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Katadyn Hiker Pro Microfilter
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- Removes bacteria, protozoa, cysts, algae
- Filters out chemicals & improves taste
- Easy fill bottle Adapter/pre filter/bag
- Compatible with hydration systems
- Lightweight and easy to use
- Ideal choice for backpackers with it's ultra-light, compact size and compatibility with hydration bladders
- Quick-connects makes it easy to pack up hoses
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About Katadyn Products
Katadyn’s unique products provide safety and convenience for many user groups including militaries, health organizations, and outdoor adventurers worldwide. No other water system provides higher quality or longer lasting performance.
Katadyn provides you with a water system for every need – including traveling, camping, backpacking, sailing, paddling, fishing, and biking.
Katadyn Hiker Pro Water Microfilter
Ultra-light, compact, 11-ounce capacity
Carrying gallons of water isn’t necessary when you have reliable water sources and are carrying this durable 11-ounce water microfilter in your backpack. A quick stop at a river or stream with the pump-action Katadyn Hiker Pro Water Microfilter lets you continue on your trek with hydration packs and water bottles full of clean, clear drinking water. This field-cleanable Filter Protector Screen extends the life of the cartridge in challenging conditions The 0.2 micron glass-fiber filter media is designed for high output with little effort. It connects directly to your hydration pack with 1/4” drink tubes and water bottles.
- Includes: Prefilter and Deluxe Carry Bag
- Ultra-light, compact size ideal for backpackers
- Activated carbon in the core improves the taste and reduces chemicals in drinking water
- Compatible with hydration bladders
- 1 Year Warranty
Filters all sediment, particles, and microorganisms that are found in ‘fresh’ water sources.
Cartridge can clean up to approximately 300 gallons (1,150 liters) of water, depending on the condition of the water.
Katadyn Hiker PRO Replacement Cartridge
This replacement filter provides up to 300 gallons of clean drinking water before it needs replacing. Compatible with the Katadyn Hiker, Hiker Pro, and Base Camp microfilter systems. A removable filter protector helps extend cartridge life in extreme conditions, and a glass-fiber element boasts an innovative pleated design, increasing surface area for improved filtration of silty or muddy water.
Katadyn Vario Multi Flow Water Microfilter
The Vario Dual Technology Filter technology consists of three filter levels: a high-performance glass fiber filter, a ceramic pre-filter that can be adjusted individually according to the cloudiness of the water, and active charcoal for eliminating odors. Cartridge capacity, up to 530 gallons (2,000 liters), depending on water quality. Cleanable ceramic disc lengthens life of primary microfilter. Replaceable Katadyn carbon core reduces chemicals, pesticides and bad taste in water.
Katadyn Pocket Water Filter
Made of the highest quality construction, this robust water filter is ideal for long lasting continuous use. The filter’s silver impregnated ceramic element is effective against bacteria and protozoa, using a Micro Filtration method. Up to 1 quart (1 liter)/minute Cartridge capacity, up to 13,000 gallons (50,000 liters), depending on water quality. This pocket water filter is a favorite of outdoor enthusiasts and international travelers, and the U.S. Military. 20 Year Warranty.
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|Item Dimensions||13 x 10 x 3 inches|
|Item Display Weight||2 pounds|
|Item Weight||1.25 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||1.25 pounds|
|Sport Type||Camping & Hiking|
FEATURES of the Katadyn Hiker Pro Microfilter Removable filter protector extends cartridge life Quick connect fittings make installation and removal of input and output hoses easy Connects directly to hydration packs with 1/4" drink tubes (ie Camelbak) Large filter surface provides a fast output Removes bacteria, protozoa, cysts, algae,spores and sediments Active carbon core reduces bad tastes and odors Flows at about 1 liter/minute depending on pump rate Compact design for easy storage
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Top Customer Reviews
As other reviewers have had the same inlet port breaking as mine, you have been warned. I'm going to research and buy a better water filtration system. This Hiker Pro has a design flaw that you cannot trust it out in the field. I've attached a photo where I you can see the plastic weld around the inlet port is joined to the main body. This is where the failure and design flaw is located.
We were preparing to go on a 4 day river hike excursion and wanted to back up my old faithful with a new filter in case it failed in the back country. Bought this one here on Amazon and passed it to my son to have with his gear. We pumped water multiple times a day for food and water bottles. He used this one to pump water for two people, I used old faithful to pump water for me and my wife. Both performed reliably and gave us good water. I passed at least one other person on the trail that was also using the Katadyn Hiker Pro filter and he loved his too.
I see some negative reviews here and elsewhere, some of which I think is because these filters are not being used correctly.
Here is how we use them, maybe this will help if you are new to using these type filters:
We always cover the pre-filter with a coffee filter twisted around the hose at the top of the pre-filter and fastened with a wire twisty (like comes on a bread wrapper). We also position the float so the pre-filter is about 4" - 6" under the water and fasten the float in place with a twisty on top and bottom. I look for a deeper pool preferably below fast moving water that is tumbling over rocks, and make sure the pre-filter does not get in silt if I have that luxury. You must pump the handle at a steady pace, not too fast or it will loose compression and stop pumping. It pumps water reasonably fast.
I keep a ziploc bag marked "Dirty Hose" and roll the intake hose up and zip it in that bag to help keep contamination off of the clean hose. I take another larger ziploc labeled "Pump" and zip the pump with clean hose attached to it to further help with contamination containment efforts.
I have had to pump in very shallow, small water holes and in water that had lots of leafy, trashy stuff in it. I try to keep the pre-filter off the bottom if at all possible. My wife goes with me to collect water sometimes and she manages the pre-filter hose which is a big help. There are times when you cannot avoid sand and silt. I change the coffee filter after every couple of uses if the water has a lot of leafy, dirty particles in it.
Also, this set has fast connector fittings so you can cut a Camelbak bladder's (or similar brand's) drink hose and add a fast connect to it. Then in the field, you just disconnect the mouth piece, connect the Katadyn outlet hose and start pumping. Even though I have had the fittings for years, I just put them on at the urging of my son which he also did. This worked better and smoother than I could have imagined and now I want more fittings to put on all of our water bladders.
Bottom line: this is a great filter, my opinion is that it is not fragile as some have suggested but robust and reliable. I would (and did) buy again.
1. Make sure you know exactly which hoses go where before you start attaching them. They can be very difficult to remove once you put them on.
2. BE SURE to use the silicone lubricant when attaching the hoses. I tried to put one on without it and it was 10x harder to connect.
I've been following up with Katadyn customer service to get a replacement part. It's been six weeks and there has been no resolution.