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After years of hiking with various water treatment options including chemicals, a Steri-pen, pump systems, or without a filter at all, record setting[1] Jennifer Pharr Davis was drawn to Sawyer's water filtration systems when she became pregnant.

"It seemed too good to be true. But I got it and used it for 600 miles of hiking through farmland and grazing pastures on the GR 11 in the Pyrenees, and then used it hiking through the alluvial planes, glacier melt, and volcanic ash in Iceland. And it never broke! It was fast, easy and kept me and my baby healthy."

She goes on to say, "I definitely became a Sawyer fan based on the filter. But, recently, I was surprised to learn how effective Sawyer bug sprays and sunscreen can be on a camping trip. And I learned a few things that could revolutionize my battle with black flies, mosquitoes and ticks."

-Read Jennifer Pharr Davis' full review here.

[1]Named 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, 2011 Performance of the Year by Ultrarunning Magazine, and 2008 Person of the Year by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine

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May 8, 2022

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Jennifer Pharr Davis

Hiker, Speaker, Author

Jennifer Pharr Davis is an internationally recognized adventurer, speaker, author, and entrepreneur who has hiked more than 14,000 miles of trails on six different continents.

In 2011 she set the overall fastest known time on the Appalachian Trail by finishing the 2,185-mile foot path in 46 days (an average of 47 miles a day). And she hasn't slowed down since.

Jennifer has backpacked 700 miles pregnant, walked across North Carolina while nursing her newborn son, and hiked in all 50 states with her two-year-old daughter.

She is a member of the President’s Council of Sports, Fitness and Nutrition, was featured in the 2020 IMAX film Into America’s Wild, and served on the board of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

Jennifer is truly a force of nature. But what excites her most is introducing people to the life-changing opportunities that nature provides.

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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

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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).

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Media Mentions from Halfway Anywhere

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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