Squeeze Water Filter System

Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter System Reviews

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.

Product Reviews


While my friends unload their packs to get their big filters and start their whole water routine, I can easily pull this from a pocket and get a quick drink. I also tend to carry less water because of it, which means less weight. However, it is nice at the end of the day when my friends fill up the big bottles for cooking. My takeaway is get one of these and bring friends with bigger filters!

Excellent choice for water purification especially in dusty desert environments that will clog a pump filter quickly.

Great Filter!

I’ve owned two of these over the course of 6 years and recommend it to everyone. I love that you can basically DIY it into any configuration that you dream up. Mine is currently set up as a gravity system so that it’s easier for my family to filter larger quantities but I just use a bag to squeeze if I’m alone. Unfortunately the squeeze bags are very fragile and probably shouldn’t be taken into the backcountry without at least one backup. I did have one bag last around 2,000 miles on a thru-hike but then two bags failed in a row. I’ve found that Evernew, Platypus, and CNOC bags are a great replacement. I also choose not to carry the syringe and instead DIY’d a backflusher out of two bottle caps! I’ve found that a ziplock bag works really well as a scoop to fill up the larger squeeze bags. Just don’t let it freeze!

Love this filter. It is tried and true amongst weekend backpackers and thru-hikers alike. Super reliable and very versatile with its standard thread pattern that fits water containers other that the bags it comes with. In addition it's relatively small and very light, so it's a no-brainer to keep it in your pack, even on day hikes!

Small but mighty

Of the two Sawyer filters I've used this is my favorite. It makes quick work of filtering as a gravity feed and even quicker if you squeeze the water through. I haven't tried it yet but I have heard great things as an inline filter as well. Will update when I try that. Always remember to back flush and let it dry(not keeping it in a plastic non breathable bag).

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