Sawyer MINI Water Filter

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“A lifetime of water at hand.”

Our most popular filter just got smaller and lighter. The Sawyer MINI Water Filter is rated to 0.1 micron absolute, weighs only 2 ounces, and filters up to 100,000 gallons!  This award winning system is reliable and easy to use.

The MINI can be attached to the included collapsible drinking pouch, inline on a hydration pack, on a standard soda bottle, or simply use the included drinking straw to drink directly from the water source.  How is that for versatility? Like all Sawyer filters, a proper backwashing can restore up to 98.5% of the filter’s flow rate. That means no expensive cartridges to replace, ever.



  • Ideal for outdoor recreation, hiking, camping, scouting, domestic and international travel and emergency preparedness
  • The MINI removes 99.99999% of all bacteria, such as salmonella, cholera and E.coli; removes 99.9999% of all protozoa, such as giardia and cryptosporidium
  • High performance filter fits in the palm of your hand, weighs 2 ounces and filters up to 100,000 gallons (30 times more than comparable filters)
  • Attaches to included drinking pouch, standard disposable bottles (28 mm thread), hydration packs, or use the straw to drink directly from your water source

Kit Includes:

  • 1 – Sawyer MINI Water Filter with Tip Cap
  • 1 – 16 oz Reusable Squeeze Pouch
  • 1 – 7″ Drinking Straw
  • 1 – Cleaning Plunger (Syringe)
  • Cleaning and Maintenance Instructions

Available Sizes:

  • Blue [SP128]
  • Green [SP101]
  • Pink [SP102]
  • Orange [SP103]
  • Multicolor 4-Pack [SP124]
  • 30 Year Anniversary Limited Edition Black [SP100]

Technical Specifications

Filter Material: Hollow Fiber
Removes: Bacteria, Protozoa, E. Coli, Giardia, Vibrio cholerea, Salmonella Typhi
Cartridge Life: up to 100,000 gallons
Weight: 2 oz
Product #: Blue [SP128],  Limited Edition Black [SP100], Green [SP101] Pink [SP 102], Orange [SP103], 4-Pack [SP124]

UPC: 0-50716-00128-0, 0-50716-00124-2

  • +Does the Sawyer filter remove taste, chemicals and heavy metals from water?


    The Sawyer filter removes taste that comes from bacteria, dirt, and green matter.


    The Sawyer filter does NOT remove iron, sulfur, other chemicals, or simple compounds. Taste can be masked by using flavor additives like Gatorade or crystal light (filter needs to be cleaned immediately after using them).

    Heavy Metals

    The Sawyer filters are not made with charcoal. While other portable filters have charcoal, they lack in amount of media and adequate dwell time. Therefore, they only remove small amounts of heavy metals, pesticides, etc. (when used in real life applications). Try using better sources of water, if possible.

  • +Do you have more information about Sawyer’s Label Claim and Million Gallon Guarantee?

    We have independent lab tests using EPA protocols and information about our Million Gallon Guarantee that are available on our Downloads Page.

  • +I would like to purchase a Sawyer filtration system, but how do I know which system I need?

    Filtration for Individuals

    If you are looking for a filter you will be using for yourself, the following products will be best for you needs.

    The Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System is our newest and most popular filter. The Mini weighs just 2 ounces and filters up to 100,000 gallons!  You can drink directly from the Mini, attach it to Sawyer Squeeze Pouches, use inline on a hydration pack, or attach it to the top of almost any bottled water? How about that for versatility? And like all Sawyer Filters; they are backflushable almost indefinitely. That means no expensive cartridges to replace, ever. (SP128, SP124)

    The Sawyer Squeeze Filter - This is the simple, portable, lightweight system that won Backpacker Magazine’s Editor’s choice in 2012. The threaded filter is also very versatile and also comes with a Million Gallon Guarantee. It is perfect for backpackers who want clean water fast without adding much weight.  (SP129, SP131)

    All-in-One Filter – This versatile system is based off the popular SP131 – Sawyer Squeeze Filter. This system includes a screw on filter, a 32 oz pouch for portability, a faucet adapter to filter tap water, and everything you need all to use it as a bucket gravity filtration system. This is perfect for individual use, groups, and emergency preparedness kits. (SP181)

    Personal Water Filtration Bottle – This is a simple bottle system that comes with a back-flushing syringe. Perfect for traveling to areas where you do not trust the water. (SP140, SP141, SP142)

    2 Liter Gravity Filtration Systems –  One of Sawyer’s time-tested favorites, the Sawyer 2 Liter water filter system will simplify your backcountry to-do list. Simply set it up, and let gravity do the dirty work. No tedious pumping, just set it up and gravity to the work for you. In the time it takes you to turn around and unload your pack, you’ll have clean, fresh water waiting. These systems are available in a single and dual bag setup. (SP161, SP162)

    Filtration for Groups

    If you are looking for something that can provide a larger amount of water for a group of people, the following products will be best for you.

