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Sawyer Products Mini Water Filtration System

Any tourist can encounter unexpected obstacles – loss of food or lack of drinking water. In this case, you need to use the natural resources around you. Nevertheless, water from a river or a spring can't be a perfect choice as it may contain harmful substances and bacteria. Sawyer Mini Filter keeps you healthy and safe in such tough situations in the wild.





What is This?

The Mini Water Filter is intended for water purification and detains corpuscles up to 0.1-micron including various bacteria. If you came across unreliable water source during your trip or camping tour, this filter would come in handy.

Mini Water Filtration System will become an excellent device for thrifty persons. You aren't obliged to buy expensive replaceable cartridges for it: instead of that, it is necessary to wash filter after every use. Thereby, Sawyer Mini Filter is able to purify up to 400 thousand liters. 

Despite being small, the filter demonstrated high results in tests and removed 99.9% of all bacteria (like Salmonella, cholera vibrio, E. coli) and protozoa (lamblia, cryptosporidia and many others) from the liquid no matter how it was contaminated. Therefore, it comes out with no taste. Still, water can contain substances and compounds as iron or sulphur due to the absence of charcoal.

How to Use It

Sawyer Mini Filter takes up a little place (its weight is around 57 grams) and is convenient in use because of the simple filtration system, compared to some other filter in this mini water filters review and an opportunity to drink pure water from squeeze pouch, hydration pack, bottle or instantly from the source of water by attaching drinking straw. Kit includes all of the accessories you need. As you can see, it is perfect for any kind of travelling.



  • The filter is equipped with 0.1-micron hollow fiber membrane inline filter which prevents 99% of all the bacteria entering;
  • Weighs 57 grams (2 ounces);
  • Consists of the filter itself, cleaning plunger, 0.5 liter (16 oz) reusable squeeze pouch, 18 cm (7 inches) straw and instructions.
  • Allows getting 5-10 gallons of water per use depending on its cleanliness;

What People Say

Mostly feedback is positive: customers claim that filter is doing its job well and all the characteristics are likely to be as manufacturer declared. It is able to work for years and provide the clean water with no evidence of bacteria presence. The only concern about Sawyer Mini Filter is connected with the slow flow:  it takes a time to squeeze water from the pouch. Also, 16 ounce seems to be not enough for some consumers. Even though, it is easy to solve this issue by buying the bigger bag.

Conclusion: This thing is an apparent "must have" for keen travellers who prefer active leisure like backpacking trips.  

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