The Sawyer Squeeze Water Filtration System incorporates technology from the medical industry to remove pathogens from available fresh water sources. Awarded Editor's Choice 2012 by Backpacker, this 3 ounce filter is compact, simple to use and has an astonishing capacity of up to 1,000,000 gallons.
To use: Simply fill up the included pouch at a lake, stream or river, screw the filter directly onto the pouch and 1) Squeeze the bag and filter water into your water bottle or container of choice, 2) Drink directly from the filter which has a built in push pull cap for on/off functions, 3) Attach the filter onto most threaded water bottles including 2 liter bottles.
The Sawyer fast flow, hollow fiber membrane filter has a 0.1 Micron absolute pore size-small enough to remove bacteria, protozoa and cysts from fresh water sources. This lightweight technology was originally used to cleanse blood during renal dialysis. Sawyer improved the technology and adapted it to quickly remove pathogens from water. This filter technology has a remarkable capacity and is warranted to 1 million gallons, which in practical terms, is a lifetime.
Sawyer's Hollow Fiber Membrane filters are small, portable, easy-to-use, reliable, inexpensive, and can last a lifetime without needing to be replaced. The proprietary water filters are comprised of tiny "U" shaped micro-tubes that allow water to enter into their core through tiny micro-pores. The high number of those tiny tubes and their surface area allows the filter to have one of the fastest flow rates in the world. This high flow rate eliminates the need to store water, reducing the possibility of water contamination after the filtration process.
Each filter is certified for ABSOLUTE microns; that means there is no pore size larger than 0.1 or 0.02 micron in size. This makes it impossible for harmful bacteria, protozoa, or cysts like E. coli, Giradia, Vibrio cholerae and Salmonella typhi (which cause Cholera and Typhoid) to pass through the Sawyer PointONE biological filter. At 7 log (99.99999%) the filter attains the highest level of filtration available today.
The light and compact Sawyer Squeeze Water Filtration System is an ideal choice for backpackers or emergency kits. Included in the kit: One 32 oz. Lightweight Durable Collapsible Pouch, the Sawyer 0.10 Absolute Micron Hollow Fiber Membrane Screw On/Off Water Filter, Replaceable Pop Up Drinking Spout, Cleaning Syringe. Life Expectancy: 1 Million Gallons Guaranteed.