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Lone Kimono
07-17-2012, 18:46
Does anyone know if there is any difference between the older grey model and the new black version?

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Dexters
07-17-2012, 18:53
Check out the Sawyer product - lighter and less expensive.

Lone Kimono
07-17-2012, 19:15
Check out the Sawyer product - lighter and less expensive.

Wow, those are .1 microns? The Hiker Pro's are .3 unless I'm mistaken. How's the flow rate?

1 million gallons? Ummm so you never have to buy a filter again? What's the catch with this? Sounds too good to be true.

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Dexters
07-17-2012, 19:24
Wow, those are .1 microns? The Hiker Pro's are .3 unless I'm mistaken. How's the flow rate?

1 million gallons? Ummm so you never have to buy a filter again? What's the catch with this? Sounds too good to be true.

Amazon.com: Sawyer Quick-Release Inline Water Filter: Sports & Outdoors (http://www.amazon.com/Sawyer-Quick-Release-Inline-Water-Filter/dp/B0034VR8ES/ref=sr_1_2?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1342573887&sr=1-2&keywords=sawyer+water+filter)

search backpacker.com for info - highly recommended.

Sawyer also has one for water you suspect have viruses.

Lone Kimono
07-17-2012, 19:55
search backpacker.com for info - highly recommended.

Sawyer also has one for water you suspect have viruses.
Thanks for the heads up on that! I really appreciate it!

callihan_44
07-17-2012, 21:09
the hiker pro grey and black are the same, just different color. They work great, put a coffee filter on the inlet in nasty water.

Lone Kimono
07-18-2012, 09:54
search backpacker.com for info - highly recommended.

Sawyer also has one for water you suspect have viruses.
In most places will the one for viruses be necessary?

Dexters
07-18-2012, 10:06
In most places will the one for viruses be necessary?

No...

Lone Kimono
07-18-2012, 10:17
No...
Thanks for your help!

Bilbo Bagins
07-18-2012, 13:12
the hiker pro grey and black are the same, just different color. They work great, put a coffee filter on the inlet in nasty water.

+1

They have always been gray, but they recently switched to black. No difference just an outdated photo.

like Dexter said, I have recently be turned on to Sawyer filters. Lighter smaller and easier to use.

I bought the sawyer squeeze filter with the mylar bags. Awesome set up and its only a few ounces and the filter is similar in size to a magic marker. Most pump filters weigh about 1lb, are about the size of shoe, and are a PITA.

The sawyer worked great so far, the only thing you have to worry about is you need to keep it from getting frozen.
http://www.rei.com/product/837824/sawyer-squeeze-water-filter

syntaxerrorsix
07-18-2012, 16:58
+1

They have always been gray, but they recently switched to black. No difference just an outdated photo.

like Dexter said, I have recently be turned on to Sawyer filters. Lighter smaller and easier to use.

I bought the sawyer squeeze filter with the mylar bags. Awesome set up and its only a few ounces and the filter is similar in size to a magic marker. Most pump filters weigh about 1lb, are about the size of shoe, and are a PITA.

The sawyer worked great so far, the only thing you have to worry about is you need to keep it from getting frozen.
http://www.rei.com/product/837824/sawyer-squeeze-water-filter

Same is true for any ceramic filter that is even remotely wet.

Lone Kimono
07-18-2012, 17:04
+1

They have always been gray, but they recently switched to black. No difference just an outdated photo.

like Dexter said, I have recently be turned on to Sawyer filters. Lighter smaller and easier to use.

I bought the sawyer squeeze filter with the mylar bags. Awesome set up and its only a few ounces and the filter is similar in size to a magic marker. Most pump filters weigh about 1lb, are about the size of shoe, and are a PITA.

The sawyer worked great so far, the only thing you have to worry about is you need to keep it from getting frozen.
http://www.rei.com/product/837824/sawyer-squeeze-water-filter

So, what made you go with the squeeze one over the gravity drip one I found? Any advantages or personal preference?

Bilbo Bagins
07-19-2012, 07:19
Same is true for any ceramic filter that is even remotely wet.

Yea I have a MSR miniworks with a Ceramic filter. The only advantage with the Katadyn is its just carbon and fiber so it will not "Break" when frozen, but who knows if the filter will still be effective if it freezes and thaws.

That is the other thing about pump filters, the whole system is fubar if its frozen. You need to thaw it out, and hope that you don't break it, contaminate anything, or melt anything in the process.

That is the one good thing about the sawyer filter its small enough that you can keep it in an inner pocket near your body, or in you sleeping bag to keep it from freezing

However I have to admit, I don't see the need for regular water filtration in cold, icy conditions unless you far up north.

Dexters
07-19-2012, 07:23
However I have to admit, I don't see the need for regular water filtration in cold, icy conditions unless you far up north.



I'd say filter all water. I hike in Colorado in the winter and around all water sources is animal droppings.

Bilbo Bagins
07-19-2012, 07:45
So, what made you go with the squeeze one over the gravity drip one I found? Any advantages or personal preference?

The squeeze on is better for hiking or putting in something like a GHB. Its lighter and it comes with 16oz, 32oz and 64oz bags to put the dirt water in. If you are dayhiking and you want to carry something just in case, you can just bring the filter and the 16oz bag. You can bring the bigger bags for an extended trip, as a backup, or for additional water storage. In a SHTF situation the squeeze filter is compatable with

The gravity drip one you need bladders or buckets and tubing which adds weight. It looks more durable then the squeeze filter, and seems better for home, car camping, and base camp use.

I know some people use sawyer as an inline filter with their main bladder in their backpack but I don't like that system too much. Filtering slows the water flow down and I like to visually inspect my water before I drink it.

Dexters
07-19-2012, 07:52
The squeeze on is better for hiking or putting in something like a GHB. Its lighter and it comes with 16oz, 32oz and 64oz bags to put the dirt water in.

There have been complaints that the bags develop leaks and they are not guaranteed.

I'm told that other bags - Platypus? work with the filter, but I'm not sure.

callihan_44
07-19-2012, 19:18
I use the katadyn hiking and mostly filter from moving streams, however I did drop the inlet into a small rock crevice in a cave opening and filtered cold water...good on a hot day, but if I decided on gravity it would be a sawyer

Bilbo Bagins
07-20-2012, 13:15
There have been complaints that the bags develop leaks and they are not guaranteed.

I'm told that other bags - Platypus? work with the filter, but I'm not sure.

Platypus has a nice one and I eyeballed it before I got the sawyer. I can tell you this much, it look like its FAST at filtering.

http://www.rei.com/product/813799/platypus-gravityworks-water-filter

Platypus Gravity Works Filtration - YouTube




Still its a lot of tubing and the bladder adds weight. Also its a tad expensive. I really trying to go ultralight and small with my gear, so I'm more of a PITA with size and weight of stuff.

Dexters
07-20-2012, 13:33
Platypus has a nice one and I eyeballed it before I got the sawyer. I can tell you this much, it look like its FAST at filtering.



I was meaning that when the Sawyer bag begins to leak you can use some other brand of bag.

Maybe something like this.
http://www.rei.com/product/797977/platypus-softbottle-with-closure-cap-34-fl-oz

I don't know if it works with the Sawyer.