Lightweight water filter system ?

Discussion in 'Hydration & Hygiene' started by Dippa, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. Padstowe

    Padstowe Ultralighter

    I use the sawyer mini with a 2l evernew with duel closure (twist cap that fits the mini & wide opening at top for filling) + water bottle & maybe a second duel closure with source converter tube when camping.
    edit: just the bottle mini & squeeze bag it came with on day walks though
  2. Cameron M

    Cameron M Backpacker

  3. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    As my Sawyer purchase fell through, we've used the lightest possible filter. Just had 12 mountain days using water from many sources (streams/rivers/lakes/tarns/fonts).

    Both hale n hearty so far....
  4. pendodave

    pendodave Trekker

    On a tangent (sorry), but does the Sawyer filter out the micro plastic fibre thingies that are currently in the news (and permanently in our water supply, it would seem)
  5. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Yes, but potentially not all. If the plastic particles are is bigger than the pore size, they'll be filtered out.

    The really small particles on the Nano scale are going to be very tricky to remove. Theoretically, they should be in water too in ever increasing concentrations but science cant even reliably test for them yet.
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  6. Gadget

    Gadget Section Hiker

    Last edited: Sep 12, 2017
  7. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Are you sure that the Befree filter will fit? It says the Stash has a 62mm cap and I thought the Befree was 40 something.
  8. Gadget

    Gadget Section Hiker

    Ahh, yes. Good catch. 1lt Stash is 63mm.
    I want aware of that. Bit weird tho', the 750ml Stash is 42mm, as are the larger, 2 and 3 litre Seeker bottles.

    Edited the previous post to link to the appropriate bottle.
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2017

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