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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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We recently upgraded all of our backpacking gear. Except for this filter. I've had it since 2000, back when they were being made by PUR, and it looks like there's not really a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by miguelarton
Filter worked well throughout a week long backpacking trip. I was pumping water for myself and 3 other people every few hours and the filter held up fairly well. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Britain R
This is the 3rd filter I've bought. I think I had one of the original Katadyn Hikers back in the late 90's and it was great. This new version is even better. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Alex G. Dulude
I have owened one of these for 10 years and I must say, its weight, demensions, and function are perfect for long treks into the wilderness. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Darrell Kondratowicz
I have used this filter for a total of12 days backpacking, probably filtered 50L water. Unit needs new filter now. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Scott
I bought this water filter to put in my camping gear so that i would have it if i needed it. Havent yet.Published 5 months ago by R. lynch
I have been on 2 hiking trips with the filter: My 1st trip the the pump became very hard to pump. So hard that we gave up and used tablets. Read morePublished 7 months ago by DaMan
They work really well, This is a great product. I love mine. The whole unit is just very convenient and compact. I kayak and carry this in the winter in a survival bag.Published 9 months ago by crunchytunes
not sure why other have had issues. I have had mine for 6 years. Filtered water for myself and others in the backcountry on many trips. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Beaux Pilgrim