User Review: Katadyn Hiker PRO
Price Paid: $15
I have used this old PUR filter with iodine in the element and still in use today, now used with a new Katadyn filter. It has served me well and even provided my hiking friends with clean water when their new more expensive filters failed. I also have the original Katadyn ceramic filter which kills viruses but I don't use it as much as my Hiker because it's lighter and don't want to worry about cracking the ceramic element.
I since bought another unit, a Katadyn Hiker Pro which is basically the same exact filter but with upgraded filter and cleanable sleeve. This one has been adapted to my hydration bladder. The other is now in my bug-out-bag.
I gave it a 4.5 because the handle design is not IDIOT proof, I never let anyone else use my filters. Learn how to handle and maintain your equipment. They're the Glocks of filtration units out there.