Compact, efficient, and fast – the TrailShot is an innovative water filter MSR that allows you to drink from the source on your off-grid expeditions.
Using one hand, you can filter a litre of water in one minute making it an effective hydration solution that won’t slow you down on the trail. Weighing in at only 140g, and small enough to fit into your pocket – you never have to go without clean drinking water on your fast-paced and lightweight adventures.
The TrailShot uses MSR’s hollow fibre technology, which is effective against Bacteria (99.9999%), protozoa (99.9%) and particulate. Cleaning this filter is easy when you’re out in the field, as all it takes is a few shakes to restore the flow rate. Not only can you drink straight from a water source, you can also fill up your bottle or bladder in advance, so you can push further without having to stop again.
Ideal for trail runners, mountain bikers, hikers or anyone who likes to journey fast and light - the MSR TrailShot Micro Filter provides clean water without the bulk or fuss.
2000 litre lifespan
No setup required
Fills 1L bottle in 60 seconds
Hollow fibre technology
Effective against bacteria (99.9999%), protozoa (99.9%) and particulate
I assume that you also need to add something like a steripen to the process in order to get rid of any viruses?1 answer
Ian - Melbourne (3 years ago)
The TrailShot Pocket Water Filter has a 0.2 Micron filter so while it can filter out bacteria and protozoa it isn't guaranteed to filter out viruses. Most viruses are 0.01 - 0.3 microns in diameter so might slip through. To be 100% sure you'd need to boil, treat with a UV purifier, treat with Katadyn tablets, or use a virus approved filter like the MSR Guardian Water Purifier.
Leece - Snowys(3 years ago)
Replacement filters1 answer
Hi Snowys - can you please let me know if there are replacement filters for this item, if Snowys stocks them & how much?
Niki - Blue Mountains NSW(4 years ago)
Replacement filters are available for the MSR Trailshot Pocket Water Filter. We don't currently stock them, but if you'd like us to chase down a price and availability send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll follow that up for you.
Tim - Snowys(4 years ago)
Is Trailshot effective against Giardia?1 answer
Is Trailshot effective against Giardia? Would the combination of aquatabs plus Trailshot be suffcient against virus, bacteria and Giardia?
Danny - Lower Plenty(4 years ago)
The MSR Trail Shot Pocket Sized Water Filter is 99.9% effective against Protozoa (including Giardia and Cryptosporidia) and 99.9% effective against Bacteria so there would be no need to use in combination with aquatabs.