always looking for practical and affordable disaster preparedness products and this filter fits that description perfectly. I’m not sure why it was designated as a “tactical” water filter since it’s basically the same filter as the AquaMira Frontier Pro.
AquaMira states this filter as having 99.9 percent effectiveness, some sites may list it as 99.99 percent….. either way, this filter will not filter most viruses but will remove the other nasties swimming in your water.
The filter is good for up to 50 gallons and this Tactical version comes with 4 prefilters.
Also included is a straw (draw tube), instructions and a heavy ziplok storage bag.
This particular version comes with a removable Camelbak or Nalgene hydration tube adaptor. When removed, it reveals the 28mm threads and the straw fitting.
The provided straw fits snugly onto the fitting. Additionally, the Rothco Military Canteen Straw will fit onto this filter, allowing you to replace the Rothco bite valve with this filter. The instructions also indicate that you can attach this filter to any reservoir that has a tube which could come in handy for extended group use.
One feature that I am particularly pleased with is the pop-bottle adaptor. It fits any bottle with the standard amount of 28mm threads,including 2 liter bottles. Having several different options available to get water through this filter is a prepper’s dream and the one thing that should be available just about anywhere is a soda bottle.
Pulling the cap off the other end exposes the bite valve. When you use this for the first time, be ready to work a little while until the filter fills with water.
It would be a good idea to use this filter once before you put it in with your supplies. You will be rinsing it out and learning how to use it before you need it. Let it dry completely before storage.
Removing the pop-bottle adaptor exposes the prefilter. It’s a tight fit, you’ll need to use a paperclip or knife tip to pry it out for cleaning or replacement. There are 3 spares included in this kit.
The storage bag is nice but you may want to ditch it to save space and weight.
I can absolutely recommend this filter! For disaster preparedness, it would be a great item to deploy until longer term water filtration methods could be put in place.
It’s a pretty good value as well…. for the money spent on other pump-style filters you can put several of these away for spares or hand-outs.
This filter can be found on Amazon:by