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Katadyn Vario Replacement Cartridge



Vario Replacement Cartridge

Stick a new Katadyn Vario Replacement Cartridge in your Vario Water Filter and your water will taste as fresh as possible. Each Vario Replacement Cartridge can handle 500 gallons (1875 liters) of water (depending on the quality). So if you've had your existing cartridge for a while, and your water has begun to taste a bit funky, just switch out your old cartridge for the Katadyn Vario Replacement Cartridge and hit the trail. *Vario Water Filter not included.

  • Replacement cartridge for your Vario Water Filter
  • Lifespan of 500 gallons keeps you moving
  • Easy to replace so you can get out the door
  • Item #EXT0054

Cartridge Life
500 gal

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

It takes you how long to pump a gallon?

I've put it through the wringer

The Vario is not my first water filter, but it is the only one I have been in love with. I have seriously timed out a gallon of water on a fresh element in under 2 minutes. How long does your filter take? Also with the ceramic element keeps the fiberglass filter alive much longer if you are not as concerned about pumping a gallon in less than two minutes, and are more concerned about backcountry filter life. If you pump in slow mode a gallon is still less than 4 minutes and you can clean the ceramic filter in the backcountry along with your dishes for the night. I super highly recommend the vario as a main water filter for everyone. If it is slowing down and your fiberglass isn't as white as it used to be just snag one of these extra cartridges and you will be back to pumping the fastest gallon in the west.

>Rating: 4

No problems with the filter

No problem with the filter itself but the packaging job katadyn does is terrible. The filter is thrown in an oversized box. Not pleased about that considering the price.

>Rating: 5

You Want me to Filter That For You?

Great filter, and ultimately necessary replacement part... the fastest pump I have used... I just pull the bite piece from my water bladder hose and install into the bottom of the water filter and then fill my bladder while its still in my pack... The ability to change the filter to suite the conditions is another great feature... Get one of these and a UV pen, for use when the water is clear, and you will be set!

>Rating: 5

Katadyn Vario

Best filter ever! A tad heavy but way worth it.

>Rating: 4

Great Filter

What youd expect...a replacement filter for your Katadyn. I wish they werent so pricey, but they do last for along time.


Does this come full of carbon?

Does this come full of carbon?

No, you will have to use your old carbon or purchase some new stuff.