Katadyn Hiker Pro Microfilter - Water Filter
This is the most reliable filter I have ever used. We use this on our Boundary Water fishing and hiking trips in Minnesota. Weighs nothing. You can fill a Nalgene bottle in seconds. It has a convenient cap that fits the bottles so you can just connect it and pump. No trying to balance it and pump at the same time. We used this in some of the dirtiest water and always came out clean. The base filter stops large debris and needed to be flushed out after each use in dirty water. Only takes a second. It comes in a two piece bag to keep the unfiltered hose section separate from everything else. We buy new filters every year. Only thing to be careful is the palm pump handle has that 90 degree part to it and might be a weak spot if you pump to hard.
February 29, 2008
Voted #1 and it should be...
Yet another product worth its weight in gold! I grabbed this for my Longs Peak trip. My friend and I had considered just boiling water from the stream but decided that was just a huge pain. So I broke down and bought this. It has been probably the most handy device ever! Aside from filling our bottles and water bladders from mountain brooks last September, I also take this with me hunting. You can quite literally set this up in seconds, throw the tube into a water source and pump fresh water into your bottle. It just can't get any easier. There is no funny taste or smell. Just crisp, clean water. Just make sure you run some water through it before you take it out the first time. There are some charcoal deposits that will flush out and the water will look black at first. After maybe 20-30 pumps it will become clear again. If you spend any time outdoors where you are gone for hours, take this with you.
December 23, 2007
The Hiker Pro worked great we were in the Galiuro Wilderness for six days and pumped close to 20 gallons of water, some that looked pretty bad and never got sick. The only draw back was the float holding up the intake hose would move around and pick up sediment that clogged the filter. My fix was to clean the main filter with a tooth brush and insert the the intake in a tin cup with a rock in it to hold it still and out of the sediment this worked great. next time i will take an extra filter just in case. The video looks easy but one person is hard to do in low water levels. HAPPY HIKING can't go wrong with this one
April 25, 2009
compact and safe
I bought my Hiker Pro about 4 years ago from BPS. I've used the original filter since then and have filled my camelbak 50-60 times at least. It is easy to use, quick enough that it's worth the time to use it. In fact, I just wait til I get to water to fill my water bladder instead of filling at home before I leave for the trip.
to solve the problem of te prefilter getting dirty, use a coffee filter secured with a rubber band. It lasts a long time and keeps the prefilter clean.
January 18, 2011