Sawyer Water Treatment Bottle with Internal Filter
Good filteration option for backpacking, but..
Used the Sawyer Personal Water Bottle on a trip to the Quetico in Ontario. Plenty of portaging, fishing, and canoeing means hydrating your body often.
This is the first year we have used any sort of personal water filtration option for this trip. I have to say I was satisfied with the Sawyer's performance in the thick bush of Ontario. However, I found that the bottle would not decompress during drinking. One of my fellow fisherman's Sawyer bottle seemed to function just fine. I was constantly having to release the bottle top for the actual bottle itself to maintain it's previous form. Aside from deformation of the bottle during use, it seemed to function just fine.
The bottle compressing during use and not decompressing is reason enough to knock a star off this otherwise impressive product.
September 27, 2014
on the go
I bought this because i was tired of buying bottles of water, I'm on the road often and i use this daily, great quality and easy to use, only problem is sometimes have to use 16 oz bottle to fill squeeze bag due to squeeze bag height and sink size
November 1, 2014
A good alternative to getting sick!
Bought this filter and used it on a camping trip into the Six Rivers National Forest. There was a stream just a short hike from our camp, and I used a whole-house "chunk filter" to exclude aquatic life forms and various other undesirables before running the water through the Sawyer filter (although both filters can be back flushed, the chunk filter extends the life of the Sawyer filter - and eases the "squeamish" factor of bugs in the water you put into the Sawyer filter). It was a little awkward to get the filtered water into a cooking pot, but a length of clear plastic tubing from a hardware store, attached in place of the "drinking straw", solved that. A son and a daughter of mine, both medical lab technicians, agreed it would be better to use the Point Zero Two filter. However, I have not been able to find a way to purchase JUST the Point Zero Two Filter - without buying the very expensive bucket kit as well. (By the way, the literature says the Point Zero Two filter WILL remove viruses.)
October 26, 2014
Went to Belize with my family while we where there went to a little restaurant. Anything I drank I would pour into my Sawyer Personal Water Bottle first. My family looked at me like I was a nut, that night back on the cruise ship all 7 of them had a stomach virus. Not to be mean but sitting at that big dinner table alone made me laugh. (Thank you for the time alone haha) and yes they all survived but they all have plans on getting there own bottles before the next trip.
May 18, 2014