Small, lightweight, essential.
3 words that describe this product that’s essential for anyone exploring the back country. Tipping the scales at 2oz its small enough that you’ll hardly know its there. Unlike the mini that weighs the same the flow rate on the micro is similar to the old sawyer squeeze but the updated design give you plenty of different options on how to use it.
As I use an osprey hydration reservoir I’ve got my micro connected to the tubing to filter on the fly. This way i just need to fill up the water, connect the hose and i’m good to go. This setup also allows me to gravity filter when I’ve setup camp just means one less job for me to faff with.
|LONGEVITY:||up to 100,000 Gallons|
|VOLUME:||Includes 32 oz pouch|
|FILTER MATERIAL:||Hollow Fiber Membrane|
|REMOVES:||Bacteria, Protozoa, and Cysts, including E. Coli, giardia, vibrio cholerea, Salmonella typhi, and microplastics|
|BEST USES:||Hiking, backpacking, ultralight backpacking, camping, emergency preparedness|
As with all hollow fiber filters this will need back flushing to keep the flow rate up, the dirtier the water the more you’ll need to back flush it. There is a handy little ring that makes it easier than trying to just use the plunger, it will let you connect the pouch or bottle to the out flow side (make sure to use clean water water to do this). Hollow fiber filters also cannot stand the cold, it damages the fibers and then it wont be able to filter properly. If you are heading somewhere cold overnight put the filter in a ziploc bag and in the bottom of your sleeping bag, do not let it be exposed to freezing temperatures.
These are good for filtering 100,000 gallons when looked after properly but the likelihood is you will replace it after a year or so because the cost isn’t that much. Overall I am very happy with my micro squeeze and it is one thing I think every hiker should have.
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