There are many different backpacking water filters on the market and they all have their pros and cons. The Sawyer Squeeze is the top rated filter on the market because of how easy it is to use and how durable it is. The Katadyn Hiker is also a great filter because it is somewhat cheap however the one negative is that you have to manually pump it. Finally, if you are on a tight budget LifeStraw is a filter that is easy to carry and produces a very clear taste once filtered.
- The Sawyer Squeeze is ultralight, durable and easy to use with no annoying tubes.
- Katadyn makes the best gravity filter and the best chemical treatment tablets.
- The best filter bottles include the fast flowing GRAYL GEOPRESS, the innovative CrazyCap, and the budget LifeStraw.
“The best way to clean your water when backpacking is to use and find the cleanest water source possible.”