    4  Liter Gravity Filtration Systems – No more pumping or chemicals needed. Simply set up the Sawyer water filtration system, and let gravity provide you with 4 liters of fresh, clean water in about 3 minutes. Available in a 4 Liter Single Bag System and in a 4 Liter Dual Bag Complete System. It is good for camping or hiking and longer distances with larger groups or where water is less accessible. (SP183, SP184)

    All-in-One Filter – This versatile system, also mentioned above for individuals, is based off the popular SP131 – Sawyer Squeeze Filter. This system includes a screw on filter, a 32 oz pouch for portability, a faucet adapter to filter tap water, and everything you need all to use it as a bucket gravity filtration system. This is perfect for individual use, groups, and emergency preparedness kits. (SP181)

    Portability vs. Stationary

    Whether you are filtering on the go or sticking around a while, we have something for everyone. Our bucket filters, when applied to larger buckets, may be better for keeping in one location, while our Squeeze filters are light and always ready to go.

    Kid Friendly

    Anyone can use our filters. They are low maintenance and light weight which is perfect for kids going on trips to summer camp or to see the world. They are very easy transport and use.

  • +Filter Compatibility

    The Sawyer Squeeze Filter

    The Sawyer Squeeze Filter can be used in conjunction with a hydration pack. Please see video Sawyer Squeeze with Hydration Pack using Inline Adapter and Sawyer Squeeze with Fast Fill Adapters.

    The Sawyer Squeeze Filter with Water Bottles

    The Sawyer Squeeze Filter can also be used on water bottles when you are unsure whether or not it is safe to drink the water.

    The Sawyer Inline Filter

    This convenient filter can be used as an inline filter on a hydration pack, a pre-filter for an existing pump system, with the provided faucet adapter, or with a gravity bag.

  • +How fast should the water come out of my filter?

    Flow rates

    Flow rates vary depending on how clean the filter is and how well you cleaned the filter. Altitude also affects the flow rates (the higher you go the slower the flow. Also, the PointZEROTWO™ filter flows much slower that the Point ONE.

  • +How do I care for my filter during freezing weather?

    Before initial wetting

    Filter is safe from freezing temperatures if it has never been wetted.

    After initial wetting

    While there is no definitive way to tell if a filter has been damaged due to freezing, Sawyer recommends replacing your filter if you suspect that it has been frozen.

    During trips

    If you are in freezing temperatures, we recommend that you store your filter in your pocket or close to your person so that your body heat can prevent freezing. THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR A FROZEN FILTER.

