User Review: Katadyn Hiker
Price Paid: $35
This little filter works great, and I have gotten a lot of purified water out of it that tasted great. However, one time it got really hard to pump, then out of nowhere the side just cracked. It was useless after that. The store I got it from was real nice in replacing it, they gave me a new one straight up.
I am still a little wary though, I just can't trust a filter that has broken on me like that. Who knows the importance of the situation it might break in next? I am still using it, and usually have a back up like Iodine. This was an amazing bargin, but I think I would have been better off paying more and getting MSR's Miniworks. Oh well.
Overall: It might just be one defect that I got, and for the most part it works well. I just can't put good word behind something that failed me so bad.