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Old 06-30-2014, 08:14 PM
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I think what you're referring to is the Sawyer Fast Fill Hydration Pack Adapter.

If I'm not mistaken, those adapters are for the larger squeeze filter not the Mini.

However, there is a simple fix for this, if you want to put the Mini before the Frontier Pro. Simple leave the screw-on prefilter cap on the Frontier Pro, then connect its input (at the prefilter end) to the output end of the Mini with another section of tubing.

I opted against this because it adds more weight and I found it unnecessary (for my purposes).

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Old 07-05-2014, 04:25 AM
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Your quite right about the durability of the water bag supplied with the Sawyer filter.
When I was out on my long distance AT hike last year I saw quite a few hikers using the Sawyer filter down in GA.
By the time I reached Franklin, NC, about 100 miles and two weeks up the Trail, I started to see damaged and useless Sawyer water filter bags abandoned in shelters.
The numbers of abandoned damaged bags increased as I hiked through NC, TN, and VA.

The filter itself must be reliable as I never saw one abandoned on the Trail.
It is probably a good idea that for serious distance or multi week hikes the bag supplied with the Sawyer filter should be exchanged for something more durable and reliable.
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Old 01-30-2016, 08:44 AM
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Ha! old post ... great idea..... will be doing this soon - just say no to funky taste!
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