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Katadyn Base Camp Pro 10L Water Filter


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    Purify the waters.

    The last thing you want to do after hiking eight miles to camp just before sundown is waste your energy—dividing it between pumping away for clean water and trying to start a fire. Save your strength by doing both at the same time with the Katadyn Base Camp Pro 10L Water Filter. Just fill the reservoir, hang it from a nearby branch, and let gravity do the rest, freeing you up to focus on getting that fire sparked. The Base Camp Pro 10L reliably filters bacteria, cysts, and sediment at a rate of two liters per minute, so you’ll have fresh water for the whole group before you can even put flint to tinder.

    With the water level indicator window, you’ll easily anticipate when the next trip to the creek or lake needs to be made for another batch of fresh H2O. And when that time does come, just remove the tube with the simple quick release valve before heading to the source, as to prevent it from coming in contact with the contaminated water. Don’t worry about that freshly purified water spilling onto the ground either, because this filter is equipped with an automatic shutoff. With regular maintenance and proper cleaning, the Base Camp Pro’s Ultra Flow glass-fiber filter purifies up to 1,500 liters of water in its lifetime. However, if you don’t do such a hot job of keeping the filter itself clean, Katadyn offers a One-Year AntiClog guarantee.

    • Ultra Flow pleated glass-fiber filter
    • Gravity-action filter process
    • Removes bacteria, sediment, and cysts
    • Quick-release valve with automatic shutoff
    • Cleanable filter protector
    • Item #EXT000B

    Tech Specs

    plastic (food-grade)
    Purifying Element
    pleated glassfiber
    bacteria, cysts, sediment
    0.2 micron Ultra Flow Filter
    Pore Size
    0.2 micron
    Cartridge Life
    1500 L
    10 L
    2.0 L 1 min
    Field Cleanable
    field cleaning supplies
    10.6 in 6 in 2.8 in
    Claimed Weight
    12.4 oz
    Recommended Use
    camping, hiking, travel, ultralight backpacking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    Wiping Fabric and Rinsing Filter is Key!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Knowing how to clean the fabric cover over the filter and the filter is key to keeping a good flow, especially if you are using water from a silty source.

    Remove the mesh cover from the filter. Remove the fabric that wraps around the filter. Rinse and wipe fabric with the sponge that is included. Then, rinse the filter well. You can pour water on it, swish in a container, or just swish in the lake or stream.

    Be sure you also clean the filter and bag after use, and rinse with water from the house, before and after your trip. This will get keep the water flowing.

    Here is a link for more detailed instructions on care and use:

    Too Many Issues To Be Reliable

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

    I've had this filter for a few years and I had never used it after my first use until this past weekend. First use was on a backpacking trip to the High Uintas, we camped by a lake with what I considered very clean water. The original filter lasted around 24 hours, as others have stated. We had a large group and this was meant to be our large supply of water, not the case. With no visible debri or dirt, the filter was inoperable very quickly. Fortunately, we had alternative pump options to get us through the trip. After returning from the trip, I contacted Katadyn and I was told they had issues with a batch of filters and that they'd send me a replacement. NEver touched it again until a yurt trip this past weekend. We used melted snow as our water supply and the filter worked well upon its first fill. Round 2, not so much. The filter immediately stopped worked upon my second fill and it was time to troubleshoot. Again, the water being filtered appeared very clean but I couldn't get a drip out of the hose, even when sucking on the hose, I could not pull water through the filter. What I found was there's a small grey tab (circled in the attached photo) where the hose connects to the bag, I removed the hose, drained the water out of the hose and reconnected the connector and the filter immediately worked again. There was no clog and no debri so I do not know what the issue was but the filter worked for the remainder of our trip. When it works, it works great, water flows pretty quickly and I am confident it's coming out clean. However, I have lost confidence in the filter and I would not rely on this product as my sole source of drinking water. Bring a backup or buy something else.

    Too Many Issues To Be Reliable

    Katadyn water filter

      We used this in the Wind Rivers and filtering only clear water it was non-functional within 24 hours. Completely clogged and would filter overnight only a few liters. Thank god we brought a backup. This was a terrible filter.

      Filters out the river

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

      I brought this purifier to take on the river. So nice to have a filter that will pull out silt. we just let the water sit and gravity purify.

      As advertised.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Used my buddy's 6L bag enough times over the past few years so I ponied up and got the 10L for myself.

      I have the katadyn vario dual as well, but when you're cramping up who wants to squat and hand pump water for 10 minutes. The bag also weighs less than the hand pump.

      Toss the whole bag in, sling it over your shoulder, and hang it up near your tent. Life is easier that way.

      Great filter

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I have used this filter for group backpacking trips in the Wind River range as well as a few other overnight trips closer by. I knew that I didn't want to spend my time filling water bottles, especially after a long day of hiking so I purchased this. I plan on using this filter for outings with my kids and areas where water is far from camp. While in the Wind River range the Marmots bit holes in the hose coming out of the filter and Katadyn was kind enough to send a replacement. Each type of filter (gravity, UV, or pump) has its place and I am glad to have this in my gear shed.

      This thing Rocks!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I spent a lot of time looking water systems for Philmont. They recommend using UV, but when you have 10 people in your crew, and non-potable water, that is a lot of letters to UV, and who wants those tablets. We used this on our shake down hike this weekend as we had no potable water. The water they came with from the fresh mountain stream was mud. It was bad. It tasted so good, no taste at all. It was super quick to fill and carry up. Hung it on a tree. It uses the same connectors that go into the new Osprey reservoirs, so we did not have to remove the bladders from our packs. We ran 30 L's of mud through like nothing. We had other systems there to try, and although they were good systems too, nothing compares to this. No worrying about UV because of the .2 micron filter, and the filter is easy to clean if you a pile of mud in the bottom. Its light, and not sure why you need anything else.

