8 comments on “Sawyer Mini Squeeze Water Filter

  1. I was excited to trial my mini as an inline this past weekend. It worked great! And I created a solution to use the system without a filter. I’m using a 1 liter Sawyer bag initially as my clean bag when starting out from home, then as the dirty bag when I convert to using the filter. Since the provided straw is too short for the 1 liter bag, I made a tube slightly longer than the bag. To make an adapter between the hose in the bag and my drinking hose when the filter is not being used, I drilled a hole in the center of a soda bottle cap, inserted a dual-sided 1/4″ hosing barb and sealed it with a bit of super glue. It weighs 4 grams. I’ll have a photo up on my blog in the near future. I’m revising my hydration section with this major change. Yippee!!!

  2. Good post Guthook. I fully agree with your assessment. The Sawyer filters have completely changed the way I purify water on the trail and I highly recommend them. I’m planning to write a review of the Sawyer Mini as well, after I have a little more trail time to test it.

    My question for you is this, have you used either filters in-line with a water bladder? If so, did it work pretty well? It’s been a long time since I’ve used a water bladder because I don’t like how they pack in my UL backpacks and I like to know exactly how much water I have left at all times. I’m thinking about giving it a dry though because it seems so convenient not to have to squeeze at all. Your thoughts?

    • Hey Dave,

      I haven’t used bladders in years for the same reason– poor packing and hard to tell how much water is left. So, unfortunately, I have nothing to add in that regard. I will say, however, that both Squeeze filters fit Platypus bottles perfectly. For some reason, there’s always been a lot of talk on the Internet about how they only fit Evernew bladders, but I don’t know where anyone got this idea.

      I haven’t used the Mini nearly as much as the Squeeze yet, but I feel fine writing this review because it’s so identical in performance to the Squeeze, which I’ve used for hundreds of liters of water over the course of this summer. Good stuff.

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