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I’m very pleased with this water filter from Ray Mears Bushcraft. After looking at a few water filtration systems I decided I’d go for a Sawyer system, a quick google showed they were available on Amazon and eBay, amongst other providers. Delving in to the Amazon listing it looked like people had doubts about the authenticity of the devices that they had received via the Amazon supplier, this was mainly due to the packaging (supplied in a un-marked plastic bag). Some reviewers claimed to have contacted Sawyer to check this but the answers weren’t consistent – some people said Sawyer re-assured them this was ok, others stated that Sawyer cast doubt on the authenticity of the devices supplied in this type of packaging. If there is one thing you don’t want to rely on a fake device – it has to be water filtration! With this doubt in mind about the devices I set about looking for other suppliers and this led me to the Ray Mears shop. I called the shop and they reassured the authentic nature of this product supplied by them so I placed an order. The product arrived within a couple of days and it works well practically, I can’t vouch for the quality of the filtration but there are plenty of articles on the web about that, but my confidence in this being a genuine product is higher than if it had arrived in other packaging and had I not been able to discuss it with the supplier. A friend also sent me a link to the Sawyer website that had a page on identifying genuine Sawyer filters and this checked out perfectly so for anyone considering this water filter - I’d highly recommend buying it from here to be assured you have the genuine item. Hope this is useful.
David L17th May, 2022