Bottle and Inline Water Filters

Recent Bottle/Inline Water Filter Reviews

LifeStraw Original

rated 5 of 5 stars The LifeStraw is incredible. It makes drinking on the trail super easy. The LifeStraw is great! I love taking this with me on day hikes and especially when I’m backpacking. It’s super lightweight and doesn’t take up much space at all. At first the material of the LifeStraw concerned me. It didn’t feel like it’d be the best quality. But it has held up fantastic! It‘s good quality plastic. It’s just really lightweight! The instructions are simple. Uncap both ends, place the wide end… Full review

Sawyer MINI

rated 5 of 5 stars Light, handy, and reliable. Out of several water filters I have and use, this one is the most convenient and sees the most adventures. We have three of these Sawyer Minis in our family. They work really well and are lightweight and easy to use. They connect to a variety of bottles and bags as long as the screw top/threads match up. Fill the bottle and screw on the Sawyer. Then either squeeze the water into another container or drink right from the filter. Doesn't get much easier. Get creative and… Full review

LifeStraw Original

rated 5 of 5 stars Great filtration! Easy to use!! Packable! Would recommend for the hiker, hunter, and explorer! Easy to use and dependable! Full review

LifeStraw Go

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I used this when i was out there for three days. No issues, as long as I found water to fill it! Never got sick, although it didn't make the clean water all taste awesome. It works, stayed in one piece well, sealed well, didn't shatter when I fell on it. Full review

CamelBak All Clear

rated 5 of 5 stars I lived in Mexico in a town that got its water from a lake. The water was not safe to drink so I used the Camelbak All Clear. I never got sick. I also use a Katadyn Pocket Filter when I need to get rid of all the solids. I have traveled to Mexico and Peru where the water quality is less than superb. If you drink the water that is untreated, you will get Montezuma's Revenge. I also have a carrier for the bottle. I am glad I bought this unit as it sure saved me a lot of running to the bathroom. Full review

Katadyn BeFree 0.6L

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Instant water filtering—but be gentle! The filter itself is a great piece of gear. Yes, the flow will be reduced as it gets used, but I can overlook that shortcoming due to the convenience of simply squishing the flask for a drink of clean water. What is not acceptable is that my first trip out the flask developed a pinhole leak at a seemingly random location—not on a seam nor corner. Thankfully, it didn't affect my ability to use it. I just learned where the leak was and put my thumb over it. Full review

Sawyer MINI

rated 4 of 5 stars Super lightweight, but needs to be backwashed often so the syringe adds weight. It also dispenses slowly. However, it is very versatile and easy to use. I used this on a weekender trip to a GA state park. I decided to pick up a 1L reservoir instead of using the small included pouch. I'd imagine the pouch would be very difficult to get water from streams. I was able to drink straight from the spout, so I didn't have to wait for water when I was already thirsty. However the water does come out slowly. Full review

Sawyer Select S2

rated 3 of 5 stars The Sawyer Select series is a new line of purifiers/filters that offers a variety of contaminant removal, depending on one’s needs. All three models remove chemicals to .5 ppb (parts per billion), and pesticides to .01 ppb. The S2 is designed to remove 99.99% of viruses. The Sawyer Micro Squeeze filter can be used without the purifier to a .1 Micron level. This filter system is best for travelers that aren't concerned about the very lightest products available. Sawyer’s new Select Series is… Full review

Sawyer Select S1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great product. Easy to use and serves as a lightweight purification method. Wow, what an easy to use and effective lightweight water purification method. Great for the individual for backpacking and hiking. Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
LifeStraw Original reviewed Jun 19, 2019
$20 - $24
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (27)
Sawyer MINI reviewed May 20, 2019
$20 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
LifeStraw Go reviewed Apr 10, 2019
$40 - $49
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
CamelBak All Clear reviewed Mar 3, 2019
$99 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Katadyn BeFree 0.6L reviewed Jun 28, 2018
$32 - $47
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Sawyer Select S2 reviewed May 29, 2018
$56 - $79
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Sawyer Select S1 reviewed Apr 23, 2018
$40 - $59
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Bota of Boulder Outback Water Filtration System reviewed Apr 17, 2018
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Geigerrig In-Line Virus Filter reviewed Apr 4, 2018
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Sawyer PointOne Filter with Bucket Adapter reviewed Dec 21, 2016
user rating: 3 of 5 (10)
LifeSaver Bottle reviewed Jan 2, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
CamelBak Groove reviewed Jul 3, 2014
$25 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Water-to-Go Filter Bottle reviewed Nov 25, 2013
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Vapur MicroFilter reviewed Oct 10, 2013
user rating: 3 of 5 (4)
Katadyn Micro Bottle reviewed Aug 7, 2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Sawyer Inline Water Filter reviewed Jul 30, 2013
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Sawyer 3-Way Water Filter reviewed Oct 17, 2012
user rating: 2 of 5 (2)
Aquamira Water Bottle and Filter reviewed Apr 12, 2011
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Drink Safe Systems ECO Stainless Pure Filter Bottle reviewed Feb 24, 2011
user rating: 2 of 5 (2)
EcoUsable Ech2o Filtered Water Bottle 18 oz reviewed Jan 13, 2011
$35 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Drink Safe Systems Travel Tap reviewed Apr 20, 2010
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Aquamira Water Bottle with Microbiological Filter reviewed Nov 18, 2009
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
EcoUsable Ech2o Filtered Water Bottle 25 oz reviewed Nov 16, 2009
$40 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Eddie Bauer Personal Water Filtration Bottle reviewed Aug 8, 2006
Aquamira Shift Filter Cap
Katadyn MyBottle Purifier
Aquamira Frontier Emergency Water Filter
LifeStraw Universal
Katadyn BeFree 1.0L
Katadyn MyBottle Microfilter
Sawyer Select S3
Aquamira Shift 24oz Filter Bottle Bottle/Inline Water Filter / Bottle
LifeSaver 4,000UF Replacement Cartridge
Sawyer 4 Way Water Filter
$40 - $49
LifeStraw Flex with Soft Bottle
Aquamira Frontier Max
$28 - $42
MSR Emergency Home Water Filtration System

available Spring 2020
MSR Thru-Link
available Spring 2020
LifeStraw Play
$20 - $39
LifeSaver Liberty
$100 MSRP
Geigerrig In-Line Crypto Filter

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