Sawyer 3-Way Water Filter
Beware: The tubing of an Osprey bladder is not compatible…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $59 US
Beware: The tubing of an Osprey bladder is not compatible with the furnished fittings as supplied. Additional cost is required. The Osprey tubing is larger than the fittings.....thus you will be sucking air and this will not work.
I called Sawyer and did get a live person. The engineer will be getting in touch with me and I hope to resolve the issue. As of now, I cannot say how it works...lol....It is very light and if it does work, then it will be a nice weight reduction.
I will follow up with the results after Sawyer's engineer solves the issue.
The additional connections and 1/4" tubing corrected the problem. Here are the parts required to reduce the 5/16" tubing of the Osprey to the 1/4" fittings of the Sawyer in line filter. You will need two each of the couplings listed below.
Simply cut the 5/16" Osprey tubing. Remove as much as you like....I took out about 16" and replaced with two One feet new sections of 1/4" tubing. So, from the 5/16" tubing at the bladder, install one each of the additional connectors then one length the 1/4" tubing which then connects to the Sawyer filter in feed connection and then a second piece of 1/4" tubing to the Sawyer out feed connection and then install the second set of added connectors to the 5/16" tubing for reconnecting the mouth piece...very easy....and wow what a great weight reduction.
FYI: The Sawyer contact contacted Osprey and found out that Osprey will be using the 1/4" tubing in the bladders for next year....well that is what he told me...just an FYI....all the connectors are bard fitting so you only need something to cut the tubing.
from Colder Products Company. it is simply www colder dot com
- PLC Series | Part #: PLC22004
- PLC Series | Part #: PLC17005
- Plus 2 feet of 1/4" tubing...total additional $$$ 28.32.....well worth the effort....