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Katadyn BeFree Water Filtration System

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    8 Reviews


    Think of the possibilities.

    Do you ever wish that you could drink from crystal clear creeks, alpine lakes, or mountain streams? Well, you can when you bring the Katadyn BeFree Water Filtration System on your next adventure. This compact water bottle with integrated filter makes a great choice for outdoor pursuits and travels to faraway places where tap water is suspect.

    Instead of lugging around a bulky pack loaded with a full day's worth of water, just bring this lightweight and compact bottle along with you. Simply fill up the flask and let the EZ-Clean Membrane do all the work. It's effective against microorganisms and even suitable for cloudy water. And when it's not filled, the collapsible bottle packs up small so you can stash it in tight spaces.

    • A portable water filtration system for hiking and travel
    • EZ-Clean membrane filters out microorganisms and debris
    • Collapsible bottle packs up small for easy storage
    • Clean filter regularly to extend life of filter
    • Item #EXT000G

    Tech Specs

    EZ-Clean Membrane (hollow fiber filter)
    Pore Size
    0.1 micron
    Field Cleanable
    9 x 2.75in
    Claimed Weight
    Recommended Use
    hiking, trail running, travel, backpacking, fishing

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    Very easy to use!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    After repeatedly having to replace my Sawyer Squeeze Filter because they kept breaking, I bought the BeFree. It’s really great! I used it on several trips this summer. One thing I really like I about it is the hard shell around the mouth—this really makes it much easier to fill since it is a soft bottle. It also seems to be very durable—it has lasted longer than any of my previous filters!

    Works great, until it doesn't

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Initially I was very impressed with this filter. I have used just about every kind of water purification extensively, and I really like how small and light this filter is. Initially it was very fast, much faster than the Sawyer squeeze filter. The bag is a softer material but actually seems tougher than Sawyer's. However, after less than a year of use, exclusively filtering in clean mountain streams and lakes, the filter rapidly slowed and is now impossible to use. I have purged it as instructed regularly in the field and always rinsed well and dried before storage. When I contacted Katadyn, they told me this is meant to be a disposable tool and will just slow over time. Next time I will buy another Sawyer, as they have a lifetime warranty.

    Another Chance

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

    Filter clogged on the first day of the very first trip (5 days). Used only in relatively clean (by appearance) and flowing water. I cleaned over and over, as suggested, with no luck. I was really excited after I received it during home tests. Water flow was initially great...really fast with big volume. When it clogged it did not just slow down, it all but stopped. Thankfully I had brought tablets. I'm ordering a replacement filter with fingers crossed that I just got a defect. We will see!

    Very easy and works well

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I've used mine for two backpacking trips so far for quick drinks out of the river. Product works great and it doesn't leak. I plan to buy another one.

    Katadyn BeFree Water Filtration System

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    I sent this to my brother in Florida in preparation for Hurricane Irma. Hopefully he won't have to rely on it.

    Faster than a Sawyer

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Impressed so far. I've only used it a few times, but it is really fast and I love its compatibility with the Hydrapak Seeker. Only drawback is that flow rate can be quickly diminished requiring a quick back-flush. As someone who hates all water filters--I'm a happy camper with this one.

    Drink without squeezing

      I haven't tried other person filters like this before mostly because I've heard negative things like you have to squeeze or suck really hard to force the water through the filter. I would rather just stick with a larger filtering system and fill up my Camelback. That is not the case with the BeFree filter! Scoop up some clear water from a nearby stream, river, or lake, screw the top on, and tip upside down and a nice steady stream of clean water will come out! You can squeeze the bottle to make water come out faster if you want but is not needed.