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Meta™ Bottle + Microfilter | 1.0L

Flexible bottle + microfilter for filtered water on adventures. Learn more.

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Simple and easy to use, the pump-free Meta Bottle + Microfilter* combines a personal water bottle with a backcountry-ready water filter for hassle-free hydration. Filtering water is as easy as scoop, close, and sip, delivering refreshment from deep in the woods to far-flung adventure destinations.

WARNING: Can expose you to styrene, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. - P65Warnings.ca.gov


More info: Click here

  • Easy to filter: Simply disassemble bottle, scoop water with the lower half, close, and drink. It's that easy!
  • Fast filtering: Enjoy up to 2 liters per minute of filtered water; microfilter lifetime up to 1,000 liters of water.
  • Field-ready: Microfilter is easy to clean with tool-free, shake-to-clean technique; quick filter integrity check can confirm proper filter performance.
  • Great drinking experience: Taste-free material ensures unwanted tastes won't ruin water freshness. Leak-proof cap opens with easy half turn; fits most ice cubes.
  • Simple to clean: Unscrew bottle halves for easy cleaning; both halves are dishwasher safe (top rack only); Microfilter is NOT dishwasher safe.
  • Packable + Tough: Bottle can be compacted down to half its size (with filter removed), making it convenient to pack. Top half of bottle is impact resistant; flexible lower half is unbreakable.
  • BPA-free, BPS-free, and phthalate-free.
  • Flexible cap lanyard makes it easy to carry & secure bottle.

    *Every microfilter is individually tested to meet all EPA and NSF guidelines for the removal of 99.9999% bacteria and 99.9% of protozoa, including Giardia, Cryptosporidium, E. coli, Salmonella and Cholera.

1.0 liter
Color Slate Gray, Bluebird Day, Spring Leaf, Lupine Purple, Coral Pink, Aquamarine
Weight (Standard) 8.5 oz, 9 oz
Weight (Metric) 0.24 kg
Width (Standard) 3.7 in
Width (Metric) 9.5 cm
Length (Standard) 9.4 in
Length (Metric) 24 cm
Height (Standard) 9.4 in
Height (Metric) 24 cm
Effective against bacteria Yes
Effective against chemicals/toxins No
Effective against particulate Yes
Effective against protozoa Yes
Effective against viruses No
Filter media Hollow Fiber
Filter pore size (microns) 0.2
Flow (L/min) Up to 2.0 liters per min
Cartridge life 1000 liters
Field cleanable Yes
Water Bottle Adapter No
Cartridge replacement indicator No
Country of Origin Assembled in U.S.A. of U.S. and Imported Materials

Platypus Meta Bottle + Microfilter — Personal water filter bottle for flexible hydration

Documents and Instructions

Backflushing regularly maintains optimal performance of the filter cartridge. This is especially true when filtering murky or very silty water. Backflushing rinses out particulate that collects on the outside of the Hollow Fiber filter media. Infrequent backflushing makes it more difficult to restore the filter’s flow rate.

Based on results from our in-house water lab, we recommend backflushing anywhere from every 8 liters to as often as after each use, depending on water quality. Our lab has found that the more you backflush, you can expect better maintenance of flow performance and longer life from your filter cartridge.

This color of water typically comes from a high concentration of decaying vegetation adjacent to, or in, a water source, resulting in a variety of organic acids. These acids, and the accompanying water conditions, are very hard on ALL types of water filters. Get your water elsewhere if you can.

However, if no alternatives exist, we recommend backflushing/cleaning your filter after every use in the field. This will help minimize the impact of these impurities.

Then, when you return home, add 2 drops of unscented household bleach to one liter of water and backflush this solution through the filter. This will help break up organics that might be clogging the filter and prepare your system for long-term storage.

Note: extended use of tea-colored water can permanently impair Hollow Fiber filter media.

Once you have used your GravityWorks™ filter and wet the Hollow Fiber filter media, the fibers will still be wet. Therefore, it is important to prevent it from freezing, which can permanently damage the filter media. If you are traveling in areas where you are expecting freezing or near freezing temperatures, bring the filter into your tent, or even your sleeping bag. (Be sure to put the filter in a water tight bag to prevent leaks in your sleeping bag.) If you think your filter may have been damaged by freezing, perform a Filter Test before the next use.