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Sawyer Mini Water Filter

Sawyer MINI Water Filter is rated 4.8333 out of 5 by 24.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beats all other filters! The sawyer mini is smaller, lighter, faster flow rate, longer life and by far cheaper than all other competitors! It's a no brainer. Older filter technology is now obsolete!
Date published: 2014-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile! I bought this sawyer mini filter a couple months ago and I am so glad I did. Its very versatile, meaning it will fit on most any water container you have. It will fit on my water bladder, disposable water bottles, and even comes with handy lightweight bags in assorted sizes. 
Date published: 2014-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent water filter I bought this about a six months ago and have used a few times since then. It is easy to use and very versatile. I have one in my bug out bag, in my get home bag, and in my inch bag. I also have one in my hiking bag and use it often. I highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2014-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding product I bought a couple of these to put in my water bladders and emergency kits.  Though I'm not a gram shaver, I can tell I saved a bunch of weight and space.  I've been using it in my Geiggerig bladder and forget it's there, which is the best compliment to a product.
Date published: 2014-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Product! Work great, clean water and very easy to use. Simply better.
Date published: 2014-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Filter! Been a fan of Sawyer filters for a long time. The mini has all the features of the previous models in a nice compact package.
Date published: 2014-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lifesaver on the trail. best gear we brought with Out on a 3 day hike and never needed to wait for clean water. Fast, small, simple, and works. Couldn't ask for more. 
Date published: 2014-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME FILTER!! The sawyer mini is very small and easy to pack. Its also cheaper than all other competitors! You will love it!
Date published: 2014-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great filter My favorite way to filter water while backpacking. It's light weight and simple to use!
Date published: 2014-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Filter Revolution Begins! As a retail salesman, I can't endorse anything unless it's quality, affordable, and useless. The Mini filter is all of that and then some! Sawyer, you guys knocked this one out of the park!
Date published: 2014-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight. No batteries, no problem!! I used the MINI while on a trip to Glacier National Park in the fall of 2013.  I met a friend to drive up and he took care of the food and water prep.  I have been used to UV purification/sterilization but never really used any filters.  I'm glad he turned me on to Sawyer filters!  Possibly having a hike on the AT in my future, I've found it to be the top filter for thru-hikers.  This review is strictly from the 7 days used in the backcountry at GNP as well as tips from my hiking friend on that trip. WEIGHT While we were hiking for 7 days, we were never on the trail for more than 2.5 days at a time.  For me this wouldn't be a problem with a battery-powered device, but when it comes down to it...why rely on batteries OR electronics at all. This filter is extremely lightweight.  While the syringe, straw, and filter may take up more space than other UV products, when it comes down to it, weight is king!   EASE OF USE I carried one 1.5 liter plastic bottle (the MINI attaches) and would either use the straw to drink or push filter into my Nalgene.  I find it easier to fill up the container using the hard plastic bottles as opposed to the bladder which comes with the filter.  It really all depends on the water location and flow.   If you are obtaining water from an easily flowing source, the bladder will work fine!  On the other hand if the source is more of a trickle, it can be difficult to stand the bladder up.  Using a plastic bottle is cheap and effective.  At the same time, wrapping the bladder up and bringing it along too will be very easy too and you'll be prepared for many situations.   Again, we used several methods but mainly squeezing from the large plastic bottle and just drinking straight from the Nalgene with the straw.  Depending on which you do though, remember not to contaminate all of your bottles (unless you just drink straight through the filter, no problem).  NEGATIVE NOTES It's tough to not go out and have night temps go below freezing.  This filter is not to be stored below freezing though.  Sometimes this can be difficult depending on the hike. I have still rated this at 5 stars as it does not affect the products purpose and it simply a personal preference known before using. OTHER NOTES The rated filtration is great. Note that it may not filter viruses, generally the smallest types of particulates. It's true to be cautious, but most of my research before purchasing noted that viruses are not much of a threat in the continental U.S.  Overall, just be smart about where you are obtaining your water to filter.  Is it downhill or downstream from somewhere that human or animal waste could contaminate it?  Any decomposing animals, etc.?  Just because I haven't been sick before when using this, doesn't mean I won't.  Be smart and the filter will serve wonders. Also, I've seen in other reviews to be careful storing (not below freezing) and over-tightening the filter so as to not damage the rubber seal. ADVICE  Follow the instructions carefully when it comes to using the filter with the bladder attached.  Don't wring or use excess force. Don't worry, you'll get the water, no rush!! Also, the syringe is to be compressed with force so the water doesn't just take the "path of least resistance."  Keep it cleaned and it'll last the 100,000 gallons as advertised.  Those who may complain about clogging or weak flow likely don't backflush as much as they should.  We did it every night after we were done with our cooking and filling up for the night.  Remember to backflush with clean/filtered water...otherwise it defeats the purpose.  Make it part of your nightly ritual and you won't forget. I haven't used the Squeeze yet, but it seems just as easy and is guaranteed up to 1 millions gallons! I highly recommend the MINI for any backpacker, hiker (day or extended) or boy scout!
Date published: 2014-04-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from difficult to use I just got back from the first trip using this filter and found it difficult to use. 1) depending on the water source, the pouch can be difficult to fill. 2) the flow out of the filter is not a lot so it takes a long time to fill say a 3 liter container. 3) if you are filling a bladder; trying to hold the bladder and the filter makes it impossible to squeeze the pouch. The filter is good but difficult to use in the backcountry after a long day hiking
Date published: 2014-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST WATER FILTER FOR THE MONEY I love the sawyer water filter, safe, light weight, easy to use.  
Date published: 2014-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best All-around Filtration System I originally went into my local outdoor equipment retailer to get a filter for a filtration system I already own. A store employee asked if he could help me. When he saw what I was buying, he guided me to the Sawyer filtration system. I used it on on a camping trip to the Boundary Waters, where it provided ample water for our party of 4 for 5 days. Can't say enough good about this product. It doesn't slow down as quickly as other filters I've used, and when it does, it can be back-flushed for continued effective use. The filter on my old system was bigger and more expensive, and when it slowed down, it had to be replaced. The old one also didn't filter as much water before it began to clog up. Sawyer has a product that has made delivering ample, safe drinking water convenient and economical. Best I've found yet.
Date published: 2014-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Product!! Very fast delivery. An excellent product. easy to handle. I love it.
Date published: 2014-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great, durable. This filter works great and is very durable.Great size for travel.
Date published: 2014-04-18