Katadyn Hiker Microfilter
Ideal for hiking and backpacking, the Katadyn® Hiker Microfilter is a convenient way to ensure you always have access to clean, great tasting water. The unique pleated cartridge design allows you to pump out water quickly and easily and the included Easy Fill™ bottle adapter makes it a snap to fill your water bottle. It's also lightweight so it won't weigh down your backpack.
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- Lightweight and easy to use
- Unique, pleated cartridge design provides fast and easy pumping
- Convenient for 1-2 people
- Compatible with hydration bladders
- Removes bacteria, protozoa, cysts, algae, spores, and sediments
- Reduces bad tastes and odors
- Includes: Prefilter, Easy Fill™ bottle adapter and carry bag
- Easy Fill™ bottle adapter attaches directly to your water bottle
- Dimensions: 3" x 6.5" x 2.4"
- Output: 1L
- Technology: Pump filter, AntiClog™ Technology with 0.3 micron glassfiber (no cleaning needed); includes activated carbon granules
- Weight: 11 oz
- Output: Approximately 1L/min
- Capacity: Up to 200 gallons depending on water quality
Country of Origin: ChinaWeb ID: 12755603
Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 15 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Slug Hiking Microfilter Must bring along When I firsted looked at the price of microfilters, I was a bit taken aback. Then I realized, hmmmmm, trip to Doctor, or Hiking Microfilter. Works like a charm, easy to operate, it is rated for 750 liters, and in a week of hiking I probably only made 7 liters, so I can see it lasting for a lifetime at that rate. Make sure you take it apart to dry it out when in storage. Great deal to avoid unknowns in water while hiking, pay for the device or pay the Doctor and have medical complications, easy choice. Lightweight and compact August 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by OregonPaul Be safe, what you drink I like the compact size and the ease of the use, you might think twice about just drinking stream water. Simply and effective! May 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Csar easy to use and portable The product is great as advertised. Very lightweight and easily stored inside my backpack for my day hike. I highly recommend this product. Make sure you get the PRO version which comes with the additional accessories. September 10, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by WeRecreate NOT AS EXPECTED Water will have after taste. Carbon particle from filter will pass through into your bottle. September 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Em Love! Very easy to assemble and use. Definitely lightweight. I couldn't be happier! October 17, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by MB A hiking "must have" This filter performed excellent. The water is always crystal clear, no bad taste, and best of all, the water was rendered safe to drink. I accidentally left my Nalgene bottle full of filtered pond water after a hiking trip. The water had no odor or evidence of being once pond water when opened months later. A few pointers for those who are worried about durability, performance or cloudy water, etc. Most failures are due to user error, and can easily be overlooked as product faults. As with any activated carbon filter, you MUST run the filter through a few cycles to rid the water of any loose carbon dust. I flushed mine at least 4 large Nalgene bottles worth with water before using the filter to capture clean water. Even if the water is turbid at first, its still safe to drink. Each filtering session will result in clearer water than the last in the beginning. Pumping too hard can break the filter pump mechanism. It may take a bit more time to collect safe water, but pumping slower with a little less effort will lengthen the life of the filter. You will also get better filtering results. The kit comes with additional lubricant for servicing as well. Consider bringing small coffee filters and a rubber band to cover over the weighted inlet. This will keep debris from clogging the inlet and lengthen the life if the filter itself if you happen to be in an area with high algae or underwater plants. Katadyn makes better, more durable filters, for hikers that will be using a filter for long periods of time or to service large groups. This one is not meant for extremely heavy use. The maximum capacity that this will service is 2 hikers per day. The bottle adapter will fit standard Nalgene and Camelbak Bottles. The bag is also big enough to add additional items, such as water iodine tabs for backup in case of emergencies. Also, common sense should dictate any scenario. You should avoid muddy or murky water whenever possible as this type of water will quickly reduce the life of the filter. The only gripe I have is that I wish that the instructions that came with the filter were not made of paper. It would make more sense to be plastic instead as the paper tends to get wet and deteriorates if not stored in a separate bag. January 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brian Backwoods Essentials I had the original PUR hiker (same model) for years. I had a long hiatus from backpacing and a lot of my equipment was lost or damaged. I always had good luck with the original filter and it was easy to use. So, when it came time for a replacement I went straight for the updated version. It performs just as I remembered. July 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by skedge875 Katydyne water filter Great product! Easy to find at store! OK price. Glad to find it at Dick's because it is located close to home! September 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RogueRiverRuger A MUST HAVE This item is a fantastic add to any outdoor enthusiast arsenal. Have used it a few dozen times and must say, I am impressed. Easy to pack and pays dividends when needed. Two thumbs up to Katadyn for a well made system. December 25, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by 559Sold Below expectation Pros: easy to use, fast pumping, and seems to be durable Cons: internal carbon sediments can pass through easily and there is no filter in this system to prevent that from happening. I thought it was a defective unit, exchange it and the same result with the new one. Test it for yourself: filter water into a glass cup and inspect it yourself. August 27, 2014