Sawyer 3-Way Water Filter

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Beware: The tubing of an Osprey bladder is not compatible…

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
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 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.

Follow up:

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" additional $$$ 28.32.....well worth the effort....

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Use the lightweight Sawyer 3-Way Inline water filter to effectively treat water straight from a lake, hydration reservoir or household faucet.


Sawyer Just Drink Quick-Release Inline Water Filter - New - 1-Inline Water Filter, 1-Faucet Adapter, 1-Hydration Pack Assembly Kit, Cleaning and Maintenance Instructions. Filter Weighs only 1.8-ounces. This filter accessory allows you to connect your inline filter to most water taps. The adapter head is made of flexible PVC which allows connecting to different size faucet mounts.The Sawyer Water Filters feature a 0.1 Micron Absolute Hollow Fiber Membrane which uses medical technology developed from kidney dialysis. Sediment, bacteria, protozoa, cysts, and other contaminants are filtered out exceeding all applicable EPA recommendations. No Pumping, No Chemicals, No Waiting and No Worries.

- Massey's Outfitters

When you plan on a long-distance backpacking trip, a kayaking excursion, or a travel abroad where carrying potable water isn't a solution, go with the Sawyer 3-Way Quick-Release Inline Water Filter. Designed to be used as an inline filter on a hydration pack, a pre-filter for an existing pump system with the provided faucet adapter, or with a gravity bag, the Sawyer 3-Way lets you filter water directly from a river, lake, or stream along the trail or from other non-potable sources. Ideal for long backpacking trips or hikes where the water source is questionable, the Sawyer includes a Sawyer PointONE 0. 10 absolute micron inline water filter, faucet adapter, hydration pack assembly kit, and cleaning and maintenance instructions.