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Sawyer Squeeze Water Filtration System


Sawyer Squeeze Water Filtration System


Brand: Sawyer
  EAN 050716001297
Weight: 85 g         12 reviews
The Sawyer Squeeze Water Filtration System weighs just 3 ounces, but ensures you have access to clean water in the backcountry or anywhere in the world. Simply fill up the pouch at a lake, stream, or river, screw the filter directly onto the pouch, and then squeeze the bag to filter water into a bottle. Ray really likes this product as it is compact, easy to use and lightweight.

This particular model comes with two collapsible 32 oz capacity pouches and works very well with the MSR Dromedary Bags.

Rated to 0.1 micron absolute filtration, it removes 99.99999% of all bacteria, such as salmonella, leptospirosis, cholera and E.coli, , removes 99.9999% of all protozoa (such as giardia and cryptosporidium), and it also removes 100% of microplastics.

The Sawyer water filters contain a high number of tiny ‘U’ shaped hollow fiber micro-tubes that trap contaminants while allowing decontaminated water to freely pass through at a high flow rate — eliminating the need to store water and reducing the possibility of water contamination after the filtration process.

Backed by a lifetime warranty, the versatile, award-winning Sawyer Squeeze Filter is incredibly simple to use and fits in the palm of your hand, making it ideal for backcountry trekking, international travel, emergency preparedness, and more.

You won’t ever need to pop a pill, pump a filter, or wait for filtered water again.

Simply fill up the pouch at any source of water, screw the filter on to the pouch and proceed to using in multiple ways such as:
  • Squeeze the bag and filter water into your water bottle or container of choice
  • Drink directly from the filter which has push/pull cap included for on/off functionality
  • Attach the filter onto most threaded water bottles, including standard 2 litre bottles.
  • Great for outdoor recreation, hiking, camping, scouting, domestic and international travel and emergency preparedness.
  • Simply fill up the included reusable pouch at any water source, screw the filter onto the pouch, and drink directly from the filter or squeeze water into a water bottle.
  • For even more versatility, screw the filter onto most standard disposable water or soda bottles, or attach it inline on hydration packs (sold separately).
  • The Squeeze’s filtering membranes are sturdy enough to withstand backwashing using the included syringe, restoring up to 98.5% of the filter’s flow rate each time you clean it.
  • The Squeeze can be cleaned and reused almost indefinitely with no expensive cartridges to replace… ever. We recommend backwashing and sanitizing the filter after every outing for optimized use.
  • With a total field weight of only (85 grams / 3 ounces), the compact filter can be installed inline on your hydration pack or roll up into its included collapsible mylar pouch to take up minimal space in your pack and won’t weigh you down.
Kit Includes:
  • 2 x 32 oz Collapsible Pouches (reusable)
  • Squeeze filter with push/pull cap
  • Backwashing plunger
  • Inline adapters
  • Drinking straw or gravity tube
  • Mesh carrying pouch (can also be used to create gravity water filtration system)
  • Filter Material: hollow fibre
  • Removes: Bacteria, protozoa, E. Coli, giardia, vibrio cholerea, Salmonella typhi and microplastics
  • Filter Life: Lifetime Warranty
  • Compatibility: Water bottles, inline, straw, pouch
  • All Sawyer water filters meet or exceed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommended removal rates
  • Weight: 3 oz
  • Made in USA

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Product Reviews

Sawyer Squeeze Water Filtration System is rated 5/5 based on 12 customer reviews.

All of our product reviews are from customers with verified purchases.

Overall Rating:


  1 of 12

  This filters water very easily once the bag has been filled, and has a range of options for configuration. Even without squeezing the bag you can get a reasonable flow, which reduces the need to put strain on the bags and possibly split them. The only real lack in the product is some means of collecting from very shallow or slow flowing water. I found it almost impossible to do this with the supplied bags. So it's essential to carry some other water collection device unless you know that you'll always find fast flowing water supplies when you need them.  

  David Jarvie
2nd June, 2023

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 12

  An excellent, versatile and simple piece of kit. I can see why Ray particularly likes this water filtration and purification system! Nice the way it can be used for personal use or for a small group, attaching it to a standard threaded bottle is cool (ok the first I tried didn't fit, but the second did), just squeezing and drinking, in line is neat, and as a gravity feed for our small group worked well too. This is going to be getting lots of use. thanks for the prompt delivery too.  

  David Willis
6th February, 2023

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 12

  Excellent and lightweight filtration system. Better flow than Sawyer Mini. Great service and fast delivery.  

  Nemanja Radulovic
6th September, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 12

  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 L
17th May, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 12

  Fast becoming a dependable friend in the bush. This modest filter managed to handle extremely murky water which resembled coffee, and still managed to fill a Zebra 12cm Billy can with filtered water. The then boiled water made for an excellent bush corn on the cob. However I do recommend carrying the back flush syringe as the filter became naturally clogged quickly when stretched that far. If this happens in the field it is paramount that the filter be flushed with fresh water. Recommend using a rough filter whilst filling the squeeze bag or the MSR Dromedary water bladders. All in all a very dependable filter even when stretched to filtering heavy silted water. Never underestimate the amount of clean water needed to back flush the filter. It needed around 30 to 40 syringes to clear the clogging from that heavily silted water source. I now know I can depend on the Sawyer. It’s a very handy, lightweight and low volume device. Works especially well with the MSR Dromedary bags. The only slight reservation is the opening which is a flip top. As soon as you flip it open the water pours if it is pointing lower than the horizon. To rectify and not waste the odd splash of water it needs to be angled to point upwards. However, its merits far outweigh this minor detail. This will provide you with safe water for many a day. Although as always we must remember to boil all filtered water to be extra safe.  

19th August, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 12

  Best bit of gear on the market.  

  Robert Allan
9th April, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 12

  We purchased the Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter as part of our equipment for walking in New Zealand. To reduce weight we only took the filter and the water bags. The syringe is not needed for back flushing, as you can simply squeeze clean water back from one of the water bags. We coloured one bag and top with a red marker and used that exclusively for dirty water. The filter was used for all water uplifts and we had no sickness problems with D+V or Giardiasis, that really says it all. One uplift was from a dubious looking, large muddy puddle, the filter produced clean water that was subsequently used for cooking. Easy to use, robust and reliable. A must for any serious backpacker. The only concern we had was keeping the filter warm on a few quite frosty nights, as freezing will break the filter. I simply kept the filter in my sleeping bag. We also carried the filter in our hand luggage when flying. This product does what it says it does, highly recommended.  

  Rob Hall
13th March, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 12

  We bought this for an expedition in Patagonia. Tried it out in the Lake District and its fabulous. Easy to use, quick and simple. The small pouch doesn't really give you much water but the two large ones are great for a drinks bottle, cooking or a water bladder. Really enjoyed collecting and filtering our own water.  

2nd October, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 12

  Seems very effective and what's more, it is light.  

23rd September, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 12

  Excellent product, as long as you know you will be able to access water supplies such as streams, tarns, lakes and wish to carry minimum water with you. This product will be ideal.  

27th December, 2017

Rated: 5/5

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