      Great Idea. Works great until it clogs

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Used mine twice on two separate, 4 day trips. In the middle of the second trip, the filter clogged. I backwashed it but it never worked again. Great idea, but doesn't work as well as it should, in my opinion.

      amazing filter!

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

      This filter is fast! The 10L is big enough to take care of a group of at least 8 people without the hassle of pumping and refilling. It packs down as small if not smaller then a hand pump. Perfect for filtering water from lakes and rivers.

      Easy H20

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

      Bought this for a three day trip to Escalante and we were all pretty amazed by the speed and ease at which we could get clean water from this thing.
      I would wholly agree with one of the other reviews below about using another container to get rid of any sediment first. We ended up going through an extra filter because we failed to do this. Having said that, we were collecting water from a very muddy Escalante river.
      The only other, slightly obvious, point I would make is that you need to take care with the filter when storing - they are a bit delicate. So just ensure they're not going to get damaged by anything moving around in your pack.

      Easy to use water solution.

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      For clean water in the backcountry the Base Camp Pro could not be a better solution.

      Operation is as easy as dipping the bag in the water and rolling the top closed. Pop on the hose and take a drink, fill bottles, hydrate the dogs, etc.

      The unit works well enough to keep a fairly large group well supplied with water. The clear portion of the bag make it easy to know when you're getting close to needing a refill.

      Scoop, hang, sip!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      This is one of the easiest water filters I have ever used. Simply dip the bag in the water to fill it up, roll the top shut, attach the hose, and enjoy delicious (and clean) water! I just took this bag through the Wind River Range and it kept 8 people, and 2 dogs, hydrated for 3 days. The whole group was amazed at how quick and easy it was to get clean water and we all agreed it was our favorite piece of gear on the trip. We left the bag hanging through heavy wind, rain, and and even a snow storm, and the bag performed flawlessly every time!

      If you are looking for a simple, lightweight, and easy to use water filter system then this is the choice for you! If you have any questions about this filter, or any other filters on the site, please contact me directly.

      (Here is one of my buddies getting in a last minute sip before dumping out the bag)

      Scoop, hang, sip!

      Water For All

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      This water filter is extremely straight forward and easy to use. It's definitely intended for base camp, but is easy enough to pull out by a stream and hang up for a refill. It's ideal for getting yourself and your group hydrated.

      Beware of the hose

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

      This is an excellent amenity to have around the camp, and the shoulder strap makes for an effortless walk back from the water source. However, the tube my camp pro bag came with was extremely defective and sprouted multiple leaks on the first use. I can get by using a very small section of the tube, but I am still very fragile when handling it. I bought this from a local shop and not Backcountry, it must have been sitting for a while.

      Excellent for the group

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      This filter works so well when you're accommodating a large number of people and needing to fill bottles for dinner time. This filter has worked flawlessly and has great features such as the clear panel for seeing the water level.
      The only downside to the filter compared to the Pro Hiker is the filter doesn't have the charcoal to improve taste. I hope they eventually offer a filter with charcoal. I'm thinking it would delay output.

      Life saver!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      We got this as our primary water filtering system, couldn't be happier. Only complication that we might have is if there's no trees. Easy setup, easy clean up, easy to use, lightweight. Very pleased.

      Life saver!

      Well designed to it's purpose (+beyond!)

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Bought this as a group filter for my scout troop. It works GREAT: easy to fill and hang, very fast flow rate, and simple operation for the boys. It is literally perfect for this use.

      I use a Sawyer squeeze for myself—it's light and works well, but I must admit that it's a bit of a process to use sometimes. This Basecamp filter is so simple and easy to use, that I'd consider carrying it instead, even just for myself—and if they made make a slightly smaller one, I'd definitely make the switch.

      The specs say it's 12.4 ounces, but that probably includes the hang strap, which you don't need to use. The included zipper pouch for your clean water tube is a nice touch though, and that will stay in my pack.

      great filter

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      This filter is a must for longer than an overnight trip. It is the easiest way to filter water. You hang it on a tree and allow the water to filter through. It does not come with an additional bag to collect the clean water in, so I would either buy a separate one or be prepared to transfer into personal water bottles/camelbacks.

      Unanswered Question

      Do you buy a new filter after the 1500 liter lifetime or throw it away or what,? 1st time that I have heard of this. Thank you

      Hello, I am wondering how watertight the seals are. I am planning a backcountry trip where I might be a mile away from a water source. Is the seal strong enough for me to fill this up then put it in my pack? Or should I pay extra close attention to water spillage?
      Thank you,

      The seals are pretty darn bomb proof in my expirence, its pretty much a dry bag with a nozzle on the bottom, which will be the weak point for sure but it is built extremely well I have had mine for two years no issues. or leaks. The one thing about travel I would recommend it make sure you check how you are packing it specifically in the nozzle are because as you hike if you have some loose items they can possibly turn the nozzle to the on position and make the water flow out., also this is the 10 Liter model which is a huge amount of water so it may not even fit in a fully loaded pack with clothes, pads, sleeping bags etc, and hooking it to the outside of the pack may be a good idea along with taking the worry away from it leaking all over your bag.

      Unanswered Question

      Can this filter be cleaned in the field? What is the cleaning process if it becomes clogged with use?

      So this bad boy will knock out the beaver fever?

      You got it Cody. The Katadyn Base Camp Pro Filter will protect you from beaver fever (a.k.a. Giardia).

      Feel free to contact me directly with any more questions about Katadyn filters, backpacking gear or if you are interested in setting up an order.


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