The 6 Best Backpacking Water Filters of 2023
We tested backpacking water filters and treatment systems from Platypus, Sawyer, Katadyn, LifeStraw, and others to find the best option for your adventures
Our filtration gurus have bought and tested 43 of the best backpacking water filters over the last 11 years. This updated review covers 26 filters and treatment systems. We tested these filters extensively on various adventures, from climbing trips in Peru to running expeditions across the USA to fastpacking adventures in Iceland. We evaluate portability and ease of backcountry maintenance in the field while also investigating critical aspects such as what each model removes from the water and the amount of time it takes to process one potable liter of water. We are confident in offering any backcountry traveler our insights and recommendations based on our comprehensive field and objective in-house testing.
When it comes to backpacking, having the right gear makes all the difference. Whether you're in the market for a new pack, some solid footwear, or a compact cooking system, rest assured we have recommendations for you. From tents to base layers, you'll be ready for the backcountry in no time.
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Sawyer Water Filters Provide Potential to Help Address Latin America’s Water Crisis
When I witnessed the local, women-led nonprofit Kora in Okrane (KIO) distribute Sawyer water filter systems to households in the Marshall Islands this past July during a trip with Sawyer to report on KIO’s water project, I saw women and kids watch attentively—some pulling out their phones to take videos of the silty water that turned crystal clear as it emerged from the filter—as the men sat on the sidelines.
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