Whether you’re camping, hiking, or hunkered down during a pandemic, you need clean water to hydrate. Don’t get caught without clean, healthy drinking water. Buy a couple Sawyer S3 filter bottles … one for emergency and one for outdoor use.
The Sawyer Select S3 Water Purifier removes virtually all contaminants found in fresh water while also improving taste and odor. These systems combine a proprietary foam membrane in an durable silicone bottle with a 0.1 micron hollow fiber filter at the top — ensuring access to clean water in the backcountry, while you travel, at the office, or for emergencies.
The Select systems reduce chemicals down to 0.5 parts per billion (up to 40 times lower than the EPA’s maximum recommended level) and reduce pesticides down to 0.01 parts per billion (400 times lower than the EPA’s maximum).
The Select S3 also filters out 99.99% of viruses and reduces heavy metals such as lead, copper, arsenic, and mercury down to 0.5 parts per billion (up to 260 times lower than the EPA’s maximum).
Completely drying out the S3 is not necessary. The adsorption filtration technology within the foam is designed to both filter water as well as prevent growth. If you do dry it out and mold grows on the unprotected walls of the bottle, fill the bottle with water and continuously squeeze and release for approximately 3 minutes or until the mold is gone.
Sawyer’s Foam Adsorption technology was developed with a partnership with Foamulations to be able to safely remove contaminants like heavy metals, chemicals, pesticides, and viruses while also improving taste and odor. Adsorption filtration is the process in which molecules adhere to the surface of the adsorbent foam membrane. This highly advanced filtration and purification process, combined with Sawyer’s 0.1 micron absolute filter will ensure that any and all particulate or pathogens above 0.1 microns are filtered out of your water, including bacteria, protozoa, cysts, dirt and sediment.
Each kit includes:
• Select Foam System with Silicone Bottle and Reducer Cap
• Micron Absolute Sawyer Micro Squeeze Filter
• Cleaning Plunger
• Cleaning Coupling