Sawyer Squeeze™ Filter System

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The 3.5 ounce Sawyer Squeeze Water Filtration System is the most technologically advanced and durable, yet incredibly simple to use water filtration solution on the market.

Winner of BACKPACKER Magazine’s highly sought after Editors’ Choice Award in 2012.

Don’t ever pop a pill, pump a filter, or wait for filtered water again. With a life expectancy of 1,000,000 gallons, the Sawyer Squeeze filter is truly a lifetime of water in the palm of your hand.

The Squeeze Filter comes in TWO versatile options:

  • SP131 – 3 pouches: 64 oz, 32 oz, and 16 oz capacity
  • SP129 – 1 Pouch: 32 oz (our most common size)

Simply fill up the pouch at any source of water, screw the filter on to the pouch and proceed to using in multiple ways such as:

  1. Squeeze the bag and filter water into your water bottle or container of choice
  2. Drink directly from the filter which has push/pull cap included for on/off functionality
  3. Attach the filter onto most threaded water bottles, including standard 2 liter bottles.


  • Includes collapsible pouches that are made from durable Mylar foil (100% BPA FREE), can be rolled tightly for easy packing, and can be reused hundreds of times
  • The Squeeze System has a removable push/pull cap built right in, so you can spray water straight into your mouth or use it to fill a water bottle; fills most water bottles in 30 seconds.
  • The PointONE filter removes 99.99999% of all bacteria, such as salmonella, cholera and E.coli; removes 99.9999% of all protozoa, such as giardia and cryptosporidium
  • We’ve included syringe to backflush the filter for an ability to maintain the filter in the field as well as to promote a high-flow rate
  • The PointOne will also fit the threads on most bottles of water that you buy at a grocery store; great for international travel
  • Incredibly easy to use, The Squeeze System comes with simple cleaning and maintenance instructions

Kit Includes:

  • Lightweight Durable Collapsible Pouches (reusable)
  • Sawyer 0.10 Absolute Micron Hollow Fiber Membrane
  • Screw On/Off Water Filter
  • Replaceable Pop Up Drinking Spout
  • Cleaning Syringe

Technical Specifications

Filter Material: hollow fiber
Removes: Bacteria, protozoa, E. Coli, giardia, vibrio cholerea, Salmonella typhi
Cartridge Life: 1,000,000 gallons
Compatibility: Water bottles, inline, straw, pouch
Claimed Weight: 3 oz
Recommended Use: Hiking, backpacking, ultralight backpacking, camping, emergency preparedness
Product #: [SP131] – 3 pouches (64oz, 32oz, and 16oz)  OR 
[SP129] – 1 pouch (32oz)

Made in USA.

UPC: 0-50716-00129-7, 0-50716-00131-0

Product Downloads:

  • +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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Squeeze Filter Helpful Hints

Sawyer Squeeze™ Filter System is rated 4.7368 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good. Better with Modifications. Flow rate is great. Easy to squeeze. As others noted, the squeeze bag could be more durable. When it wears out use a Platypus. I worry about losing the white washer and have not been able to find spares quite the same size and material. I drilled holes in a couple Platypus caps and glued them together to allow easy filling of Platypus pouch. This creates a closed system so dirty water dripping from the squeeze pouch does not contaminate the clean pouch. The syringe is a joke, just use a pouch full of clean water to back flush. You will need a container to fill the squeeze bag from a lake or flat stream, I use a cut down water bottle.
Date published: 2014-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great filter!!! I used the Sawyer Squeeze filter on my 2013 Appalachian Trail thru-hike. The 2,185.9 mile hike took me a little over five months to complete. I would say that at least 25% of the hikers that I saw used the Sawyer filter. I was very happy with it.  It was light weight and easy to use. It was great being able to immediately drink as much filtered water as I wanted. I didn't use the squeeze bags. I screwed the filter directly on to one of my throw away one-liter bottles. And then drank from the filter itself. This method worked great for me. After being on trail for a few months I noticed several people using this method. 
Date published: 2014-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Revolutionized water filtration for hikers! The Sawyer Squeeze is the filter that revolutionized water filtration for hikers. For most of us that are long distance hikers, it was either chemicals drops, chemical tablets, bleach, or really heavy pump filters for the few willing to carry them. With the introduction of the Sawyer Squeeze all of that changed. Die-hard chemical users have been switching over to the Squeeze by the thousands. The weight of this filter is what really made the Squeeze the hit that it has become, even with the syringe for backflushing it has been the lightest Absolute One Micron filter you can carry. I have had the Sawyer Squeeze with me on-trail for over 500 days and it is still going strong!
Date published: 2014-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I picked up a Sawyer Squeeze for my EDC bag and could not be happier. when i first saw this product i did not think much of it, but bought it anyway thinking i would most likely never need it anyway. after getting home with it i started my research to see if it was something i would keep or return the next time i made it back to that store, and let me tell you that you would have to kill me to get it away from me now. after looking in to the filter a bit i decided to try it out at a river that i would normally never drink from with out boiling the water first, after drinking about 1L of water that was filtered with my sawyer filter i never got sick. this filter is now in my EDC bag and i never leave home with out it.
Date published: 2014-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These filters are amazing We have been using the 1 point water filters for our travels to Nepal for the last 4 years and they work like a champ. I bought a few squeeze filters to have in our Bug out bag and took it on our trip to Nepal in Oct. We volunteered at the Kopila Valley Children's Home and all 40+ children where taking a bus on a field trip and each brought water supply to last them for the day trip. At the last minute I grabbed my squeeze filter and sent it along with one of the adults supervising the kids. As it turned out they got lost and the day trip turned into a 16 hour detour and there was no bottled water available for them to purchase. Luckily the squeeze filter was able to filter the water source they did find and the kids where all able to fill their water bottles again with safe drinking water.
Date published: 2014-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bag problems Love this filter!  But was dismayed last week hiking in the Grand Canyon that my 32 ounce bag had 2 very small holes.  I had not used it much prior and tested and backwashed the kit at home before departure.  I don't think I squeezed the bag too hard last use but don't remember.  I was able to repair and use the bag by the old friend of duct tape. Still, the easy use and light weight out performs other filters which require tubes and tiresome pumping. Being tired and lazy I learned that careful balance of the kit over my water bottles would allow a slow drip fill while I was preparing camp and enjoying the scenery. Some small improvements to the bags would allow easier filling.  A small hole for string or a clip would make it easy to hang the kit off a backpack or low bush for the drip fill method. You really have to pay attention to not lose the various lids for everything.  Especially at night or in windy conditions.
Date published: 2014-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So easy to use! I bought this to take hiking and I'm so glad I did!
Date published: 2014-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sawyer Squeeze Filter System for Canoe Camping Used the Sawyer System for the first time on a 4 day canoe/camping/fishing trip in Michigan's UP.  Very easy to use, takes up little space, no o-rings or assembly, dip the pouch over the side, screw the filter assembly on and have a drink.  We used lake water in a warm water lake.  We have been back three days and have not experienced any signs of  digestive system problems.  The lake water had a good taste.  The system is very easy to maintain.  Best type of filtration system I have used.
Date published: 2014-06-09