WireCutter: 100 Most Popular Picks in October
PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 1, 2021
In October, we celebrated all things fall. As Halloween approached, our readers shopped the Wirecutter picks they needed to get the spooky season started. Plenty of folks gravitated toward items for cooler weather, like trendy smokeless fire pits and cozy comforters. As temperatures dipped, our readers also bought masks and purifiers to stay healthy. The Philips SmartSleep Wake-Up Light was also a welcome choice for those who struggle to adjust to post-daylight-savings mornings. Whether our readers are into pumpkin carving or creepy costumes, we hope our picks helped to create some supernatural fall memories.
May 7, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
My only complaint is that eventually, backflushing won’t be enough. These can clog up after some time and no amount of back flushing will fix its low flow. I went through 2 on the AT. However, it will attach to Smart Water Bottles and most bladders!
Built for backcountry reliability and portability, the Sawyer Squeeze filter is our pick for the best portable water purifier.
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).