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Hiker Water Microfilter

4.6938775510204085 out of 5 stars
49 Reviews
Current price: $67.46 Original price: $89.95
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Hiker Water Microfilter

Stay healthy and comfortably hydrated as you hike through large patches of wilderness thanks to the pump-action Katadyn Hiker Water Microfilter. Long backpacking trips require lots of water, and carrying this Backpacker Magazine-approved, eleven-ounce microfilter works much better than carrying ten gallons of water on your back. Easy to use and clean in the field, this reliable microfilter transforms random water sources into thirst-quenching satisfaction throughout your long trek or backpacking trip.


  • Quickly converts suspect water to safe drinking water
  • Filters all sediment, particles, and microorganisms like giardia
  • Anti-Clog, pleated 0.2 micron glass fiber cartridge is removable
  • Active carbon core reduces bad taste and odor
  • Cartridge can clean up to 750 liters of water
  • Prefilter and float let you access free-flowing streams
  • Universal Bottle Adapter screws onto most water bottles
  • Included carry bag keeps the pump and hoses and organized in your pack
  • Item #EXT0072
Purifying Element
activated carbon
microorganisms, bad taste, chemicals
glass-fiber, carbon core, filter protector
Pore Size
0.2 microns
Cartridge Life
carry bag, universal bottle adapter, prefilter, float, 2 hoses
7.6 x 16.5 x 6.1cm
Claimed Weight
backpacking, hiking, trekking, camping, travel
Manufacturer Warranty
30 days

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 49 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 1 reviews
2 Stars - 0 reviews
3 Stars - 0 reviews
4 Stars - 11 reviews
5 Stars - 37 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

June 20, 2024


I have been using a version of this filter for 10+ years. It works great pumps water at a great speed and cleans eaily. Have placed quick release on intake and output so I can hook directly to my hydration bladder with out taking out of my pack. The filter seems to last quite a while with proper care and prefiltering water. It's more reliable than my old MSR filter and easier to pump. Really like this filter

Dan P

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

June 6, 2024

Used on a back pack sheep hunt and worked great, carried a couple Nalgene bottles to fill up. Will buy another to keep in the truck for just in case

Jayme H

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

June 2, 2024

Water Filter

I think this product is great, I’ve used many, this is filter i always pick to take with me in the back country. It’s easy to use and doesn’t take long to pump straight into my Osprey Water Bag, with the nozzles

Brittney B

Originally reviewed on

1 out of 5 stars

June 1, 2024

Hiker Water Filter

Seemed to filter, but have to do it slow due to the threads being busted on the housing. Too much pressure and it’ll shoot dirty water over the housing and onto the hoses/clothing. Normally use a sawyer, thought I would step it up. This is the third filter I’ve gotten in a year (to include the ‘pro’) to have a misshapen housing and/or a burred thread. Thought I’d take advantage of the deal but was left questioning my water source on the AZT. Buy once cry once I guess, gonna shell out for the nice metal/ceramic ones if I’m not running my lil sawyer.

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Stuart J

Originally reviewed on

4 out of 5 stars

May 30, 2024

Great group filter

I gave four stars because the cleaning of this filter requires a toothbrush and I usually only carry one when hiking.

David V

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

May 29, 2024

Light and extremely effective

Light, extremely simple, and effective. Carry on every backpacking trip. Filters water fast and I’ve got mine set up to quick connect between direct connection to a camelback straw and a hooked tube to fill a bottle easily with minimal bulk and weight.

Nathan K

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4 out of 5 stars

May 25, 2024

So far, so good.

Very light weight and compact. Feels a little delicate, but it’s held up well so far. Of course I haven’t taken a good spill with it yet. Easy, and dare I say, a silky smooth pump. Tight port connections with no leak issues. Easy to take apart and clean. Filter is good quality. If you want to up the filter game this pump is Interchangeable with the pro version. My son said the standard issued filter gave the water a refreshing “cucumber taste.” 😂! I didn’t notice that, I just thought it was good and clean. And I’ve yet to come down with any parasitic symptoms so I’d say we’re doing good so far. Comes with a bladder and bottle fitting. I haven’t tried the bladder connector yet. The bottle fitting is designed for two different opening sizes. Only complaint with the bottle fitting is that it’s a hard smooth plastic, so if you’re on an uneven surface, or pump to rigorously, it’s slipping out. It’d be nice to have a soft plastic that you could fit in nice and snug. Transfer tubing on the other hand is very soft and compliant, so naturally it likes to pinch occasionally on the outport (which sits on the top of the pump) if you’re holding the pump too high or at an awkward angle. An elbow connector for the outport tubing would eliminate this occasional issue. All in all I’m happy with the purchase and will continue to keep an eye on the products coming out from Katadyn. Maybe an elbow connector is in the future…

Carl P

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

May 11, 2024

Effective and efficient

This Katadyn filter works great for backpacking. I appreciated the high pumpable volume rate. Good draw strength. It was significantly faster than the gravity filter bags my friends used. The foam bobber keeps the intake nozzle on top and out of the murkiness. The output piece fits great into a Nalgene or water bladder opening. Simple enough for someone new to water filtration.

Sophia S

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

April 17, 2024

Great Filter

Simple and easy to use. Fairly light weight as well. The Flash Deal on Expertvoice made this purchase a no-brainer.


Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

December 21, 2023

Love Katadyn!!!!

I own a Vario and these filters are just at efficient. I put this filter in my truck to use in emergencies. Never can be too prepared! The filter is very easy to use, clean and store. Easily pumps filtered water into a Nalgene or a bladder to store until later. Replacement filters are easily available and I bought a spare set just to keep on hand. Make sure that the water you use is as clear as possible to extend the life of your filter.

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