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The Best Water Filters and Purifiers for Backpacking of 2020 from Treeline Review


After checking dozens of review sites and hundreds of customer reviews - and considering our own experiences - we put together a list of stand-out water filters for backpacking. If you’re hiking solo or on a trip where each person takes care of their own water, we think the Sawyer Squeeze has the speed-to-weight ratio that works best for most folks. Got a group to care for? We like the Platypus GravityWorks, which can filter four liters in four minutes with minimal fuss. For removing viruses, the upgrade-pick MSR Guardian filters out viruses and cleans itself with the press of a hand-pump.

See the full article by Liz Thomas on Treeline Review's website here.


December 3, 2023

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