Wirecutter's Most Popular Picks in September
September was a month to remember. Many readers stocked up on yoga mats, mosquito-control gear, and luggage. Others gathered supplies for their kids, who were heading back to school. And some even grabbed cameras, perhaps to capture memories of fun in the sun. Whatever they chose, we hope that our picks have helped to make the most of the transition to autumn.
If you’re viewing this article on a desktop, start from the top left to find the most popular pick, and then move one spot to the right to find the second most popular. Once you’ve made it across, start on the left again in the following row—the top 100 are listed in descending order. If you’re on mobile or a tablet, the list should appear in order from top (most popular) to bottom.
May 7, 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).