Review: Sawyer MINI Water Filter
Simple, compact, and versatile—the Sawyer MINI Water Filtration System is all that and more. First off, it's aptly named; the filter itself is lightweight and fits in the palm of your hand. Next, you can use it with the included 16-ounce bag, a water bottle, a straw, or—my favorite—inline with your water bladder. Finally, it's long-lasting; the filter is rated to filter 100,000 gallons. Need we say more? Available online; $25.
August 31, 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