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Katadyn Hiker Water Filter

    Katadyn Hiker Water Filter

    The lightweight, reliable and easy-to-use design makes the Katadyn Hiker water filter a great choice for backpacking and trekking. See details

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    The lightweight, reliable and easy-to-use design makes the Katadyn Hiker water filter a great choice for backpacking and trekking.

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    The lightweight, reliable and easy-to-use design makes the Katadyn Hiker water filter a great choice for backpacking and trekking.

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    The lightweight, reliable and easy-to-use design makes the Katadyn Hiker water filter a great choice for backpacking and trekking.

    • 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
    • Aproximately 48 strokes per min. provide 1 liter of clean drinking water
    • Pre-filter at hose inlet filters to 150 microns, removing larger contaminants before they reach the main filter to increase its life span
    • Included adapter allows the filter output hose to attach to the quick-connect fitting built into some hydration reservoirs (reservoir not included)
    • Katadyn Hiker water filter includes a carry sack and bottle adapter that fits most water bottles

    Weight reported dry, without accessories.

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


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    Katadyn Hiker Water Filter Specs
    Best use
    Pleated 0.3 micron glassfiber/carbon core
    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 Water Filter

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    Katadyn Hiker Water Filter is rated 4.4762 out of 5 by 21.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid Filter I've owned this for 10yrs and run it in conjunction with a Sweetwater silt filter on the intake side. This is a very durable, reliable combo and I have no complaints. I've just replaced the element for the first time as the pump's slowed down a little bit over the years. I use it for 3-4 weeks a year of backpacking with a few odd days of remote car camping where there isn't a well pump for water. Most of the source water I filter is from clear running mountain streams, lakes and snowmelt runoff in the N Rockies, with the occasional batch of silty glacial stream water which I let settle in a dromedary before filtering. I had one failure last year where the intake hose nipple broke while I was removing the hose to pack it into it's bag on the last water fill hiking out on a 4 day trip. I could have kept filtering by sticking the butt end of the filter in the water so it wouldn't have cut the trip short or relegated me to boiling if it'd happened earlier. When I got to town I bought a $3 threaded brass fitting with a hose barb, screwed it into the intake recess of the pump body and it's performed perfectly since. In fact it's probably stronger since the more vulnerable plastic nipple is gone. Here's my post trip maintenance procedure when I return home: Flush it with a 1/2 to 1 oz of bleach added to a liter of water in a Nalgene as per the mfg instructions & thoroughly pump the excess solution out. I then remove the elements on the the Hiker and Sweetwater silt filter and let them air dry a couple days. I lube the rubber O ring around the element before reassembly with the provided silicone lube, you don't need a wrench to remove the element the next time when you do this! Lastly, I remove the plunger retainer clip, pull the plunger out, lube the plunger O ring seal with the silicone lube and reassemble. Also, if the outer layers of the silt filter element get dirty, and they will, I shave them off with a pocket knife as needed and replace after a 2 or 3 shaving cycles. I know I wouldn't have gotten 10yrs out of the main element, no clogs, without the Sweetwater pre-filter!
    Date published: 2014-04-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 18 years and still works great! I bought this filter 18 years ago for a trip to the Boundary Waters. I like cold water and hate waiting for tablets to work, so this was the way to go. This filter has pumped 100's of gallons of water for me and my friends over the years from the Boundary Waters, PA, CO, ME and probably many other places I've inhabited since it was new! I'm so glad they still make filters for it. That's actually why I'm writing this review, I'm online tonight buying another cartridge for it. This pump will give you a work out, and if the water is silty/murky wrap a bandana or piece of cloth around the acorn. When you get home pull it apart dry everything out and you will have many years of great use!
    Date published: 2014-03-27
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Breaks easily This pump works reasonably well while it lasts. However, this last summer I have seen 4 of them fail on 3 separate trips in the exact same way - the plastic casing of the pump splits apart at the seam and the pump can no longer maintain adequate pressure. In one backcountry trip we brought 2 of these to be safe and they BOTH failed. So in summary this is a very lightweight pump that works reasonably well. Just don't take it anywhere where your life depends on it.
    Date published: 2014-04-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top of the Line After having tried many different filter systems, I will never buy another filter other than the Katadyn Hiker. Tired of slow output, quirky, cumbersome, heavy filter methods? I was too and this filter has proven to be better than I could have imagined. In a matter of minutes, I can fill all of my water containters and not be completely out of breath and drenched with sweat in the process. Convenient carrying case, easy to operate, simple to clean, long lasting filter... need I say more? Spend a few extra dollars, trash your garbage filter, and get the Hiker.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Everything I could have wanted. There were 6 of us, and after 8 minutes of pumping, we had enough water to last us 4 hours of backpacking. No giardia after the trip. And the cleanup and drying is super easy. Plus, the price was awesome. I love this filter. Just make sure to use the lube when assembling it, and to flush it out before first use, of course.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Did a good job, would buy again The pump did a excellent job. Would recommend this for backpacking.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid product that meets expectations I recently took this filter on a backpacking trip with seven guys in Rocky Mountain National Park. Acting in tandem with another pump of a different brand that was supplied by my friend, for four days this pump handled a large workload of consistent pumping and filtration. Pumping was tiring over time and I knew ahead of time to handle this pump with "kid gloves", but I treated it with respect and it accomplished everything I could have asked for it. I also love the little storage bag that comes with it for easy storage and travel. I only had two minor complaints regarding this product: (1) The small plastic covers for the intake and output nipples are easy to lose. In fact, I lost one on my trip. I wish that replacement nipple covers came with this product; (2) Bring an extra plastic bag or two with you on long trips to store the contaminated input hose, because the plastic bag provided with the product will quickly wear out on you, making it difficult to separate the contaminated input hose from the clean output hose within the storage bag.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Filter Great filter. Works awesome and the water tastes great! They only downfall is, if you need to filter a lot of water, your arm gets tired from pumping. Other than that, loving my filter.
    Date published: 2014-03-26

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