Sunday, January 4, 2015

Sawyer MINI Water Filter

I was just about to order a "Life Straw" when I read the post from "coyotebc" about the Sawyer water filter. Tue Dec 23, 2014 4:54 am:  "I used the life straw and it works quite well however I prefer the similarly priced sawyer mini-filter. It does everything the life straw does plus you can use it for filling containers and such."))

Thanks for posting this coyotebc!
I looked it up and knew this was the mini filter I really needed. I ordered one and it arrived a couple days ago. I'm impressed with the price, size and features the Sawyer has over the Life Straw.

The features I like about the Sawyer over the Life Straw:
1. It can be used like a simple straw to get drinking water from a pond, river or bulk container.
2. It comes with the back flushing/cleaning syringe.
3. It comes with a bag that you can fill from the available water source, attach to the filter then either squeeze a stream of filtered water into your mouth, fill your water packs drinking bladder or best of all you can squeeze a stream of filtered water into your cooking pot for your meals.
4. It's very small and easy to pack, for a size reference the straw shown is 7 inches long and the bag rolls up into about a 1 inch diameter.
5. The price just $15.00

This video below shows all the features of this filter:

The kit.

As package arrived.

Left side of package.

Right side of package.

Manufacturers Comments:
Ideal for outdoor recreation, hiking, camping, scouting, domestic and international travel and emergency preparedness.
The MINI removes 99.99999% of all bacteria, such as salmonella, cholera and E.coli; removes 99.9999% of all protozoa, such as giardia and cryptosporidium.
High performance filter fits in the palm of your hand, weighs 2 ounces and filters up to 100,000 gallons (30 times more than comparable filters).
Attaches to included drinking pouch, standard disposable bottles (28 mm thread), hydration packs, or use the straw to drink directly from your water source.

Kit Includes:
1 – Sawyer MINI Water Filter with Tip Cap
1 – 16 oz Reusable Squeeze Pouch
1 – 7″ Drinking Straw
1 – Cleaning Plunger (Syringe)
Cleaning and Maintenance Instructions

Technical Specifications:

Filter Material: Hollow Fiber
Removes: Bacteria, Protozoa, E. Coli, Giardia, Vibrio cholerea, Salmonella Typhi
Cartridge Life: up to 100,000 gallons
Weight: 2 oz

Amazon Link:

1 comment:

  1. Mike,
    It's always good to have multiple sources to use for cleaning your water on hand.
    This is another great source to have.