Holiday Gift Guide 2020: The Coolest Camping Gear To Gift This Holiday Season
From the coolest smartwatch for tracking your winter adventures and the most luxurious down sleeping bag to cozy up in at night to the best portable camp grills and fire pits, fire-resistant blankets, and light setups to take your campsite from zero to hero, these are the best – and coolest – pieces of camping gear to gift this holiday season.
FOR THE CAMP KITCHEN
Sawyer Portable Tap Filtration System
Clean water when you need it the most – and since that’s usually when you’re at a campground, festival, outdoor event, in an RV, or traveling internationally, Sawyer’s Tap Filter is one of those one-size-fits-all solutions you’ll quickly realize you don’t want to live without. Lightweight and easy to connect to just about any spigot or hose thanks to the different attachments that come with the filter, it’s one of the quickest and most reliable ways to get clean water – and a lot of it – fast. And, most importantly, with a 0.1-micron certified filtration system, you don’t have to worry. You’re protected against bacteria such as salmonella or leptospirosis, protozoa, and cysts like E. coli, Giardia, Vibrio cholerae, and Salmonella typhi.
Read more of Breanna Wilson's Holiday Gift Guide here.
May 7, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
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!
Built for backcountry reliability and portability, the Sawyer Squeeze filter is our pick for the best portable water purifier.
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).