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Katadyn Hiker Pro Replacement Cartridge

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    31 Reviews


    Please don't eat the bugs.

    The Katadyn Hiker Pro Replacement Cartridge replaces old, scummy cartridges from your Katadyn Hiker or Hiker Pro microfilter. The Hiker Pro Cartridge uses the same awesome microfilter element, but wraps it in a protective membrance that makes it a snap to service in the field. Clogs will be less common and easier to fix if they do. When you're out in the wilderness, you just need the water, not the nasty things living in it.
    • Easily replaceable cartridge for your Katadyn filter
    • Activated carbon filters out protozoa and bacteria
    • Fits Katadyn Hiker or Hiker Pro milcrofilters
    • Item #EXT0047

    Tech Specs

    Purifying Element
    activated carbon
    protozoa & bacteria
    Pore Size
    0.2 micron
    Recommended Use
    hiking, backpacking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    A must have on the trail for me.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    So it takes a few minutes to set it up and put it back up, not a big deal considering I can draw water from the smallest of trickles or even have to get to the level of the water. Building tiny damns to raise the water level to 1 1/2" or so or just dig a small recess for water to pool in and you are filling up where no one else can. I have also filled others water supplies when their filter clogged.
    I am quite happy with it and plan on keeping it for a long time.
    Due to poor planning on my part I have even used it to draw water out of a tire track puddle in a dirt road. Water came through clear and I did not get sick, must have worked.

    Excellent Filter

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've been using the Hiker Pro for about 6-7 years now, and am so psyched these filters are still around. The filter pumps about 1L/min if you're cranking on it, and really does improve the taste of questionable water. I'd recommend this to any friend looking for a work horse water filter.

    Carbon makes a difference

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Katadyn makes it easy to change out this filter and provides all the pieces to make the purifier fully functional -as good as new when you install. This filter, with charcoal, makes questionable water taste incredibly good.

    Necessary replacement

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

    After my original cartridge got too messed up using on silty rivers, I bought this to replace it. Haven't gotten to use it yet, but I'm confident it will work every bit as well as the original when it was new.

    Don't risk it.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    If you're like me, you push the life of your gear further than you probably should. But when it comes to clean drinking water, it's definitely best to play it safe. This replacement filter installs easily, is a lot cheaper than buying a whole new setup, and lets you enjoy your water, without having to worry about giardia ruining your backpacking trip.

    Keeps the fresh water flowing

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Over the last 25 years I have used a lot of different purification/filtering methods and devices. The Hiker Pro is hands down my favorite. 50 easy pumps and you have a liter of drinkable water. The filter cartridge is easy to replace and their isn't much to maintain. Solid and reliable. I find soaking the filter over night in filtered water overnight help with issues related to clogging. Will continue to replace the filter as needed!

    Say NO to Giardia

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I picked up a replacement filter for my Hiker Pro, as the original one has seen better days. It's easy to replace, and the Hiker Pro has most definitely protected me from the evils of un-treated water on many occasions.

    This also fits the base camp pro model

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Just wanted to note that I wasn't sure this would fit the base camp pro model from a few years ago, but was pleasantly surprised when it fit.

    Pretty awesome

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Awesome filter, super easy to change out. Only thing is that it came with a filter "wrap" that screens anything that's gotten by the float filter, but didn't really tell you what it was. I had to google a bit to check it out. Shipped incredibly quickly. Super duper light weight, so I have an extra for my extended backpacking trips.

    Simple filter that does the job

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    You cannot beat simplicity paired with reliability. Which is exactly what the Hiker Pro offers. A caveman could filter it's own water - it is that easy. Installation of the new filter is quick and easy. Just unscrew and then re screw.

    We ended up filtering some green water up in the Uintas. Did not trust it so we got it up to a rolling boil and kept it there for about 2 minutes for good measure.

    If you ever come across some questionable water, get it to a rolling boil for a minimum of a minute.

    Hiker Pro makes you a pro

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Rather than buy a new filter or switch to a different brand, just replace the filter to your life saver.

    And make sure you replace your filter when you should, there is no reason to use an old filter and risk getting sick from one of your favorite past times. Replacing the filter is painless and easy. After pumping water in Escalante, Uintas, and the Wind River range, it was time to replace my filter. I usually use coffee filters to extend the life of my filter.

    worth the money

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've been using the hiker filter for 10 years. I usually go through 2 cartridges a year since I backpack so much. The only downside to this filter is it's sealed and hard to clean. As long as you filter clear water you will be fine. I just did a 5 day trek though Buckskin Gulch and Paria Canyon in Southern UT/AZ border. The water was thick and muddy. even with a coffee filter and the extra screen the filter was clogged in a day and took very long and slow pumps to get water but it still worked. This would of happened to any filter. Some newer models have a way to backwash them. with this model you can use a large syringe to backwash it. That helped a lot with the muddy Paria River. Other than this one trip the filter usually last me half a season. I did the entire JMT with it. no problems at all. I hike over 200 mile a year and this filter has never failed. I've seen other problems with the steri pen, and MSR pumps. This is a time tested filter.

    It is a replacement filter so....

      It does the same thing as the filter that comes with the hiker pro so performance is great. Replacement filters are a necessary evil when using water filters, but it is great that the hiker series have easy to find and replace filter cartridges

      Sweet and Simple

        I have been using these filters for eight years. They are easy to replace and last a long time. Dry it out completely after use. If it is really discolored, or it is harder to pump water through it, then it is time to replace.

        This looks like the replacement catridge...

        This looks like the replacement catridge for my PUR water purifyer. Will it work with the PUR?

        Best Answer

        Yes! Katadyn bought the outdoor water-filter division of PUR from Proctor & Gamble. My slogan is: if it looks like a Hiker or Hiker Pro---it takes the Hiker Pro Cartridge. Please bear in mind there are PUR filters that don't look like the Hiker.My Katadyn replacement cartridge fits a little tight in my Pur filter housing. I called Katadyn & explained the situation & they didn't have a clue except for the fact that it was a seamless transition between mfg's. This was after I used the O-Ring lubricant. It just isn't as easy to remove the Katadyn cartridge as it was with the Pur.