"Most hikers first head out on the trail with the borrowed, metal-frame backpack their dad used back in the 1980s and some old Timberland work boots strapped to their feet. But after grueling weeks and some mild scoliosis, a few decide to go lighter."
At less than 3.5 ounces, the Sawyer Squeeze is a fantastic solution for ultralight water filtration. For more information and other suggestions, check out the rest of Gear Patrol's Ultralight Backpacking Buyer's Guide.
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Faster and more efficient than pumping or waiting for chemical treatments, the Sawyer Squeeze System offers on-the-go hydration at a good flow. This product is long-lasting, affordable, reliable, cleanable, and very user-friendly.