Sawyer Products Mini Water Filtration System
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- The Sawyer Mini is ideal for outdoor recreation, hiking, camping, scouting, domestic and international travel and emergency preparedness
- High performance filter fits in the palm of your hand; weighs just 2 ounces; 0.1 Micron absolute hollow fiber membrane inline filter
- Attaches to included drinking pouch, standard disposable water bottles, hydration packs, or use the straw to drink directly from your water source
- Removes 99.99999% of all bacteria, such as salmonella, cholera, and E.coli; removes 99.9999% of all protozoa, such as giardia and cryptosporidium
- Backed by a manufacturer's limited lifetime warranty
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From the Manufacturer
Drink directly from the included collapsible drinking pouch.
Since 1984, Sawyer Products has offered one of the best, most technologically advanced solutions for protection against sun, bugs, water, and injuries everything from first aid kits developed for wilderness to point-of-use water filters that filter contaminated water to levels cleaner than U.S. bottled water.
Sawyer Products Mini Water Filter
A lifetime of water at hand
The Mini Water Filter is the lightest and most versatile personal filtration system from Sawyer. It weighs 2 ounces and fits in the palm of your hand. While incredibly small and convenient, this filter was tested to 10 million parts of bacteria and one million parts of protozoa without a single breakthrough — the highest testing level for filtration.
The size, convenience, and performance of the Sawyer Mini filter make it perfect for everything from camping with the kids to travelling abroad where tap and bottle water cannot be trusted. It comes with all the accessories you need to use this system in any of the following ways:
- Attach to the included 16-ounce reusable squeeze pouch to drink directly from the filter or squeeze water into a water bottle.
- Screw onto most disposable water bottles.
- Attach inline on a hydration pack — no adapters required
- Sip from the personal drinking straw and drink directly from the source, or scoop up a bottle of water directly from any freshwater lake, river, or stream.
Versatile, Use Anywhere, Take Anywhere Size
Filter into a water bottle to enjoy yourself or share with others.
Sip from a container (or right from the water source) with the included straw.
Screw the Mini onto water or soda bottles with a standard threaded top.
Attach inline to a hydration pack (sold separately) — hose connectors are built into the filter.
Sawyer's revolutionary filter technology is in use by hundreds of groups, including non-profit organizations, relief agencies, and governments in more than 70 countries around the world.
Absolute Micron Filtering Technology Makes The Difference
The proprietary element of Sawyer’s water filters is comprised of tiny 'U' shaped micro-tubes that allow water to enter into their core through tiny micro-pores. The high number of those tiny tubes and their surface area allows the filter to have one of the fastest flow rates in the world. This high flow rate eliminates the need to store water, reducing the possibility of water contamination after the filtration process.
Each filter is certified for absolute microns; that means there is no pore size larger than 0.1 in size. This makes it nearly impossible for harmful bacteria, protozoa, or cysts like E. coli, Giardia, Vibrio cholerae, and Salmonella typhi (which cause Cholera and Typhoid) to pass through the Sawyer Mini. Sawyer filters have been tested by independent and qualified research laboratories and found to remove 7 log (99.99999%) of bacteria and 6 log (99.9999%) of protozoa, exceeding US EPA standards. The filter does not remove chemicals, dissolved solids, or viruses. However, viruses are very rarely found in North America or when travelling to foreign cities.
Frequently Asked Questions
How often should I clean the filter?
For longer filter life, you should backwash and sanitize the filter after every outing. The Mini is backflushable almost indefinitely, and there are no expensive cartridges to replace, ever
Sawyer recommends sanitizing the filter before storing it. If you backwash the filter and then use it at home, you can prevent bacteria from city water from growing.
How will I know when the filter is full of sediment?
The flow of water will slow down. However, it will never fail. Once the filter starts to slow down, simply backwash it and it will be as good as new.
Is it going to get clogged while I'm out on a trip?
Even with very high particulate/turbid water you should get 5 to 10 gallons through the filter. If this is not enough water for your trip, you should plan on field backwashing your filter.
