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Don't work for your water.
When you're sick of pumping and pumping and pumping to get fresh water in the backcountry, it may be time to switch to the Katadyn BeFree 3L Filtration System. This system lets gravity do the work, letting your muscles rest for the day ahead. Simply fill it, hang it from its carry loop, and let the hollow fiber filter clean out bacteria and protozoa at an impressive rate of two liters per minute while you pack up camp and get ready to hike.
- Filter for backcountry adventures and travel
- Gravity-flow style saves energy
- Hollow fiber filter cleans out microorganisms
- 2 liters per minute flow rate is obscenely fast
- Wide-mouth opening makes filling a breeze
- Item #EXT000I
- EZ-Clean Membrane
- Purifying Element
- protozoa, bacteria
- hollow fiber filter
- gravity flow
- reservoir, filter, cap
- Claimed Weight
- Recommended Use
- backpacking, hiking, travel, weekend camping
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 1 year
What do you think about this product?
May 18, 2020
May be too delicate for the outdoors
- I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I used this filter on a short two-day hike using the filter twice on the trip. When I got home I cleaned it before storing it and discovered there is a pin hole leak in the membrane. So, despite not laying it on the ground, not letting it come in contact with any abrasive surfaces and storing it in its own bag, it still got a puncture. The cherry on top is my boyfriend warned me and teased me for buying this filter because he didn't think it would hold up outside. I will say the filter does work very well, is easy to use and clean, and had good water flow. It's just too bad from my experience that the membrane is not durable enough for any real use outdoors. So, be careful handling if you choose this filter. I hope Katadyn makes some improvements because I did enjoy it while it lasted (2 days).
December 4, 2018
- I've used it several times
This is the water filtration to have. So much easier than the squeeze filtration systems. I was the only member of the last backpacking trip that had this Katadyn, other guys had the squeeze bags. We ended up using the squeeze bags as storage and just hung the katadyn on a tree and refilled it when it was complete. Well worth the extra dollars.
December 8, 2018
Thanks for your feedback John!!
May 9, 2018
Great product, poor packaging
- I've used it several times
The only reason this product is dinged is because Katadyn used a giant box for this product, which could easily been packaged in a much smaller container. Great product. Does the job. Packs down to a very small and manageable size. Don't forget to pack a strap to adjust the height. I found it best to adjust the filter tip to the height of the jug or water bottle being filled.
May 17, 2020
does the membrane need to be replaced from time to time? if it does, how often? thx
May 27, 2019
Has anyone tried using Nuun or other electrolyte replacement products in the bladder? Does it mess with the filter at all?
September 13, 2018
Just want to know how large the fill opening is?