User Review: Sawyer Water Filter Squeeze Pouch
Great concept of a system. Water filter itself is amazing. The bags lack strength and durability. They are the weak link in the system.
- The squeeze action is very fast
- Versatile sizes
- Very light
- Very compact
- Seam failure
- Not very durable
- No toughness
The bags work fine and as advertised, until...At least for the 32 ounce size, both my daughter's and my bags failed when dropped when full. She dropped hers onto a snow bank from about 2 feet, full, and mine -- essentially brand new -- slipped from my hands at about 4 feet. They both failed at the top seam next to the bottle neck.
Filter, I love, but Sawyer is hands off with the failed bags, reporting the consumer can purchase replacements. The smaller bags seem to be a little better.
After the failure of my daughter's bag, I took a plastic water bottle that fit the filter and used it mainly to filter the water. I used the bags mostly to carry water to camp, and squeeze the water only while sitting to reduce the risk of dropping the wet bags and splitting them (which I wound up doing on another trip).
I recommend the filter, but I have my reservations about the bags.