MSR Guardian Portable Water Purifier

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Description

Nothing is safer or easier to use for purifying the most demanding back-country water sources than the Guardian purifier.
Originally designed for military squads, it brings this highly advanced technology to global travelers, back-country users and those stocking emergency kits. Fast and easy to use, this pump purifier offers the added viral protection you need when traveling in developing nations and popular wilderness areas. Its advanced hollow fiber filter offers the most reliable way to purify even filthy water conditions. Add its long-lasting performance and revolutionary self-cleaning ease, and this may be the only treatment device you’ll ever need.

Details:
Ultimate Protection: Meets NSF protocol P248, testing standard used by U.S. military, for removal of viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and sediment from “worst-case” water conditions.
Fast & Easy: Pumps a rapid 2.5 liters per minute, offering added viral protection without the need for chemicals, bulbs, batteries, or waiting.
Self-Cleaning: Pump self-cleans on every stroke, providing consistently fast flow rates with zero hassle—no backflushing or filter-scrubbing ever required.
Long-Lasting: Leading-edge hollow fiber cartridge treats up to 10,000+ liters.
Extremely Durable: Engineered to withstand heavy use, freezing, drops (tested up to 6ft onto concrete) and harsh environments.

Specifications:
Color Smoke
Effective against protozoa Yes
Effective against bacteria Yes
Effective against particulate Yes
Effective against chemicals/toxins No
Effective against viruses Yes
Weight 490 g
Filter media Advanced Hollow Fiber
Filter pore size (microns) 0.02
Flow (L/min) 2.5 liters per min
Cartridge life 10,000+ liters
Field cleanable Self-Cleaning
Field maintainable Yes
Water Bottle Adapter Yes
Cartridge replacement indicator Yes
Country of Origin Made in the U.S.A. of U.S. and Imported Materials

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Shipping Charges

All charges are in New Zealand Dollars.

New Zealand
  • $8.99 standard shipping on all New Zealand orders under $95
  • Free NZ shipping on orders over $95, excluding certain oversized or heavy items , and today's hot deal
  • A shipping charge of up to $85 (North Island) or up to $95 (South Island) applies to each oversized or heavy item
  • A $5 surcharge applies to all NZ rural or PO Box addresses
  • A $10 surcharge applies to Chatham Islands and Waiheke Island addresses
  • We cannot ship oversized or heavy items to Chatham Islands
International
  • $34.99 shipping on all Australian orders
  • Shipping charges to other international destinations range between $37.99 and $45
  • We cannot ship oversized or heavy items internationally

Shipping Times

We aim to process and dispatch your order as fast as possible. While in most cases this will happen within 24-72 hours, it can take up to 5 business days, depending on what is ordered. In some cases, like during peak season and holiday periods, it may take longer. Shipping and processing times are a guide only, not a guarantee.

An order containing multiple items with different shipping times will by default ship on the timeframe of the slowest item, however, Gearshop reserves the right to split ship orders where we feel it is required.

After dispatch, delivery is normally overnight within the South Island and 1-3 business days within the North Island. Rural addresses could take up to an additional 2-4 business days. At this time, we do not offer urgent delivery as a standard freight option, however if you require your order urgently, please contact us before ordering to ensure that we can meet your delivery timeframe. We aim to deliver your order within the following timeframes:

New Zealand
  • North Island: 3-7 business days
  • North Island rural or PO Box: 3-7 business days
  • Waiheke Island: 4-8 business days
  • South Island: 2-6 business days
  • South Island rural: 2-6 business days
  • Chatham Islands: 7-10 business days
  • Oversized or heavy items: 5-7 business days to all NZ addresses (excluding Chatham islands)
International

Australia: 7–10 business days (metropolitan areas only).

Canada: 10 business days

Hong Kong: 10 business days

UK/Ireland: 10 business days

USA: 10 business days

Every now and then, life throws a curveball and deliveries might take a little longer. We're doing our best to get your goods to you ASAP. If you've got any questions about your order, just give us a shout.

We're actually pretty speedy most of the time. After dispatch, around 92% of our orders zoom to your door within 5 days. In the South Island 79% of those arrive in 2 days. And for the North Island 85% of orders make it in 5 days.  We're always keeping a watchful eye on freight times to ensure the best experience for our customers. Watch this space for our full freight review.

Usually, your stuff should reach you within the expected time. However, no need to stress if it takes a little longer than 5 days, occasionally things don't go exactly to plan. If you need something super soon and it's less than 6 days before your desired delivery date, just chat with us before ordering.

Keep in mind, we can't give refunds for delays beyond our control or if you've ordered last-minute without letting us know. We're all about making things smooth, so drop us a line if you're unsure.

Kindly note that if a package happens to go missing, Gearshop won't be able to offer a replacement or refund if the courier can provide evidence of delivery. Important note: If you haven't received your order within 7 days of your Shipping Confirmation email, please let us know right away so that we can follow up with the courier.  Due to courier policies, we are unable to accept claims for non delivery, loss or damage after 12 days from shipping.

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Click & Collect

We now offer Click & Collect as an option via our website, you can place your order and select to collect. In some cases your order may be available the same or next day, but that may not always be the case, so we will notify you by text message or email where possible, when your order is ready to be collected. this could be up to 48 hours after ordering. So try and include a cell phone number with your order. If you need something urgently, give us a call or email before placing the order, to make sure we have it available for you right away.

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    average rating 4.8 out of 5
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    4 Reviews
    Reviewed by Bill R.
    Verified Reviewer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Review posted

    It's a heavy large purifier but worth it.

    I bought mine in 2016 and it's been flawless. I fill a camel back with a hose adapter so I don't even have to take the bladder out of my pack (but I do have to put my hand on the bag to make sure I don't over fill it).

    The most impressive thing for me was filtering the creamy looking glacial water on the Rees-Dart track. It was effortless and the water quality excellent.

    Definitely worth the price and great peace of mind.

    I've had to do zero maintenance on it so far.

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    Reviewed by Bruce, from New Zealand
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Review posted

    MSR Guardian..bombproof

    I got this filter 2 yrs ago for travel in India and later local use in NZ. The Pros: it is really easy to use, durable, requires minimal maintenance and the filter is seriously good so that even viruses get caught. The Cons: for solo tramping it is a bit on the heavy side and (in NZ) it is perhaps a bit over the top with filtration performance since water borne viruses are not (yet) a big problem. The big con is that it is very expensive. Conclusion: if you have the money, this filter is definitely worth it despite the weight. The performance and reliability are excellent, the maintenance is simple, and filter lasts 10 times longer than a lot of others (and does a better job). If you filter a bit of water do the economics (look at the price of the other replacement filters knowing that you will need to do this 5-10 times before replacing the Guardian filter) then start thinking about the extra maintenance needed for other filters (back flushing).

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    Reviewed by Alistair W.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Review posted

    MSR Guardian

    Great bit of kit, ideal for clean water!

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    Reviewed by Neki P.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Review posted

    Simply the best

    Army grade water filter - this is brilliant . String construction , easy to use . Perfect for an emergency kit and use . Massive output . Expensive but worth it ... Gear shop are one of the only ones to stock this amazing item !

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