For expedition-style travel where freezing temperatures are the norm, we recommend using the MSR® MiniWorks® filter. Its ceramic/carbon filtration media is better suited to such conditions.

We don’t recommend removing the protective bumpers (GravityWorks) or removing the Filter Cartridge from the protective housing (CleanStream). The bumpers on the GravityWorks™ filter are designed to protect the Filter Cartridge from most drops, but direct drops onto cement and any drops above 5 feet (1.5m) should be avoided. If the Filter Cartridge itself is ever dropped after being wetted and outside the protective housing, you should replace it. If you think your filter may have been damaged from a drop, perform a Filter Test before the next use.

Yes. Simply remove the bite valve on your hydration system and connect the end of the hose directly to your filtration system’s outflow port. Using a GravityWorks™ filter system, your reservoir can take the place of the supplied Clean reservoir, creating what is arguably the lightest, most compact and efficient way possible to get water. GravityWorks™ filters are available with direct-to-reservoir and direct-to-bottle adapters for optimum versatility.

E-mail: Cascade Designs Service Center
Tel: 1-800-531-953

For customers outside North America, please consult our International Distributor listings.

No. Hollow Fiber filter media does not remove tastes from water.

However, the use or addition of an additional filter with carbon activated technology will absorb most of the unwanted tastes you may find in filtered backcountry water. For our GravityWorks systems, our Carbon Element accessory is available for those that prefer cleaner-tasting filtered water.

To disinfect your Platypus filtration system, fill it with a solution of unscented household bleach and water, using a concentration of 2-5 drops per liter of water. Close and swirl for 10 seconds. Leave filled overnight.

Filter solution through any filters and/or hoses, then rinse system (including filters and hoses) three times with hot water. Let air dry.

Note: for an eco-friendlier option, use a chlorine-free, hydrogen peroxide-based bleach alternative.

Cleaning regularly maintains optimal performance of the filter cartridge. This is especially true when filtering murky or very silty water. Cleaning dislodges particulate that collects on the outside of the Hollow Fiber filter media. Infrequent cleaning makes it more difficult to restore the filter’s flow rate.

Based on results from our in-house water lab, we recommend cleaning anywhere from every 8 liters to as often as after each use, depending on water quality. Our lab has found that the more you clean a filter, you can expect better maintenance of flow performance and longer life from your filter.

A used GravityWorks™ or Meta™ Bottle filter will have wet Hollow Fiber filter media, which can freeze and break the fibers of the filter media (permanently damaging the filter). Therefore, it is important to prevent Hollow Fiber filters from freezing.

If you are traveling in areas where you are expecting freezing or near-freezing temperatures, we recommend carrying or stowing the filter cartridge near your body (e.g., in a chest pocket) and bringing the filter cartridge with you into your tent, or even your sleeping bag. (Be sure to put the filter cartridge in a watertight bag to prevent leaks.)

If you think your filter may have been damaged by freezing, perform a filter integrity test before the next use (see instructions for your filter product). We recommend carrying a replacement filter as a backup in case of a failed integrity test.

Hollow Fiber filters can be sensitive to hard drops. Any drops from heights over 5 feet (1.5 m) and direct drops onto cement or rocks should be avoided with GravityWorks™ and Meta™ Bottle filters.

If you think your filter may have been damaged from a drop, perform a filter integrity test before the next use (see instructions for your filter product). We recommend carrying a replacement filter as a backup in case of a failed integrity test.

Note: do not remove the protective bumpers on the GravityWorks filters.

Yes. Simply remove the bite valve on your hydration system and connect the end of the hose directly to your filtration system’s outflow port.

Our GravityWorks™ filters are available with direct-to-reservoir and direct-to-bottle adapters for optimum versatility. Connecting a GravityWorks filter to your reservoir creates what is arguably the lightest, most compact and efficient way to get filtered water.

Yes. Periodically adding a little Vaseline to the tracks will keep them supple and easy to close. Wipe away any excess Vaseline. In the field, a little lip balm or water can do the trick.

Many replacement parts can be purchased directly from us online on our Accessories page or from one our retailers. If you cannot find what you’re looking for, our friendly customer service team can assist you:


For customers outside North America, please consult our International Distributor listings.

No. All Platypus hydration products are 100% BPA-, BPS- and phthalate-free, and do not use polycarbonate.

