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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
This is the filter's package for reference.
dont go without it.
never want to take a extra filter but when you need it its nice to have.
Mmm swamp water
I love the hiker pro. I have used it to drink some water that would make your mother cry. And have yet to get sick. I have used these filters for years and haven't had the slightest problem. Highly recommend.
Sweet and Simple
I have been using these filters for eight years. They are easy to replace and last a long time. Dry it out completely after use. If it is really discolored, or it is harder to pump water through it, then it is time to replace.
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 original filters last a very long time and I have not had to change mine yet. It is very easy to swap them if you ever need to but a little pricey at almost 40 bucks.
I have had my filter for about a year but do not use it on a regular basis.
GREAT FOR ENTENDED HIKES...!!!
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.
Fits perfect in my old PUR filter. Just unscrew and pop it in. Lasts a good long time too!
Drop in replacement for my old PUR filter. Used extensively to filter out windblown "trail spice" on Rainier. Find clean snow, melt/boil with the ol MSR, cool pan in snow, filter into Nalgene's, repeat.
Great (especially in the Base Camp filter)
This filter lasts a long time, and is easy to clean. The replacement comes with a small tube of O-ring lubricant to help ensure that it does not leak. There is a fine mesh "filter protector" which filters out larger debris before it gets to the actual filter. I use this in the Katadyn Base Camp (gravity bag) system, and it works wonderfully. This is indeed the correct replacement filter for that system.
I've used my filter now for about three years and it is one of the best systems that I have ever used. It is lightweight and efficient. I do a lot of tough hiking and it is a very good system. A buddy of mine bought one before deploying to Afghanistan and he swore by the filter. That's what got me looking.
This looks like the replacement catridge...
This looks like the replacement catridge for my PUR water purifyer. Will it work with the PUR?
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.
Bought one of these for my PUR. It fits and works great.
I don't have Giardia yet.
Not yet a review...
I bought two Katadyn Hiker Pro's with two replacement cartridges, for a total of 800 (advertised) gallons of emergency water in case we find ourselves in one of those disasters resulting in a local water shortage. Hopefully I will never get to try them out, but I feel much better knowing I've got a plan, more or less...
Clean Water Protection
This is one long-lasting cartridge but it does have to be replaced every once in awhile. The best way I determine replacement is the difference in color. Labored pumping doesn't occur until later. Works great until the very end. Dry out as good as possible & store in a plastic bag in the freezer when not being used for long periods of time.
I have been using the hiker system for four years. Works great for upper desert hiking conditions. Filter is easy to replace and the water tastes great.
Great for Backpacking in the Backcountry
I work for a YMCA Camp and this is the product used to take 10+ kids into the backcountry and depend on for water/survival. It is a great product and serves up the best mountain fresh water I have ever tasted.
I have just purchased one for myself and friend!
Can't wait for another trip to taste the best water ever!
Hiker Pro Cartridge
Great cartridge, Katadyn has definitely improved their design. The cleanable screen and integrated charcoal filter are great additions. They take an already top-notch filter and up the ante. For those of us who just can't trade our heavy filters with bad-tasting tablets, this is our filter.