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We Sawed a Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter in Half!

Have you ever wondered how a Sawyer Squeeze water filter works? We cut one open to to give you an INSIDE LOOK.

The Sawyer Squeeze water filter is the most popular filter used by long-distance backpackers due to its ease of use and lightweight quality.

We wanted to get an INSIDE look at the Sawyer Squeeze to see how it really works, so we cut one open and took a close look with a microscope.

Check out the full article by Paul Bodnar on Atlas Guides' website here.

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May 9, 2022

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My only complaint is that eventually, backflushing won’t be enough. These can clog up after some time and no amount of back flushing will fix its low flow. I went through 2 on the AT. However, it will attach to Smart Water Bottles and most bladders!

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Built for backcountry reliability and portability, the Sawyer Squeeze filter is our pick for the best portable water purifier.

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The Sawyer Squeeze was (by far) the most common Pacific Crest Trail water filter this year – for the fifth year in a row. It’s a $39, 3 oz / 85 g hollow fiber filter that rids your drinking water of protozoa and bacteria (and floaties). It can be used with Sawyer bags (included with the filter) or with compatible water bottles (Smartwater is the bottle of choice for many hikers).

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