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Base Camp

rated 2 of 5 stars After two weekend backpacking trips, I really liked this bag/filter. My buddy and I would fill it the day we got there, and it'd provide water for us both for the entire weekend. However, on the third trip it leaked where the filter goes into the bag. I returned it and got a new one and the new one never worked. I took this bag on two trips and both trips ended with the same result, using my buddy's water pump. Thankfully he brought his pump or we would have had no water.   I followed all of the… Full review

Vario Microfilter

rated 4 of 5 stars An excellent compromise between performance, cost and weight, the Vario performs in a variety of different situations well. I have been very pleased with the performance of my Vario. It employs a similar glass fiber filter to the Hiker micro filter. The main advantages are the option to engage a ceramic prefilter to protect the main element. Personally I leave the ceramic filter in the 'on' position all the time. Even with the filter engaged, the flow rate is very good. Full review

Pocket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This product, although one of the more robust filters I have used, is by far the easiest to field maintain and produces a significant higher flow rate (1 quart/min) compared to other filters I have used in the past. The construction is rock solid and for those that do moderate backpacking it will be the only filter you will ever need as it has the capability of filtering over 10,000 gallons of water. In my opinion Katadyn products are backed by one of the industry’s best warranties and have earned… Full review

Hiker PRO

rated 5 of 5 stars Simple and reliable, a must have for every trek. Even in high sediment content of the Colorado River at the bottom of the Grand Canyon the same filter was flawless on two separate multi-day treks for four hikers. I have used my filter in as deep as five feet of water and (by digging a small hole) in as little as 1 inch of flowing streams. Even with a lifetime of 1500 liters of water filtered, it is as simple as unscrewing the one-piece canister via built-in finger grip twists and dropping in the… Full review

Hiker PRO

rated 5 of 5 stars Simple and reliable, a must-have for every trek. Even in high sediment content of the Colorado River at the bottom of the Grand Canyon the same filter was flawless on two separate multi-day treks for four hikers. I have used my filter in as deep as five feet of water and (by digging a small hole) in as little as 1 inch of flowing streams. Even with a lifetime of 1500 liters of water filtered, it is as simple as unscrewing the one-piece canister via built-in finger grip twists and dropping in the… Full review

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Backstory

The Katadyn Group, based in Switzerland, also includes outdoor brands Trek ‘n Eat, Optimus stoves, and AlpineAire Foods.

Katadyn Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Daniel Wins $300 Camp Kitchen from Katadyn, Optimus
Congratulations to member and gear reviewer Daniel Norgan! He won a backcountry kitchen package worth $300, thanks to Katadyn, Optimus, and AlpineAire. Read more
July 31

Last Week: Review Your Gear to Win Kataydn Kitchen
What's your most dependable outdoor gear? Review your gear, apparel, or footwear now through Wednesday, July 30, and you're entered to win $300 worth of great outdoor gear and trail food from Katadyn, Optimus, and AlpineAire. Read more
July 23

Filter, Food, Fire: Win $300 of Kataydn-Optimus Gear
Stay hydrated and well fed on the trail this summer, if you win $300 worth of outdoor gear and trail food from Katadyn, Optimus, and AlpineAire. Read more
July 16

Review Your Gear to Win $300 of Katadyn-Optimus Gear
Review your outdoor gear today and you're entered to win a complete backcountry camp kitchen worth $300, thanks to Katadyn, Optimus, and AlpineAire. Read more
July 9

Win a Backcountry Kitchen from Katadyn and Optimus
From stove to spoon, filter to food, we're giving one gear reviewer all the essentials for a backcountry camp kitchen, thanks to the folks at Katadyn, Optimus, and AlpineAire ($300 value). Read more
July 1

Outdoor Retailer: Goodbye SLC
Outdoor Retailer closed its doors yesterday, and now we're out of here! Stay tuned for some final OR coverage next week, but much of the Trailspace crew (namely my family) will be off exploring the mountains of the west for the next few weeks. Read more
August 7, 2010

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4830 Azelia Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55429
USA

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