We’re big fans of the Sawyer Squeeze Mini Water Filter, so I was excited to see Sawyer announce an even more minimal version, the Micro Squeeze Filter. As its name suggests, it’s smaller and lighter than the other Sawyer Squeeze filters, which should make it more convenient to pack and carry in an ultralight bikepacking setup. As with the Mini version, the Micro Squeeze filter boasts the same impressive 100,000 gallon lifespan as well.
Read the full article by Logan Watts here.
May 6, 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