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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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|Item Dimensions||13 x 10 x 3 inches|
|Item Display Weight||1 pound|
|Item Weight||1.15 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||1.3 pounds|
|Sport Type||Camping & Hiking|
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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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The smallest, most ultra light 3-piece Cook System combines the Crux Lite stove and Solo Cook Set. Set includes: Crux Lite stove (72 g/2.5 oz), 0.6 Liter hard anodized aluminum saucepan with pouring lip and measuring marks, fry pan that doubles as a lid, mesh storage bag and nylon storage bag to store Crux Lite stove. Average boil time is 3 minutes for 1 quart (1 liter) water, depending on climate and/or altitude. The perfect cook system when ultralight and small size are critical.
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.
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.
Additionally, we've had filters that have clogged after two uses and one broken handle.
The Hiker Pro is NOT reliable.
During those same trips where we had problems with the Katadyns, some of the Scouts brought MSR water filters. They held up much better with no breakages and their ceramic filter elements can be scrubbed clean when they get clogged. Not so with the Katadyn pleated filter elements.
When I got back, I called Katadyn about the broken filter. In less then a minute on the phone, they agreed to send me a new housing case for the filter. Katadyn's service was awesome! I haven't got a chance to use the product again.
The only thing I would suggest to improve the product would be some sort of rubber washer or seal of some kind for the bottle topper part so that it's not just loose and dangling around the top of a bottle when it's filling. Because you'll have one hand on the unit and the other hand on the pump when using it so you need something to hold the topper part to the bottle you're filling. You could just put the hose directly into the bottle or whatever though without that part if you need.
Another thing I couldn't really figure out how to do was get the rest of the water in the pump out before sealing it all back up in the bag. I tried upside down pumping (even though I think I read somewhere not to do that). It seemed like the handle didn't want to close all the way before it was empty of water and then later on while hiking any leftover water inside it managed to leak out and get stuff in my bag wet. Maybe I just needed to keep pumping air for a while or something but if there was some sort of purge valve that would have been good for the last little bit.
It's a great product though. A literal life saver when water is too hard to carry with your already 50 pound backpack. I highly recommend it.