Sawyer Water Filters, Best In The World?

Sawyer Water Filters, Best In The World?

Quite a big claim?

Ok lets look at some comparisons, and see why the team believe Sawyer Water Filters to be the best in the world by far on so many points.

Firstly, pore size, a quick look at the leading filters currently selling will tell you none of them filter out as much bacteria as the sawyer due to there larger pore size, some are 0.3 microns which is no where near as effective in blocking out harmful bacteria, protozoa, or cysts like E. coli, Giradia, Vibrio cholerae and Salmonella typhi, which cause Cholera and Typhoid.

Now the sawyer water filter has an absolute pore size of 0.1 micron not nomimal, basically it is that size and no bigger where the other filters are nominal so they can actually be slightly bigger thereby allowing bacteria to pass, already you should be seeing why we love the sawyer water filter!

Next lets look at the weight or lack of it on the sawyer, 85 grams and small enough to fit in your palm, compared to the MSR miniworks at half a kilo for example, want more reasons?

This is the crunch, the Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter will last for your lifetime, really, it has a million litres guarantee, it will keep on running for decades, compared to the Katadyn Hiker Pro at a measly 1150 litres life span!

If you still need convincing then the price must hit the nail home, the whole unit including the filter for life, straw, pouch, and a pro cleaning syringe, will cost just £55 compared to say £100 for the MSR miniworks, but this is the deal breaker the cost to run works out at an unbelievable 0.0014p per litre, the other filters costs are up to 15p a litre!

If you still need convincing im amazed, but hey here are the facts.

Brand/Product Image Dimensions (cm) Field weight (grams) Micropore size * Applications /
types of use
Flow rate (ltrs / min) Filter Life (litres) Retail Price Replacement / Spares costs Running cost (pence per litre)
Sawyer Squeeze 15 x 5 ∅ 85 0.1 micron Absolute Gravity feed yes 2 3,800,000 £55.95 nil 0.0014p
Use as straw yes
Own receptacle yes
Attach to std bottle yes
Needs pumping no
Inline hydration yes
Tap / faucet fitting yes
Katadyn Hiker Pro 16.5 x 7.6 x 6.1 310 0.3 micron Nominal Gravity feed no 1 1,150 £70.00 £30.00 9.33p
Use as straw no
Own receptacle no
Attach to std bottle no
Needs pumping yes
Inline hydration no
Tap / faucet fitting no
Aqua Pure Traveller 22 x 7 ∅ 120 2.0 micron Nominal Gravity feed no 0.75 in 15 mins 350 £35.00 £30.00 10p
Use as straw no
Own receptacle yes
Attach to std bottle no
Needs pumping no
Inline hydration no
Tap / faucet fitting no
MSR Miniworks 19 x 7 ∅ 456 0.2 micron Nominal Gravity feed no 1 2,000 £100.00 £30.00 15p
Use as straw no
Own receptacle no
Attach to std bottle no
Needs pumping yes
Inline hydration no
Tap / faucet fitting no
Platypus Gravityworks 24 x 8.9 ∅ 415 0.2 micron Nominal Gravity feed yes 1.75 1,500 £89.99 £50.00 6p
Use as straw yes
Own receptacle yes
Attach to std bottle no
Needs pumping no
Inline hydration yes
Tap / faucet fitting no

 

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