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Ron Bell
(mountainlaureldesigns) - F - M

Locale: USA
New Sawyer 2014 MINI Filter on Sale on 09/19/2013 07:50:49 MDT Print View

http://www.mountainlaureldesigns.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=206

mini

$24

Limited Quantity: We expect these to go fast.

We also have the extra Sawyer bags in stock- YES, these are the newest tough bags.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: New Sawyer 2014 MINI Filter on Sale on 09/19/2013 08:07:30 MDT Print View

That looks pretty nice

Just like the Squeeze, except it weighs 1.4 ounce instead of 3 ounces

Is that 1.4 ounce dry weight?

You can either screw it on a bottle or do inline

A little cheaper than the Squeeze

Why is it lighter weight? Is the filter media smaller? Is the case smaller?

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: New Sawyer 2014 MINI Filter on Sale on 09/19/2013 08:21:20 MDT Print View

What is the retail price? Looking around the web it appears to be $24.99 retail, with free shipping (weeks) on Ebay.

Edited by jshann on 09/19/2013 08:26:42 MDT.

Stephen Barber
(grampa) - MLife

Locale: SoCal
Review on 09/19/2013 08:24:45 MDT Print View

A review of the Mini is here and answers some questions above:

http://sticksblog.com/2013/09/18/first-look-the-sawyer-mini-water-filter/

MLD has it for $24.

Looks like the same filter, lighter case, inline connection and screw-on connection on both sides. Looks good!

Ben Crocker
(alexdrewreed) - M

Locale: Kentucky
New Sawyer 2014 MINI Filter on Sale on 09/19/2013 08:25:58 MDT Print View

Wow, its hard not to own a filter now at this price. It was already a favorite and now its lighter and cheaper. What's not to love about this?

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Review on 09/19/2013 08:41:16 MDT Print View

I looked at sticksblog

1.8 ounces wet (after you shake it out "like a madman")

maybe 2 ounces in a freezer zip top bag

Stick said case was clear. I wonder if you can see the filter media?

And E
(LunchANDYnner) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
great price on 09/19/2013 08:48:46 MDT Print View

That's an awesome price. Gonna have to pick one up and give my regular Squeeze to my parents to use!

William Chilton
(WilliamC3) - MLife

Locale: Antakya
Re: great price on 09/19/2013 08:57:30 MDT Print View

Highwaterfilters has it available for pre-order (expected to ship on the 24th) for $22
highwater

Jim H
(jraiderguy) - M

Locale: Puget Sound
Nice! on 09/19/2013 09:06:08 MDT Print View

I blew out the original washer on my Squeeze last weekend. That's all the excuse I needed.

Jesse Reeves
(JesseR.) - F

Locale: Reno, NV
Dangit... on 09/19/2013 10:06:27 MDT Print View

Well I was just way too excited about my new Squeeze and then I see this.... I jumped the gun by about a week it seems. Might have to justify gifting that to a friend and picking up a Mini.

Kathleen B
(rosierabbit) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
New Sawyer 2014 MINI Filter on Sale on 09/19/2013 10:07:00 MDT Print View

Cool. I just ordered one. Better hurry!

USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
New Sawyer 2014 MINI Filter on Sale on 09/19/2013 11:18:26 MDT Print View

I'll wait, can't filter snow. :) Only a few bucks savings.
Duane

Ron Bell
(mountainlaureldesigns) - F - M

Locale: USA
Re: MLD New Sawyer 2014 MINI Filter on Sale on 09/19/2013 11:59:38 MDT Print View

We will start shipping tomorrow! Also check our FB page for more info.mini2

Edward Zwibel
(YetiEddie) - MLife

Locale: Sunny San Diego
Got it! on 09/19/2013 13:01:38 MDT Print View

Bought n paid!

Kenneth Jacobs
(f8less) - F

Locale: Midwest
Backflush on 09/19/2013 14:15:54 MDT Print View

I'm curious if Smartwater bottle sport caps still work with the new filter as a backflush? Anyone know this?

