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Sawyer Technology

Since 1984, Sawyer has been committed to providing industry leading outdoor protection. Using advanced technology and innovative designs, our product lineup includes Water Filtration, Insect Repellent, Sunscreen, and First Aid. We strive to make your outdoor experience better and to make a difference in the world.

FAQs

We hope you find the answers you are looking for.  Here are some of our most frequently asked questions.

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  • Q: ViewAre there any long term storage instructions for the Select filter or purifier?

    You can store the bottle with either the Micro Squeeze filter or included white cap screwed on top of the bottle. The proprietary ingredients in the foam will make sure that your foam does not grow bacteria or develop an odor. Please do not compress these systems for long term storage. Store your bottles fully expanded to ensure that you do not inadvertently shorten their life.

    If you want to dry out your bottle for packing weight reasons (it can save approximately one ounce), store in a dry room with the lid removed and the moisture will eventually evaporate out. Be aware that after you dry the bottle out, your first bottle will produce much less water than normal since our foam is hydrophilic (meaning it attracts water) and will want to hold onto some no matter how hard you squeeze. Repeat steps for first use when you want to use your filter again.

  • Q: ViewHow do I store this Select filter when not in use?

    The foam inside the bottle is meant to be stored fully expanded to achieve the advertised lifespan of the system. To do this simply unscrew the Micro Squeeze filter and let air back into the bottle after you are done filtering water. The foam will naturally compress in size over the life of the system but if the foam is stored compressed for long periods of time, the foam can be permanently deformed. Long term compression can shorten the life of the foam filter/purifier.

  • Q: ViewHow much water can I expect from my Select filter or purifier?

    After the initial break in process, every bottle should produce 20 – 22 ounces of water depending on how efficient you are at squeezing the water out of the bottle.

  • Q: ViewShould I remove the entire cap when filling the bottle?

    No.  The silicon bottle is hard to reseal if you loosen the black reducer cap. This is why we recommend only filling through the smaller opening where the Micro Squeeze™ filter attaches. If you take the reducer cap off you will need to get it to seal again before using it. Without a good seal, unfiltered water can leak out and could contaminate your drinking water.

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  • Amazon
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Cabela’s
  • Dick’s
  • Field and Stream
  • REI Co-Op
  • Target
  • Walmart

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