The Katadyn Hiker is always a best seller at Wilderness Supply, as it has been for Katadyn. It is simply lightweight and easy to use which is a huge plus for many campers. The cartridge is optimized for fast pumping and requires no cleaning, just replacement once it clogs. The water ouput is typically good for groups of 1 to 2 but can easily be used for larger groups on short trips.
The filter cartridge will filter around 1,150 L of water before needing to be replaced. However, the actual amount of water processed per cartridge will vary depending upon water clarity. It is always recommended to prefilter water before using a filter.
|Technology||0.3 micron glassfiber cartridge (no cleaning) with activated carbon|
|Output||~ 1 litre/quart per minute|
|Weight||8 oz (227 g)|
|Dimensions||3 x 6.5 x 2 in (7.6 x 16.5 x 6.1 cm)|