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An easy, reliable, and durable filtration system that only costs you 11 ounces.

A quick stop at a river or stream with the pump-action Katadyn Hiker Pro Water Microfilter lets you continue on your long trek with hydration packs and water bottles full of clean, clear drinking water. Carrying gallons of water isn't necessary when you have reliable water sources and are carrying this durable 11-ounce water microfilter in your backpack. Since it connects directly to your hydration pack and water bottles, you spend more time on the trail and less time fiddling with your water supply.
  • 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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5 5

Great system.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I'm a big fan of this system! Lightweight which is nice and opposed to others where you have to stay near water this allows you a nice snug fit onto a Nalgene bottle to fill up and take with you. Fills very quickly, a typical Nalgene will fill in about a minute or less. The weighted tip in the water is nice as well, i've used some that don't have that and it made it a pain to try and fill as it wouldn't stay down in the water. Overall, highly recommend.

5 5

All in one kit

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great filter that has everything you need to fill bottles and hydration bladders. Nalgene adapter fits snug on the the bottle. Filters water quick and doesnt leave a taste. Breaks down quick and easy for field cleaning

4 5

Success in simplicity.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a great little filter. Has everything you need and nothing that you don't. Small and lightweight design makes it great for backpacking. Pumps quickly and efficiently. Comes with all the tools you need to clean the pump and it is very easy to clean and work on in the field if need be. The piece that fits onto the widemouth bottle doesn't have a snug fit on my 48oz Nalgene which is kind of frustrating sometimes when trying to hold it and pump water at the same time by yourself. Other than that this pump is fantastic.

5 5

So good I've bought multiples

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

What happens when I lose a part? What if I leave my girlfriend needs it for the weekend? How will I ever get by without the hiker pro?!

Simply buy 2, and all lifes problems suddenly disappear!

5 5

I've used it a few times

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I just finished a 3 day backpacking trip and the Hiker Plus definitely worked to perfection. I have used it a few other times and i have yet to get sick! So i guess you could say its doing its job! It's size and weigh is perfect for backpacking, i double it up with a steri pen just to be extra cautious because nobody wants to get the runs on a long backpacking trip. I pumped water from a nasty pond that you couldn't even see the bottom of, and the water actually tasted better than the tap water at my house! I was very impressed and have nothing bad to say! The only thing is that its quick connect does not connect to a camelbak bladder, but you can buy a connection kit for $5. Also, when pumping into a bladder, make sure you have the valve open on your hydration hose... I learned that the hard way.. It was about 40 degrees and the filter hose built up so much pressure because the valve on the bladder was closed, that it exploded and sprayed water all over me and my pack... Needless to say i was a little cold with no way to warm up... Lesson learned! I highly recommend this filter!

5 5

A must have

This is an awesome water filtration system. Its compact and lightweight. It filters water pretty fast. Takes not time to refill a Nalgene. I like the connecting components with it. There is an adapter to fit a Nalgene as well as a connecter that connects to a Camelbak. Very convenient.

5 5

Water you waiting for? : )

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I am going to keep this break down simple-
1. This Filter stores in a small case that takes very little room up in your backpacking pack.
2. This Filter is extremely light, seriously light.
3. It pumps faster than all pumps owned previously
4. It significantly saves weight and room in your pack compared to alternatively carrying water.
5. It hooks up to my hydration bladder (it comes with the connection, not all filters do)
6. The active carbon core makes the water taste noticeably better.

Is this filter qualified to filter out...

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Is this filter qualified to filter out major heavy metals such as arsenic. I am spending my summer in Bangladesh and heavy metal poisoning is still a major problem. Anyone have some advice or direction? Thanks.

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I found and provided a link (http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=53381) that will enlighten you on the subject a bit, but I just wanted you to have a few more perspectives to confirm my assertion that there are no backpacking filters on the market as of now that will actually filter out heavy metals (i.e. mercury, arsenic, etc.). I know many filters, if not all, esp. in the case of Katadyn, come with a sticker when purchasing the filter warning against use in areas where there is a likelihood or confirmation of heavy metal presence. I know that carbon-based filters can assist in the reduction of heavy metal presence should it wind up in the water you gather to filter, but no filter can completely eliminate the risk. However, there is hope: so long as you are skimming off the top of a body of water, you should be able to avoid the metal entirely, or at least minimize the risk to the degree that you won't suffer any prolonged or serious consequences. Ultimately, it comes down to finding sources you know are not tainted and/or generally being smart about how you gather your water. Just remember heavy metals tend to sink, so never gather from regions near the very bottom of the water source.
Hope this helps.

