1) This filter is actually going for 95$ @ REI.
2) A month after I created this review the item broke at the plastic knob that the intake water tube attaches to. I will be returning it to REI and because of this I would NOT recommend this filter to anyone looking for a durable filter built to last because this certainly doesn’t fit the bill. If you are EXTREMELY careful with it I would recommend it for the price. However if your looking for a filter that you dont have to worry about failing you for many years to come I would recommend investing the extra $$$ for the Katadyne pocket water filter which IS built to last..