Hey Andy! Well I’ve had mine for approaching 20 years. The cartridges last awhile as long as your wise about filtering. I often use a kitchen sink (self standing bladder) and fill that and wait for silt to settle if I don’t think the water is clean enough. I’ve had mine apart and lubed it many times and as long as your not creating a massive vacuum there’s no reason it should fail. Something critical we drinking water I wouldn’t be overly rough on it.
Like Phil, I've had mine for a very long time, in fact, I had the one is was based on when it was made by Pure. Same design, different name, same great results. I've never broken one, it is possible to if abused, but used as intended and it will last a long time. You do need to replace the cartridges after a while and the hoses too for that matter when they get to scuzzy to clean. Other than that, I love mine.
Hope this helps,
I recently received one of these filters for christmas a few years back, The included filter did not last me more than 2 uses. I'm convinced however, that it was due to my lack of proper care and storage of the filter between uses. I believe that others who have had problems with this filter breaking may have experienced the same type of problem I had. On the 3rd use the pumping of the filter became extremely hard and took while a long time to filter 3 liters of water compared to the first few uses. I have purchased a new filter and am taking proper care of it. I believe it will last me quite a while.
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