Easy to remove filter

Easy to remove filter

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This easy to remove filter makes it a painless process to clean your used filter! Also make sure you disassemble and air dry your entire Hiker pro when you are finished with your backcountry adventure!

All parts included

All parts included

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The Hiker Pro comes with everything you need to pump safe drinking water. It also comes with maintenance and cleaning items to help prolong the life of your filter. The Nalgene and hydration reservoir attachments make is a breeze to fill your favorite drinking apparatus !

Filter and parts in nylon Case

Filter and parts in nylon Case

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This filter is great for stowing away and forgetting its in your pack, until you need to re-up your clean, safe and worry free drinking water!

4 5

Pleased Pooper

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

What can I say, I haven't picked up the runs from water on the trail, so it appears to work.

No funky tastes, easy enough to use, good flow so far.

It's always a little tough depending on the location to position a bottle, a pump, a pickup, and yourself on some rocks above a cold stream without falling in. My one recommendation would be to look at a gravity fed pump where you can scoop out a bucket of water and let it flow through a filter via gravity vs a person powered pump.

For a person powered pump it works great though, I've been happy with it.

5 5

The Best Filter By Far!!!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Most of my buddies end up purchasing the Hiker Pro after our backpacking trips. It is reliable, fast, lightweight, able to take freezing temps, and easy to clean. I would recommend this to anyone looking to invest in a filter. You will not be disappointed.

5 5

stay hydrated faster

Hands down the fasted and most portable filter around. I had the MSR and it would just get clogged and all my friends would be done and back on the trail before I could get water in a bottle. So I got what they had so i wasn't left behind.

5 5

Saved our bacon...

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

Spent 3 days in the Needles (S. Utah] and was so glad I brought this along. The local ranger pointed out a few water holes from the recent rain storms, so we only took half the water we needed and the rest was filtered through this little puppy. Fast and easy.

5 5

Excellent on many, many trips

My family owns several of these and we use them every summer (some 8 years running) on backpacking trips in the Western national parks. Have run through everything from clear mountain snow melt to a disgusting green mosquito-filled puddle to muddy water with a very fine silt. None of our Hiker Pros have ever let us down. (And even the mosquito puddle water tasted just fine.) You can get water out of a shallow puddle (necessary in dry climates sometimes) with this. We never even day hike without at least one person carrying one.

5 5

Don't leave w/o it

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I love this filter. I have had a few before and this seems to be the most reliable. It is sturdy, quick and easy to clean. I would definitely recommend this to anyone trying to decide what filter to buy

What is the difference between this water...

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What is the difference between this water filter and the regular Katadyn Hiker Water Microfilter?

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The Pro has the quick disconnects, the silt screen around the filter element, and the element has a charcoal core for better tasting water. If you have the regular you can upgrade with the Pro element and get most of the added benefits down the line.

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To add to Arthur, I am pretty sure Katadyn only sells the pro filter replacement, so when you need to replace the filter cartridge you are going to get all the benefits of the pro version even if you have the regular Hiker.

5 5

Absolute Necessity!

Just took this out for an overnighter in the Uintas, and could not be more stoked on this filter. It is very light, and packs down great- fits in the bag after each use without having to struggle to make it work. Each of us had one Nalgene (one with the small mouth opening, one of the regular opening). The water bottle adapter works GREAT- fits in snug on both types of bottles so you don't have to worry about it flying out. The pumping rate is great as well- very doable and quick so you don't get irritated trying to fill one bottle. I was also impressed with the taste of the water- granted, we were up in the high mountains where the water looked mostly good anyways, but definitely not good enough to drink by itself. The taste was good n' clear. I cannot wait to take this out to more cool places- I'm super stoked on it, and would definitely recommend!

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