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Activated carbon is used for its ability to reduce harmful organic and inorganic substances in the water. It removes unpleasant tastes, odors, chlorine, pesticides (lindane, DDT) and trihalomethanes (THMs). These substances adhere to the large surface area of the activated carbon. Activated carbon granulate cannot be regenerated.
Why Treat Water?
A crystal-clear stream or lake usually contains microorganisms that can make you sick. Water contaminants like protozoa, bacteria and viruses, can cause serious illness. Optimize your travel preparation and use a portable drinking water system from Katadyn.
Katadyn of Switzerland has been producing high quality portable water systems since 1928. Their history has been one of innovation and durability. Katadyn products are used by militaries, health organizations and outdoor adventurers world-wide. No other water system provides higher quality or longer lasting performance. Katadyn is the global leader in portable water treatment. With subsidiaries in the United States, Germany, France, and Singapore; Katadyn develops, produces and distributes high quality products which are used whenever safe drinking water isn't available--for travel, camping and humanitarian operations.
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Easy to use in a small, portable package. My wife used it on a trip to south america to be sure she would have a ready supply of clean drinking water.Published 4 months ago by John McGahan
3 of us went on a 5 day hike and this was our only source of fresh water (unless we wanted to boil) it AWESOME! Read morePublished 8 months ago by Thadd Utt
Lightweight, simple, easy to use, compact and fast! Used it for years backpacking. Always alert to where water can be found, and cut down on the amount of water I carry (water is... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Robert
Better price point than most in this micron category.
Decent throughput. Less than a minute for a liter. Performance will vary by forearm strength. Read more
I've used this backpacking for about 5 years. I lost one tiny clip and contacted them and they mailed one free. No issues, would buy again. Easy to use. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Sean B
This filter comes in handy when no clean water source is available. I have used this filter several times with questionable water sources when out backpacking a trail. Read morePublished 20 months ago by David L. Selby
I love this filter i have had it for about a year now i have not used it yet,im keeping for emergency use
im glad bought it even tho it was pricey. Read more
I have seen lighter and smaller, but this is a very simple, straight forward filtration system that is great for its ease of use. Read morePublished on February 13, 2013 by Craig S Stuck
I have had my Katadyn Hiker for about 8 years now, using it for two weeks a year on average, and it has been effective and reliable.
The Good. Read more