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Sawyer Tap Filtration System

Introducing the Sawyer Tap Filter, a new addition to Sawyer’s line of high-performance water filtration systems.

The Sawyer Tap Filter removes biological contaminants, guaranteeing immediate clean drinking water when you need it most. Great to use when traveling, during boil alerts, or in emergencies when safe drinking water is compromised, the Tap Filter is easy-to-use and will filter to up to 500 gallons of clean drinking water per day.

It’s the ideal component for use during natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes, fires, and earthquakes. Hitting the road? Consider the Tap Filter your pocket-sized peace of mind for all questionable sources –– campgrounds, festivals, events, in RVs, and when traveling internationally.

Sawyer Tap Filtration System

How It Works

0.1 Micron Absolute Filtration

All Sawyer filters contain a high number of tiny ‘U’ shaped hollow fiber micro-tubes that trap contaminants while allowing the filtered water to freely pass through at a high flow rate. This immediate filtration process eliminates the need to store water and reduces the possibility of water contamination after filtering.

The Sawyer Tap Filter is certified at 0.1-micron filtration. This means there is no pore size larger than 0.1 micron in size, which makes it impossible for harmful bacteria (like salmonella or leptospirosis), 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.

Product Features

Immediate Filtration

The Tap Filter is intuitive. Simply attach the filter to a standard faucet tap (17-20mm in size) or hose bib spigot, turn on the water, and filter into a clean container. Small and lightweight, the Tap Filter is designed for you to keep at hand in any drawer, toiletry bag, or emergency preparedness kit –– without the bulk. Just be sure to always use higher pressure when backwashing the filter to maximize the filter’s flow rate and longevity.

Unsure if the Tap Filter will fit your faucet? Shoot us a message with your tap’s diameter to

Industrial strength

Joining the fleet of Sawyer filters, the Tap Filter is built with the Sawyer Standard and offers the highest level of filtration available today. Each filter cleans water at an industry-leading 0.1 absolute micron standard and is triple-tested before leaving the factory.  The filter’s hollow fiber membrane is constructed with fibers so robust, each unit can be backwashed, allowing the filter to be reused over and over again. This rigorous standard eliminates the need for any bottled water and assures confidence when clean water is unreliable.

Global focus

Stemming from Sawyer’s global welfare initiatives, the Tap Filter provides a brand-new option for families and communities around the world to access the benefits of Sawyer’s water filtration technology. Sawyer filters have been distributed internationally to bring clean water to families in need, including some filters still in use after 10+ years. The new Tap Filter will broaden the reach of the charitable arm of the brand, Sawyer International, securing clean water to those who might have plumbing but not guaranteed to be pathogen-free.

Available at:

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  • Amazon
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Cabela’s
  • Dick’s
  • Menards
  • Moosejaw
  • REI Co-Op
  • Walmart

The Details

Kit Includes

0.1 Micron Absolute Hollow Fiber Membrane

Tap Filter

Backwash Adapter

Spigot Adapter

Tap Sizer

Extension Hose

Dual Threaded Adapter

*(contents may vary by retailer version)


Longevity:Up to 500 gallons/day
Filter Material:Hollow Fiber Membrane
Removes:Bacteria, Protozoa, E. Coli, Giardia, Vibrio cholerea, Salmonella Typhi, Leptospirosis, and microplastics
Best Uses:Emergency Preparedness, Travel, RVs, Campgrounds, Festivals, or for Reduced Plastic Consumption
Weight:4 ounces


Product #:SP134
UPC: 050716001341

360° Product View


  • Q: ViewWill the Tap Filter make my water taste better?

    Maybe.  The Tap Filter can improve the taste of water by removing high levels of pathogens or particulates in the water; however, this filter was not designed with taste improvement as a top priority. The main priority of this system is to ensure that the water is safe to drink. 

  • Q: ViewHow long does the Tap Filter last in use?

    Each Tap Filter is capable of filtering more than 500 gallons of water per day.  Proper use and maintenance of the filter will allow for this filter to be used for 10+ years. 

  • Q: ViewWhat is the shelf life of the Tap Filter?

    If properly stored in a cool, dry location away from UV exposure, the Sawyer Tap Filter has a shelf life of 10+ years. 

  • Q: ViewWhat if the Tap Filter is exposed to freezing weather?

    If the filter is brand new, there is no risk of freeze damage. However, once the filter has been used or is wet, the ice expansion process within the filter can stretch or damage the fibers to the point where pathogens could slip through. If you suspect your filter has been exposed to freezing conditions after use, we would recommend erring on the side of caution and replacing the system. 

  • Q: ViewWill the Tap Filter fit my faucet?

    Hopefully!  We designed these adapters to fit on most standard faucets domestically and internationally. Due to the wide variety of taps on the market, we cannot guarantee that this filter will fit on your specific model.  If you are unsure if it will, please send us photos and measurements of your tap. We will happily explore making other size adapters based on the feedback we receive. 

  • Q: ViewThe included gauge does not fit my faucet, but the Tap Filter does. Is it safe to use?

    Absolutely!  If it is no additional trouble, please send us the specs on your tap so we can explore additional adapters as needed based on customer feedback. Just be sure to be mindful of the water pressure (<20 psi) to ensure that the fibers are not damaged.

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