Better than the bottle
I've had my Katadyn hiker for a couple of years now without any problems. I have cleaned the filter according to the instructions after each trip and dried it completely before storing. The pump works great, take a small coffee filter for an extra prefilter for really gross silty water. I love the quick disconnect fittings which clip into my platypus without any spillage. Overall cold, clean, fresh tasting water, reliably. I would give 5 stars if it was lighter/smaller.