User Review: Katadyn Micro Bottle
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $15
Best $15 filter I bought for kids to use. Simple to use and gets the job done.
- Easy to use for kids
- Light weight
- Low flow
- Small capacity
As filters go it was handy and nice to have available. We picked it up at REI in clearance for $15. Don't think I would have bought it for original retail, or I would have at least returned it. With new versions available I will be upgrading once our filters are done.
We too were able to get about 2/3 of the bottle to filter. It isn't for anything high capacity. We still have the system and it gets used when the kids have backcountry hiking trips and want something to get water when the other filters aren't set up. It's quick and easy to use. Kids were dunking the bottle into lakes and creeks all over to get water for drinking. Simple for a 10-year-old to use and understand.
We have some pretty muddy lakes around here and filtering was not an issue.
We have had the filter system for three years. Checking to see if the system is still working for mico and it still cleans.
Cleaning were easy and we would just set the filter out to dry. In our low humidity environment that has never been an issue.