Our 100 Most Popular April Picks
As the weather warms up, many of our readers are heading outdoors and taking Wirecutter-recommended wireless earbuds and fitness trackers with them. Some are stocking up on bug repellent and mosquito gear to ward away spring pests. And our luggage picks are a popular choice. Maybe summer vacations are on the horizon?
Read about all of Wirecutter's top picks here.
May 20, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
Fresh drinking water is essential. This water filtration system ensures you will never run out as long as there is a nearby natural water source. It can filter out bacteria, protozoa and microplastics.
Faster and more efficient than pumping or waiting for chemical treatments, the Sawyer Squeeze System offers on-the-go hydration at a good flow. This product is long-lasting, affordable, reliable, cleanable, and very user-friendly.
But Sawyer was way ahead of me — 15 years ahead, to be precise. In 2008, the brand started its Clean Water for All initiative, which provides Sawyer filters to developing countries around the world. And the company spends 90% of its profits funding it.