We previewed this one at the Summer Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City, and knew it was going to be a home run. We've long been fans of Sawyer's water filters as they're extremely small/packable (perfect for tucking into hydration packs on long backcountry runs), reliable, fast and easy to use.
This year, they released a 'mini' 2-oz version of the original 3.5-oz filter that can be used in a variety of ways--to drink directly from streams, attached to a bottle's mouth, embedded inline in your hydration reservoir tube, or with the 16 fl. oz reusable Sawyer pack it comes with. Its hollow-fiber membrane offers a high flow rate, so filtering only takes a matter of seconds. Unlike other water filtration systems, they're infinitely backwashable (no need to purchase cartridges over time) with the provided syringe and they don't require batteries. At $25 for 0.1-micron filter that removes 99.99999% of bacteria, the Sawyer Mini is an absolute steal.
May 6, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
Sawyer Permethrin Premium Insect Repellent is used on clothing, not skin, and it provides long-lasting protection against ticks.
One of the most popular, and readily available, means of tick prevention these days is the use of permethrin. Sawyer Permethrin Fabric Treatment is easy to find at most any sporting goods store and applies quick and easy to your clothing, boots, gear, etc.
While not technically a filtered water bottle, Sawyer Products’ water filtration system can transform anything into a safe, clean drinking vessel. Simply fill up the included reusable pouch at any water source, screw the pouch onto the filter, and either drink directly from the filter or squeeze the now-filtered water into another vessel (like a water bottle or pot for cooking).