How to Use the Sawyer S1 Filter

This post is brought to you in sponsorship with Sawyer Products

Sawyer Products recently introduced their latest and greatest innovation: Sawyer Select Water Filters and Purifiers and we had to check it out for ourselves. Now you can enjoy safe, clean water anywhere in the world. Sawyer Select Water Filters and Purifiers remove virtually all contaminants found in fresh water while also improving taste and odor. Available in three models, these systems combine a proprietary foam membrane in a durable silicone bottle with their 0.1 micron hollow fiber filter at the top — ensuring access to clean water in the backcountry, while you travel, or for emergencies. We have the S1 model and are showing you how to use it in this blog post. 

These filters are great for day hikes and lightweight to carry in your day pack!

Once you have your filter out and have taken the steps for first use, you will remove the black Sawyer Micro Squeeze filter from the black reducer cap.

Next, you will submerge the filter in the water source to the Max Fill Line.

Put the filter back on the bottle. 

Next you'll squeeze the bottle in an alternating motion for 10 seconds 

Open the white push-pull cap and drink directly from the filter or dispense into your hydration container. 

The Foam Adsorption Technology used in these systems was developed with a partnership with Foamulations LLC and allows you to safely remove contaminants like heavy metals, chemicals, pesticides, and viruses while also improving taste and odor. Adsorption filtration is the process in which molecules adhere to the surface of the adsorbent foam membrane. This highly advanced filtration and purification process, combined with Sawyer's 0.1 micron absolute filter will ensure that any and all particulate or pathogens above 0.1 microns are filtered out of your water, including bacteria, protozoa, cysts, dirt and sediment.

This video also explains how to use the filter. 

You can get the Sawyer Select Filters at REI starting at 59.95. Today is your lucky day, Sawyer has been gracious enough to give you the chance to win this filter. Enter here:

Additional tips for staying hydrated on the trail HERE

Feel free to drop us a line or comment if you have any other questions.

Happy Hiking! :) 

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