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Katadyn Hiker Water Filters Review

Katadyn Hiker


Description
Backpackers' favorite high-output microfilter

  • Very compact and lightweight - only 11 oz!
  • AntiClog pleated cartridge requires no maintenance
  • Outdoor market's number-one-selling microfilter
  • Chosen "Best in the bunch by a long shot" in major test for ease-of-use


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    Weight
    11 oz.


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    Review Date
    September 23, 2008

    Overall Rating
     4 of 5

    Value Rating
     4 of 5

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    2.20 of 5, 5.00 votes

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    Reviewed by: mbstewa ,  Paddler

    Summary:
    I use the hiker pro on paddling trips, and backpacking trips where space is limited for both extra water and bulky gear. I like it because it packs small and works very well. I have used it to pump water out of mossy water at times and the water always comes out clear and odor free. I have never experienced any problems with pumping and I can fill my camel back up in no time and be on my way. I always feel safe with this product.

    Customer Service:
    I have never needed to use them

    Similar Products Used:
    tablets..gross taste. boiling..takes too long to cool


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    Review Date
    November 19, 2003

    Overall Rating
     5 of 5

    Value Rating
     4 of 5

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    1.63 of 5, 8.00 votes

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    Reviewed by: lex ,  Backpacker

    Summary:
    A damn good filter that does what it is advertised to do. Used it for a couple of days water that was full of sediment and didn't have any problems with it clogging.

    The only complaint I have is that the design is suited more to packing well than for pumping large volumes of water. (We ended up having 3 flters for 14 people--my hiker, a sweetwater guardian which clogged frequently, and a pur first need which also worked well). As such it gets pretty tiring after pumping more than two gallons or so.

    Customer Service:
    Haven't needed it.


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    Review Date
    October 9, 2003

    Overall Rating
     5 of 5

    Value Rating
     5 of 5

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    2.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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    Reviewed by: JamesS ,  Backpacker

    Summary:
    Great filter - I've used it on five extended day trips and dozens of overnighters without one glitch. Its fast, light, and easy to use. I'm approaching the 200 gallon limit on the filter and will replace it soon but not because the pumping has slowed down because it hasn't.

    Customer Service:
    No need to use.

    Similar Products Used:
    None


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    Review Date
    February 11, 2003

    Overall Rating
     4 of 5

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     4 of 5

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    Reviewed by: T Horton ,  Backpacker , from Wetumpka

    Summary:
    Great piece of equipment! Light and effective. Pumps a whole lot of water fast.


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    Review Date
    December 29, 2002

    Overall Rating
     4 of 5

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     4 of 5

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    Reviewed by: Romania ,  Backpacker , from Phoenix, AZ

    Summary:
    I have both a PUR Hiker and a Sweetwater Guardian. While the Guardian has been my filter of choice lately because of compactness and weight, the Hiker is more reliable and durable. I have yet to have my Hiker clog or fail, but it is more difficult to pump. I would recommend this pump to anybody looking for a good all around water filter. Purchase the iodine filter for it (if they are still available) and you have a higher level of protection.


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