Fast, Easy Gravity Filtering
1-Gallon Gravity Water Filtration System
A lightweight, robust solution for filtering large quantities of water in as little as 7 minutes, Sawyer’s 1-Gallon Gravity System with dual-threaded MINI filter is ideal for backpacking, backcountry camping, and emergency preparedness. With threads on both sides, you can screw the push/pull cap onto the MINI for easy on/off functionality while filtering to control water flow.
Our lightest and most versatile personal water filtration system, the Sawyer MINI weighs just 2 ounces, fits in the palm of your hand, and is rated to 0.1 micron absolute filtration — removing 99.99999% of all bacteria, such as salmonella, cholera and E.coli, removing 99.9999% of all protozoa (such as giardia and cryptosporidium), and removing 100% of microplastics.
Weighing just 4.5 ounces, the 1-gallon bladder features a wide mouth cap that allows for fast filling and a convenient carry handle. This system is also now offered in a dual bladder system for added convenience.
How It Works
0.1 Micron Absolute Filtration
Our water filters contain a high number of tiny ‘U’ shaped hollow fiber micro-tubes that trap contaminants while allowing decontaminated water to freely pass through at a high flow rate — eliminating the need to store water and reducing the possibility of water contamination after the filtration process.
The dual-threaded MINI is certified for 0.1 micron filtration, meaning there is no pore size larger than 0.1 micron in size. This makes it impossible for harmful bacteria (like salmonella), protozoa, or cysts like E. coli, Giardia, Vibrio cholerae, and Salmonella typhi to pass through the filter.
All Sawyer water filters meet or exceed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommended removal rates.
Gravity Does the Work
Unscrew the wide mouth opening and fill the bag with water from any source — lake, stream, faucet, etc. — and connect the included tube between the bladder and the Mini. After filling, hang the reservoir with the MINI below it from a tree, the back of your pack, or simply hold it up with your hand. Water will flow through the MINI to produce fresh, clean water for drinking and cooking.
Rated to filter up to 100,000 gallons, the MINI’s filtering membranes are sturdy enough to withstand backwashing using the included syringe, restoring up to 98.5% of the filter’s flow rate.
We also include our Cleaning Coupling accessory, enabling you to backwash the MINI using a standard plastic water or soda bottle (with 28mm threading).
The MINI can be cleaned and reused almost indefinitely with no expensive cartridges to replace… ever. We recommend backwashing and sanitizing the filter after every outing for optimized use.
Ideal for outdoor recreation, hiking, camping, scouting, domestic and international travel, and emergency preparedness, the dual-threaded MINI gives you a number of ways to access clean water.
With threads on both sides, you can screw the push/pull cap onto the MINI for easy on/off functionality while filtering to control water flow.
For even more versatility, screw the filter onto most disposable water or soda bottles for drinking (or backwashing with the Cleaning Coupling), or attach it inline to tubing between your hydration pack and bite valve (sold separately).
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- One Gallon Gravity Bladder
- Dual Threaded MINI Filter
- Cleaning Plunger
- Cleaning Coupling
- 1/4″ Inner Diameter Tubing
- Tube Protector
|Longevity:||up to 100,000 Gallons|
|Volume:||One Gallon Bladder|
|Filter Material:||0.1 Micron Absolute Hollow Fiber Membrane|
|Removes:||Bacteria, Protozoa, Cysts, and Microplastics|
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|Product #:||SP160, SP2160 (dual bladder system)|
To play it safe you can always take the pointZERO TWO purifier, but people in their natural environments typically only need bacterial protection because they build up immunity overtime to the viruses they have been exposed to.
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.
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.
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.
Since the filters and purifiers can continuously be backwashed and re-used they have an extremely long life. The filter/purifier membrane may never need to be replaced, however when the flow rate slows or the filter clogs, simply backwash the unit with the provided backwashing device to clear out the pores.
The frequency of cleaning depends on how dirty the water is. With relatively clear water, backwashing may only be necessary every 1,000 gallons whereas with extremely turbid or muddy water, backwashing may be required every 10 gallons. Nevertheless, backwashing is an extremely simple process and takes only a minute.
Many other filters list nominal or average pore sizes which leave the possibility of harmful pathogens to pass through. By claiming absolute microns there are no variances in pore size on our filter membranes. At 0.1 and 0.02 micron absolute these are true barrier filters so there is no questionable time period whether the water is safe to drink.
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