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Royal Berkey

  • Great for 2-6 People
  • Storage Capacity: 3.25 gallons (12.3 liters)  
  • Height: 24" 
  • Diameter: 9.5” 
  • Portability: The upper chamber nests within the lower chamber for transport and stands only 15.25” in height
  • Weight: 11 lbs (2 BB Elements)
  • Max Filters: 4 Black Berkeys (upper) + 4 PF-2's (lower)
  • Exclusive Lifetime Warranty (Hardware and Stainless Chambers)

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The Royal Berkey Water Filter

Our Royal Berkey is another top seller due to the fact that it's a perfect size for 2-6 people. Similar to our other systems, it's an ideal system for use at home with families, travel, outdoor activities or during unexpected emergencies.

Constructed of highly polished 304 stainless steel, the Royal Berkey comes complete with 2 Black Berkey purification elements (expandable to 4), 2 chambers, lid, a spigot, rubber gasket base, and 2 blocking plugs. Up to 4 PF-2 Fluoride and Arsenic filters can be installed into the lower chamber.

More About The Royal Berkey

With the included black berkey filters this powerful system purifies both treated water and untreated raw water from such sources as remote lakes, streams, stagnant ponds and water supplies in foreign countries, where regulations may be substandard at best. Perfect for outdoor activities and a must in hostile environments where electricity, water pressure or treated water may not be available.

This system removes pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites entirely and extracts harmful chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, VOCs, organic solvents, radon 222 and trihalomethanes. It also reduces nitrates, nitrites and heavy metals such as lead and mercury. This system is so powerful it can remove food coloring from water without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs. Virtually no other system can duplicate this performance.

 How to Assemble and Troubleshoot Your Berkey Water Filter

Special Offer: With your system purchase, you can choose one of the items below at 50% off the MSRP. Please select above when adding system to cart:

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Berkey Warranty

The manufacturer warrants this product to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 6 months from date of purchase. Black Berkey purification elements have a 2 year prorated warranty calculated in 6 months intervals. The manufacturer will replace or repair any product that it deems is not properly functioning during the stated warranty period. Extended Lifetime Warranty - If you purchase from us, the stainless steel chambers/lid, spigot, washers, and nuts are warranted for a lifetime. We also assist with any warranty claims and provide system maintenance support during the life of ownership. More details here.

Additional Info

Additional Info

UPC 094922528261
Capacity 3.25 gallons (12.3 liters)
Diameter 9.5”
Filter Capacity Up to 4 Black Berkeys (upper) + 4 PF-2's (lower)
Flow Rate 1.5 Gallon in first hour under regular use conditions when starting full. Max Filtration Flow Rate up to 8 Gallons per hour (4 Elements)
Height 24"
Portability The upper chamber nests within the lower chamber for transport and stands only 15.25” in height.
Serves 2-6 People

