Hydroblu Versa Flow Filter

Discussion in 'Hydration, Hygiene & Health' started by Chiseller, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    These are available for sale once again... From CNOC
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    I'm unaware of any friends having one?
    After seeing reviews stateside, I yearned to try one.

    I searched high and low, from back packing outfitters, survival stores and hardware stores a cross the world.

    The only one I could find was in Canada and cost $65 Cad plus shipping and tax!!!
    I received an email from Cnoc yesterday...... They're back in stock :thumbsup: £23 shipped.... At that price, they should be without tax??
    If your not familiar They weigh in at 2oz/57g so only a tics sac less than my sawyer micro.

    So why another filter?
    3g less, and with the benefits of having caps over both ends, so no more dribbles in the storage pouch or need for one. So that's another weight saving.
    They seem to be very popular amongst US backpackers and are reputed to have a superior flow rate to the sawyers. For a fastpacking... The hook was set. :stig:

    I've ordered one along with they're 2019 3L bag for using as clean water storage on extended camps with the wife.

    I'm looking forward to comparing it with my micro and will review it initially and again after a couple of months use.
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2019
  2. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

  3. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    That means I can carry an extra 3 pages from my book :bookworm::biggrin:
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  4. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Surprised this hasn't gleaned more interest :whistling:
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  5. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    I think you’ll still get stung with VAT and RM fees, could be wrong though

    I’ll be interested to see whether it’s any better than a sawyer
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  6. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    I will for sure because I've added the bag on, it's DHL if I remember and they hit me with the macpac tax... So much for commenwealth countries :alien:
  7. William.K

    William.K Backpacker

    Ordered one myself last night. I've been waiting for Cnoc getting them back in stock. After watching Hounds of Howgate's review i was pretty much sold.

    I'm expecting a VAT and RM fee's spanking, i think it's anything over £15 and they add them.
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