Survivor Filter PRO X Electric Water Filter

Last updated date: October 26, 2020

DWYM Score

9.7

Survivor Filter PRO X Electric Water Filter

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We looked at the top Water Filters Outdoors and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Water Filter Outdoors you should buy.

Editor's Note October 26, 2020:
Checkout The Best Water Filter For Outdoors for a detailed review of all the top water filters outdoors.

Overall Take

The handheld portable water filter can be powered by any 120- to 240-volt plug, mobile charger or two AA batteries. The BPA-free system includes the internal filters and tubing, detachable drinking cup and a travel bag. The triple-filtration system removes heavy metals and 99.99 percent of viruses and bacteria; one set of batteries can produce up to 12,000 ounces of drinkable water in poor conditions.


In our analysis of 20 expert reviews, the Survivor Filter Survivor Filter PRO X Electric Water Filter placed 1st when we looked at the top 4 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Introducing the World's First Portable Electric Water Filter that can Be Used with Any Plug, Mobile Charger or AA Batteries. Produces 17oz of Water Per Minute at the Touch of a Button. Tested to run on a set of High Energy AA Batteries for up to 12000oz of Filtered Water in Poor Conditions and 15000 in Ideal Conditions

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

9.4
4 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

9.8
120 user reviews

What experts liked

if you want voluminous quantities of water quickly and with little effort, this is IT.
- Sofrep
The filter cleans out bacteria and staph, protozoa, parasites, and viruses as well as reducing heavy metals for clean water.
- The Creative Mama
the Pro-X is capable of filtering up to a half-liter of water per minute.
- Digital Trends
they have independently tested the PRO at the certified Intertek labs in Ohio and it scores very highly in all categories
- Primal Survivor

What experts didn't like

The only issue with this filter is it may not be the best option for those without access to power for extended periods of time
- The Creative Mama
Compared to other portable water filters on the market, that is not especially light or fast
- Digital Trends
Hand pump should be stronger
- Primal Survivor

An Overview On Water Filters Outdoors

Whether you are hiking in the remote backcountry or traveling abroad, having access to clean drinking water is an essential. Packing a portable water filtration system is one of the best ways to protect yourself from contaminants like bacteria, viruses and heavy metals and ensure you always have refreshing H2O on hand.

There are many different types of filtration systems, from electric, pump and gravity-powered varieties to straw-style and bottle filters. No matter which one you choose, every device should have an internal component, like a cartridge, that strains out debris, protozoa and bacteria using microscopic pores. Over time (for example, after filtering 2,000 liters of water), the component must be cleaned or replaced.

Many systems also include activated carbon and prefilter elements. The carbon removes colors, odors and nasty flavors like chlorine, and reduces contaminants like pesticides and man-made chemicals. And the prefilter removes large particles — think: silt, leaf debris and sediment — before the water reaches the second component, which strains out the microscopic contaminates. A prefilter can help a device improve water flow rate and extend the life of all of its elements.

Some of the most common portable water filtration systems include: the pump, which draws water via an intake hose from a stream, pond, or other source into a bottle or bag; the squeeze bag or bottle, a reservoir that you squeeze to send the water through a filtration element; and the straw, a style with a built-in element that allows you to slurp water directly from the source.

The electric-powered model is the most advanced and can filter over 15 ounces of water per minute.  It draws water from sources using a hole, but no manual pumping is required. While this option is also the priciest, it is a great investment for those who have access to a power source, batteries or a mobile charger.

The Water Filter Outdoors Buying Guide

  • There is a difference between a water filter and purifier; the former removes physical sediment, protozoa and cysts, and bacteria but may not remove smaller viruses like norovirus and hepatitis A. However, while a purifier may remove all types of contaminants, it doesn’t remove sentiment.
  • Outdoor water filtration systems vary greatly in price, ranging from under $20 to over $100 for the electric model.
  • Carefully read the directions that come with your water filtration system; every product works differently and there are precise steps to avoid cross contamination (mixing nontreated water with treated clean water).
  • For the best results, find water that is as clear as possible; even if your device has a prefilter, sentiment in murky water can slow down the filtration process or make it less effective.