User Review: Katadyn Hiker
Price Paid: $59.95
The Hiker Pro was solid on my first canoe trip, and handled water for 4 people, 4 nights, with ease. On the second trip we were three days and several lakes "out" (2 people) and the case split wide open along the pump piston, leaving it inoperable. When back in town I returned the pump and purchased a more expensive model (I just can't trust the Hiker case anymore).
Note: This did not split along a seam...it was a failure of the side of the piston wall. Very odd, and seems like a serious design issue.
On the positive note, when the pump worked it worked fine and provided good sweet water.