User Review: Katadyn Hiker
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $60?
I have used this water filter for about 4 years now. It has held up fairly well. Recently the intake valve broke and the company replaced the outer body as soon as I brought the problem to their attention.
- It's very durable, light and compact.
- It works well for most any kind of water source treatment.
- The body could be more easily held or stood on one end when pumping.
I have had my Hiker since the spring of 2009. I use it a lot here in northern Arizona and in southern Utah. I find it simple to use and it pumps so easily, pumping 1 liter of water in about 20 seconds. It even makes my home tap water "taste" better.
I definitely recommend it to others. It even connects to my CamelBak drink tube to make filling it much easier than adding the water at the top.
Recently the intake valve broke and after emailing the company they gladly replaced the outer body (where the part was that broke) in a few days via the mail after I emailed them about it and my immediate need to get it fixed of replaced. I had no original reciept.