Katadyn Hiker Water Filter - Customer Review

July 7, 2011 | 4 comment(s)

The Katadyn® Hiker is the best selling microfilter in the US Outdoor Market. Its unique filter prevents early clogging and its ergonomic handle makes it easy to pump up to one quart per minute. Compact and lightweight (only 11oz), the Katadyn Hiker is great for emergency kits, backpacking, and camping. The water filter's simple design makes it easy to use and it eliminates bacteria and protozoa (Giardia and Cryptosporidium). A carbon core reduces pesticides and chemicals, producing fresh tasting water.

Technical Specifications:
•Microfiltration Method: AntiClog Technology with 0.3 micron glassfiber and activated carbon granulate
•Output: Up to one quart per minute
•Cartridge Capacity: Up to 200 gallons, depending on water quality
•Weight: 11oz
•Height: 6.5"
•Hose Length: 36"

"The Katadyn® Hiker is an excellent, simple and lightweight filter ideal for small families or individual use. I use this filter with the Field Maintenance Kit for Katadyn® and have never had a problem with my drinking water, even when filtered from swamp water. It makes a great addition to emergency kits for short term use; it's also great on the trail. Note: Take care to ensure your water container is properly cleaned, disinfected and prepared to receive the filtered water. Follow the manufacturer's directions for cleaning and sanitizing after use and before storage."

--Steve, WV


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  • julie  |  July 12, 2011

    Just ordered this hiker version filter - used the large table top version for 9 years when living in Peru - wouldn't use any other! Katadyn works! Our water was sooo bad - orange sludge on the top and came out crystal clear and no "bugs" for our system!

  • millenniumfly  |  July 23, 2011

    Any idea how this compares to the Katadyn Vario? Real world experience, that is.

  • Photonfix  |  April 11, 2012

    these are great, truely essential gear.

  • bgriego  |  April 12, 2012

    I've used this before...Really a great tool.

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