"If your shipping was any faster the box would have caught on fire."
— Don H., PA
- 99.99999% contaminant reduction
- Removes chemicals, pathogens, even viruses
- Packs super-compactly
- Requires no water pressure or electricity
- Black Berkey® purifier element
- Nestable stainless housing
- Quality carry bag
- Berkey Sport® Filter Bottle
- Black Berkey primer
Clearance: Go Berkey Purifier System
This is an R1 clearance item. Please check the tables below to see how we rate our clearance items.
Berkey® purifiers provide incredibly clean, pure, sparkling water whether the source is a wild stream, stagnant pond, private well, or substandard municipal supply. Available in a wide range of sizes, Berkey purifiers rely on no moving parts and use no electricity.
The Go Berkey® is an extremely compact water purifier. It comes equipped with a single Black Berkey® purifying element, which is the maximum it can accommodate. Lower storage tank capacity is 1 quart. Flow rate is 1 gallon per hour when the upper chamber is full (flow rate is reduced as water level in the upper chamber declines). The streamlined Go Berkey has no spigot; to dispense, lift the reservoir off and pour your ultra-pure water from the lower tank.
The Go Berkey system nests to a size of just 4" x 10", compact enough to fit into even a small travel bag with lots of room left over. With a weight of only 2.4 lbs, the Go Berkey purifier system offers extreme mobility. Assembled dimensions are 4"D x 14"H.
A recent national study found 316 different contaminants in U.S. drinking water. Berkey purifiers remove pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites while extracting chemicals including herbicides, pesticides, organic solvents, VOCs, detergents, cloudiness, silt, sediment, foul tastes and odors. They reduce heavy metals such as cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, mercury, aluminum as well as nitrites, without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs.
“This is a great compact water purification system at a fantastic price. You never know when your water system will become compromised. I have great peace of mind knowing that we have a backup!”
– Chari R., OR
Berkey purifiers use proprietary micro-pore technology to achieve contaminant reduction of 99.99999%. This extreme level of purification, called “7 log” reduction, means that no more than one part per ten million of the original contaminant remains. This standard is a thousand times more stringent than what's required to label a system as a simple “water filter.” Systems achieving 7-log reduction provide ultra-pure water not only in normal conditions, but also in circumstances of extreme and highly dangerous contamination. And unlike many purifiers, Black Berkey elements are cleanable: A Scotchbrite™ pad is all you need to remove exterior buildup and extend element life. Each element can clean up to 3000 gallons of water.
The media within Black Berkey elements removes contaminants by a surface phenomenon called adsorption, the molecular attraction of substances to the surface of the media. The exclusive purification elements are also impregnated with proprietary media that promote ionic absorption of pollutants within the micro-porous elements. A key reason Berkey systems are so effective in removing contaminants from water is their long contact period. Most systems blast water through their filters at 60-90 PSI, limiting contact with their filter media to only a fraction of a second. Water molecules passing through the revolutionary micro-pore structure of the Black Berkey purification elements are drawn gently by gravity and remain in contact with the trapping media for several minutes. This makes the Black Berkey filter media much more effective at capturing contaminants.
Berkey purifiers using the Black Berkey purification elements are proven to reduce pathogenic bacteria (including E. Coli, Klebsiella, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Giardia and Cryptosporidium) by 99.99999%. Berkey systems have been tested with the highest pathogenic contamination levels that can be produced in a laboratory. When contamination levels exceed a billion pathogens per liter of water (10,000 times the density of contamination used in the standard test protocol for bacteriological removal) they're classified as TNTC (too numerous to count.) Under normal testing protocol, one pathogenic organism is tested at a time, each with a fresh purifying element. For this test, however, the laboratory was directed to combine three separate pathogenic TNTC cultures. Tested under this extreme contamination level, absolutely no pathogens were able to make it through the purification elements. The laboratory then incubated the water, and nothing grew. When the purified water was viewed under an electron microscope not even inviable microbes were detectable—nothing was present but pure water. Furthermore, contaminants including trihalomethanes, radon 222, and volatile organic compounds including benzene, 2,4-D, Heptachlor, MTBE, styrene, tetrachloroethylene and toulene, among many others, were reduced to below detectable limits.
