Wirecutter's 100 Most Popular Picks of July
The weather is scorching hot, but that hasn’t stopped our readers from heading outdoors. To stay cool, some grabbed water bottles, ice cream scoops, and portable air conditioners, while others snagged luggage and masks for summer travel. And the beloved “carbage can” was a popular choice for readers who wanted to keep tidy while on the road.
August 4, 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).