TIA

KJ

Edited by f8less on 09/19/2013 14:16:25 MDT.

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Re: MLD New Sawyer 2014 MINI Filter on Sale on 09/19/2013 15:12:47 MDT Print View

Seeing that I purchased my Sawyer three months ago, it only makes sense that I just ordered the mini.

I really need a 12 step program..

Erik G
(fox212) - F

Locale: THE Bay Area :)
Sweet. on 09/19/2013 15:41:56 MDT Print View

Well, I might be the only BPLer who is glad they held off on getting the original squeeze! ;)

Lighter, more compact, more versatile, female threads and nipples on inlet and outlet. Seems like a perfect revision to the squeeze. I wonder if they're even going to continue making the original squeeze as this one seems better in every way.

Re backflushing: Since it has internal threads on the outlet, can't you use any bottle it'll screw onto to backflush it now? Or with a bladder system by connecting the drink tube to the outlet nipple (of course, do NOT use your dirty water bag to backflush!)? If so, yet another significant advantage over the original squeeze.

Definitely time for me to upgrade my water filter!

Jason Elsworth
(jephoto) - M

Locale: New Zealand
New Sawyer 2014 MINI Filter on Sale on 09/19/2013 16:47:29 MDT Print View

Had been holding off on getting a Sawyer, so this was perfect timing. For solo trips I generally just drink untreated water (usually OK here in NZ) and use tablets to treat a bulk load overnight. However, the Sawyer mini should be great for family trips when I like to treat water and people don't always want to wait 15-30 minutes for their drink:).

Adam Kramer
(rbeard) - M

Locale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
cheapest ive found it today... on 09/20/2013 07:20:03 MDT Print View

amazon has it going for 19.95 plus 4.95 shipping.

And E
(LunchANDYnner) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
where on amazon? on 09/20/2013 07:59:13 MDT Print View

Where are you seeing it on amazon? When I do a search for it, it comes up as unavailable with no price listed. Can you link, please?

Adam Kramer
(rbeard) - M

Locale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
looks like they are gone on amazon on 09/20/2013 08:31:13 MDT Print View

there were 6 this morning at that price. you can get them at gossamer gear for 27.95 shipped with the discount.

Jeanine Taylor
(jetaylor) - F

Locale: Oregon
Re: New Sawyer 2014 MINI Filter on Sale on 09/20/2013 08:31:49 MDT Print View

Two-pack sold on Amazon for $42.58 plus $5.99 shipping. Looks like the new one. No reviews.

http://www.amazon.com/averPak-Pack-Includes-Sawyer-Filter/dp/B00FBBANFK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1379687345&sr=8-2&keywords=sawyer+mini+filter

Jim H
(jraiderguy) - M

Locale: Puget Sound
Re: Amazon on 09/20/2013 08:51:37 MDT Print View

I too saw it yesterday on amazon for $20 plus $5 shipping. I can't find it now though. It was a third party seller. Right now all I can find is this one:
http://www.amazon.com/averPak-Pack-Includes-Sawyer-Filter/dp/B00FBBANFK/ref=sr_1_4?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1379688447&sr=1-4&keywords=sawyer+mini

This page has a picture of it, but when you click through nobody is selling it. Maybe they went out of stock since yesterday.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=sawyer+mini&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Asawyer+mini

I bought from MLD.

KEN LARSON
(KENLARSON) - MLife

Locale: Western Michigan
New Sawyer 2014 MINI Filter on 09/20/2013 09:11:22 MDT Print View

Questions I sent to SAWYER and their answer as of 20Sept2013 concerning the filter:

Is the new Sawyer MINI™ Filter Hollow Fiber Membrane mass and volume the same as the Original Sawyer Squeeze Filter?

Would the performance and duration between back flushing be comparable?


SAWYER RESPONSE>>>>>>No, it’s about ½ which means you will clean it twice as often but the performance (removal rates) are the same.

