Katadyn Hiker Microfilter

Katadyn Hiker Microfilter

Katadyn Hiker Microfilter is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 19.
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Product Description Item No.   10191323

The Katadyn Hiker Microfilter is a water filter for solo or small group lightweight adventures. Weighing in just under 11 ounces, all you have to do is toss the prefilter into the water source and start pumping. The included bottle adapter allows you to pump the clean water directly into your drinking vessel so you can sip away as soon as it's ready. It includes a carry bag and hides away easily into your pack, but always prepared for action. Pumping out 1.06 quarts per minute, you'll quickly be back on the trail or ready to set up camp.

FEATURES of the Katadyn Hiker Microfilter

  • Very compact and lightweight - only 11 oz
  • Chosen "Best in the bunch by a long shot" in major test for ease-of-use
  • The lowest maintenance backpacking filter available
  • Cartridge / Cycle Life: Up to 750 liters

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Packed Dimensions: 3 x 6.5 x 2.4 in.
Filter Rate: 1 liter / minute
Weight: 11 oz
Manufacturer Warranty: 1 Year
Ultralight: Yes
Features: Field Cleanable, Replaceable Filter
Best Use: Camping, Ultralight Backpacking, Basecamp and Expedition, Backpacking
Effective Against: Protozoa and Bacteria
Filter Type: Pump
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than Miniworks I've had the Miniworks since 2004, Hiker since 2006. I prefer the Hiker. Basically the same product, but the Hiker just packs up nicer. The handle lies up against the chamber, without sticking out like the Miniworks.,,,,Also, I don't know if it's available for the Miniworks, but the Hiker comes with an attachment for hydration bladder hoses. It's always such a pain to dig my bladder out of my pack to refill it. With the Hiker, I can plug the Clean output hose directly to my drink tube. Pump and fill my bladder while it's still in my pack.,,,,Both the Miniworks and Hiker allow you to fill a bottle, but the option to fill a bladder is OUTSTANDING.
Date published: 2012-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from If you must buy a pump-style filter, this is the one to get. Katadyn makes what many people (myself included) feel are the best hand-pumped filters on the market; they are relatively easy to use, effective, and incredibly durable. This particular filter is second, IMHO, only to the much more expensive Katadyn Pocket filter. However, like all pump-style filters, these do have their problems; they're heavy, they're slow, and they require a fair bit of screwing around with. Unless you need to suck water out of very shallow pool or rivulet, I STRONGLY suggest the absolutely brilliant dual-bag gravity filter/inline system made by Sawyer. Unfortunately, Moosejaw has yet to carry Sawyer products, so....
Date published: 2012-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best filter I have used I bought this filter when it was made by "PUR" about 19 years ago, and I love it. You can drop the pickup tube in a mud puddle and pull clean water. Recently broke the pickup prefilter and "Katadyn" was able to supply the replacement part. Super customer service. And the replacement filters are the same but with improved filter screen. Great product that has lighten my load. I now carry less water down the trail because I can get clean water anywhere.
Date published: 2013-05-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Reliable filter I have owned this filter for 5-6 years and it has done its job every time. I have replaced the filter once it was about $40. I have recently switched to a steri pen it is a 1/4 the wait and a lot smaller. I like that this filter is easy to use but if filtering a lot of water for a group it is find of a pain. Over all I think it's a good filter and will keep it around for a back up.
Date published: 2012-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Got the job done on my first backpacking trip... Some friends from college and I went backpacking and someone brought the Katadyn Microfilter along with us. It was a handy, easy to use filter. Pumping took a bit of time for larger bottles, but it it was nothing unreasonable. Definitely a handy first time/basic water filter. I can see how it would be annoying on a very long trip, but otherwise it was a great filter.
Date published: 2013-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No giardia, yay! Have used this on several trips now, and have zero complaints. My wife got giardia from backpacking with lesser filtering techniques and on our return trip with THIS filter we were both fine. The floating bobber is great and helps with filling. The cap fits in pretty much any water bottle or hydration pack you could imagine. Would definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2014-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Snap crackle pop This little guy works wonders. I would compare it to the MSR Mini-Works which is also a great product. A bit easier to find than the MSR ones though. I found mine at a resale shop of all places for $6. Doesn't leave any taste to your drinking water like the iodine tablets do, but also doesn't kill everything like they do.
Date published: 2015-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mountain Men Love It I have two friends that work cutting trail 6-8 months out of each year. They are in the back country pretty much making me jealous by backpacking all summer for work. They both swear by this thing. I have not yet had experience with it but I have heard nothing but good things.
Date published: 2015-04-14
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