- Sawyer Mini water filter with tip cap
- 16-ounce reusable squeeze pouch
- 7-inch drinking straw
- Cleaning plunger (syringe)
|Mini||PointOne Personal||PointOne Hydration||PointOne All-in-One||Water Bottle Filter||Complete Filtration System|
|Usage||Personal||Personal||Personal, Hydration Packs||Groups, Emergency Prep, Mission Trips||Personal||Groups, Emergency Prep|
|Filter Type||0.1 micron||0.1 micron||0.1 micron||0.1 micron||0.1 micron||0.1 micron|
|Delivery Method||Squeeze, Drinking||Squeeze, Drinking||Squeeze, Drinking||Squeeze, Drinking, Gravity||Drinking||Gravity|
|Included Containers / Pouches||One 16-ounce pouch per Mini||One 32-ounce pouch or three pouches (16-, 32-, 64-ounce)||One 16-ounce pouch||One 32-ounce pouch||1-liter bottle||One or two bags (2- or 4-liter)|
|Hydration Pack Adapters||✓|
|Bucket Adapter Kit||✓|
Top Customer Reviews
We made it to a nice frozen shoulder of the Rattlesnake Creek in Missoula. The temp was below freezing, i'de say 20-30°F, or somewhere around there. I chipped through an ice shelf on the creek and dunked the bag into the ice cold water. Filling it was easy with the current but I can see some wishing it came with a bigger bag because it doesn't look like much when the bag is filled. I use a 32oz Platypus bag I have, and carry the included 16oz bag as a backup! Anyway, I screwed the filter onto the bag, tipped it upside down and water came out with a very effortless squeeze. After I got done laughing about how simple this was, I gave my boy Yoshi a drink as well (my English Bulldog). He also took to it well, as he's a big fan of drinking from water bottles anyway. So yeah, this is a dog friendly design!
Also out of curiosity I affixed the straw directly to the filter and drank directly from the creek and it was quite easy to do. The amount of suction required was similar to drinking a milkshake, and the flow rate was surprisingly great. At that point one can either shake the filter free of the water still inside the filter, and/or blow through it providing the same effect. (I should note that if using this in freezing temperatures, to prevent the filter from freezing after use, you will want to keep it on or near your body's core).
When I got home I did the back flush with the syringe twice, and the thing flushed perfectly. This thing was a piece of cake to use, and was exactly what I was looking for to carry in my Heli Pack.Read more ›
EDIT After 1 year: This filter is still working great after over a dozen backpacking trips using this filter and several hikes. It is truly very nice feeling to drink the water right out of the river or lake your camping next to vs carrying in bottled water. Have used the the syringe to clean it several times and does seem to keep the flow going fast enough. I use a filtered funnel to scoop water up and into my soda bottle before filtering to keep filter as particle free as possible. I tried to use a platypus bottle bag with this filter but it does not fit quite and leaks, 2 liter bottle works best for us. Still totally satisfied wil buy another when it plugs up.
One of the built in problems is that the container which has the unfiltered water in it and on it is above the filter and the container that will hold the filtered water. One would want to wipe the unfiltered water container of most of the water on its exterior to keep the filtered water container as clean as possible.
I bought the filter with a sixteen ounce bag for the dirty water. Using the filter convinces me that the 16 ounce bag is too small. The bag isn’t completely emptied when it is used so collecting a half gallon of water for example would require many repeated filling and draining of the water bag. There are two easy solutions:
A. Buy a 32 ounce water bag
B. Bring along a two liter plastic bottle. Emptying a two liter plastic bottle is much quicker than and equally as easy as emptying the bag. Neither the bags nor the plastic bottle have valves so eventually a partial vacuum forms in them although it is an easy matter to invert the filter and container and release the coupling to allow air into the container.
When the filtering operation is finished one must remember to move the dirty water container away from the clean water container to avoid accidental contamination because the bag retains a little water.
All in all this is an excellent water filter for the backpacker and I'm very happy with my purchase.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I didn't buy this on Amazon but wanted to give a review anyway.... This is great, my water tastes so much cleaner. Read morePublished 16 hours ago by Courtney pope
Works nicely in the back country...much easier than pumping water. I've never died or been sick from drinking filtered water from this device!Published 16 hours ago by EMcCaw
I use this only as an inline filter that I put to gravity filtration between 2 3L platypuses. It delivers beautiful, clean water at a decent flow rate. Easy to use, easy to clean. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Scheckell
Love this filter! Perfect for hiking or backpacking. Lightweight and convenient!Published 1 day ago by Lauren E. Forbes
Amazing light weight filter I used it on a 130 mile treck (TMB) in thr French, Italian & swiss alps it worked flawlessly. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Matt
The Sawyer Mini is very light for backpacking and very easy to use, not cumbersome. We used this on our recent 4 day hike on the Kalalau Trail in Kauai. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer