An easy, reliable, and durable filtration system that only costs you 11 ounces.
- Quickly converts suspect water to safe drinking water at rate of one liter per minute, or around 48 pump strokes
- Filters all sediment, particles, and microorganisms like giardia and cryptosporidia that are commonly found in 'fresh' backcountry water sources
- Filter protector keeps the pleated 0.3 micron glassfiber cartridge (129 square inches) from being damaged, and it's easy to clean in the field
- Active carbon core reduces bad taste and odor
- Cartridge can clean up to 1150 liters of water, depending on the condition of the water
- Quick Connect hose fittings allow quick setup and storage
- Hydration connector painlessly attaches to 1/4-inch hydration pack connections (Camelbak, Platypus, etc)
- Universal Bottle Adaptor screws onto most water bottles and included carry bag keeps the whole system clean and organized in your pack
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First overnight in the desert, only water source was a muddy creek. This was not only easy to use with no experience, but the water tasted great. The only thing I couldn't figure out is what the sponge was for.
I never leave on a trip with out this filter. It is super light weight, packs well and is a lot quicker than pumps I have had in the past.
Great, lightweight filter. Gives you confidence any water can become clean and filtered. Water tastes great and easy to use. Love the included adapter to connect to your Camelbak. Just connect and pump filtered water right into your drinking reservoir. Recently went on a trip with a friend who had an MSR water filter. Being able to compare both side by side the Katadyn wins hands down.
#1 - Lighter
#2 - The MSR has a bulky handle that looks to easy to snap off
#3 - Smaller footprint than the MSR
#4 - Pumps out water at a higher rate.
Got this a year ago before a camping trip out to Yellowstone. Worked absolutely perfect in the backcountry. Water was crystal clear and tasted just as it should. Also a lot faster than I though it was going to be. Easy pumping motion makes it easy on the arms when filling a couple water reservoirs for day hikes. Cleaning is cake just take it apart and let it dry. Recommend this product to anyone!!
i had a hiker and loved it. Wish I knew where it went. So I needed a new filter and decided to upgrade to the hiker pro. It is just as reliable as the hiker with some added features. I love the quick links it has. It makes connecting everything quicker. I ended up getting some tubing from the hardware store and modified it so I can quickly change between hydration pack filling and filling up a nalgene. I will try to get some pictures of this up, but this little modification makes things so much easier rather than having to wrestle with getting the hose on the adapter you want to use every time.
Great filter for quick refills. Fits both large and narrow mouth nalgene bottles. It filters faster than the MSR sweetwater but does not have the filter size of the MSR. I have had friends that have broken the handle off which is a drawback. This is a filter and does not remove viruses (too small for filters) if using in questionable areas I would also recommend using tablets or a water purifier.
Katadyn Hiker Pro Video
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Does the job, isn't really that much slower than our friend's larger Katahdin filter-but more lightweight. We love it so far
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
If have used an older type of Katadyn Hiker filter for about 5 or 6 years. very happy with it. Then the handle broke down - worn out apparently. Since I loved the pump, I bought a new one. During my second trip, after about 10 days of use, the plastic handle broke down. I could still use the pump by pulling and pushing the broken handle ... not very comfortable. And two days later, the connection piece at the bottom of the pump broke down. Bad quality plastic.
Since there is no better & cheaper & lighter pump on the market, I'll by a new one. But Katadyn should improve the strenght of the material.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've owned this particular pump for around 10 years and have pumped several filters worth of water through it. From muck nasty water in the canyons of Utah to Colorado River rafting trips this pump worked like a champ. It's not fast, but it has never failed me. After some sand got in the pump mechanism, followed by a couple years of hard pumping the handle snapped off (drunk comrad at the healm), so I'll be buying a second one here shortly. Hands down can't be beat.
The Katadyn Hiker Pro is light weight for long trips. It fills bottles fast and is easy to clean.
will the hose connect to a osprey hydration balder ?
As long as your bladder has the quick connection attachment it will fit indeed.
The osprey bladder is the same fit as a wide mouth nalgene...do yes
does the job easy to use no issues set it up and your ready to go.
I was hiking in Glacier last summer and met up with anther hiker down by a lake. He pulled his Katadyn Hiker Pro and demonstrated. I was seriously impressed. I asked another buddy who I have known for about 30 years and he recomended the Hiker Pro also. I ended using your helpful online chat to purchase one about a month ago. I took my son back packing in the high Uintas in Utah last week and hands down it's the best piece of Camping equimpent I own. I couldn't get over how quickly it filled my water bottles. The water is awesome too. Since our trip I've been recomending to all my friends.
This filter is great. It has a fast flow rate and it filters out all the standard bad stuff. As with most filters it does not filter out viruses but that is not typically a concern with most backcountry water. It is very easy to use and easy to maintain in the field.
is the water okay to drink if it still isn't clear?
Depends what is in it - a little light sediment won't really hurt you.
It will not hurt you but running silty water such as dirty glacier water can really do a number on your filter. Pre-filter as much as you can for such instances. I have seen one person's gravity filter get compromised due to silt.
I work for Katadyn and have used first the Hiker & then the Hiker Pro since 1995 in all sorts of very dirty water. I've never had a trace of color come through, in even Colorado & San Juan River water.
Possibly an iron stained water might make it through, but otherwise, if it is less than a year old, return it for a warranty test, if more than a year old, replace the filter cartridge with a new one.
To begin with, I have the PRE Katadyn version of this filter which makes it over 10 years old. As far as I have seen there have been no changes to the design and the Katadyn version of the filter cartridge fit just fine.
I cant begin to count the amount in liters of water that have flowed through this thing. It has been durable, reliable, and with out hassle the entire time.
Make no mistake, this thing is no speed demon but it will get the job done every single time, now and for a long time to come. I have replaced the filter 15 times or so and find the cost bearable.
The primary down side I have experienced is the way the filter is threaded into the housing. Its a great, simple design, but removing the filter for cleaning and replacement leaves you with the overwhelming feeling that you might break the housing. With that said I have had mine for a long time and have yet to break it.
The hoses are still good and the little pre filter at the bottom of the intake hose is subject to clogging but that is nothing surprising. Careful use of a coffee filter in water with heavy sediment will help keep the water flowing properly.
This thing is awesome. The attachments for Nalgene bottles and quick release hoses make this a snap to set up and I believe it's actually faster than it's rated 1L/min flow rate. I can usually fill a 1L Nalgene bottle in 30-45 seconds. The pump is awesome and way less awkward than comparable MSR models with the standard pump design. This feels much more durable. UPDATE: I've used this filter for about 3 years now and had no problems with very minimal maintenance. Highly recommend.
might as well order a few replacement filters now - don't see the recommended replacement filters listed?
Great filter. Had mine for years.