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.
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!
"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
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.
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