"When I encountered Sawyer's products I got a bonus along with all those features: price. Sawyer has come out with some amazing inline filters that due to their design can take 99.9999% of those baddies out of your drinking water and do it while you drink through it... Sawyer has thought a lot about the backpacker/traveller's needs. Whatever your favourite form of water filtration is, you need to check Sawyer out. They have a wide variety of options and their hollow fiber membrane filters are hard to beat for convenience, quality, price and ease of use."
Read the full review here.
--Review by Paul Osborn on November 26, 2011 from Seattle Backpackers Magazine
May 9, 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).