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Has anyone here tried this? It has great reviews and looks like it would work great for reducing weight (filter).


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I have several Aquamarina straw filters here at home for emergencies, but for hiking, I would think it would be a pain to use. I guess you could scoop and carry dirty water and then drink through the straw when necessary. I'm sure it's a good product, but with Sawyer Squeezes going for thirty something at Academy Sports, you might look elsewhere.
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I used one on a Sierra trip. It was a pain to tell the truth. I do think that they make a good back-up for the weight. I also don't know why they can't be carefully backflushed to get a longer life from them. Here I am getting a drink from a bucket just before turning in.

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One thing I did with one was to replace the filter in one of my Sawyer 4 ways with a Lifestraw. It cuts the weight quite a bit and hold more water. I only used it on one trip though so don't really know how it would hold up in the field.

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Hi Ray.  Is it easy to adapt the included Sawyer personal water bottle filter for use as a gravity filter?  I currently use the Sawyer 3-Way gravity filter.   How is the flow of the water bottle filter vs. the 3-way?

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Yes, very easy, but not as "trick" as it does not have the disconnects.

It is exactly the same filter so the flow is the same. More has to do with how big a dirty bag you use and how high it can get. I just made a super-light system from a 4-way filter, and last year I made a 4L super-Sawyer system from the 3 way.

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I'm looking for water filters that are friendly to the wallet and wanted to see if anyone had any recommendations.

I came across this filter called WaterBean while checking out Indiegogo last night and now I'm considering buying it. Any other recommendations?

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/waterbean/x/3468357
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I'm looking for water filters that are friendly to the wallet and wanted to see if anyone had any recommendations.

I came across this filter called WaterBean while checking out Indiegogo last night and now I'm considering buying it. Any other recommendations?

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/waterbean/x/3468357

It does not remove bacteria or protozoans.  It does not replace your backpacking water filter.

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I recently got a Lifestraw, but only intend to use it when I am day hiking. If I run out of water, hopefully there will water nearby so I can use the straw. I've run out of water before, and it isn't fun to be thirsty - "water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink."

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