New Sawyer filter the micro

Discussion in 'Hydration, Hygiene & Health' started by Munro277, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker



    Just got one of the new filters to try,much lighter and meant to be even better flow than the big filter ..bags are much softer too
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  2. Henry

    Henry Backpacker

    I got one as a freebie off my brother so I’ll give it a go too.
  3. dovidola

    dovidola Section Hiker

    Look forward to hearing how you find it in use @Munro277 and @Henry, while I stick with my 'old' Mini for now.

    From that video, I'm struggling to spot the 'improvements', either in unit weight or flow rate. These are his findings, admittedly not very scientific given the lack of standardisation of factors such as previous use, amount of clogging, and how wet each unit was to start with:

    Old Mini - 1.73oz 28 secs
    New Mini - 1.76oz 33 secs
    Micro - 2.06oz 27 secs
    Squeeze - 3.07oz 42 secs

    Hardly what one would expect, or indeed what Sawyer would claim! Most 'multiple' users, for example, are adamant that the Squeeze filters at double the speed of the Mini. I wonder if these new Sawyer models are more about the 'connectivity' features, perhaps as part of an integrated system of some bits currently released and others in the pipeline (sorry). Or, more cynically, just a mid-term product revamp to stimulate sales.
  4. PhilHo

    PhilHo Trail Blazer

    Did you buy the mini or micro? and if the micro were did you buy it from?
  5. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    I have the Micro and used it quite a bit over the summer. It is definitely faster then the Micro. It's hard to compare with the original squeeze, party because it's quite a while since I used one, but my feeling is that they're pretty similar.
    As with other Sawyers, it slows down considerably when dried thoroughly after use until you get it going again. That may be worse for us than some because our water is very hard.
    Last time I looked Amazon U.S. were shipping them abroad at a decent price.
    Edit: Just checked, $29 + $13.33 shipping to Turkey.
  6. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

  7. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    Micro. Shop details further down thread
  8. PhilHo

    PhilHo Trail Blazer

    Thanks.
  9. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

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