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  • Updated from the original version, the Squeeze Filter includes 2 32 fl. oz. pouches, a cleaning coupling and additional accessories for gravity and inline use
  • 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
  • Collapsible pouches are made from durable Mylar foil and can be reused hundreds of times
  • Simply fill up the included water pouches at a lake or stream, screw the hollow-fiber filter onto the pouch and squeeze the pouch to push the water through the filter
  • 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.
  • Includes the Inline Adapters so you can use your squeeze filter inline on a hydration pack
  • Includes gravity tubing which allows you to hook up the Squeeze Filter as a gravity filter
  • Also comes with a syringe to back-flush the filter to maintain a high flow rate
  • Filter fits the threads on most bottles of water that you buy at a grocery store
  • Includes a mesh carrying case
  • Avoid freezing this filter; freezing may ruin the hollow-fiber membrane

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Best Use Backpacking
Filter Type Squeeze, Gravity
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 min.
Housing Material ABS plastic
Field Cleanable Yes
Dimensions Filter: 5 x 2; squeeze pouch: 11 x 6 inches
Weight 3 ounces
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved our Trip A group of us were backpacking in Zion and we had gotten to our water source, which was a ground spring. The water was extremely muddy, it looked like chocolate milk. We had the smaller version of this filter but it became clogged half way through the first bag. We thought it was the end of our trip, since we were out of water, and had to hike out to the road and try to get a ride back to town. Luckily, another couple came down to the spring just as we were ready to leave and had this water filter with them. It powered through the muddy water no problem. I was so impressed and thankful, I had to purchase one when we got back.
Date published: 2016-08-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fabulous for Day Hikes I don't use my Sawyer as my primary filtration device because it can be tedious (for me) squeezing the water out of the bag for cooking. However, I love it for day hikes when I know I might go through my water bladder. It's perfect for stopping at a stream and enjoying some ice cold water. I find that blowing into the bag before trying to fill will help the process, and be sure not to fully submerge it in a lake or the pressure will collapse the bag. It's best to submerge half of the opening and allow the water to flow in. One note for REI: Please carry replacement push-pull caps!
Date published: 2016-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superior to mini, preferred filtration system I use the mini - and now the squeeze - as an in-line system with a platypus. In my experience, the squeeze has 2-3 the flow rate of the mini, which in my opinion makes it a no-brainer for the extra ~1oz of weight. My mini, and perhaps this was just me, my water, iodine getting stuck in the filter (belt and suspenders), or something, etc.. just couldn't give me the flow I wanted. I felt like I was begging for water. It violated an essential need I had to consume water quickly when I wanted, which the squeeze solved. It like the filter over the steripen and iodine b/c I can take down water at the source with zero wait time which reduces my overall pack weight.
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great compact system My son brought the Sawyer Mini on our Whitney hike last year and it out performed the one I paid 4 times more than what this cost. I was so impressed I bought this one for an 8 day TRT hike. We used it for lake and stream water, it never let us down. Watch the YouTube videos on its use and care for the best information. I liked this system cause we could filter water into our camelback and then carry unfiltered water in the Sawyer bags since they had screw on caps. This allowed us to carry 2 liters of "backup" water for the long sections of trail without water.
Date published: 2016-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Easy The squeeze is super easy to use. I find that it helps to fill the bag if you use a scoop. I just cut the bottom of a plastic water bottle (.14oz) and it makes shallow or slow moving water easy to get in the bag. It filters fast, but Ive found it can get clogged. Dont bring along the plunger, instead use water bottles with the sport top, and those mate perfectly for back flushing in the field. This works better than the syringe and saves space/weight. I love that this is so versatile, you can drink straight from the source, filter through the bag, or create an inline system. I went on a hike using this while a friend used a very popular pump style filter and the squeeze had vastly superior flow rate. He bought a squeeze the day we came back. I will never go back to pump filters after using this.
Date published: 2016-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product As far as water treatment goes, this is one of the best options on the market. It's dirt cheap compared to other filters that are twice the price that filter slower and have parts that can break. This filter has none of those problems. I have used it on 10 backpacking trips and have never had any issues with it. I stash it in the mesh pocket on the outside of my pack, fill up the squeeze bag, filter the water into my bottle, and I'm back on the trail really quick. This is essential for me because I like doing high mileage days and I can't wait around for my water to purify or sit there pumping water out of a stream. 11/10. Don't think about it, just buy it. You won't regret it
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent This is excellent. If you tried the mini version of this like I did first, you need to go with the regular size. When I first discovered the Sawyer filter, I only saw mini's available in stores. Fortunately, a few weeks back, there was one regular available in the back. The water flows much better and faster. It doesn't seem to get clogged nearly as quickly as the mini. Spend a few more bucks and go with the regular as a primary and maybe the mini as a back up!
Date published: 2016-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small, lightweight, and simple. Easy to use when filling up a water bottle. Small and compact enough that it doesn't take up any space or add weight while backpacking. Pretty basic but it works! No complaints.
Date published: 2016-04-22
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In his review, Tony Flaris wrote "Works best on clear water i.e. AT, JMT and similar." What does this mean (sorry newb)?

Asked by: mboonemn
Sounds like Tony is saying that it works best with water that isn't murky, so that it doesn't clog the filter. Tony must consider the Appalachian Trail (AT) and John Muir Trail (JMT) to have clear water. 
Answered by: Nick Adams
Date published: 2017-05-03

Is this compatible with the 70 oz platypus bottles?

Asked by: Stanley Brack
No the threads on the screw are slightly off and there is a slow leak of the unfiltered water that drips or runs down the side of the filter and drips into the filtered water.  
Answered by: Kilted Trail Guy
Date published: 2017-06-19

How long will this filter last, or how many gallons might be expected over the lifetime?

Asked by: Jeremiah Woody Time
The Squeeze Water Filters will filter an almost unlimited volume of water. See Sawyer's website for more details.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-10-18

What is the life expectancy of the filter?

Asked by: jcmccain
This filter will last for a lifetime provided that the user is properly maintaining and cleaning the filter. Sawyer has come great backwashing tips and tricks on their website.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-11-15

Which filter to buy: this or the Plus version with the larger bottles for a family of 4 new to backpacking? For the next couple years we'd do 3-season, 1-3 night treks in VT and NH. Kids are 8&10. Thanks

Asked by: JennyT
You'll want bigger bags but, Evernew makes 2-liter bags that are compatible and way better quality than the Sawyer bags. I recommend purchasing the squeeze filter for as cheap as you can find it (smaller bags) and then purchasing 1 or 2 2-liter Evernews. 
Answered by: Koa
Date published: 2017-06-13

How should I prepare this for storage after use? How to dry enough to inhibit mold growth?

Asked by: Jeremiah Woody Time
You can sanitize your filter with a bleach solution then let it air dry. We recommend one cap of bleach per quart of water. Instructions for storage can be found on Sawyer's website.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-10-27

Traveling to India....Delphi,Agra,Varanasi,Jaipur etc.Will this filtration be sufficient for the water in India?

Asked by: Cleanteeth
This filter removes protozoa and bacteria from water, but it does not remove viruses. For international travel, we recommend looking for a filter that also removes viruses.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-29
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