By James Reader
Outdoor protection company Sawyer promises that their new water filter is both lightweight and long-lasting. The product is designed to make water safe and drinkable by utilising technology from kidney dialysis and using hollow fibre membranes, engineered to produce micropores in ‘absolute’ microns, which prevent viruses and bacteria from passing through.
The 85g water treatment system, the SP131, includes a water filter, three different sized sturdy folding bags and a cleaning device. Sawyer also claims that their system is designed to screw onto most water bottles.
Philip Dean, director of Sawyer’s UK operations, says: “This system really does make a good investment, cutting the need to carry around heavy water during a trip and making it safe to drink from rivers, streams and groundwater which can often be contaminated with microorganisms.”
Sawyer’s water filter is available for £60.