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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

Efficient, Reliable, and Easy to use

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've used pretty much every type of filter that is out there and this is by far my favorite. I love the Katadyn Hiker pro because of its reliability and efficiency. I used this on multiple weekend trips and also on a 3-week backpacking trip I went on this summer and never had any problems. It is great for about 1-3 people to use however if you are looking for something for a group of people I would definitely look into the Gravityworks Platypus filters.

5 5

Safe Bet

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a classic filter. It's not to bulk to carry, easy to use, fast enough... I definitely recommend it to friends. Go into the wilderness with this thing and one nalgene and you'll never be thirsty!

Well maybe you will... please make sure there's natural water where you are going before counting on using this filter.

5 5

Best hiking water filter

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Recommended by my gearhead Bill.

Super easy to use
Filters water fast
Light for backpacking
Price is reasonable
What more do you need?

5 5

Great filter, great price

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

It's small, lightweight and tough. The pump is super sturdy and fills pretty quickly. The only time I've had it slow down on me is when I've filtered the muddy water of Coyote Gulch in southern Utah or real silty glacier water.
Quick release system makes the set up and break down quick and painless, though I haven't used the bladder quick release.
The fill end fits perfectly on either wide mouth or narrow mouth Nalgenes
Take care of it and it'll last forever

5 5

Fast and tough

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great all in one system to grab a cool drink on the trail. Durable and if cleaned and taken care of properly it will last forever. I would highly recommend this to anyone just getting into backpacking.

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...

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.

Best Answer Responded on

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

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

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

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.