Sawyer Mini Water Filter System Review

The Sawyer Products SP128 Mini Water Filtration System, Single, Blue  is an incredibly convenient and potentially life saving water filtration system. The water filter and pouch are perfect for backpacking and hiking, due to the extremely small size. The Micron absolute inline filter fits in the palm of your hand. The 10-ounce reusable squeeze pouch will fold up small enough to fit in your pocket.

A major perk of the Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System, is the fact that they test the units three times before okaying them to be shipped. The filter itself will filter up to 100,000 gallons of water before needing to be replaced. The mini water filter functions the same as a Lifestraw. Being that it removes 99. 99999% of all bacteria (salmonella, cholera, and E. coli); removes 99. 9999% of all protozoa (such as giardia and cryptosporidium); also removes 100% of micro plastics.

Sawyer Mini Filtration System

The Sawyer Mini Water filter will fit on standard disposable water bottles, hydration packs, or you can use the straw to drink directly from your water source. To start filtering water, simply fill the squeeze pouch with water from your water source, then screw the MINI filter onto the pouch and start drinking right from the MINI or squeeze into a water bottle to share with others.

Sawyer’s water filters are comprised of tiny hollow fiber membranes that allow water to enter into their core through tiny micro-pores. Thicker fiber walls combined with a smaller inner diameter make Sawyer fibers 75% stronger* than typical hollow fiber membranes, giving you a fast flow and enabling the filter to be continually backwashed forcefully to restore up to 98% of the original flow rate.

Each Sawyer water filter features 0.1 micron absolute filtration, meaning there is no pore size larger than 0.1 micron in size. This makes it nearly impossible for microplastics, harmful bacteria, protozoa, or cysts like E. coli, Giardia, Vibrio cholerae, and Salmonella typhi (which cause Cholera and Typhoid) to pass through.

So far we have used the same Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System for the last 5 years. With at least weekly use on camping and hiking trips. The Sawyer Mini’s are built just as well, and with the same technology as the bigger water filtration systems they make. 

Sawyer Filtration Smart Water

A simple hack to replace or substitute the bag that comes with it. This filter screws onto either a 700 ML or 1 Liter SmartWater bottle. The sports cap on the 700 ML is the perfect size to push the outflow end of the filter into and is tight enough to support the weight of a full, 1 L bottle. Just squeeze the air out of the bottle on the outflow side and lean it against a tree or rock to gravity feed or you can squeeze the inflow bottle to speed things along. Make sure you cover the washer with your finger when shaking out the filter so it doesn’t fly off and get lost.

Sawyer Mini Water Filter Color Choices

If you are looking for a small, light,compact, and most importantly easy way to filter your water, look no further. Sawyer makes an EXCELLENT unit that won’t break the bank. This filter cleans anything from questionable garden hose water to murky lake water into perfectly clear and crisp to the taste drinking water. At first, I was skeptical of course. Who would think that you can turn brown, dirty water into clean, perfectly safe water with just such a small, affordable filter? But rest assured, this filter is a powerhouse and continues to go above and beyond.

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