Our 100 Most Popular Picks October 2022
In October, our readers showed us that they like to plan ahead. Electric toothbrushes were especially popular—perhaps an effort to prevent the frightful cavities waiting post–Halloween candy binge? Some readers might have had Thanksgiving dinner on their minds, considering that our favorite nonstick pan topped the list, while others looked even further to the future by picking up Christmas trees and Advent calendars. It never hurts to be prepared for the holidays!
Here are the 100 most popular Wirecutter picks in October, according to Wirecutter readers. Read it here.
November 3, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
While DEET products may be more familiar by name and their chemical smell, sprays with 20 percent picaridin, like Sawyer Products, offer comparable protection without the harsh odor and oily feeling on your skin.
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).
SAWYER MINI WATER FILTER, $22 This has been my water filter of choice for years now. The bags can be iffy — I have had a few break – so carry a couple. However, the filter itself is reliable, light and inexpensive. -Logan