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Katadyn Hiker PRO Water Microfilter

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  • Convenient filter for 1 to 2 persons while hiking or camping
  • Removable filter protector extends cartridge life in challenging conditions
  • Compact design and easy operation--fits in any backpack or travel bag
  • Allows direct attachment to drink tube (1/4" ID) of hydration
  • Additional hydration connector fitting for quick filling of hydration packs
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Product Description

Product Description

New high performance version of the Katadyn Hiker. Combines both light, fast and easy to use with field cleability. Very lightweight at only 11oz!

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The best-selling Katadyn Hiker just got better with the Hiker Pro Microfilter. The lightweight and easy-to-use design make the Hiker/Hiker Pro the best choice for all-around use. The unique, pleated cartridge design provides fast and easy pumping, and it's convenient and handy for 1-2 persons while hiking or trekking. The Hiker Pro adds the following features to the original Hiker:
  • Removable filter protector extends cartridge life in challenging conditions
  • Quick connect fittings make installation and removal of input and output hoses easy
  • Allows direct attachment to drink tube (1/4" ID) of hydration
  • Additional hydration connector fitting for quick filling of hydration packs

Key Features:

  • Long lasting AntiClog pleated cartridge requires no maintenance or cleaning
  • Very large filter surface for fast output
  • Easy to use because of minimal resistance whilst pumping
  • Active carbon core reduces unpleasant tastes and odors from the water
  • Small pre-filter on in-hose protects filter cartridge life in turbid water
  • Compact design and easy operation--fits in any backpack or travel bag
  • Easy Fill Bottle Adaptor attaches directly to a drinking bottle

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.

Feature Detail:

  • Technology: AntiClog Technology with 0.3 micron glassfiber and activated carbon granulate
  • Output: ca. 1 liters/minute
  • Cartridge Capacity: Up to 750 l (depending on water quality)
  • Weight: ca. 310 g
  • Size: 7.6 x 16.5 x 6.1 cm (3 x 6.5 x 2.4 inches)
  • Includes: Prefilter, bottle adapter and carry bag

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.

About 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.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 7.9 x 2.7 inches ; 13.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: USA
  • ASIN: B0007U012U
  • Item model number: 8014531
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews)
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Customer Reviews

Best value for money for a filter.
S. Gangstead
The hose port at the bottom is cheap plastic and will easily shatter.
Amazon Customer
Light weight, compact and easy to use.
S. Dixon

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

104 of 108 people found the following review helpful By Jim C. on July 5, 2006
Backpacking with the scout troop in the Colorado back country, we see a bunch of different water filters. This is one of the easiest and fastest to use. The inlet line can be easily placed in a small stream, and the float adjusted so it doesn't sit on the bottom. It isn't very sensitive to being fully submerged, unlike some other filters. Even the younger boys have no trouble operating this one. You can easily fill up a 1-quart water bottle in less than a minute. It comes with a reasonable carrying bag, although some care must be taken to keep the inlet & outlet lines separate. Parts (e.g., replacement filters) are readily available from a variety of sporting-goods & camping stores.
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79 of 82 people found the following review helpful By R. York on November 6, 2006
Used this for the first time on a two day hike at Albert Pike in Western Arkansas. Worked like a charm with no problems at all. Make sure you flush out the charcoal at home before you use it for the first time, or you will have a mess in your water bottle.
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76 of 81 people found the following review helpful By Dianna D on January 4, 2007
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I purchased this product to filter my water on a daily basis (I live in the interior region of a developing country) and it's great! The pumping handle is strong and sturdy, and it takes a short amount of time to filter a 2 liter bottle of water (1-2 minutes on average). The input and output hoses are more than adequate (almost too long for everyday use!). Best of all, when I do travel it packs into a small carrying case that takes up minimal space in my bag, and is lighter than a pair of jeans. A great product, highly rated for both camping/hiking and everyday use.
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Andrew J. Riemer on November 18, 2010
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Like many in the market for a packable water filter, you might be wondering if the difference between Katadyn's Hiker and Hiker Pro are worth the price difference. Stop wondering and buy the PRO model--it's worth the relatively minor difference in price.

THE ADDED BENEFITS
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First, you get a reusable sleeve filter that sits on the inside, and that helps reduce filter-related wear on the main filter cartridge. It effectively extends the life of your filter cartridge, especially if you'll be filtering water with lots of suspended sediment.

The second added benefit came as a real surprise to me--quick release connectors for the intake and output hoses. They are not installed by default out of the box, but a few moments with the instructions and my pocket knife had them in place quickly. They made packing and unpacking the filter much easier than on other models that require you to seat the hoses onto a nipple each time.

A COUPLE OF MINOR NEGATIVES
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Once the quick-connect ends were installed, the one on the output hose is open and exposed to the fill line when packed in the bag. It would have been nice for Katadyn to have incldued a rubber cap or something similar to reduce the risk of any contamination of that output hose. The rest of the output hose gets stored in a zipper storage bag, but that's the next (and only other) negative I'll address.

The zipper storage bag for the output hose did not prove very durable at all. It broke at one of the seams on the third packing or so. Thankfully, I had some extra zipper bags with me (an old Scout always remembers that motto--"Be Prepared!"), so no harm was done.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By P. Keene on August 3, 2007
I have the Hiker, purchased a few years ago. It's essentially the same filter, just previous model. I've hiked over 200 miles with this little bad-boy. It's a little slow to pump, but I think all hand-held, lightweight filters are that way. The think I like the most is the filter is almost indestructable. I've dropped a bunch of times, and it's been thrown into my bag with no worries. HIGHLY recommended.

Only note of caution is to be sure to follow Katadyn's suggestion method of cleaning after use (which requires flush with bleach or other). If you don't do this, you risk microbies growing... which happened to me once... bad diarreah, you don't want it! So be sure to clean out the "proper" way after use.
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Richard I. Lee on December 17, 2007
I'm a Boy Scout leader and spend a lot of time in the outdoors camping and backpacking. For the past 20 years, I've only used iodine tablets for water filtration primarily due to the fact that I couldn't justify the added weight of a water filter when the iodine works just fine. I think alot of this was due to the fact that I always camped where there was plenty of fresh water. Well, this past summer's drought in the South opened my eyes to the necessity of having a filter. When it comes to having to drink out of muddy puddles, then it's time for more than just tablets.

I had tried out an MSR filter that our Boy Scout troop owns and didn't like it because it was so slow to use. Then, I went backpacking with a friend of mine who had a Katadyn Hiker filter. I loved it! It was very light. The pump action was very comfortable and the flow was fast. I also love the way it just connects to a Nalgene bottle via the hose adapter.

So, I spent a long time shopping around before I finally decided to go with the Hiker Pro. It's basically the same as the Hiker except that it has an additional screen around the filter element that permits you to service it in the field and extend the life of the main filter. If you already have a Hiker model, you can just buy the screen and you'll have the same filter.

I couldn't be happier with this filter. It's a very simple, but effective design that I feel that I can trust for any length of trip. The water that comes out of it tastes great too. I recently went on a trip that required filtering from a black spring hole. The water filter with the Hiker Pro came out crystal clear and tasted great.
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