“Five stars for the Go Berkey. We've been using a large Berkey water purifier system for years and are very happy with it too.”
– Cathie F., MN
Viruses: Far smaller than bacteria, viruses typically range upward in size from about 30 nanometers (nm). Black Berkey purification elements have been proven in independent testing to reduce the MS2 and Fr Coliphage viruses, which are among the smallest viruses at about 25nm, to log 5 (99.999%). No other gravity fed water filtration system even comes close to this performance.
The striking superiority of Berkey water purifiers can be demonstrated with food coloring. When bacteria are viewed under a powerful microscope, food coloring is often used as a contrast enhancer to make the bacteria easier to see. Food coloring consists of particles so small that even under magnification strong enough to show fine details in a single bacterium, the food coloring still appears only as solid, uniform coloration. Yet Berkey purifiers effectively remove food coloring from water. Berkey systems are the only purifiers in the world that can do this.
Berkey purifiers are available in several configurations. All Berkey Systems using Black Berkey purifying elements meet or exceed the EPA's stringent "7 Log" (99.99999%) contaminant reduction specification. Systems using Black Berkey elements within transparent Copolyester housings are known as Berkey Light Purifiers. Systems using Black Berkey elements within 304-grade stainless steel housings have the same purifying performance, and are known as Berkey Stainless Purifiers.
Note: The Go Berkey purifier system IS available for shipment to California. Go Berkey purifiers aren't yet available for shipment to Iowa. Unlike any other state in the union, Iowa doesn't accept the results of any labs but their own, and their recurring annual lab fees are prohibitively inflated. Of course, any Berkey system may actually be used anywhere. More details can be seen.
Included with the Go Berkey purifier is a Black Berkey Primer™, which is a hand-powered priming pump that makes it possible to prime Black Berkey elements easily without the need for faucets or hose connections. A Berkey Sport® Filter Bottle is also included, as well as a quality carrying bag for the Go Berkey.
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Other Berkey systems include higher-capacity Berkey Stainless Purifiers, the transparent Berkey Light, and the Sport Berkey personal bottle. Also available: British Berkefeld systems with white ceramic elements.
Pleasant Hill Grain has been among the largest distributors of Berkey water purification systems for many years. In business for over three decades, we're here to help you with any questions now, and we'll be here later to meet your future needs. Please call (866) 467-6123 or email us if you'd like to discuss Berkey systems. We'd appreciate your business, and we look forward to serving you!
Descriptions of Ratings for Clearance Store Items
(Expanded descriptions in next table)
|Minimum Discount||Mechanically Perfect||Free Shipping Over $59||Standard Return Policy||Full
|R1||Returned. Non-working surfaces have new or nearly new appearance. Working surfaces may have slight wear marks.||10%||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|R2||Returned, nearly-new appearance. Slight to moderate flaws on non-working surfaces.||Varies by item||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|FR||Factory-refurbished unit.||Varies by item||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|D||Brief demonstration use only, not previously sold.||Varies by item||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|DIS||Discontinued.||Varies by item||Yes||Yes||Yes||Varies by item|
|U||Used.||Varies by item||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|SDB||Scratched and/or dented, or otherwise blemished.||Varies by item||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|NOS||New old stock.||Varies by item.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Bottom Line: If you’re a highly detail-oriented person, we recommend sticking to “R1.” But after a week’s use, the only real difference between one of these items and a brand new one will be the money you saved.|
Expanded Ratings Descriptions
|R1||Very close scrutiny is required to tell that the item isn’t brand new. Working surfaces may show slight wear; for example, the bottom-inside of a Bosch mixer bowl may show swirl marks because Bosch mixer whips are designed to “float” against bottom of bowl. Non-working surfaces (cabinet, control panel) look essentially new. Carton may not be perfect.|
|R2||Typically has a small scuff or mark on a non-working surface like a mixer cabinet or the top of a pressure cooker lid.|
|FR||Mostly returned items which have been brought fully up to new-equipment performance specs at the factory.|
|D||Demonstration items have been operated briefly at Pleasant Hill Grain.|
|DIS||These items have never been used but we no longer sell them at full price in our store because it was discontinued by us or by the manufacturer.|
|U||Has had light use.|
|SDB||Has moderate damage or blemish on a non-working surface, such as a scratch or dent in the housing, or paint blemish.|
|NOS||A brand new item that isn't the newest model.|
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|Elements Included||1 Black Berkey Element|
|Brand||Berkey H2O Purifiers|
|Product Weight (lbs.)||2-1/2 lb.|
|Housing Material||Stainless steel|
|Flow Rate||Flow rate is 1 gallon per hour when the upper chamber is full (flow rate is reduced as water level in the upper chamber declines.)|
|Capacity (volume)||1 qt.|
|Warranty Length||2 year prorated warranty calculated in 6 month intervals|
We stock this product in our Nebraska warehouse. Most of our shipments are by FedEx Ground or Home Delivery and you should receive your order in four business days or less from ship-out. Click here for more information about shipping.