Ron Bell
(mountainlaureldesigns) - F - M

Locale: USA
Re: MLD New Sawyer 2014 MINI Filter In Stock on 09/20/2013 09:32:15 MDT Print View

Clarification on Ken's Post:

The 1/2 reference is only pertaining to backflush frequency.

The backflushing frequency would be increased in the weight savings of a smaller more compact filter, but if you prefilter silty water then you do not have to do it too often. Plus- back flushing is incredibly easy with this filter. So, even if it is a full double the amount of backflushing is not really a problem because it was never a problem at 2X.

On flow rate, is a wee bit less than the Squeeze but not much - I can suck through it OK using the straw.

Maybe clearing up a few other posts - A few sellers should have them now (or soon) and we for sure have then right now - I just packed up an order that came in 2min ago and it's heading off to the PO soon.

Lou Z
(lugee)

Locale: Southern California
gossamer gear has them on 09/20/2013 10:43:06 MDT Print View

gossamer gear has them ffor $19.99 + shipping.

USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
MLD New Sawyer 2014 MINI Filter In Stock on 09/20/2013 11:14:25 MDT Print View

From a former small town business manager, support the small industries here. Heck with Amazon. I was one click away last night from sending Paypal payment for one, but decided I can wait till later.
Duane

Ron Bell
(mountainlaureldesigns) - F - M

Locale: USA
Re: MLD New Sawyer 2014 MINI Filter In Stock on 09/20/2013 13:59:12 MDT Print View

Filters are in stock and ship same day. Thanks

Edited by mountainlaureldesigns on 09/25/2013 06:50:40 MDT.

William Chilton
(WilliamC3) - MLife

Locale: Antakya
Now at ZPacks on 09/23/2013 11:19:11 MDT Print View

for $20.95. $3.95 shipping if your order total is under $100 (for those of you who live in the U.S.).

robert v
(mtnbob123) - F

Locale: Upstate South Carolina
Just got mine today And I have a question?? on 09/23/2013 18:55:00 MDT Print View

I received mine very quickly from Four Seasons Survival for about $25 shipped!!

Nice set up with filter, straw, backflush syringe, and squeeze bag.

Just wondering how you firmly attach the backflush syringe? It doesn't fit tightly onto the end of the filter. Maybe I'm missing something obvious?

Steven Paris
(saparisor) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
New Sawyer 2014 MINI Filter on Sale on 09/23/2013 21:52:04 MDT Print View

I just received mine from MLD today. Thanks, Ron!

I'm basically embarrassed because I have a perfectly good Squeeze and still bought a Mini. There are times when I'm hesitant to spend money to save a few ounces, however, I like it in this case. For those who are considering the Squeeze system, I'd definitely pick the Mini. It's simpler and smaller.

Steven Adeff
(TinCanFury) - F

Locale: Boston
vs Walmart Sawyer bottle on 09/24/2013 07:24:54 MDT Print View

funny how people had been asking for an inline-compatible filter for years and after everyone bought the Sawyer bottle from Walmart to make one they finally caved. This is a product many years in the waiting. I've loved using my inline setup using the bottle filter, and have had many friends do the same after experiencing the convenience. The fact that this is 1/2 the price and you don't end up throwing away a lot of plastic makes the deal even better.

jump on this people!

William Chilton
(WilliamC3) - MLife

Locale: Antakya
Trail Designs now has it... on 09/24/2013 08:32:14 MDT Print View

for $19.95.

Peter Gurin
(intheswim) - F
Platypus Bladders on 09/26/2013 09:47:02 MDT Print View

what do i need and where can i get it to make this system work with Platypus Bladders?

John Hillyer
(TrNameLucky) - MLife
Re: Platypus Bladders on 09/30/2013 18:58:18 MDT Print View

"what do i need and where can i get it to make this system work with Platypus Bladders?"

Cut the hose and attach the filter with the flow arrow pointing towards the end that you drink from.