Sawyer's most popular filter just got smaller and lighter. The Sawyer MINI
Water Filter is rated to 0.1 micron absolute, weighs only 2 ounces, and
filters up to 100,000 gallons! This
award winning system is reliable and easy to use.
The Sawyer MINI Water Filter can be attached to the included collapsible drinking pouch,
inline on a hydration pack, on a standard soda bottle, or simply use the
included drinking straw to drink directly from the water source. How
is that for versatility? Like all Sawyer filters, a proper backwashing
can restore up to 98.5% of the filters flow rate. That means no
expensive cartridges to replace, ever.
The Sawyer filter removes taste that comes from bacteria, dirt, and green matter.
The Sawyer filter does NOT remove iron, sulfur, other chemicals, or
simple compounds. Taste can be masked by using flavor additives like
Gatorade or crystal light (filter needs to be cleaned immediately after
The Sawyer filters are not made with charcoal. While other portable
filters have charcoal, they lack in amount of media and adequate dwell
time. Therefore, they only remove small amounts of heavy metals,
pesticides, etc. (when used in real life applications). Try using better
sources of water, if possible.
Flow rates vary depending on how clean the filter is and how well you
cleaned the filter. Altitude also affects the flow rates (the higher
you go the slower the flow.