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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Sawyer Squeeze™ Filter System is rated 4.7368 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from look no further are you looking for a good water filter for backpacking? look no further. I've used this on dozens of trips from rivers to streams to standing puddle water. red water from wells, to brown water from a muddy puddle. its extremely light small and versatile, a backpackers best friend. 
Date published: 2014-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hard to Believe I used a Sawyer Squeeze the entire 43 days of my 800-mile Arizona Trail thru-hike.  Water from trickling irrigation pipes to green puddles all came out crystal clear. Since that first great experience, I've taken the squeeze on all my outings.  I also show it off in my Red Cross Wilderness First Aid classes that I present - the fast, easy flow really impresses folks. :-)   There are two mods that have made the product a bit easier for me. 1.  The dirty water bag doesn't fill when submerged in standing water, so I scoop with a zip-loc and fill the bag from it.  Keeps the bag a bit cleaner too. 2. I glued an extra lid for my squeezable water bottle to the output cap of the filter and drilled a hole through both.  To fill, I just screw the filter onto my water bottle and squeeze - it keeps out all dirty drops.  Plus, when the bottle is full I just squeeze it a bit to backflush the filter clean for next use. Thanks for a great innovation!
Date published: 2014-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tried and Tested true! I have been an owner of the Sawyer Squeeze for over a year now and have been exceptionally pleased! The durability and light weight of the system have stood up to my bi-weekly hikes an provided me healthy and safe drinking water each time. I have never had any issues with the Sawyer Squeeze, and the water pouches have withstood numerous accidental drops when full and have remained unbreakable. No doubt, this is my Go To filter of choice!
Date published: 2014-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The only water filter you will ever need!!! I got to noticing after alot of natural disasters that the people were always in need of water. So i started studying up on how to purify water and became knowledgeable in how to make water clean and safe to drink. Needless to say, I purchased a very expensive water filter, then I came across the Sawyer filter. I sold my expensive water filter and have been hooked on the Sawyer line of water filters ever since.
Date published: 2014-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hydration for Hicking I bought the filter 2 month ago by a german dealer. It is the perfekt addition for a hicking daypack. Easy to use, high flowrate, small, durable. The filter can be used with a lot of systems: with a water bladder, a bucket, as a "straw", as gravity filter or with a standard water bottle. This filter is a must have.
Date published: 2014-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awsome filter Brought this with me to Honduras for a mission trip for personal use and I loved the ease of use and compact size and light weight for travel! We also keep on hand for emergency preparedness. LOVE Sawyer products!
Date published: 2014-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Your. Squeeze Filter System After 45 years on the road, bicycling all over the world and going through several water filters and purifiers, I happened to see your product at an REI in New York City. Made in Florida made me leery, being from West Palm Beach and thinking we Floridians are not the most savvy. But now after months in Peru I must say you have made a brilliant device, in all aspects. I show it off whenever I can. Thanks and best wishes. Jim Sedoff
Date published: 2014-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product Used it for 8 months, filtering a minimum of 5 litres everyday. Not one problem, couldn't be more pleased with it. It's true that the big bag lasted "only" 4 months but the screw is the same as any normal water bottle so you can still use it without problem. What I really liked was that you have an extra reserve of unfiltered water in the bag for cooking/doing the dishes. Very simple to use and clean, I definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2014-10-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from works great till it breaks! Worked great for a while, then the seam of the bag near split out.   Definately not bad for someone with large / strong hands.   Was filtering from a stream not a tap or hose,  had to blow in the bag to get it to open up enought to get water into it.  Not great if you are somewhere you actaully need to be care with the source water you are drinking!
Date published: 2014-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Filter on the Market I bought this filter a year or so ago and love it.  It filters the water easy and is simple to use.  Takes up minimal space and provides pure clean drinking water.  In the military and when potable water is not easy to get to it provides a great option from lakes, streams, and rivers while in the field.   
Date published: 2014-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never Has Failed This filter is excellent for ultralighters, I have had this filter for 2.5 years. The bulk is miniscule, and it is far easier to fill up a water bladder solo than with a pump filter. It is also very easy to clean, and there are no mechanisms to go wrong with. Just bring two bags. Also, the $50 is a deal.
Date published: 2014-09-21