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Wirecutter's 100 Most popular Picks in August

August was full of surprises, a wild mix of back-to-school preparing, heat advisories, and the Delta variant. As always, however, Wirecutter has been here to help along the way. Many of our readers shopped for our recommended masks, bug repellents, and items for stress relief. Others enjoyed WFO (working from outside) with some help from our guide to taking your home office outdoors. We’re happy that our picks helped squeeze the best out of what turned out to be an interesting summer.

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.

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May 7, 2022

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Wirecutter’s mission is to recommend what really matters. Each year, we independently test and review thousands of products to help you find just what you need. Our goal is to save you time and eliminate the stress of shopping, whether you’re looking for everyday gear or gifts for loved ones.

We strive to be the most trusted product recommendation service around, and we work with total editorial independence. We won’t post a recommendation unless our writers and editors have deemed something the best through rigorous reporting and testing.

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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!

Anna Hamrick

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Built for backcountry reliability and portability, the Sawyer Squeeze filter is our pick for the best portable water purifier.

Pete Ortiz
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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).

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