Berkey Reviews

The Royal is a got to have unit to assure safe water for any family.Review by Joe Atkins
My wife and I have had our Berkey Royal for a couple of years now, and couldn't be happier. We are on a well, so we only needed the carbon filters. Our water tastes great and it's always available when we need it (occasionally the electricity is down, which means the well pump is temporarily down, too). We recommended the Royal to some friends, who are on city water, that were considering installation of an RO system. They chose to buy the Royal, instead, with the added fluoride/arsenic filters. They love it, and it was less expensive and less complicated than the RO system would have been. They had also considered going back to buying 5 gallon jugs of water, either hauling it in themselves, or paying to have it delivered. Needless to say, the Berkey was the best, least expensive and simplest solution for them. Best of all, they, like my wife and I, love their water. That's not the end of our story. Our son, who's in the military, was transferred up to Phoenix from Tucson. Phoenix water is heavily chlorinated and tastes terrible. We bought him a travel Berkey with all the filters and he's been very happy, every since. He also has the Sport Berkey, which he takes with him on the job. In this world of empty promises and shams, it's nice to have a product that really works and does exactly what it says it will. (Posted on 8/24/14)
Thirsty petsReview by animallvr
My german shepards and I are drinking purified water! Woohoo! They drink more than they ever did before...which means I better let them outside when they wanna go, lol. (Posted on 3/24/14)
The best tasting water ever!Review by Laura
I am so happy I purchased the Royal, it is my husband and I, two dogs and 4 parrots and everyone gets filtered water. We were spending a lot on bottled water before this and dealing with the guilt of so much plastic, even with recycling was too much. I was worried that I was getting one that would be too big for our needs but even though my husband and I were big water drinkers before we are going through even more because it just taste so great! (Posted on 2/7/14)
Berkey XmasReview by Bernie
Loving my Christmas present. My special someone surprised me with a pile of great gifts this year, and I think this is my favorite! ;) (Posted on 1/7/14)
Prepare before it's too lateReview by badboybob
I've had a berkey for more than 2 years and it's the cornerstone of my emergency preparedness. Run, don't walk to but one of these systems. (Posted on 11/22/13)
Good for my familyReview by Casey
Been using this for a week now and it's everything I had hoped for. I wanted the big berkey originally, but it was not available. Do not regret choosing the Royal. I fully understand now why they tell you not to hesitate to size up. I'm drinking more water than ever before! (Posted on 11/12/13)
Clean, Healthy Water Again!Review by Fluoridefighter
Thank you for this amazing product! I only wish you had something that connected to the tap on my sink. Invent that Berkey!! (Posted on 10/22/13)
Difference of taste is so noticeable with our Crown Berkey !Review by Our Counter Royalty !
We have had ours for 1 year and we have our golden and 4 parrots on this water.It taste so much better than just tap water. You notice how heavy with metals tap water is after you drink from the Berkey.I would of given more stars but 5 is max. You'll be so glad you bought a Berkey.Ours sits on the counter and we use the pull out facet to fill which makes it so easy. We cook with use it for anything that we drink or eat.I make my own carbonated water instead of store bought . The taste is well worth it and I don't have all those plastic bottles anymore for recycling.We didn't know know much water we drank till the Berkey.We fill it once a day.We know that no matter what happen with this world we will have water from many sources ,hot water tank ,spa,pool even rain water. WE LOVE OUR BERKEY !!!!! (Posted on 10/18/13)
Flouride in the waterReview by Rob
Not only is Flouride in the water a forced medication, but with NO control of dosage! How can they control how much a 10 lb baby is getting whose only sourse of food is formula made with flouridated water?I don't even believe it's good for one's teeth. One of the symptoms of Flouride poisoning is tooth and gum pain, loose teeth, and frail bones! I used to have constant teeth problems, now I never do since I stopped using fluoride toothpaste and filtering my water. (Posted on 8/13/13)
Perfect for hurricane weatherReview by Carla
The Berkey has been such a blessing during hurricane season when the city's water supply has been compromised. No longer are we inconvenienced or running to the store for more water. We love it! (Posted on 7/29/13)
Great product - a no brainer for people that care about waterReview by deuxvan
I tested my water with a water testing kit for pools. The tap water comes in many shades darker than the chlorinated pool in my backyard. The berkey I have pulls out chlorine & flouride & comes up crystal clear with the pool testing kit. I can't believe people are being poisoned with all these chemicals & nobody has any idea about it. Best 300 bucks I ever spent. WAAAAAAY MORE VALUABLE THAN THOSE B.S. BRITA PITCHERS!