Description
Simple and easy to use, the pump-free Meta Bottle + Microfilter* combines a personal water bottle with a backcountry-ready water filter for hassle-free hydration. Filtering water is as easy as scoop, close, and sip, delivering refreshment from deep in the woods to far-flung adventure destinations.

WARNING: Can expose you to styrene, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. - P65Warnings.ca.gov


More info: Click here

  • Easy to filter: Simply disassemble bottle, scoop water with the lower half, close, and drink. It's that easy!
  • Fast filtering: Enjoy up to 2 liters per minute of filtered water; microfilter lifetime up to 1,000 liters of water.
  • Field-ready: Microfilter is easy to clean with tool-free, shake-to-clean technique; quick filter integrity check can confirm proper filter performance.
  • Great drinking experience: Taste-free material ensures unwanted tastes won't ruin water freshness. Leak-proof cap opens with easy half turn; fits most ice cubes.
  • Simple to clean: Unscrew bottle halves for easy cleaning; both halves are dishwasher safe (top rack only); Microfilter is NOT dishwasher safe.
  • Packable + Tough: Bottle can be compacted down to half its size (with filter removed), making it convenient to pack. Top half of bottle is impact resistant; flexible lower half is unbreakable.
  • BPA-free, BPS-free, and phthalate-free.
  • Flexible cap lanyard makes it easy to carry & secure bottle.

    *Every microfilter is individually tested to meet all EPA and NSF guidelines for the removal of 99.9999% bacteria and 99.9% of protozoa, including Giardia, Cryptosporidium, E. coli, Salmonella and Cholera.

Assembled in U.S.A. of U.S. and Imported Materials
Tech Specs
1.0 liter
Color Slate Gray, Bluebird Day, Spring Leaf, Lupine Purple, Coral Pink, Aquamarine
Weight (Standard) 8.5 oz, 9 oz
Weight (Metric) 0.24 kg
Width (Standard) 3.7 in
Width (Metric) 9.5 cm
Length (Standard) 9.4 in
Length (Metric) 24 cm
Height (Standard) 9.4 in
Height (Metric) 24 cm
Effective against bacteria Yes
Effective against chemicals/toxins No
Effective against particulate Yes
Effective against protozoa Yes
Effective against viruses No
Filter media Hollow Fiber
Filter pore size (microns) 0.2
Flow (L/min) Up to 2.0 liters per min
Cartridge life 1000 liters
Field cleanable Yes
Water Bottle Adapter No
Cartridge replacement indicator No
Country of Origin Assembled in U.S.A. of U.S. and Imported Materials
Videos

Platypus Meta Bottle + Microfilter — Personal water filter bottle for flexible hydration

FAQs & Documents

Documents and Instructions

Backflushing regularly maintains optimal performance of the filter cartridge. This is especially true when filtering murky or very silty water. Backflushing rinses out particulate that collects on the outside of the Hollow Fiber filter media. Infrequent backflushing makes it more difficult to restore the filter’s flow rate.

Based on results from our in-house water lab, we recommend backflushing anywhere from every 8 liters to as often as after each use, depending on water quality. Our lab has found that the more you backflush, you can expect better maintenance of flow performance and longer life from your filter cartridge.

This color of water typically comes from a high concentration of decaying vegetation adjacent to, or in, a water source, resulting in a variety of organic acids. These acids, and the accompanying water conditions, are very hard on ALL types of water filters. Get your water elsewhere if you can.

However, if no alternatives exist, we recommend backflushing/cleaning your filter after every use in the field. This will help minimize the impact of these impurities.

Then, when you return home, add 2 drops of unscented household bleach to one liter of water and backflush this solution through the filter. This will help break up organics that might be clogging the filter and prepare your system for long-term storage.

Note: extended use of tea-colored water can permanently impair Hollow Fiber filter media.

Once you have used your GravityWorks™ filter and wet the Hollow Fiber filter media, the fibers will still be wet. Therefore, it is important to prevent it from freezing, which can permanently damage the filter media. If you are traveling in areas where you are expecting freezing or near freezing temperatures, bring the filter into your tent, or even your sleeping bag. (Be sure to put the filter in a water tight bag to prevent leaks in your sleeping bag.) If you think your filter may have been damaged by freezing, perform a Filter Test before the next use.

