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The Sawyer Micro Squeeze is the latest in Sawyer’s ongoing line of palm-sized hollow-fiber water filters. In theory, the Micro combines the flow-rate of the Sawyer Squeeze with the weight savings of the Sawyer MINI. Like its older brothers, the Micro is versatile and easily connected to any 28mm water bottles, including, of course, the beloved Smartwater Bottle. That being said, this review is not a head-to-head comparison of the three available Sawyer filters. It might be more useful to backpackers looking to cross over from chemical or ultra-violet treatment than it will be to users trying to decide if they should upgrade their current Sawyer filter.

Read the full review by Andrew Marshall on here.


May 18, 2022

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Sawyer Permethrin Premium Insect Repellent is used on clothing, not skin, and it provides long-lasting protection against ticks.

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One of the most popular, and readily available, means of tick prevention these days is the use of permethrin. Sawyer Permethrin Fabric Treatment is easy to find at most any sporting goods store and applies quick and easy to your clothing, boots, gear, etc.

Brodie Swisher


While not technically a filtered water bottle, Sawyer Products’ water filtration system can transform anything into a safe, clean drinking vessel. Simply fill up the included reusable pouch at any water source, screw the pouch onto the filter, and either drink directly from the filter or squeeze the now-filtered water into another vessel (like a water bottle or pot for cooking).

Alyssa Longobucco