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"An adaptable, lightweight, and compact water filter, the Sawyer Mini is a useful personal water treatment system that is very inexpensive. It can be used as a straw or inline in a water reservoir, making it more useful than other straw-style filters. Weighing only 1.4 ounces and costing around $25, this filter easily takes our Best Buy award."

Chris McNamara, Founder, OutdoorGearLab.com

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May 7, 2022

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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!

Anna Hamrick

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Built for backcountry reliability and portability, the Sawyer Squeeze filter is our pick for the best portable water purifier.

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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).

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