For expedition-style travel where freezing temperatures are the norm, we recommend using the MSR® MiniWorks® filter. Its ceramic/carbon filtration media is better suited to such conditions.

We don’t recommend removing the protective bumpers (GravityWorks) or removing the Filter Cartridge from the protective housing (CleanStream). The bumpers on the GravityWorks™ filter are designed to protect the Filter Cartridge from most drops, but direct drops onto cement and any drops above 5 feet (1.5m) should be avoided. If the Filter Cartridge itself is ever dropped after being wetted and outside the protective housing, you should replace it. If you think your filter may have been damaged from a drop, perform a Filter Test before the next use.

Yes. Simply remove the bite valve on your hydration system and connect the end of the hose directly to your filtration system’s outflow port. Using a GravityWorks™ filter system, your reservoir can take the place of the supplied Clean reservoir, creating what is arguably the lightest, most compact and efficient way possible to get water. GravityWorks™ filters are available with direct-to-reservoir and direct-to-bottle adapters for optimum versatility.

E-mail: Cascade Designs Service Center
Tel: 1-800-531-953

For customers outside North America, please consult our International Distributor listings.

No. Hollow Fiber filter media does not remove tastes from water.

However, the use or addition of an additional filter with carbon activated technology will absorb most of the unwanted tastes you may find in filtered backcountry water. For our GravityWorks systems, our Carbon Element accessory is available for those that prefer cleaner-tasting filtered water.

To disinfect your Platypus filtration system, fill it with a solution of unscented household bleach and water, using a concentration of 2-5 drops per liter of water. Close and swirl for 10 seconds. Leave filled overnight.

Filter solution through any filters and/or hoses, then rinse system (including filters and hoses) three times with hot water. Let air dry.

Note: for an eco-friendlier option, use a chlorine-free, hydrogen peroxide-based bleach alternative.

Cleaning regularly maintains optimal performance of the filter cartridge. This is especially true when filtering murky or very silty water. Cleaning dislodges particulate that collects on the outside of the Hollow Fiber filter media. Infrequent cleaning makes it more difficult to restore the filter’s flow rate.

Based on results from our in-house water lab, we recommend cleaning anywhere from every 8 liters to as often as after each use, depending on water quality. Our lab has found that the more you clean a filter, you can expect better maintenance of flow performance and longer life from your filter.

A used GravityWorks™ or Meta™ Bottle filter will have wet Hollow Fiber filter media, which can freeze and break the fibers of the filter media (permanently damaging the filter). Therefore, it is important to prevent Hollow Fiber filters from freezing.

If you are traveling in areas where you are expecting freezing or near-freezing temperatures, we recommend carrying or stowing the filter cartridge near your body (e.g., in a chest pocket) and bringing the filter cartridge with you into your tent, or even your sleeping bag. (Be sure to put the filter cartridge in a watertight bag to prevent leaks.)

If you think your filter may have been damaged by freezing, perform a filter integrity test before the next use (see instructions for your filter product). We recommend carrying a replacement filter as a backup in case of a failed integrity test.

Hollow Fiber filters can be sensitive to hard drops. Any drops from heights over 5 feet (1.5 m) and direct drops onto cement or rocks should be avoided with GravityWorks™ and Meta™ Bottle filters.

If you think your filter may have been damaged from a drop, perform a filter integrity test before the next use (see instructions for your filter product). We recommend carrying a replacement filter as a backup in case of a failed integrity test.

Note: do not remove the protective bumpers on the GravityWorks filters.

Yes. Simply remove the bite valve on your hydration system and connect the end of the hose directly to your filtration system’s outflow port.

Our GravityWorks™ filters are available with direct-to-reservoir and direct-to-bottle adapters for optimum versatility. Connecting a GravityWorks filter to your reservoir creates what is arguably the lightest, most compact and efficient way to get filtered water.

Yes. Periodically adding a little Vaseline to the tracks will keep them supple and easy to close. Wipe away any excess Vaseline. In the field, a little lip balm or water can do the trick.

Many replacement parts can be purchased directly from us online on our Accessories page or from one our retailers. If you cannot find what you’re looking for, our friendly customer service team can assist you:


For customers outside North America, please consult our International Distributor listings.

No. All Platypus hydration products are 100% BPA-, BPS- and phthalate-free, and do not use polycarbonate.

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