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Katadyn MyBottle Water Purifier


    Katadyn MyBottle Water Purifier

    The Katadyn MyBottle water purifier is the simple solution for making water potable when traveling abroad or setting out on a lightweight backpacking trip. See details

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    The Katadyn MyBottle water purifier is the simple solution for making water potable when traveling abroad or setting out on a lightweight backpacking trip.

    • Simply fill the MyBottle from a tap or a lake, screw the cap on and start sipping; 3-stage purification process eliminates viruses, bacteria and protozoa
    • Purifier utilizes a carbon filter, glass fiber cyst cartridge and a ViruStat iodinated resin cartridge to eliminate contaminants, including giardia and Cryptosporidia
    • Carbon pre- and post-filter improves the taste of stale, swampy water
    • Bottle can be filled 155 times before it is necessary to replace the purifier cartridge; replacement purifier cartridges are sold separately
    • Food-grade polyethylene plastic bottle and cap are 100% BPA free; bottle holds 24 fl. oz. of water after displacement of the purifier
    • Flip-up mouthpiece is easy to access
    • Integrated loop on cap lets you clip the bottle to a pack strap with an accessory carabiner, sold separately
    • Bottle fits in bike bottle holders and most waistbelt bottle carriers
    • Remove the purifier cartridge to use the Katadyn MyBottle as a standard water bottle when purification isn't required

    Please note: Katadyn products can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.


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    Katadyn MyBottle Water Purifier Specs
    Best use
    Squeeze bottle
    Glass fiber/iodine/carbon
    Protozoa, bacteria and viruses
    Not applicable
    Not applicable
    0.2 liters per minute
    Food-grade polyethylene
    10.25 x 3.8 x 3 inches
    9.7 ounces
    Filter type
    Filter medium
    Pump force
    Pump strokes per liter
    Housing material
    BPA free
    Field cleanable

    Katadyn MyBottle Water Purifier

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    Katadyn MyBottle Water Purifier is rated 3.1818 out of 5 by 11.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not much here... Heavy use on a climb, plastic straw from chamber to mouthpiece broke on day 2. Pitched...not recommended.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good for the short-term As advertised this is a straightforward and easy to use water purification system. I have used while traveling in a number of third-world countries and my travel partners had committed to using it for one of our entire around-the-world trips. I'll say upfront that my companions never got sick, and while I did, I cannot attribute it to the bottle. It works great out of the gate, however, it will often develop leaks with that little air-inlet valve, and even when new you pretty much have to make sure it stays upright in your pack or it'll leak. Further down the road I was less inspired by its performance. In addition to the air-inlet valve beginning to back-flow more and more, air enters the water stream, which I took to mean that the seals at the top of the filter stack allow air in as the water level drops. This makes me think that they may also allow contaminated water in. In short, it works well in the short term, but I would treat the bottle and the filter as both consumables.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cost effective option I use this while traveling instead of buying bottled water. The filter removes the funky tastes and smells (as well as other things I can't taste/smell), that would upset my digestive system. The filter does take up space inside the bottle, and when filled with water is considerably heavier that just a bottle of water. I tried a filtering water bottle from another vendor, but the filter is located at the top of the bottle, making it prone to tipping over. This style is more stable, and I don't have to tip the bottle up to draw water. BTW, it is too easy to install the filter upside down (the fittings are all the same). There was no instruction sheet included with my shipment, so I had to do some trial and error until I could actually get water to flow through the filter.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great As some reviewers have noted, this is NOT the water bottle for hot, dry hiking conditions. It's 750 ml and as such wouldn't be the best for hikes/trips with limited water sources. That being said, it worked perfectly for me on an extended backpack/float trip in the Brooks Range of AK. We also had a pump type filter with us, but as the water got muddy due to flooding the pump filter became almost impossible to use and it took forever to eek out even a small amount of drinkable water. With the Katadyn bottle, all I needed to do was use a bandana to strain out the largest particulates when filling the bottle and I had as much water as I needed. Other reviewers have commented on the difficulty in getting water out of the bottle but I did not find this to be the case and although I didn't time it, I had no trouble in drinking a full 750 ml in a few minutes time. The one con I found was a slight iodine taste, but I didn't find it to be a deal breaker and at times it wasn't even noticeable. I plan on bringing this on other backcountry trips and will also use it for international travel.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from You get what you pay for The paper filter cloged after 3 usages, making it increasingly difficult to get a sip of water. It was the most economical option, but I should have spent the extra $40. The filter is everything!
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best I have found I was looking for a better water bottle than this but the only one I found via the reviews was the one with the light but that is $100 bones and it looked much bulkier and I wonder about its durability if dropped on a rock or whatever. I have logged around 1000 miles with this bottle and it has not let me (or my wife when her platypus bag runs out) down yet. When it gets low, simply dip it in a stream or lake and put the top back on and drink away. Its not going to get much easier than that.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Returned this product I didn't get sick so I think it worked, but it was heavy and of low capacity. Most annoying was it was difficult to squeeze to get water out of.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Can't Keep You Hydrated This product DID work as advertised. I spent two weeks on a section of the AT in New Hampshire drinking everywhere from clean mountain springs to sediment-filled beaver latrines without any ill effects. Unfortunately, the stream this filter gives off is absolutely insufficient to remain hydrated during strenuous physical activity. A good, hard fifteen-second squeeze on this will get no more than an ounce or two of water into your body. If you're looking for something lightweight to bring on a nature walk or car camp, I think this could be a decent choice and you can rest soundly knowing your water is safe. But when you're looking for heavy-duty hydration, this is just not going to cut it.
    Date published: 2014-03-26

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