Sawyer Miniature Water-Filtration System


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Individual/personal water filtration unit for the defense and homeland security market.

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Six reasons for Armed Forces to issue the Sawyer water filter as part of a soldiers standard operational equipment.

  1. Currently if a soldier drinks contaminated water, he will rapidly become out of action as a soldier, and also become a burden to his unit. There is the potential cost to the mission, and the inevitable cost of Medevac’ing him for medical treatment.
  2. Soldiers are issued with chemical tablets for treating their water. This makes the water safe to drink, but gives it a nasty taste, and leaves dirt and/or debris in the water. This makes soldiers reluctant to drink until it is absolutely necessary, therefore causing them to become dehydrated and not operating to the best of their ability.
  3. There is a huge logistical cost in both manpower and cash involved in providing drinking water to frontline troops.
  4. There are many theatres worldwide where water is plentiful on the ground, but is unsafe to drink.
  5. Current filtration systems in use are large, heavy, expensive, and require maintenance and regular filter replacements.
  6. The Sawyer system offers a lightweight, versatile, nil maintenance and cost effective solution.

With a total field weight of 3 ounces and ability to roll up, it takes up virtually no space in your pack. This product includes 3 pouches (0.5 L, 1 L and 2 L) that can be reused hundreds of times.

Life Expectancy: 1 Million Gallons Guaranteed.

How it Works.

Simply fill up the pouch of your choice at a lake, stream or river, screw the filter directly onto the pouch and:

  • Squeeze the bag and filter water into your water bottle or container of choice
  • Drink directly from the filter which has a built in push pull cap for on/off functions
  • Attach the filter onto most threaded water bottles including 2 litre bottles

The Science

Biological Filtration

  • The Point 1 Filter removes 99.9999% of all bacteria like salmonella, cholera, and E. coli. It removes 99.9997% of all Protozoa such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium
  • You will find these removal rates to equal or exceed competitive options. EPA guidelines allow ten times more Protozoa left in the water than we allow.


Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I know which level of filtration I need?

First consider where you will use your filter. If it's here in North America, then the 0.1 filter will probably do just fine. However, if you suspect there are viruses in the water then you need to either use the 0.02 filter or add a small amount of chlorine to the water. If you are traveling overseas, the 0.02 would be the safest choice.

How will I know when the filter if full?

The flow of water will slow down. However, it will never fail. Once the filter starts to slow down simply backwash it and it will be as good as new.

Is this good for kids at camp?

Yes, it is easy. It is safe. It couldn't be more perfect! How do I get water for a group of people? You can hook the inline filter to a gravity bag or the bottle filter can be used in a Nalgene soft canteen and then water can be squeezed out for a group of people. If a faucet is available, then the faucet adapter can be used. For larger groups use multiple filters attached to the same container--like a 55-gallon clean trash can. An inline filter can be used with a pump filter if desired. If used as a pre-filter you not only increase the filtration levels but you'll never need to clean the pump filter. If the inline clogs it is easily backwashed by putting in after the pump for a few seconds (in a backwash position) and then returning it to the pre-filter position.

If I put the inline on my Camelbak, can I take it off?

Yes, and the connector to put your hose back together is included with the filter.

Can I put the filter in a different / smaller bottle?

As long as the bottle has a "standard" 63 ml thread you can. You may need to trim the connecting hose to the proper length.

How often should I clean the filter?

For longer filter life, you should backwash and sanitize the filter after every outing.

If I backwash it, will the bacteria in the city water grow in the filter?

We recommend sanitizing the filter before storing it. If you backwash the filter and then use it, bacteria from the city water will not grow.

Is it going to get clogged while I'm out on a trip?

Even with very high particulate /turbid water you should get 5 to 10 gallons through the filter. If this is not enough water for your trip you should either plan on field backwashing your filter.


General specifications

  • Package weight: 0.3 kg
  • Pouches volume: 0.5, 1L and 2L

This package contains:

  • 3 - Lightweight Durable Collapsible Pouches (0.5 L , 1 L, and 2 L pouch)
  • Sawyer 0.10 Absolute Micron Hollow Fiber Membrane Screw On/Off Water Filter
  • Replaceable Pop Up Drinking Spout
  • Cleaning Syringe



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Sawyer Miniature Water-Filtration System

Sawyer Miniature Water-Filtration System

Individual/personal water filtration unit for the defense and homeland security market.

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