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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

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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

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 3.8692/5 based on 130 reviews
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 1out of5
by fromLike everyone else bags leak Went on a four day backpacking trip. For years I have always used the pump filters because they never failed me but sometimes required a bit of work(especially with a large group) and can be a little bulky for small day packs. So I got this system and my friend also got one because we knew we had a group of 10 going and with the cheap price why not. Well by the second day in ALL three bags I had were leaking and two of his were also. I had read reviews about people having this problem so I really stressed to everyone to be very careful not to over tighten them and not to push too hard. After that trip I went to the local REI got a different brand of bags and then the filter began leaking where they connect. Anyway long story short till they get this figured out DO NOT waste your time and money. Oh and always bring a back up filter!
Date published: 2014-05-13
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 2out of5
by fromnice concept, bad execution In theory this thing sounded great for our PCT thru-hike. Unfortunately, like other reviewers', our bag sprang leaks after only a couple weeks. After a while it was especially bad around the mouth of the bag. It was almost impossible to keep dirty water from leaking into the clean stream. Really not what you want in a filter. To top it off, the white gasket in the dirty side also fell out and is nearly impossible to get seated correctly back in the filter - more dirty water then leaks out and down the outside of the filter into the clean. Seeing that so many other people have had these problems makes me wonder how Sawyer can release this product in good conscience. Also the fact that freezing will destroy the filter is worrisome. We have to remember to bring it into the tent and put it inside our pillows at night or otherwise sleep with it - sooner or later you will forget on a cold night.
Date published: 2012-05-29
Rated 2out of5
by fromNice filter - poor quality bags I recently used the Sawyer filter on the WCT on Vancouver Island, which was a 7 day hike. Luckily i brought all 3 bags on the trip because by the end they all had leaks. I was filtering water for 2 people, maybe around 5 - 6 litres per day. Each bag failed in the exact same manner, water began to leak from the white plastic seam near the opening. When i contacted Sawyer to inform them of the defect, they responded that i was squeezing too hard. Being a 200lb guy, i could agree that maybe i did try to improve on the flow rate by applying slightly too much pressure. On the other hand my 110lb wife was carrying and filtering from the 32oz bag and she also managed to squueze too hard and scrap the seal. I really wanted to like the filter, i think i still do, but the bags, being such poor quality really ruins the whole product.
Date published: 2012-08-17
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

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