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Review: Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System

Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System

The Sawyer mini water filtration system weighs in at only 2 ounces! It’s so small that it easily fits right in the palm of your hand. I believe this is probably the lightest and most useful water filtration systems on the market today. It’s made to allow direct drinking from any stream. This water filtration system should be in everyone’s bug out or survival cache!

Full Description and Uses of the Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System

Sawyer Water Filter MiniIt features a hollow-fiber membrane that provides a pretty high flow rate. If you sip on the Mini like a straw it filters the water while being sent up to your mouth. This filter will also fit perfectly with the threads on the included Sawyer 16 fl. oz. reusable pouch. The pouch can be filled from a lake or stream directly, allowing you to squeeze the water through the water filter.

This filter’s 0.1-micron filter physically removes 99.99999% of all bacteria, such as salmonella, cholera and E.coli. It even removes 99.9999% of all protozoa, such as giardia and cryptosporidium. Pretty awesome, eh?

High performance filter fits in the palm of your hand, weighs 2 ounces and filters up to 100,000 gallons (30 times more than comparable filters)

Use the included syringe to backflush the filter to maintain a high-flow rate.

A cool thing about this filter is that it will also fit the threads on most bottles of water that you buy at a grocery store; can also be used as an inline filter (adapters and hoses not included).

Notes: You should avoid freezing this filter as freezing may ruin the hollow-fiber membrane.

What’s included: Includes Sawyer Mini water filter, one 16 fl. oz. re-usable squeeze pouch, a filter tip cap and a cleaning syringe


As an avid camper and backpacker, I have to say that I was interest in how this filter compared to other larger ones like Kaitlyn brand filters. When you need to filter many liters of water per day it can be really time consuming. However, this filter’s squeeze bottle seems to be faster than other filters I’ve used while Backpacking or camping.

I’d like to add that you may run into situations with the pouches, when repeated squeezing is performed, may split toward the mouth of the pouches that this filter comes with. From reading other reviews it seems that Sawyer recommends keeping the filter adequately back-flushed and to be cautious with how much pressure is applied to the pouches to avoid splitting. Storing this filter in a cooler, dryer place also seems to increase the lifespan of the product.

Given all the above factors of the Sawyer mini water filtration system, I feel it’s a great addition to any survivalist, backpacker, or hiker. Extremely lightweight, cost efficient (only $20 at Walmart or Amazon), and a really great filter for long-term needs.

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