User Review: Katadyn Pocket
Price Paid: 280 CAD
Extremely impressed with this filter. As it is the only one I've used, my opinion is somewhat biased.
I spent several hours on research of which filter I should go with. I read that this filter is heavy and expensive. I also read that this filter last an incredibly long time. Well, they're all true! This filter is definitely heavier and more expensive then most other filters on the market and there is NOT a chance I will buy a different one!
I've tested this filter in literally the dirtiest water I could find and it comes out clear and drinkable! I do find that it's a little bit of work to fill my 3 liter CamelBak but if you're filtering water, don't cheap out and cut corners! I find the maintenance to be very easy to do and cleaning is a breeze. I have noticed that the only part that can keep a smell is the plastic outer sleeve. It's important to clean this filter out and let it dry before storing or you will definitely acquire a permanent taste.
All in all, nothing really to complain about. It's kept me healthy after drinking water that people won't even swim in or let their dogs drink. The weight and value of it is priceless after you take that into consideration.