7 BEST GRAVITY WATER FILTERS OF 2022 – REVIEWS & TOP PICKS
Squeeze filters, straw filters, and pump filters are all great for turning questionable water clear, but they all require the use of your hands and take up your valuable time. Gravity filters, however, offer a convenient hands-free solution. Instead of forcing water through your filter, a gravity system lets gravity do the work of pulling the water down from a hanging reservoir, through a water filter, and into a waiting receptacle.
We like the freedom that gravity filters give us to accomplish other tasks while water filtration duties are delegated to gravity, so we went looking for the best ones to bring with us when we need sanitary water. We learned a lot during our testing, and we’ve compiled all of it into the following seven reviews. Hopefully, once you’ve read them, you’ll know exactly which gravity filter to add to your gear setup.
May 20, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
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.
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).
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