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      With a field weight of only 3 oz., the Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter Plus is one of the lightest filtration systems available and it takes up very little space so it can go on your fastpacking trips.

      Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter Plus

      With a field weight of only 3 oz., the Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter Plus is one of the lightest filtration systems available and it takes up very little space so it can go on your fastpacking trips.
      • $49.95

      Item # 837824

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      • To use, simply fill up an included water pouch at a lake or stream, screw the hollow-fiber filter onto the pouch and squeeze the pouch to push water through the filter
      • Plus version includes a 16 fl. oz. pouch, a 32 fl. oz. pouch and a 64 fl. oz. pouch; collapsible pouches are made from durable Mylar foil and can be reused hundreds of times
      • Filter has a built-in push/pull cap so you can spray water straight into your mouth or use it to fill a water bottle; squeeze filter fills most water bottles in only 30 sec.
      • Hollow-fiber membrane filter removes 99.99999% of all bacteria, such as salmonella, cholera and E.coli; removes 99.9999% of all protozoa, such as giardia and cryptosporidium
      • Use the included syringe to backflush the filter to maintain a high-flow rate
      • Filter will also fit the threads on most bottles of water that you buy at a grocery store
      • Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter Plus comes with cleaning and maintenance instructions
      • Avoid freezing this filter; freezing may ruin the hollow-fiber membrane

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      Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter Plus

      Specification Description
      Best use Backpacking
      Trademarked terms Mylar
      Filter type Squeeze bottle
      Filter medium Hollow-fiber membrane
      Removes/Destroys Protozoa and bacteria
      Pump force Not applicable
      Pump strokes per liter Not applicable
      Output 1.7 liters per minute
      Housing material ABS plastic
      Field cleanable Yes
      Dimensions (Filter) 2 x 5 / (squeeze bags) 16 fl. oz.: 9 x 5 / 32 fl. oz.: 11 x 6 / 64 fl. oz.: 12 x 8 inches
      Weight 3 ounces

      Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter Plus

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      Rated 1out of5
      by fromworks great till it breaks! Worked great for a while, then the seam of the bag near split out.   Definately not bad for someone with large / strong hands.   Was filtering from a stream not a tap or hose,  had to blow in the bag to get it to open up enought to get water into it.  Not great if you are somewhere you actaully need to be care with the source water you are drinking!
      Date published: 2014-08-26
      Rated 1out of5
      by fromDisappointed in Sawyer I go on extended hiking/kayaking trips about 2-3 times a year. I thought this product would be PERFECT for filtering running (Creek/stream) water to lighten the load of my pack. It is light weight, which is nice, and while I've not run any actual tests on the water itself, I did not get deathly ill after using the filter recently. That being said, the bags are not up to par, and the customer service from Sawyer is even worse. I decided to field test this item before I go on an extended AT trip next month, and out of the box the 1L bag failed (Water came out from the seam as soon as I turned the bag upside down. The other two bags did not leak, but the seam appears to be fragile at BEST. I figured I got a defective bag and contacted Sawyer directly. There response was that I could replace the bags for fairly cheap, and offered no other help. While I can buy 3 bags for roughly $10, the fact that it failed out of the box, and not after "100s" of uses as they claim the bags should last, was disappointing, and the customer service response was deplorable. The filter itself has a "One million gallon" guarantee. While I doubt anyone will put a million gallons through this filter, buyer beware if you should have any trouble with it and need to use Sawyers services. Sawyer apparently does not back their products as they state. Luckily, however, REI is a company that does.
      Date published: 2012-05-19
      Rated 1out of5
      by fromNot reliable. I am an avid hiker/backpacker and purchased this product after reading the praise that Backpacker magazine gave to it. I thought the concept was great; simple, lightweight, clean water anywhere with minimal effort. Bottom line the product is junk. The second time out the 32oz bag burst at the seems, while using it the way the manufacturer recommends. Luckily there was someone else with me that had a different style of filter, otherwise I would have been in serious trouble (no clean water and 15 miles left to hike). Not only are the bags poorly constructed, but they are almost useless in standing water. Trying to fill a bag at the edge of a lake takes forever, and I never successfully filled the bag beyond 1/4 full. It also requires two people to operate smoothly, especially if you are trying to fill a camel back style bladder. You can't roll/squeeze the bag, aim the nozzle, and hold a bladder with only two hands. Extremely disappointed after all the hype.
      Date published: 2012-07-23
      Rated 1out of5
      by fromLight.....but is it right? As an avid---but over 50---backpacker I'm always looking to lighten up my pack, so this seemed a brilliant option to my Trusty Katadyn Hiker pump. However, after 5 multiday trips in the Cascades it's going back to REI. 2 of the 3 bags leak and as many have noted the bags are difficult to fill and it's virtually impossible to keep dirty water from dripping off the dirty bags into your clean container. Seems a shame when a system is designed to be squeezed but the product doesn't hold up to being squeezed. I do not abuse my gear-- most of it is over 5 seasons old with constant 4 season use--plus I'm no hulk, so "over squeezing" isn't an explaination that works with me. I am somewhat of a gear junky, but I won't compromise on water filtration, even here in the Cascades where we have some of the best water anywhere on the planet. I was going to contact Sawyer directly, but it seems others have tried with no success as it relates to bag failure/replacement. First time I'll be using REI's return policy in over 15 years.
      Date published: 2012-08-18
      Rated 3out of5
      by fromWas great...for the first 5 days The filter was great, for a while. We had read that it's hard to fill in standing water so we brought a rigid water bottle to fill the bags (the ones you can buy 36 for $3) that was a little of a pain, but worked fine. We backpacked for 5 days, then the rubber grommet started to fail and leak unfiltered water into our nalgene. for the last 3 days of the backpacking trip we had to carefully put the tip in the nalgene and lean it just right so that the unfiltered water would drip on the ground as you squeezed...large hassle! I will be looking to see if there is a solution to the problem or I will just return it. When that's fixed it will be wonderful to use.
      Date published: 2013-08-03
      Rated 3out of5
      by fromGood idea... almost there... Just got back from a backpacking trip on the WA coast where I used the Sawyer Squeeze filter. The Good: It was nice to not have to squat by a creek and pump water. Instead, water could be carried back to camp and filtered more comfortably - a plus when raining, or if the water source is precarious (like a log jam over a creek). It was really nice to not have to mess with a bunch of tiny parts and hoses, and whatnot. The simplicity is refreshing! The filter speed was comparable to pump filters I've used. It's convenient to be able to squirt water directly into my mouth - no need for a water bottle. With the inline attachments (haven't used them), looks like there's no need for a separate hydration system... Obviously, this thing is tiny and light. Light and compact enough to be used as a backup/secondary water filter. I did not find the cross-contamination effect to be a concern - I think people make too much out of that possibility. A tiny bit of contaminated water is unlikely to make a person sick. Most water is safe drink in the back country, in my opinion. It is also easy to wipe the bag on your shirt or pants, or just brush it off with a hand. Squeezing the water through is simple and not too difficult. Certainly not more difficult than squatting by a water source and pumping. Another complaint that others have made is the water trapped in the filter; I just shook/flung the water out the "dirty" end. The bad: The flow rate is not that impressive. I haven't compared directly, but I believe the hyperflow is much faster. It seemed comparable to the average pump filter. The 64oz. bag I was using sprang a leak out of the seam where the plastic mouth of the bag is attached to the bag material, just as others have noted. This happened on day 2 of the trip. Only a few liters had been filtered. The bag was used carefully and according to directions. Luckily we had another filter with us, and I was able to find a bottle in the driftwood that fit the filter. This was less than convenient for producing enough water for a family, but it worked in a pinch. I will bring all the bags next time! I can see how connecting the filter to a squeezable plastic bottle would be really nice for a dayhike, though (or a backup filter). The bags were also difficult to fill up in standing water, as others have noted. The small opening makes it difficult to fill more than a 1/3 - 1/2 of the bag. Even with running water I could not get the bag more than 1/2 - 2/3 full. Definitely will get your hands wet (which doesn't bother me)! Plastic bottles were easier to fill, but harder to squeeze through... Also, as others have noted, this filter would be tricky to use in some of the tiny seeps or puddles that I have successfully used a pump system on. Might need to use a cup/bowl/ziplock bag or the like to get the water into the bag? Or I suppose you could stick the "dirty" end in the tiny bit of water and just suck on the "clean" end... Modification notes: The filter seems to fit the threads of some old Platypus bags I have, so I will see if those bags are more durable. Using the filter as an inline hydration system filter is also intriguing. There are some interesting things being done with these filters on web forums, including converting to gravity filtering... Overall, it sounds like the bags have some durability issues that need to be worked out, but overall, this concept is very promising and versatile. I will be interested to see how this works on streams laden with glacier flour (which killed my old Hyperflow in a gallon flat), now that its worked well (except for the bag) on tannin-rich coastal water. Think carefully before trading in your old filter for this one...
      Date published: 2012-05-28
      Rated 3out of5
      by fromGood, but needs one major improvement I used the Sawyer Squeeze system for a total of 20 days of backpacking so far. It broke on the 14th day. The filter is fine, but the bags need to be stronger. I now have leaks in the 64 oz. and 32 oz. bags (I have not used the 16 oz. one yet). I was temporarily able to patch up the holes with duct tape, but it doesn't hold. I am dissapointed by how quickly this product stopped working, especially since I took good care of it (stored it carefully, washed and dried it after every trip). The weak point is the connection between the plastic of the bag and the white plastic opening where you hook it up to the filter. If Sawyer fixes this one weakness, this would be a GREAT product. It's lightweight, compact, and super easy to use. A big plus is not having to stay near water to filter and also being able to use the bags as extra water carrying capacity. For now, I'm going to get my money back. but if they imporve the product, I'll buy it again for sure.
      Date published: 2012-07-27
      Rated 3out of5
      by fromPractical and light but lengthy My son and I recently returned from a trip to the Eastern Sierras. We went on four hikes, however our principal reason for going was to summit Mt Whitney in one day. We bought this filter for that purpose. The filter is everything that others say about is light, simple and very practical. That being said, it takes quite a while to fill the bag and to squeeze the water through the filter. On the Whitney hike, we each needed about 2 - 2 1/2 liters at Trail Camp both ways. Each time, the total filtering stop took about 30 - 35 minutes and took both of us...far more time and effort than we were expecting. We may have been better off using a pump type filter.
      Date published: 2012-08-03

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