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We give the Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter a rating of 4 out of 5 stars.

When it’s just you alone in the backcountry, you need a water filter that’s reliable enough to trust in any situation. The Sawyer Squeeze filter aims to be such a device. With an incredible lifespan and unmatched versatility, it’s one of the most useful pieces of kit we’ve had the chance to try out. When you’re drinking from questionable water sources, the last thing you want to question is your water filter. But the Sawyer Squeeze never gave us any doubts. It’s a rock-solid tool that can be used in many different ways to fit your personal preferences.

After spending some time relying on the Sawyer Squeeze and traveling together through miles of mountain trails together, it has become one of our favorite water filters and it’s the one we’ll come back to for our next adventure. The Sawyer Squeeze packs simple functionality into a tiny package that will easily fit in your pocket, pack, or on your water bottle, so it’s with you when you need it most.

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October 17, 2022

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Pete Ortiz


Pete has been working in the trades since high school, where he first developed a passion for woodworking. Over the years, he has developed a keen interest in a wide variety of DIY projects around the home. Fascinated by all sort of tools, Pete loves reading and writing about all the latest gadgets and accessories that hit the market. His other interests include astronomy, hiking, and fishing. As the founder of House Grail, David's primary goal is to help consumers make educated decisions about DIY projects at home, in the garage, and in the garden.


In the end, I go to the woods to discover myself, to find out more about who I am and who I want to be.

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Hiker, Speaker, Author


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