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Katadyn Hiker Pro Replacement Cartridge


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    Please don't eat the bugs.

    The Katadyn Hiker Pro Replacement Cartridge replaces old, scummy cartridges from your Katadyn Hiker or Hiker Pro microfilter. The Hiker Pro Cartridge uses the same awesome microfilter element, but wraps it in a protective membrance that makes it a snap to service in the field. Clogs will be less common and easier to fix if they do. When you're out in the wilderness, you just need the water, not the nasty things living in it.
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    Carbon makes a difference

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Katadyn makes it easy to change out this filter and provides all the pieces to make the purifier fully functional -as good as new when you install. This filter, with charcoal, makes questionable water taste incredibly good.

    Necessary replacement

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    After my original cartridge got too messed up using on silty rivers, I bought this to replace it. Haven't gotten to use it yet, but I'm confident it will work every bit as well as the original when it was new.

    Don't risk it.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    If you're like me, you push the life of your gear further than you probably should. But when it comes to clean drinking water, it's definitely best to play it safe. This replacement filter installs easily, is a lot cheaper than buying a whole new setup, and lets you enjoy your water, without having to worry about giardia ruining your backpacking trip.

    Keeps the fresh water flowing

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Over the last 25 years I have used a lot of different purification/filtering methods and devices. The Hiker Pro is hands down my favorite. 50 easy pumps and you have a liter of drinkable water. The filter cartridge is easy to replace and their isn't much to maintain. Solid and reliable. I find soaking the filter over night in filtered water overnight help with issues related to clogging. Will continue to replace the filter as needed!

    Say NO to Giardia

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I picked up a replacement filter for my Hiker Pro, as the original one has seen better days. It's easy to replace, and the Hiker Pro has most definitely protected me from the evils of un-treated water on many occasions.

    Pretty awesome

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Awesome filter, super easy to change out. Only thing is that it came with a filter "wrap" that screens anything that's gotten by the float filter, but didn't really tell you what it was. I had to google a bit to check it out. Shipped incredibly quickly. Super duper light weight, so I have an extra for my extended backpacking trips.

    Simple filter that does the job

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    You cannot beat simplicity paired with reliability. Which is exactly what the Hiker Pro offers. A caveman could filter it's own water - it is that easy. Installation of the new filter is quick and easy. Just unscrew and then re screw.

    We ended up filtering some green water up in the Uintas. Did not trust it so we got it up to a rolling boil and kept it there for about 2 minutes for good measure.

    If you ever come across some questionable water, get it to a rolling boil for a minimum of a minute.

    Hiker Pro makes you a pro

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Rather than buy a new filter or switch to a different brand, just replace the filter to your life saver.

    And make sure you replace your filter when you should, there is no reason to use an old filter and risk getting sick from one of your favorite past times. Replacing the filter is painless and easy. After pumping water in Escalante, Uintas, and the Wind River range, it was time to replace my filter. I usually use coffee filters to extend the life of my filter.

    worth the money

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've been using the hiker filter for 10 years. I usually go through 2 cartridges a year since I backpack so much. The only downside to this filter is it's sealed and hard to clean. As long as you filter clear water you will be fine. I just did a 5 day trek though Buckskin Gulch and Paria Canyon in Southern UT/AZ border. The water was thick and muddy. even with a coffee filter and the extra screen the filter was clogged in a day and took very long and slow pumps to get water but it still worked. This would of happened to any filter. Some newer models have a way to backwash them. with this model you can use a large syringe to backwash it. That helped a lot with the muddy Paria River. Other than this one trip the filter usually last me half a season. I did the entire JMT with it. no problems at all. I hike over 200 mile a year and this filter has never failed. I've seen other problems with the steri pen, and MSR pumps. This is a time tested filter.

    It is a replacement filter so....

      It does the same thing as the filter that comes with the hiker pro so performance is great. Replacement filters are a necessary evil when using water filters, but it is great that the hiker series have easy to find and replace filter cartridges

      Easy replacement

        I had the old Pur Hiker and bought this replacement cartridge. I was able to screw the top off and replace it with the new cartridge. It comes with a thin layer of plastic to wrap around the cartridge for more protection. The lub helps slid on the tube. I pumped some fresh water and its working. Instead of buying a brand new water petrification kit this replaced a perfectly fine working item but now its brand new because the cartridge is fresh.


          The Katadyn Hiker Pro makes a great long lasting replacement cartridge, but even the best have to be replaced sooner or later. When I hike solo on the Appalachian Trail one filter will last me well over 1,000 miles. They are quick and easy to replace and because they have a great reputation they are sold at most outdooor stores along the AT.

          This looks like the replacement catridge...

          This looks like the replacement catridge for my PUR water purifyer. Will it work with the PUR?

          Best Answer

          Yes! Katadyn bought the outdoor water-filter division of PUR from Proctor & Gamble. My slogan is: if it looks like a Hiker or Hiker Pro---it takes the Hiker Pro Cartridge. Please bear in mind there are PUR filters that don't look like the Hiker.My Katadyn replacement cartridge fits a little tight in my Pur filter housing. I called Katadyn & explained the situation & they didn't have a clue except for the fact that it was a seamless transition between mfg's. This was after I used the O-Ring lubricant. It just isn't as easy to remove the Katadyn cartridge as it was with the Pur.