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Best Straw Hiking Water Filters

There are plenty of great straw hiking water filters to choose from, such as Practical Survival, Survivor Filter, Sawyer Products, LifeStraw, NatureNova, it's difficult for customers to make a shopping decision. We've selected our 18 Best Straw Hiking Water Filters after extensive research and designed a buying guide to help you pick the best option.

Our experts tested a variety of straw hiking water filters at all prices from $10 to $99 in the market. Our top pick is Practical Survival Hiking Water Filter. Check out some more of our favorites below, and read some valuable insight from the experienced editors here.


July 15, 2022

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Arlen Smith


While DEET products may be more familiar by name and their chemical smell, sprays with 20 percent picaridin, like Sawyer Products, offer comparable protection without the harsh odor and oily feeling on your skin.

Kevin Brouillard
Travel & Leisure


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).

Halfway Anywhere
Media Mentions from Halfway Anywhere


SAWYER MINI WATER FILTER, $22 This has been my water filter of choice for years now. The bags can be iffy — I have had a few break – so carry a couple. However, the filter itself is reliable, light and inexpensive. -Logan

Bikepacking Team