Here is my selection of the best backpacking water filters for 2019 which I would take with me on my next hiking or backpacking trip.
There are several solution on the market e.g. water filters where you have to pump water through the filter or filters which do not require any pump at all (and which are also my personal preference filters).
Currently, I am using the Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System on my trips since it is very lightweight and does the job.
In the past I have used the Katadyn Hiker Pro filter. On the picture below where I am filtering water on a trip in Northern Sweden.
Also keep in mind that none of the water filters which we have selected can filter out viruses and filters with a carbon element gives the water a neutral taste.
Moreover, the water filters which I have selected should not be used with salt water or with water contaminated with chemicals.
To remove viruses you can combine a filter with e.g. the Steripen Freedom (we have not tested if it effectively removes viruses).
The Steripen uses an UV light against Viruses and can be recharged through the USB port. Also have a look at our interview at the end of this article.