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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

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


rated 4 of 5 stars I have used this on overnight backpacking and bikepacking trips, as well as big one-day loop hikes. It is fast filtering, and with a little practice/modification, you can get water from almost any source. This filter is fast, and can provide water for a group as the only filter. The most important thing to note is that the pouch is very challenging to fill, especially in moving/very cold water (sticking your hands in alpine streams can be frigid). The best way to solve this is taking a 1G ziplock… Full review

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


rated 5 of 5 stars The go-to for almost any backpacking trip or emergency preparedness. Easy to use, inexpensive, and easy to find stores that sell these. We always bring our on overnight trips, but it's lightweight enough to bring on day trips for emergencies. I have recommended this to a few friends already. We used for a multi-day trip with four people, but I would recommend the regular sized Sawyer if you have more people or faster water flow. Full review

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Sawyer Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Congrats, Michael, Winner of $450 Worth of Sawyer Gear
Congratulations to Michael Krayna of Colorado, winner of water treatment filters and systems, plus a year's supply of insect repellent and sun protection ($450 total value), all thanks to Sawyer. Read more
May 1, 2018

Win Sawyer Water Filters, Plus Year of Insect and Sun Protection
One Trailspace reviewer is going to win an assortment of Sawyer water treatment solutions, plus a year's supply of insect repellent and sun protection ($450 value). Review your gear by Sunday and it could be yours. Read more
April 25, 2018

Review Your Gear and You Could Win $450 Sawyer Prize
Review your gear today and you could win a year's supply of insect repellent and sun protection, plus an assortment of water treatment solutions, all from Sawyer ($450 value). Read more
April 17, 2018

Win Water Filters for Every Trip, Plus a Year of Insect and Sun Protection from Sawyer
We're giving one reviewer Sawyer water filters for all of their trips, plus a year's supply of insect repellent and sun protection. Review your gear and be entered to win this $450 gear prize. Read more
April 5, 2018

Essential Gear for our 2017 Reviewers of the Month
Our members are essential to the Trailspace community. To thank them we're once again giving every Reviewer of the Month a prize pack of 10 Essentials gear ($350+ value) . Read more
March 10, 2017

Sun Protection is an Outdoor Essential Year Round
Sun protection isn't just for sunny hikes or summer swims. And effective sun protection means more than slapping on some sunscreen. So, as part of our Year of Essential Outdoor Gear, we're taking a look at Essential #2, sun protection. Read more
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