The Sawyer Mini is perhaps the most popular water filter in the Sawyer line-up and if you pick one up, you’ll quickly see why. Small enough to fit in the smallest daypacks, the Mini can filter up to 100,000 gallons of water, and considering we need to drink around 1/2 a gallon per day, this filter should last an entire lifetime, making it the perfect bikepacking water filter. With a 0.1-micron pore size, the Sawyer Mini uses a hollow fiber membrane that filters more than 99.9% of bacteria, such as E. coli, salmonella, and cholera. It also removes 100% of microplastics and more than 99.9% of protozoa, including giardia and cryptosporidium.
What we love about the Mini is how versatile it is, offering 4 different ways of using it that you can choose between depending on the situation at hand. The Mini can be used with a squeeze pouch, directly as a filter straw, screwed onto a water bottle, or as an inline filter in conjunction with your hydration bladder.
Our in-depth features analysis are forthcoming. For now, here is how Sawyer puts it:
- MINI Filter
- 16 ounce pouch
- Drinking Straw
- Cleaning Plunger
Our clear and concise specs will be ready soon. For now, here is how Sawyer puts it:
- LONGEVITY: Up to 100,000 gallons
- FILTER MATERIAL: Hollow Fiber
- REMOVES: Bacteria, Protozoa, E. Coli, Giardia, Vibrio cholerea, Salmonella Typhi, Leptospirosis, and microplastics
- WEIGHT: 2 ounces