MINI Water Filtration System

Our #1 selling model, the MINI filter is a great choice for outdoor enthusiasts and emergency preparedness. These systems are affordable, highly versatile, and come ready to go on your next adventure.

Full Product Description

A lightweight, versatile personal filtration system, the second-generation Sawyer MINI Water Filter fits in the palm of your hand and has a total field weight of just 2 ounces. Perfect for everything from camping with the kids to traveling abroad where tap and bottle water can't be trusted, the tiny MINI provides 0.1 micron absolute filtration for clean drinking water on the go — filtering out bacteria, protozoa, and microplastics.

The MINI filter removes 7 log (99.99999%) of all bacteria (like salmonella) as well as other harmful bacteria which causes cholera and E. coli and 6 log (99.9999%) of all protozoa such as giardia and cryptosporidium. These removal rates equal or exceed other filter options. EPA guidelines allow ten times more protozoa left in the water than Sawyer MINI filters allow. The MINI also filters out 100% of microplastics.

The MINI 0.1 micron absolute filter houses a cluster of micro-fibrous tubes which use similar technology found in medical dialysis. As water passes through the side walls of the tubes, harmful bacteria and protozoa are trapped on the outer walls so you can be confident your water is safe to drink.

Great for outdoor recreation, hiking, camping, scouting, domestic and international travel, and emergency prepping, the Sawyer MINI gives you a number of ways to access clean water.Attach it to the included drinking pouch, use the included straw to drink directly from your water source, connect it to hydration pack tubing (sold separately), or screw it onto standard disposable bottles (28mm thread).

STATS AND SPECS

Filter Material

Hollow Fiber

Longevity

Up to 100,000 gallons

removes

Bacteria, Protozoa, E. Coli, Giardia, Vibrio cholerea, Salmonella Typhi, Leptospirosis, and microplastics

protection from

sweat resistant

liquid volume

 oz

HEIGHT

5.5

 inches

width

1.75

 inches

length

1.75

 inches

filter Weight

1.4

 oz

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Ideal for outdoor recreation, hiking, camping, scouting, domestic and International travel, and emergency preparedness.

high performance

High-performance 0.1 Micron absolute inline filter fits in the palm of your hand and weighs just 2 ounces; 100% of MINI units individually tested three times to performance standards by Sawyer.

compatibility

Attaches to included drinking pouch, standard disposable water bottles, hydration packs, or use the straw to drink directly from your water source.

removal rates

Removes 99.99999% of all bacteria (salmonella, cholera, and E. coli); removes 99.9999% of all protozoa (such as giardia and cryptosporidium); also removes 100% of microplastics.

kit includes

Filter rated up to 100,000 gallons; Includes one Sawyer MINI filter, 16-ounce reusable squeeze pouch, 7-inch drinking straw, and cleaning plunger

Frequently Asked Product Questions

Filter Compatibility

The Sawyer Squeeze FilterThe Sawyer Squeeze Filter can be used in conjunction with a hydration pack. Please see video Sawyer Squeeze with Hydration Pack using Inline Adapter and Sawyer Squeeze with Fast Fill Adapters.The Sawyer Squeeze Filter with Water BottlesThe Sawyer Squeeze Filter can also be used on water bottles when you are unsure whether or not it is safe to drink the water.The Sawyer Inline FilterThis convenient filter can be used as an inline filter on a hydration pack, a pre-filter for an existing pump system, with the provided faucet adapter, or with a gravity bag.

How often should I backwash my filter?

We recommend backwashing your filter when you flow rate begins to diminish, before prolonged storage, and when you are ready to start using your filter again. Backwashing your filter after storage is a great way to re-wet the filters and restore the flow rate before use.

How fast should the water come out of my filter?

Flow ratesFlow rates vary depending on how clean the filter is and how well you cleaned the filter. Altitude also affects the flow rates (the higher you go the slower the flow. Also, the PointZEROTWO™ filter flows much slower that the Point ONE.

Can I attach my MINI filter directly to a spigot?

No, we do not recommend attaching filters directly to spigots or faucets. The filters are designed to handle up to 20 psi of pressure and attaching the filter directly to a water source with a higher water pressure can damage the fibers.

How do I care for my filter during freezing weather?

Before initial wettingFilter is safe from freezing temperatures if it has never been wetted.After initial wettingWhile there is no definitive way to tell if a filter has been damaged due to freezing, Sawyer recommends replacing your filter if you suspect that it has been frozen.During tripsIf you are in freezing temperatures, we recommend that you store your filter in your pocket or close to your person so that your body heat can prevent freezing. THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR A FROZEN FILTER.

Do you have more information about Sawyer’s Label Claims and Warranties?

We have independent lab tests using EPA protocols and information about our filters and their warranties available on our Downloads Page.

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