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QuickDraw™ Filter

QuickDraw™ Filter

Customize your system with this fast multi-compatible, ultralight squeeze filter.
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Improve your backcountry filtering experience with the do-it-all QuickDraw Filter. Hollow fiber technology allows the QuickDraw to filter water fast (3L/m) while remaining compact and ultralight (2.4 oz). It’s designed to work seamlessly with a wide range of bottles and reservoirs, empowering you to assemble a filter system tailored to your preferences. The dirty side I/O (inner/outer) threads attach to QuickDraw reservoirs as well as common narrow-mouth bottles like smartwater® and most Platy bottles. On the clean side, select between the DrinkCap for drinking and pouring and the ConnectCap™ that attaches to narrow-mouth bottles. The filter is built to be safe, effortless, and long-lasting. Two cleaning methods—shake-to-clean and backflushing—keep the filter flowing fast throughout your trip, while the Integrity Check process allows you to ensure it’s still safely filtering water. So, choose your color, pick your vessels, and head out with a fast, effective and super-easy water filter system that’s all yours.
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  • Combine & Customize: I/O dual threads and the ConnectCap™ let you dial in your custom leak-free system using the clean and dirty vessels you prefer, like smartwater® bottles and Platy bottles.
  • Ultralight & Compact: Filter weighs just 2.4 oz (69 g) and can fit in your pants pocket.
  • Fast Flowing: Hollow fibers filter up to 3 liters per minute with normal squeeze pressure or 1.75 liters per minute in a gravity setup.
  • Easy Cleaning: Easily shake-to-clean the system or backflush it to keep the water flowing fast throughout your trip.
  • Safe & Effective: Each microfilter is individually tested to ensure it meets all EPA & NSF guidelines for the removal of 99.9999% of bacteria and 99.9% of protozoa*.
  • Integrity Test: Unlike other squeeze filters, easily determine if your filter has been compromised and is unsafe to use in the event of a fall or freezing.
  • Comes with QuickDraw Filter, dirty-side cap, ConnectCap™ with cover, DrinkCap, and backflush washer.

    *This includes Giardia, Cryptosporidium, E. coli, Salmonella and Cholera.

SKU 13851, 13852, 11695, 13853
Color Orange, Green, Blue, Pink
Minimum Weight (Standard) 2.4 oz
Minimum Weight (Metric) 0.07 kg
Weight (Standard) 2.9 oz
Weight (Metric) 0.08 kg
Width (Standard) 1.8 in
Width (Metric) 5 cm
Length (Standard) 5 in
Length (Metric) 12.7 cm
Height (Standard) 1.8 in
Height (Metric) 5 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) 3 liters per min
Cartridge life 1000 liters
Field cleanable Yes
Water Bottle Adapter Yes
Material(s) Hollow Fiber, Plastic
Country of Origin Made in U.S.A. of U.S. and Imported Materials
With which bottles and reservoirs is my QuickDraw compatible?

Dirty Side: The dirty side of the QuickDraw features inside/outside (I/O) threads. The outside set of threads is only compatible with QuickDraw reservoirs.™ The inside set of threads is compatible with all common 28mm-thread plastic water bottles (like smartwater®), and narrow-mouth Platy bottles including the SoftBottle™, the Platy® 2L, PlatyPreserve™ and the Platy® Water Tank.

Clean Side: The QuickDraw’s ConnectCap threads directly to all common 28mm-thread plastic water bottles (like smartwater®), and narrow-mouth Platy bottles including the SoftBottle™, the Platy® 2L, PlatyPreserve™, the Platy® Water Tank, and the Hoser™ Reservoir.

The QuickDraw 2L and 3L Gravity models have a hose with a quick connector fitted on the end that clicks into any hydration reservoir with a quick disconnect, like the Big Zip™ Evo. Hydration reservoirs without a quick disconnect pair with the ConnectCap by removing the reservoir’s bite valve and pushing its hose onto the ConnectCap’s hose attachment point.

The QuickDraw 3L Gravity’s Bottle Adapter threads directly to common wide-mouth bottles like Nalgene®, Hydro Flask® and Yeti®. It also press-fits to narrow-mouth bottles like all common 28mm-thread plastic water bottles (such as smartwater®), and narrow-mouth Platy bottles including the SoftBottle™, the Platy® 2L, PlatyPreserve™, the Platy® Water Tank, and the Hoser™ Reservoir.

What is the difference between the shake-to-clean and backflush cleaning methods?

While both cleaning methods clean your filter and can easily be performed in the field or at home, they are intended to complement each other and allow you to keep your QuickDraw free of debris and flowing fast.

Shake-to-Clean: Is the quicker cleaning method and can be easily done every time you filter. It works by agitating and dislodging particulates attached to the hollow fibers, particularly at the opening on the dirty side of the filter.

Backflush: Backflushing is more time consuming and the more thorough way to clean your QuickDraw. It works by passing clean water through the length of your QuickDraw—in the clean side and out the dirty side—thereby rinsing and removing particulates stuck to the hollow fibers along the length of the bundle.

How often should I shake-to-clean or backflush my QuickDraw?

That often depends on the clarity/quality of water being filtered. However proactive cleaning will keep your filter flowing faster for longer. Consider the following proactive cleaning routine:

  • Quickly perform a shake-to-clean before you filter each time you fill up.
  • Backflush the filter after every 10L of water you filter through it.

Use your best judgement and adjust the routine as needed depending on frequency of use and quality of water.

Do any of your products contain BPA, BPS, phthalates, or use polycarbonate?
No. All Platypus hydration products are 100% BPA-, BPS- and phthalate-free, and do not use polycarbonate.
Will the QuickDraw filter remove unpleasant tastes?
No. Hollow fiber filter media does not remove tastes from water.
How do I disinfect my QuickDraw filter system?

In the dirty your reservoir or bottle, mix 3mL (1/4 tsp) of bleach with 1L of tap water. Filter the solution through the filter (and hose if one was used). When the reservoir is empty, leave the closure cap off and allow it to dry. You can leave the clean and dirty side closures of the filter off and allow it to dry, but it is not necessary. When the reservoir is dry, store your entire QuickDraw system away from direct sunlight.

(Important: If you do store your QuickDraw wet, do not allow it to freeze.)

Is it okay to filter tea-colored water?

Tea-colored water typically has 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 more frequently, even after each use. This will help minimize the clogging of the filter.

Are there any issues with using a QuickDraw filter in freezing conditions?

A QuickDraw that has been recently used to filter water will have wet hollow fibers, which can freeze and break the fibers. Broken fibers no longer filter water. It is important to prevent hollow fiber filters from freezing.

If 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 into your sleeping bag overnight.

If you think your filter may have been damaged by freezing, perform a filter integrity check before the next use to determine if it is still safely filtering water (see instructions for your filter product). Consider carrying a replacement filter as a backup in case of a failed integrity test.

What if my QuickDraw takes a hard drop?

Hollow fibers can break due to impact. Once broken, they will no longer safely filter water. Do your best avoid dropping or impacting your QuickDraw, particularly from heights over 5 feet (1.5 m).

If you think your filter may have been damaged from a drop, perform an integrity check before the next use to determine if it is still safely filtering water (see instructions for your filter product). Consider carrying a replacement filter as a backup in case of a failed integrity test.

Can I get small replacement parts for my QuickDraw?

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.

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