In a worst case scenario, we can filter pool water & not worry about getting sick. Win/Win (Posted on 6/29/13)
break freeReview by NYC prison
Live in a small studio and was reluctant to get the royal. It actually fits, although on top of my refrigerator, which sucks for refilling. But i only refill it every 3rd day. (Posted on 5/10/13)
Get the RoyalReview by Liz J
To echo what a couple other reviewers said, if you have 4 or more people who like to drink water, then go for the royal berkey. (Posted on 4/2/13)
Why Did I Wait So Long ?Review by Kim
Finally purchased The BIG BERKEY.
Still can't figure out why I waited so long .
Best improvement on our health in decades.
Can't say enough about the taste of the water that I couldn't stand to drink except in beverage form.
Now I love to drink plain old water (from the Berkey). (Posted on 12/15/12)
THANKFUL! :)Review by Sandy Victim
I live in NY and was impacted by the storm hard. We just got power on 4 days ago after being without for 12 days!! What made it worse was that we had been confined to our home for 6 days due to flooding. I also lost my car and parts of my home were severely flooded. We used out berkey religiously everyday and I was so happy that this was one thing I didn't have to worry about. I've spent the last few hours purchasing more emergency preparedness supplies that I had wish I had over the past couple weeks and finishing up with this review for people who may be looking to buy a berkey. Please do so, as the benefit far outweighs the cost, especially in a disaster. (Posted on 11/14/12)
no more brita...Review by Sandy
...and thank goodness! The constant change-out of the brita filters was annoying and definitely got expensive. I still think this is alot to pay for a water filter though. (Posted on 9/28/12)
2nd system and happyReview by tanda merone
I've had a berkey light for 5 years and been really pleased. I haven't even had to change the filters yet. How do I know when to change them? Anyway, I just got my royal berkey today because I'm a little concerned about what our government keeps doing. Well, this system is even sharper than it looks in the picture. I've decided to give the berkey light to my daughter and keep this unit for my kitchen.:) (Posted on 6/22/12)
Royal Berkey ReviewReview by Cynthia Drexler
We've had our Royal Berkey for about 2 months now, and I am very satisfied with the quality of water and ease of use. The setup instructions that came with the unit are somewhat confusing and minimal, but we received a supplementary set of instructions from Ann, who took our order, and those instructions were very thorough and helpful. i have not had a drink of city tap water in 40 years, but I had been a bottled water drinker. I must say, compared to the great taste and vitality of the water filtered by the Berkey, bottled water tastes flat and dead. Makes me wonder how well that water is actually purified. We are now saving about $20-$30 per month on bottled water, so this Berkey is going to pay for itself within the first year. Plus, I now have no worries about water should civilization "collapse." I'd say this is the best investment in our health I have ever made for my family, and I wholeheartedly recommend the Berkey system." (Posted on 5/10/12)
Early Mother's Day GiftReview by Jessica Howard
Took advantage of the $270 sale price to buy one for my mother. She fell in love with mine over the holidays. (Posted on 4/24/12)
Royal BerkeyReview by Grace Doran
I'm not sure why people would buy the big berkey over the royal berkey!? For 25 bucks more you get an extra gallon of water and it's only a few inches bigger. Ann in customer service was nice enough to explain this to me. (Posted on 11/30/11)
My Berkey RocksReview by Tanda Myler
Without going into all the reasons why I will never drink tap water again, I will just say my berkey filter kicks butt. I read lots of great things before buying, but you can find that with lots of products, so that didn't fully sell me. I did however see some ppl questioning the berkey filters and wasn't sure it was gonna live up to the hype. But, I figured if alex jones highly recommends it, I'd take the risk. Well, after a month of using it, I think there are just some naysayers out there trying to bring down a good thing. I got my berkey filtered water tested at my town water company and it came back fully clean for the removal of chlorine and bacteria, so I'm happy. Water tastes awesome too! I only give it 4 stars though because I've had it for only a couple months and I can't give it 5 stars until I see if it can stand the test of time. (Posted on 6/3/11)
Amazing service Amazing Product!Review by Thomas W Moon
Drinking water again has become a daily occurance in my household thanks to the Royal Berkey. Great looks, delicious water what can I say. The water coming out of my Berkey tastes like the Northern PA spring water I was used to growing up as a child. I also noticed that my ice cubes which used to stick and need pounding to get out of their tray\'s now just falls out of the trays. I would recommend any of these systems to folks looking for clean fresh water systems, it is without a doubt the best. Thank you all at Berkey for making these products available, giving us a peace of mind when it comes to one of the most important aspects of our lives, our water quality. (Posted on 8/11/10)
The Answer to a PrayerReview by Sean Wilson
I'm so happy I got this system. Don't hesitate if you're in the market for a good water filter. The customer service is great too! I called 3 times before I made the purchase and every conversation was super informative. Great company! (Posted on 5/6/10)
I'd been looking at this item for awhile and finally decided to order. My whole family is drinking lots of water. It's a pleasure to refill. The water tastes great, the stainless steel unit looks great on my counter. Well worth the investment. As for the seller......excellent all ways. Great communication, best price and fast shipping. I would definitely recommend this site to friends, and in fact, I have already." (Posted on 10/27/09)
Satisfied CustomerReview by Thomas Fullam
Bought the Royal Berkey with 4 filters and it meets all my expectations. I\'m only giving it 4 stars because I can\'t easily tell what the water level is. They should have a glass tube on the front or something. Will be buying another Berkey for my office within the month. (Posted on 9/20/09)
This is my second system...Review by Samir
This is my second system after having the Big Berkey at my home for about 6 years and always liking it. I recently convinced the coworkers at my firm to pitch in for a larger system for the office. It's working well for the 6 of us, and we take turns filling it up about every 2-3 days. All in all, it met our needs and now my co-workers are hooked. (Posted on 2/11/09)

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Product Questions

Product Questions

Are these products plastic free?
Question 1: Is the Royal the biggest system you have?
Question 2: I was told that we can actually clean the filters ourselves? Is this true? I saw a response saying they last 6,000 gallons, then can we clean or prep them for longer use?
Question 3: If electricity went out and no water supply, Can I use pond water and have it filtered? would we need to have a special filter? If so which one?

John Krukemyer
Does the royal filter come with any filter included? Or they are sold separate?
When do you think it will be back in stock?
Just got my Royal Berkey with 2 filters. Decided I wanted a 4 filter system to speed it up. Are they a particular size or anything? Thanks.
How often on average does machine need to have filters changed?