Sawyer MINI Filter

Sawyer MINI Filter is rated 4.875 out of 5 by 8.
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Product Description Item No.   10244586

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FEATURES of the Sawyer MINI Water Filter

  • Sawyer 0.10 Absolute Micron Hollow Fiber filter
  • Certified Absolute Microns does NOT allow bacteria, protozoa or cysts to pass through
  • Effective against E. coli, Giradia, Vibrio cholerae and Salmonella typhi
  • Filters up to 100,000 gallons, or 30 times more than comparable filters
  • Exceeds EPA and NSF recommendations
  • Mini filter fits in the palm of your hand
  • Weighs only 2 ounces
  • Attaches to the included drinking pouch, standard disposable water bottles, and hydration packs
  • Includes a straw for drinking directly from your water source
  • Ideal for outdoor recreation, hiking, camping, scouting, domestic and international travel, and emergency preparedness

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Filter Type: Squeeze
Packed Dimensions: 1 x 5 in.
Best Use: Ultralight Backpacking, Backpacking, Camping
Cartridge / Cycle Life: 3,780,000 liters
Filter Features: Field Cleanable, Made in USA
Honors: Moosejaw Staff Pick
Weight: 2 oz
Effective Against: Protozoa and Bacteria
Ultralight: Yes
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small, Lightweight, great water This filter is amazing. I always take two filters with me hiking (MSR miniworks and Sawyer). This filter is so lightweight you wont know it is there. If you carry a 20oz bottle the sawyer can attach directly to it. Simply fill the water bottle with dirty water, attach the filter and squeeze the clean water into your mouth or other water bottle. This filter works well if you have a running stream or "spicket" of water to collect from. The filter can get backed up and have a reduced water flow but as with any filter, good maintenance and often backflows can prevent this a lot. Overall this is a great filter to use as primary in river and stream areas or as a backup to another filter since it is so light.
Date published: 2015-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So light you never even know it's there I bought this filter primarily for an anticipated trip to Big Bend later this summer. I am one of those people that tend to read and watch nearly every review I can on a product before finally plunking down some of my hard-earned money. And so, I will admit, I hesitated to buy this product precisely because of its small size. ,,But, this product is simply amazing. I was able to test it out 2 weekends ago on a rock climbing trip and it performed well beyond my expectations. Sawyer has redesigned their water pouches to make them stronger and more durable and so really, you can't beat this product for its price. ,,If you don't want to make this filter a regular addition to your backpacking kit or rockclimbing pack, it deserves at least a place in your go-bag.
Date published: 2015-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best way to go for purification without slowing you down. Love, Love, Love the Sawyer Mini. After hiking 37 miles with my old filtration system, I saw a fellow hiker with this. Upon inquiry, I knew I had to have one. I attached it to my existing hydration system and was able to carry a couple liters and the water filtered as I drank.,,I then put it on a 16 ounce bottle and carried in on my side. This made for reducing weight on my A.T. hike and I never worried about drinking unfiltered water. A MUST for anyone hiking or canoeing where water has to be treated.,,Debbie
Date published: 2014-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dynamite can come in a small package! I'm working as a volunteer on the trail crew for Alaska State Parks this summer with 6 other gentlemen and we all purchased one of these. Though we were slightly eery of a small filter lasting the whole summer, the filters we had in the group from the beginning of the summer are still working fantastic! Our job is going out on hiking/camping trips MILES from civilization that last 8 days each and we can't carry gallons to our camping sites, so we have to filter any water we drink (unless we want giardia). I bought mine a little over a week ago and it works just like the others in our group; I'm looking forward to the several uses that I will get with it in the future as well. I would demand that anyone wanting to add a great filter without adding a lot of weight should get one of the Sawyer mini filters!! They're extremely easy to use, and they work great with a platypus for lightweight and compact storage in your bag. I would buy this ten times over.
Date published: 2015-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Buy I bought this for backpacking in the Big Horn mountains. It is pretty easy to use but the best part is how versatile it is. I can use it from inline with my hydration pack or squeezing it in to water bottle. Also very economical in price. Must have for backpacking!
Date published: 2014-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good item to have in your collection This is a great lightweight option. Maybe not as proven as some of the other filters, but for the price and size and weight, it has been great on a couple of weekend trips and useful and convenient for one person and reasonably accessible water.
Date published: 2014-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Back up filter I ended up using it as my main filter for my first trip. I liked the process and cutting down on weight<<
Date published: 2015-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small but Useful It's compact, light weight, and useful. What more could you ask for.
Date published: 2015-10-06
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How do you clean this?  Is there a syringe like the other Sawyer?  Doesn't seem to come with it.

Asked by: Brad
Brad, I hope that you are having a good summer. Sawyer suggest that a proper backwashing will restore 98.5% of the filters flow rate. I hope that this helps.
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2015-08-11
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