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Katadyn Hiker PRO Water Filter

    Katadyn Hiker PRO Water Filter

    The field-maintainable Katadyn Hiker PRO water filter is easy to use and includes handy features such as quick-connect fittings to make filtering water a cinch. See details

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    The field-maintainable Katadyn Hiker PRO water filter is easy to use and includes handy features such as quick-connect fittings to make filtering water a cinch.

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    The field-maintainable Katadyn Hiker PRO water filter is easy to use and includes handy features such as quick-connect fittings to make filtering water a cinch.

    • Hiker PRO includes a field maintenance kit with cleanable filter protector to extend the cartridge life in challenging conditions
    • Approximately 48 strokes per min. provide 1 liter of clean drinking water
    • Quick-connect fittings permit easy installation and removal of input and output hoses; hoses also connect directly to hydration reservoirs with 0.25 in. drink tubes
    • Filter physically removes particles, protozoa and bacteria down to 0.3 microns in size, including giardia, salmonella, cryptosporidia and others
    • Glass-fiber element is pleated for increased surface area to handle silt and muddy water
    • Activated-carbon core adsorbs chemicals and pesticides to improve taste of water
    • To clean filter protector, simply swish it in the water
    • Pre-filter at hose inlet filters to 150 microns, removing larger contaminants before they reach the main filter to increase its life span
    • Ergonomic pump handle is comfortable and easy to pump
    • Katadyn Hiker PRO water filter includes a carry sack and bottle adapter that fits most water bottles

    Check out this comment from Backpacker Magazine's March 2006 Gear Guide issue: "We sent the Hiker Pro on the trail with testers who swore they'd never give up their ultralight, fuss-free chemicals. Then they tried this glass-fiber filter and rediscovered the sweet taste of mountain streams sans chemical aftertaste."
    Weight reported dry, without accessories; manufacturer-supplied specifications.

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


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    Katadyn Hiker PRO Water Filter Specs
    Best use
    Pleated 0.3 micron glassfiber/carbon core/filter protector
    Protozoa and bacteria
    8 pounds
    1 liters per minute
    ABS plastic
    6.5 x 3 x 2.4 inches
    11 ounces
    Filter type
    Filter medium
    Pump force
    Pump strokes per liter
    Housing material
    Field cleanable

    Katadyn Hiker PRO Water Filter

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    Katadyn Hiker PRO Water Filter is rated 4.0345 out of 5 by 29.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor quality After years of using the MSR miniworks ex, we decided to switch to the lighter, faster Katadyn model - the new black model of the Hiker Pro had just come out, so we went with that. We may be extremely unlucky, but we have gone through three units this summer, and all of them broke. Unit 1: the quick-release valve stopped working Unit 2: the unit stopped working on day 3. It didn't start filtering slower, it just stopped filtering. After much time at REI discussing with various people, they figured the pump was broken, that this was very rare but can happen. Unit 3: THis one lasted three trips! One day 3 of trip 3, again, it stopped working. Not a drop of water. Back to REI we go! From the other reviews, it looks like there might be some serious quality issues with this model. I really wanted this to work, as it is so much faster than the MSR, but I guess we're sticking to the miniworks for now! On another note, there is very little information from the manufacturer on how to maintain your filter: these filters need to be rinsed regularly, and air-dried before being stored. Thanks REI for your return policy, and all your great staff that tried to help us with this problem!
    Date published: 2014-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Pleased I do a lot of online (& in-store) research prior to purchasing any gear. I'm extremely happy with my decision to go with the Katadyn Hiker PRO. I just used it for the 1st time on a 5-day camping/surfing trip along the Lost Coast Trail (NorCal). What I like: light weight; fast, jet-stream filling (only ~50 pumps for a 1L Nalgene wide-mouth); bottle adapter is compatible with 2 different size Nalgene openings; quick connect hoses are awesome, and under-rated (my buddy had a Pur filter and fumbled w/ assy & disassembly without the quick connect hoses); it's also very convenient to be able to pump directly into your hydration bladder without removing it from your pack-using quick connect system; non-ceramic filter (a ceramic filter can break if dropped...then you'll need to replace it); field cleaning is simple & effective. My only (small) complaint is that bladder manufacturers haven't standardized on the same quick connects for their hoses. This has nothing to do with Katadyn, but I have multiple packs w/ hydration bladders made by Camelback, Platypus & Dakine. In order for me to take advantage of pumping directly into these bladders, I need to convert all of their quick connections to the same type. Seems like an unnecessary expense!
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have the old PUR model My review may be somewhat obscure because my filter is so old (15+ years) it's the PUR model, the same thing different name. We used this on week long treks to fill an entire crew's worth of bottles every night. Never had a problem, no sickness, no clogs, was just great. I've only had one filter failure, and it was an MSR. This thing is solid. Beats tablets because no one likes iodine taste. On a small endevour, works great because it screws to a lid of a Nalgene and some Sigs which makes it easier for one person operation. If you have a bigger group, it's best to have two people fill bottles. One person holds/watches and the other pumps. Switch positions every few bottles. Great filter. It's impossible to go back to tablets or boiling (except emergency) after using this. I carry a UV for backup for the crew, but still go to this filter first. only con is an expensive filter replacement ($60) which is almost the price of an entire unit.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! I have used this water filter for the past two summers when backpacking with friends. It has always done an excellent job of filtering water and it is very easy to use. I finally decided to purchase one for myself for this summer hiking season. I highly recommend this water filter system.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from simple to use + easy to keep clean Brought after using a friend's basic (not pro) model because of ease of use. Worked great on a recent camping trip with two others. Works great if one person pumps and the other holds whatever container you are filling with the filtered water. Also, this is handy when one person gets tired of pumping so you can trade off. Simple to use. Carrying case makes it easy to organize and store. Simple to clean and prep for use or putting away.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Filter expensive clogs too soon I have owned two Hiker Pros. Both filters failed unexpectantly and without warning. I hike often, and am exposed to varying quality water, but mostly clear, low sediment water. The filter works fine when first purchased, although the two hose system I find cumbersome to use often requiring a balancing act between pumping and holding your water container. However, notwithstanding my following by the book maintenance directions, on two longer hikes of 4 days and 8 days, the pump filter clogged and was not useable. It is useless to try to clean the filter in the field, only replacement with a new filter, which costs almost as much as buying a new pump, solves the problem. For the serious hiker, who depends on his water pump and needs in field cleaning ability, I would not recommend this product - MSR is better- although MSR is slightly heavier. For the occassional hiker who does short trips where surprise failure can be coped with by using other water cleaning processes, the product is exceptable and lives up to advertisment promises, with the exception that I do not believe one can pump the number of liters of water it says can be pumped before filter replacement is required. I switched to MSR, because I do not like having to worry about when the filter will fail in the field.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Water Filter This filter is great because it is compact and lightweight. It is easy to use. Just connect the tubes and you are ready to filter. I did buy my own tubing to customize the lengths of the tubes. Both input and output tubes are about 3 ft., but I just wanted it a little longer. I did this partly because the tubing that came with mine didn't allow me to disconnect it from the output port of the filter. It was stuck on so I cut it off and used my own tubing. Works like a charm now. I love that I can connect it directly to my quick-link camelbak pack. It also comes with a water bottle connector so all bases are covered. Great product.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best I've used When my Sweetwater went defunct after 15 years, I went to replace it and stumbled across the HikerPro. Love the quick attach/release for the intake/outflow tubes. No assemlby required for the pump handle. Easy flow. Only possible setback would be the somewhat tedious cleaning of the filter in field conditions.
    Date published: 2014-03-26

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