Katadyn Exstream Bottle Purifier
Price Paid: $35
I used this thing for about 4 years and love it except for the fact that I lost it during January in Rocky Mountain National Park. Did I mention that I plan on buying another one really soon. It is great for day hiking when a water filter system is way too much and tablets take way too long. After a couple of uses the iodine taste melts away and the water then tastes fresh and great like mountain streams are supposed to taste like.
I will say this though, if you are going on a long backpacking trip anywhere the water quality is half decent leave it at home because it's way too much for "just in case" use. Day hiking and solo weekends where this is your water source it is okay but beyond that leave it at home.
I absolutely hated this thing! Biggest drawback? The water has a strong taste of iodine. You have to squeeze like a gorilla to get it to come out of the bottle. I used it on one trip and gave it away.
Price Paid: $29.95
I've taken trips to Thailand, Bolivia (2x), Burma (2x), Rwanda, and Kenya with my Exstream purifier. I've poured water from all kinds of sources into it. I've never gotten sick. The iodine taste is not that bad -- didn't notice it after it was primed thoroughly. It does take some suction, for sure -- think of it as exercise for your diaphragm and don't complain. I'm heading to Bolivia again, and it gets packed without fail. I'll be changing the cartridges this time around, though for the first time.
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The Katadyn Bottle is a practical drinking bottle with an integrated water filter. Prepare clean drinking water anytime and everywhere: Just fill the bottle and drink - without pumping. | Perfect for smaller amounts (e.g. for hiking, travelling or sports). | The 3-phase water filter eliminates bacteria, protozoa, viruses and improves taste. | The best selling water bottle purifier. | EPA registered | Lightweight, simple design fits into standard water bottle and cup holders
- Tahoe Mountain Sports
Description of Katadyn Extream BottleThe Katadyn Bottle is a practical drinking bottle with an integrated water filter. Prepare clean drinking water anytime and everywhere: Just fill the bottle and drink – without pumping. Perfect for smaller amounts (e.g. for hiking, travelling or sports). The 3-phase water filter eliminates bacteria, protozoa, viruses and improves taste. The only EPA-registered Purifier. The convenient drinking bottle with a water filterFeatures:Activated carbon granulatePlastic membrane 1,0 micronVirustat cartridge with pentaiodide (I5) iodineOutput ~ 0.2 quarts ~ 0.2 l/min Capacity (depending on water quality) 26 gal 100 l Bottle Capacity 21 oz 0.60 l Weight 7 oz 220 g Dimensions 11 x 3" (28 x 8cm)
- US Outdoor Store
The Katadyn Exstream XR Water Filter Bottle is a convenient alternative to pump-style water purifiers and filters. The Katadyn Bottle is a practical drinking bottle with an integrated water filter. Prepare clean drinking water anytime and everywhere: Just fill the bottle and drink without pumping. Perfect for smaller amounts (e.g. for hiking, travelling or sports). The 3-phase water filter eliminates bacteria, protozoa, viruses and improves taste. The only EPA-registered Purifier. Technology: Virustat cartridge with pentaiodide (I5) iodine. Plastic membrane 1,0 micron. Activated carbon granulate. Output: ~ 0.2 quarts. Capacity (depending on water quality): 26 gal. Weight: 8 oz. Bottle Capacity: 28 oz. Dimensions: 11" x 3 ''. Key Phrases: katadyn exstream xr water bottle,katadyn exstream water bottle,katadyn xr water purifier bottle,katadyn water purification bottle,katadyn exstream xr bottle,katadyn exstream xr,katadyn water purification
- Appalachian Outdoors
Just dip and sip - the easiest, most convenient way to treat your water. Excellent for traveling, paddling, biking, day hikes, fishing, etc. Carry loop provides easy attachment to packs, kayaks, etc. No hassle with hoses, pumping, or separate containers. Just scoop or fill the bottle with water and squeeze. The ViruStat purification cartridge purifies water on demand (no waiting). Highest safety level - removes bacteria, protozoa (Giardia, cryptosporidium) plus kills over 99.99% of waterborne viruses, as determined under the U.S. EPA. Treats 26 gallons (100 liters) per replacement cartridge (4-6 weeks when used regularly). The only EPA registered purifier bottle. 26 oz. bottle fits into any standard bottle holder and requires minimal space in travel packs and suitcases (21 oz. after cartridge displacement.). Wt. 7 oz.PLEASE NOTE: If you live in the state of Iowa, we are unable to sell you any water purification system due to Iowa Department of Public Health Restrictions. We apologize for any inconvenience.