User Review: Katadyn Hiker PRO
Price Paid: $60
I've never owned another water filter so I don't have much to compare it to. Then again, I've never needed anything else, which a kind of testimonial in itself. I don't use filters a ton when hiking, and only really use them consistently at lower altitudes. This one works just fine. I can fill up a 32 oz. nalgene in under a minute from a mountain trickle an inch deep.
While mine has not broken, but given how much wobble is in the pump handle, I can see how it could. So previous reviewers' complaints should probably be considered. I carry chemical water treatment as a backup.