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Sawyer Tap Water Filtration System

Just because water is coming out of a tap doesn’t mean it is potable. Sawyer makes it easier to ensure you’ve got access to clean water with their Tap Water Filtration System which connects directly to the threads on spigots and faucets*.

It allows you to filter up to 500 gallons per day, with pores no larger than 0.1 Microns, removing 99.99999% of all bacteria (salmonella, cholera, and E. coli); 99.9999% of all protozoa (such as giardia and cryptosporidium); and 100% of microplastics.


*The inline filter fits tap size 17mm to 20mm (11/16″ to 3/4″); hose bibs (garden hose spigot); and some (not all) faucet aerators. Included with the Sawyer TAP filter is a backwash adapter, threaded spigot adapter, dual threaded adapter, tap gauge, and a 2-foot-long extension hose for use in a shallow sink.

4 Responses to “Sawyer Tap Water Filtration System”

  1. Jeremy P says:

    Very nice, just ordered one. I got tired of buying 1 gal water jugs from the grocery store to fill up my water reservoir in my truck, and tried some Amazon filters. Did nothing to really filter out any taste, hoping this does a much better job.

    • Sunny says:

      This still is only effective against biological threats. Chemical Threats except Microplastic are untouched. Tap Water does not suffer biological contamination too often in developed countrys (Well, here in Europe Tap water is fine. US and South America is another Story). So, the audiance that is appealed to the Sawyer Filter, is actually the audience that needs protection from chemical threats: Heavy Metals like Lead, Hormons and other daily-use chemicals that are in our water. For this, you need some Active Carbon Filter – preferable some Active Carbon Block filter. The only super small one I am aware is by Geigeerig the InLine Carbon Filter. So, if you want some small form factor, get the Sawyer as kind of “Prefilter” to not cloak the Carbon Block, but add the Geigeerig or some other Carbon Filter to the system. Thats what I am doing actually, Sawyer + Geigeering InLine Filter, put together with a few Source SQC Quick Disconnectors and some Silicon Tube. Lasts for 6 Months before the Carbon Block needs to be replaced.

      • Jeremy P says:

        Thanks for the info. I should clarify my primary concern is preventing bacterial growth and the like from long term storage in my water reservoir, with taste being secondary. While our tap water is certainly clean I’m not so confident about the hose spigot outside my house. The Amazon Basics inline water filters I purchased appear to be activated carbon , so I’ll imitate you and try doubling them up and see if that helps with storage potability and secondarily, taste.

  2. mark says:

    This is genius, I’m going to snag a few for emergency use.

    Would also be great if I ever decide to become a Hobo.