Get this Gear: Sawyer Mini Water Filter
Remember when the iPhone was first released? Almost immediately your Blackberry or flip phone became painfully obsolete. The award winning Sawyer Mini Water Filter is like an iPhone and your current water filter is like that flip phone your grampa uses.
At $21.17 at Amazon, the Sawyer Mini Water Filter is one of the most inexpensive filtering options. In addition, with proper maintenance, the filter is rated up to 100,000 gallons or $.0002 per gallon!
Removes 99.99999% of all bacteria, such as salmonella, cholera, and E.coli; removes 99.9999% of all protozoa, such as giardia and cryptosporidium.
The Sawyer Mini weighs in at 2oz and fits in the palm of your hand. There is no reason to not throw this in your pack.
The Sawyer Mini Water Filter can be used to filter water in 4 different ways.
- Filtered into your water bottle
- Drink out of a container using the included straw
- Screw the filter onto a water or soda bottle with a standard screw top
- Attach inline to a hydration pack
Maintenance & Storage
To prolong the life and effectiveness of the Sawyer Mini Water Filter, it is recommended to backwash the filter after each outing. Backwashing is simply the forcing of clean water the opposite direction through the filter. A water syringe is included and should backwashing should be repeated until the water coming through the filter in reverse is clean and clear.
Sawyer recommends cleaning and backfilling the filter with a solution of 1 liter clean water and 1 cap full of bleach before storage.
- Sawyer Mini water filter with tip cap
- 16-ounce reusable squeeze pouch
- 7-inch drinking straw
- Cleaning plunger (syringe)
Sawyer Products Squeezable Pouch for Sawyer Point One and Mini Squeeze Water Filters – 3 Additional 16oz squeezable water pouches
Evernew Water Carry Hydration Pack 2 Liter – A larger squeezable pouch that fits perfectly into the Sawyer Mini threads.
Want to filter water faster or for more people?
Sawyer Mini has a big brother called the Sawyer Squeeze.