Sawyer MINI Water Filtration System

7.9 score
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Editor’s Conclusion
The Sawyer Mini water filtration system is a popular mini-filter among those who hike in remote places and for long distances. Good for quick access to water in springs, rivers, lakes and shallow puddles. It is capable of filtering out particles bigger than 0.1 microns. As with the majority of water filters, this model does not filter out viruses.

This compact filter is capable of cleaning around 100,000 gallons. Being lightweight is a big plus for hikers on long trips into the wilds. It gets the job done and only weighs just under 2 ounces.
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Editor's Pros & Cons




Good one-person filter

Budget price


Flow rate a little slow

Needs regular back-flushing

Attention to pouches, they can burst if too much pressure

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Comparison to Similar Water Filters


The Sawyer Mini Walter Filtration System does a good job of filtering when you consider it is a mini-filter at a very buyer-friendly price.

The filter does need regular cleaning but that's due to its high efficiency. We especially like the versatility of this product (a straw option, drink via the filter from a pouch, fill up a bottle or even create your own gravity system).

The durability of the filter for cleaning around 100.000 gallons has been established among users but do remember to do regular maintenance. Durability for the pouches is fine so long as you do not overdo using pressure.

The pros are good, the cons are minimal.