Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter
* 5.2 ounces
* Filters “up to 1,000,000 gallons”
* Filters bacteria and protozoa but not viruses
* 0.10 Micron Filter
* Can’t sustain freezing.
Initially I had my doubts about the Sawyer Squeeze, it looks cheap and gimmicky. In use it’s better than it looks. It takes around a minute to fill a 32-ounce water bottle. It packs small and in real-word weight is the lightest of the test. The filter can also fit on your average store-bought water bottle, which is good because the supplied bag is notoriously prone to wearing out before the filter. I’d suggest having a backup as no other system is as prone to failure. The Squeeze can also be used on the go without a separate water bottle. The reservoir bag has a small opening and it needs either a deep water source, or vertically falling water to fill. It’s near impossible to fill in shallow flat-water, and if you’re not careful it’s easy to contaminate your bottle with a few water drops from the bag. We find the claim of a million gallons to be dubious — based on the size and technology of this filter, it should last around 1,000 liters in the real world with standard amounts of particulate in the water.
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Recommended for hardcore apocalypse survivalists.
Not for on the go, but perfect for camping.
Truly concerned about contaminated water? This is the only filter on the market we’d suggest.
Perfect for fresh water day trips.