User Review: Katadyn Hiker
Price Paid: $60
My Hiker is the original Pur model from a few years ago, before the name changed. I'm still on the original filter cartridge and it's never let me down, though it hasn't seen very heavy use, and all of my water sources have been quite clean.
I'm not crazy about the push-pull pumping lever (I think a lever-type handle would be more comfortable), and I ditched the big plastic Nalgene cap to save weight and bulk. My only other nitpick is that it won't filter viruses, but overall it's a solid, reliable piece of equipment which has been around a long time for a very good reason.