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    Default Sawyer PointOne? Is it as good as they say?

    I plan on using the Sawyer PointOne in early June around the Great Smoky Mountain/Cherokee National Forest area, but am unsure of it's reliability. I've heard that this is one of the top water filtration products but question the credibility as it's not a purifier. Has anyone consistantly used this product heavily? Has anyone gotten sick that has used this product? Are there any additional recommendations for using this product?

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    The term 'purifier' I believe refers to antiviral, which most filters do not do. Virus from water sources in the US is not a big concern as the risk is very small. The filter should be fine at removing silt, bacteria, fungi and the like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starchild View Post
    The term 'purifier' I believe refers to antiviral, which most filters do not do. Virus from water sources in the US is not a big concern as the risk is very small. The filter should be fine at removing silt, bacteria, fungi and the like.
    And Giardia and other protozoan cysts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarjav83 View Post
    ...I've heard that this is one of the top water filtration products but question the credibility as it's not a purifier. ...
    They have very good technical data on their web site and they never claim the zero point one filter to be a purifier so I see no reason to question their credibility. It should remove all pathogens except viruses and conventional wisdom holds that they are not so much a concern for water in North America. If you are concerned about viruses, they do make a zero point two filter that has a pore size small enough to remove viruses and thus qualifies as a purifier. But it will be more expensive, slower, and heavier. Or you could use UV, chemicals or boiling. Each has its advantages and limitations.

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