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Katadyn Hiker Pro Microfilter

Keen travelers often face a risk to get infected while drinking water even from a seemingly clear source, let alone contaminated ones. But not everybody knows that every mountain stream is a habitat for various species of bacteria and protozoa. That is why water from there can be contagious for a human. The solution exists: Katadyn Hiker Pro Microfilter removes almost all microorganisms living in reservoirs and it is one of  the best survival water filters on the market.



 What Else Can It Do?

Apart from disinfection, this device is able to minimize harmful chemicals that also may be present in water. This is possible thanks to activated carbon interlayer which absorbs a large part of heavy metals and other compounds. Don’t be afraid: the purification process is not so difficult than it would appear. Katadyn is so easy in use that even a child can successfully filter the liquid. And maybe they always will be willing to do this because the process itself may be a some fun for them.

Katadyn weighs 310 grams (almost 11 ounces). It is not the most lightweight filter on the market as said in the survivor filter portable water filter review, but it more than makes up for it in functionality. Still, the device is compact and compatible with any hydration packs, bottles and 1/4” drink tubes.

The Filter Application

  1. Attach all the necessary items according to the instruction;
  2. Fill your device with water from the chosen source using special tubes and hand-pump;
  3. Clean liquid will flow into the bottle at the same time you are pumping;
  4. Wash Filter Protection Screen after every use to prolong the life of the cartridge.


Tech Information on the Katadyn

  •  Small size and relatively light weight - 23 x 23 x 8 cm (9 x 9 x 3 inches), 310 grams (11 ounces);
  • 0.2 micron glassfiber filter membrane inside with the addition of the activated carbon;
  • Removable Filter Protector Screen;
  • Quick-connects system compatible with 1/4” drink tubes and hydration bladders;
  • Filter can handle up to  1150 liters;
  • Flow rate is 1 liter per minute;
  • The kit consists of the filter itself and Deluxe Carry Bag.

Customer Reviews

The device is rated 4.4 out of 5 on Amazon.com and that’s why:

Some people say that Katadyn Hiker Pro Microfilter is a highly reliable which works perfectly in any situation in the wild. One customer told he has used it for 9 years and haven’t exposed any serious weaknesses. The others mark light weight, simple use and compact dimensions of the apparatus. Even though, there are few people who complain about the fragile construction of the filter, especially an inlet port.

Advice for you: Before bringing the purchase with you to a backpacking trip, carefully examine it at home. If something went wrong, ask for replacement of the product.

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