Please note: The Go Berkey purifier system IS available for shipment to California. The Go Berkey system is not yet available for shipment to Iowa, though it may be used in Iowa.
By Ernest C. in FL on 7/10/2017 - Verified BuyerLeaving for Manila, PI, next month for 3 weeks. Additionally, our missionary group will be traveling to Davao and Ilo Ilo. Yes, plenty of bottle water, but there is no bottled water company which even comes close to the purity of water produced by the Berkeley Water Purification Systems. I was so excited to find the "Travel" model to purchase w/ the sport bottle! Purchased immediately and have in possession. Takes up relatively little space in my luggage, as advertised. I already have used a BWP System in my home and it is incredible. I am going to check the box below for a reminder email to follow up my review of the performance I will have experienced in the Philippines. Now, I will be able to go to the Philippines and have the utmost confidence in water purification for not only myself, but for all the members of our Missionary group as I will be supplying them with their drinking water needs with my travel system. How exciting!12 out of 12 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Diana M. in CA on 4/11/2016 - Verified BuyerLove the quality, taste, and simplicity of the Berkey. Only thing that this travel model lacks is a handle on the bottom reservoir for pouring.6 out of 6 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Sarah O. in VA on 1/9/2018 - Verified BuyerI am looking forward to using my travel Berkeley Water Purification System. The family of seven is going camping this spring and lugging tons of bottled water is NOT ideal. My brother has this system and LOVES it. I am glad we have our own now! thank you: )4 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By David E. in TN on 10/29/2018 - Verified BuyerWe have been using a big berkey for several years. Bought this go berkey for our smaller camper and it works great. Prefect size for camping and the go berkey bottle is a welcome bonus for hiking.3 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Constance H. in CT on 10/1/2019 - Verified BuyerMany regulated US water systems are not up to spec - about 40% from what I have read. After some research and a consultation with someone who knows about industrial water filtration, I bought the Go Berkey and extra water cylinders to test the system at home, and for travel, but also for peace of mind in case of emergency and I love it. I will buy a larger Berkey soon. With filters that have an unused shelf life of 50 years and that make so many gallons of water during use, stocking up on filters is a pretty inexpensive way to accomplish a lifetime insurance policy of a clean water supply. Also I cannot see ever going without a Sports Berkey again for running around. Thank you Pleasant Hill Grain!2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Douglas S. in OH on 4/13/2016 - Verified BuyerI travel a lot and use it every where in and out of the country no belly troubles yet.2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Mary C. in FL on 9/9/2020 - Verified BuyerI ordered a travel berkey water filter from this company. It took a little longer to get here than what was stated but right now EVERYTHING is taking longer. I have a bigger berkey water filter and absolutely love it. I’m sure this travel one will come in handy.Was this review helpful to you?
By Linda M. in TN on 8/24/2020 - Verified BuyerBerkey is the best system out there; very little maintanance and the water tastes SO good!Was this review helpful to you?
By Janis G. in WA on 3/30/2020 - Verified BuyerBeen using my Berkey for 2 years now, fantastic! Had to buy another one.Was this review helpful to you?
By Charles on 1/19/2020 - Verified BuyerHave the travel Berkey and love it. Decided I'd try the smallest Berkey for travel and at my cabin. Wife loves it so much I'm using it making gallon per day for drinking and cooking. Guess I'll need to get another for my cabin. She says it's hers.Was this review helpful to you?
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